Solitude · Faith · Strength · community

We Will Be Held Accountable for Our Poor

2015 My (then) fiance and I sat elbow to elbow in a booth at a local eatery called The Pig Stand – the type of eatery where your legs get stuck to the booth when you attempt to leave, begging you stay a bit longer. The food is just as clingy – chicken fried steaks,… Continue reading We Will Be Held Accountable for Our Poor

Faith · Family · Grace

#FiveMinuteFriday: Five

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is FIVE. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //Five – the number of times I saw her hands bend and pull at the silken fabric she fed elegantly into her sewing machine.… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Five

Faith · Writing

Writing Groove – Playlist Enclosed

I joined the What’s Your Groove Writing Playlist Challenge in preparation for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes in October. I’m stoked and I’m scatterbrained! Picking music for a writing playlist is like choosing a favorite book – nearly impossible. It depends on what I’m writing (poetry, creative non-fiction, devotional, rant, journal entry, prayer).… Continue reading Writing Groove – Playlist Enclosed

Faith · Grace · Strength

When God Pulls You From the Wreckage

“M’am? Can you wiggle your toes?” “Is that my car?” I mumble a few words apparently inaudible to anyone. “M’am? Can you hear me? Wiggle your toes.” Is she alive? Is she okay? Oh my God, que feo. We heard it all the way down the street. The sound of the impact is profuse; it… Continue reading When God Pulls You From the Wreckage

Faith · Poetry · Writing

#FiveMinuteFriday: Listen

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is LISTEN. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go!         //Music marches on the ground before me Beats bounce toward my chest – bop, boom, blipp. Lyrics lick wounds Hallelujah… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Listen

Book Review · Faith · Grace · Reading · Writing

Book Review: Play With Fire

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance to the deliverance of the Israelites, Bianca made me feel like I could part the Red Sea in my most… Continue reading Book Review: Play With Fire

Faith · Family · Grace

#FiveMinuteFriday: Heal

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HEAL. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! Is it possible that God can heal you before you know you are injured? //Sunday afternoon worship pulled from my very core an emotional… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: Heal