Favorite sweatpants Hole in hiney, tragedy Unexpected cold Too much chocolate Reese’s peanut butter egg I don’t feel so good Easter egg artwork The devil made me do it Peel, mash, mix, tasty
Dear People, What a weird time to be alive. Our world and our lives have been suddenly turned upside down. I feel like I have been through an earthquake… and it is hard to process. As we sit at home wondering what will happen, anxiety and fear come at us from every side – from … Continue reading An Unexpected Life
Five years ago I wrote a blog post titled The Year of the Wrecked Christmas Tree. It was the first public announcement of the end of my 27-year marriage. I just re-read that post, and am astounded at the hope that was portrayed there… I don’t remember writing that part, I just remember the wreck. … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Tree
For those of you who feel the darkness of December, I offer the thoughts from my journal last week. Every morning I read a Psalm, usually aloud, as a prayer. This morning I came to Psalm 140: Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their … Continue reading The Darkness of December
Chill rain seeps through dead leaves into dark earth. I long for warm sun, for green growth, for life. Deep roots and dormant seeds rest in the cold dark, soaking up moisture, feeding on soil. Sleeping in the dark they wait patiently for God’s timing. I must wait with them, rest in His Hand in … Continue reading Seasons
Cold chill rain My body longs for summer sun Deep heartache Seeds fallen buried in winter Fear for the future Covered in dead leaves and snow Alone Held in waiting All by His Hand And in His Hands His Good Hands Protected Waiting ©Rebecca A Givens, 1/19/19
The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. There is a relationship… I belong to Him He will provide for His own sheep He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He gives Restoration and Rest He leads me in paths of righteousness, For … Continue reading Psalm 23
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I do love new beginnings – so this is time to evaluate my life and remind myself of what is important. Below are some random notes to get me started, much of it is fleshed out more in my journal (and every time I edit this!) I exist … Continue reading 2019, New Year… Evaluations
I wrote this in 2015, around the time that I moved from my house in Calera to Bluff Park, maybe 7 months after my ex had left. I appear to have never shared it. I found it when I was saving something else I was writing last week. Clearly loneliness has been a recurring theme in my life. … Continue reading Loneliness
This is a bit of info about the Visky’s, who I wrote about last week! Check out the rest of Danut’s blog too.
Ferenc Visky (the native form of the name is Visky Ferenc; this page uses the western name order) was born in Egri (Satu Mare county), which at that time was part of Hungary, becoming part of Romania in 1920.
In 1936, he finished secondary school in Satu Mare, and fled across the border into Hungary with his best friend, the poet Sándor Gellért, to study theology at Debrecen University. While still a university student, he came into contact with the Reformed renewal movement associated with the CE (Christian Endeavor) Bethany Association under the direction of Dr. Aladár Szabó.
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