Oh Mary! Oh Martha!

Just ask my close friends, they’ll tell you of my wrestling match with Mary and Martha. I have a bit of irritation with both of these holy ladies and I couldn’t resist diving in to dwell upon the truth they have to teach me (us)! So, here’s a poetry offering and a fun piece of flippable artwork in the style of icon art… ready to flip depending on who you resonate with for the day. Selling this as a 5×7 print for $10 over here! Oh Mary, how I resist you — your negation of physical labor, your Godly devotion…

This Too Shall Pass

You’ve heard it said, “This too shall pass,” yet, you and I know the waiting isn’t easy. In the waiting, it seems the other side is Neverland, an invisible entity, the great Beyond, But — before you lay your head down letting despair have its’ way, go, grab your hammer, the tool that fit your grandfather’s hand, passed down to you with love. Use it to pound the nails into each plank, carefully, one by one — when your mind wanders to boredom, to worry, come back to the task at hand. Rap, rap, rap. Keep going. Before long, you’ll…

Silence (And the Divine Thread.)

At times, silence is harsh given because you’ve dismayed the one or the masses, haven’t bent to the agreed upon wishes — whatever they may be. At times, silence is weary given because words have fallen away leaving you lost in darkness fumbling bone dry amid the injustices of the world. Yet, I know a silence that isn’t a weapon, nor a secluded woe. This silence meets me in tender places, grief places. This silence cradles me in critical spaces, peaceful places. This silence washes over me like untethered wings allowing me to see what lies right here right now….

Spirit of Summertime

Hi friends… It’s about the time of year I like to take a Sabbath from blogging each week. I plan to have a restful July and come back in early August. This break gives me time to enjoy my kiddos on their summer break, take vacation AND listen for exciting, new, inner stirrings. Thanks for sticking with me as I explore faith, poetry and art in creative ways. One exciting development is that beginning in August I will have a few of my prints for sale on Etsy. I’ll let you know when my shop is open! Until then, here…