I am the child I once was – alone and lonely and defenseless easy prey hungry for love and affection and protection finding instead lust and abuse innocence and purity stripped away will subdued by fear voice silenced by shame. I am the teenager who emerged – alone and lonely and angry rebellious hungry for … Continue reading Who I Am
Another mystical moment – and no, I don’t live by mystical moments. This experience from early August is what made me re-post The Beast from 2008 a few weeks ago. The Beast was a vision about my own sin nature, this one is a vision about God: I had what I can only describe as … Continue reading Steadfast Love
Trauma and suffering affect us all. Sometimes it is a single huge event, sometimes it is “death by a thousand cuts.” Whether it is one (or more) gaping wound, or 1000 tiny wounds, we feel pain and weakness as we bleed. These wounds cause scars. Bloody wounds and hardened scars that never completely heal, no … Continue reading The Broken Path
I wrote this back in 2008, after 6 weeks of almost no sleep. The vision was deeply profound, and I can still feel that inside when I remember it. But God has been so good! I can’t wait to share a more recent experience in the next couple of weeks. Welcome to the mystical side … Continue reading The Beast
Cross posted from Just One More Page, my library blog. Givens Cataloging in Swaziland A project and paper I did for class. It was a great experience!
This moment A tinge of rose on the horizon of dark tree tops, The sky pale in the east, dark in the west, Bright stars overhead, a sliver of silver moon. Birds begin to sing with the joy of a new day. The trees are still – waiting, turning from black to green with each … Continue reading This moment
The thoughts below are from my journal. As they ran through my head, I was filled with a profound joy… Perhaps they are worth sharing. I was thinking yesterday about my dad’s death. Grief is a strange thing. Daddy’s death does not affect my everyday life. I saw him only a few times each year, … Continue reading Suffering-Rejoicing-Glory in God’s Plan