Extraordinarily Ordinary

Ordinary ‘ole me
Not particularly young
Not particularly old
I’m stuck somewhere in between
Pretty (with effort)
Questionable (without)
The fact is I am pretty plain
Not reserved
Not bold
Not baleful
Not cold
But also not really that great
Ordinary ‘ole me
Aching to excel
At just one thing (anything)
And hoping for more than a dream

Pretty Plain

The Weight of the World

“Emptiness, by its very nature, is weightless – yet the emptiness inside me somehow carried an unbearable weight.”

In my last post, I talked about the relief effort I joined after an F5 tornado hit Oklahoma.

It was around that time that the storms of life struck in my own heart, leaving behind a path of destruction.

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My heart is heavy
With the weight of the world
Crashing down around me
A blistered hand
A broken levee
Heaven knows I carry
The weight of the world upon me

-Written the night before I left
for the tornado-relief effort

faith hope love

Your Love

Your love is a mountain
I venture to climb
Your love is a river
So endlessly wide
Depression destroyed me
It tore me apart
But Your light did find me
And entered my heart

Your love is a refuge
My sanctuary
Your love is a fire
That’s burning in me
The wolves closed in
They tried to steal me
But You are my Shepherd
I belong to Thee

Your love is a fountain
Your love is a spring
Your love is an ocean
The calmest blue sea
Your love is the rock
Your love is the shore
Your love is the strength
And the hope I adore

It’s real and it’s true
For You are my King
Thank You for loving
And rescuing me

– Written on Valentine’s Day 2014
in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The Cure

I am my mood
My mood is me
So softly
A kiss of the wind
A gentle breeze
A song I sing
So longingly

Stillness settles
What mood is this?
Content to stand
Or kneel
Or sit
I have a hunger
Of this I’m sure
But how I find it
That’s the cure

Golden Glitter

– written August 16, 2011
as I began to explore the world

The Path to Courage




Open your arms wide to vulnerability, while walking in integrity, so that you can let courage in….