Pursued by the Word

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope...

Sea Sense

  Ocean Tints   Terra cotta dawn Salmon sunrise Melon mornings Hibiscus noon Dreamsicle afternoons Flamboyant orange storms. Somewhere between peaches & cream and light salmon sunset Lingered Sticky as orange blossom honey, Full of sherbet’s aftertaste....

Truth Lent

  Lent: Ash Wednesday: humbling reminder of who I am in relation to the great I AM. Noticing what is lent to me by the One who made me. Giving up what is too important to me to let in what is most important for me. Embracing a new practice to erase an old rut....

In Purple Haze of Morning

    Plum perfect: as in The royal sunrise tickled me awake With lavender laughter. I slid down the bannister In my favorite periwinkle PJs, Inhaled the lilacs, Then toasted the day with blueberries, as tart and bright as an amethyst, intoxicated with violet...

Alert for Betweens

  Between This line And the next My thoughts burst forth Like fireworks Shimmering against The dark.   Between This line And the next I may have strolled around the block Or down the lane. I may have stopped and chatted with a friend Over a cup of Earl Grey...

The Habit of Poetry

  “I want to be a better writer, so I try to read a poem a day,” says L. L. Barkat. I agree. Reading poetry changes how I look at words and how I write them. It’s like the interplay of chocolate and oranges: rich, juicy, tart, and unexpected. Poetry...