Jane Marczewski, in a tweet, once said, “Some people will call it ‘blind denial’ but I prefer to call it rebellious hope.”
This, said by a woman who had a 2% chance of overcoming cancer. Who had a million dreams to live for. Who inspired just as many people with her golden buzzer performance of her original song, “It’s Okay.”
All of us, so simple… We eat, we sleep, we live. We work to live, and work takes our life. We breathe, we bleed, we try. All of us hurting… We feel, we hurt, we hide. We hide the pain and the pain hides us. We fake, we ache, we wonder why.
“Heart, where are you?” I said. But my voice came back hollow. “Surely you’re not dead… Don’t go where I can’t follow. “Dawn can’t stay always away, So turn your face to the sky. Hope can’t stay forever at bay, Awake; lift your head high.” Only silence from the depth, Just as still as before.Continue reading “One More Day – A Poem”
There are few Bible personalities I really connect with. You know: Ruth was so good, and Esther was fearless and beautiful, and Mary was amazing. Paul is hard for me to get my head around, and the disciples, well, they were interesting and funny, but relatable? Well, maybe not so much. But start talking about Jonah, andContinue reading “The Jonah Within”
Not long ago, someone asked why I chose to pursue writing. Responses for how, when, and where came to mind, but why was more elusive. After a moment’s consideration, the only way I could describe it was: “It was one part calling, another part compulsion.” Eric Liddell, portrayed in the film Chariots of Fire, said, “I believeContinue reading “One Part Calling, Another Part Compulsion”
I like to say that the best books are the ones that make you dissatisfied with your own mediocre existence. I have had the privilege of reading some very good books over the past year. It was not a year in which I could boast a long list of books read, but the small stack I did readContinue reading “Why Some Books Make Me Wonderfully Dissatisfied”