It’s that time a year again. Another Labor Day is coming, a time when I have tended, for most of my life, to reflect upon my own reflection, to look … Continue Reading Poster Child
Who was my mother before she was my mother? A little poem from the archives to celebrate Mother’s Day. I love you, Mama! Within Her Hands Within her hands, now … Continue Reading Ode to My Mother
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand yearsand a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8) When I was a … Continue Reading It’s about Time. Advent Week Two
Imagine that your parents are the most amazing parents, loving, forgiving, kind, and generous with their abundant resources. You know that your parents are wholly good and that they love … Continue Reading What Kind of Child Are You?
I’ve lately noticed a trend among people who want to keep elective abortions legal in America. To those of us who are pro-life, they ask, “How many starving children have … Continue Reading Feed the Children
The most abundant flowers in my mother’s garden has always been impatiens. I used to call these pretty plants “impatients.” This was when I was a child who was quite … Continue Reading Impatients
Trees to climb up and hills to roll down. But, not for me. “It’s okay,” I tell my friends at school, “You can go down and play in the … Continue Reading Revolution: a poem
I am the girl in the wheelchair who was valedictorian of her high school class — I am smart. I say this with no bragging, because everyone is smart in … Continue Reading Learning Is Life
Ah, summer…do we fully enjoy the beauty of it? This week, I present a poem that I wrote from a memory of my younger nephew when he was still freshly … Continue Reading Sand Poet
This happened in my local church, a couple of Sundays ago. The small child began to fuss noisily in the pews just as the Consecration was about to begin. “Oh … Continue Reading And the Child Cries
You know the scene: a kid in pajamas runs down the stairs on Christmas morning, sees a brand-new bike or a pile of new presents under the tree, and exclaims, … Continue Reading Like Christmas Morning
I’m feeling it, I admit. The stress. The stress of Christmas time. It’s not supposed to be like this, I know, and usually the fun and excitement of this time … Continue Reading No Earthly Hindrance
Summer is slowly, inevitably, falling to winter. This week, I invite you to poetically reflect with me on a tender moment from two springs ago. Glad for the Day Artificial … Continue Reading Glad for the Day
And for Grownups to Learn too.
What is love? Well, that’s a question and a half, isn’t it? “All you need is love.” “Love is a battlefield.” “Looking for love in all the wrong places.” “What’s … Continue Reading What Is Love?
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?