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Monday, May 31, 2010

Long Overdue

I'm assuming that most of you have executed at least one move in your adulthood. And as such you understand how stressful and exhausting it is. Add in three kids and it gets really crazy!

So that's where I've been lately. We've been packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat for the past couple weeks. My husband getting sick slowed us down considerably, so until today, we weren't really sure we were going to make it.

But we did. So, this week I am going to make every effort to get back on schedule. At least one poem before Saturday.

Thanks for your patience with me while we moved! God bless everyone!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh Boy

Well ... I thought the week before last was busy. I was wrong.

Last week contained a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo, a devotional set at WVIHOP, a trip to the ER, a trip to the doctor, and a lot of fretting over my husband's health. This week contains some of the same! Add in a lot of packing and you've got a full schedule.

I'm only going to try to do one poem this week because I am still getting used to my new MacBook. Lullabye is a message of love and peace from God as we try to sleep.

I pray that all the mother's had a wonderful day yesterday. I received many gifts of love and a homecooked meal by my husband.

Have a great week everyone and God bless!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Changes

Whew ... what a couple weeks! We've been busy and there's no sign of stopping!

Our family is getting ready to move at the end of this month, so things are starting to ramp up around here. I am going to do my very best to post poems, if not a blog post, every week. If don't, however, you'll know why.

In case you missed it, last week I posted a poem called Servant's Hands. It speaks of the different ways we can choose (or not) to serve our Lord, and what good our hands can do.

Today you'll be able to read At the Foot of the Cross. It's the first in a series of poems about the cross, borne out of visions I was having during meditation at the time. My husband and I would have about twenty minutes of meditation, and I was repeatedly shown the cross, in varying scenes, degrees of clarity and distances. It became very clear that was the place God wanted me to stay at the time.

Wednesday will be Crisscrossed. It speaks of the image of the cross splashed across our society today. It's intended to be a thought provoking piece, and could be a little controversial in its frankness.

Finally, on Friday, is Life of Choices. This one I worked on for a long time, completely re-writing it once. It is also intended to make you think and perhaps recenter yourself in your decision-making process.

This week's poems are somewhat challenging, but I think that's a good thing. As hard as it is (and as much as I dislike it most of the time) being challenged almost always brings me out better on the other end. It is a refining that God puts me through to make me more of what He wants. I hope that maybe a poem will strike you and start a process of refinement in you as well.

Thank you for your support on Twitter and Facebook and here on the blog. I really do appreciate it, and I hope I contribute something back to your lives with this poetry. I am here for my God first and then for other people. As the saying goes, "Love God and love people". I pray that I am doing a good job of that with my poetry. May God bless you always!