The Knowing Calm of Grace

It’s amazing how good we are when we’re “on.” We flow with an energy and ease, reminiscent of two old dancers. Two hearts in sync – without question – without retort. Simple gestures. Small moments. A helping hand. A guiding force. So simplistic. Ever so fleeting. Muddied by history and torment. Smothered by a sea of emotions. Left behind traces. His past and mine. Or is it ours … Continue reading The Knowing Calm of Grace

Paradise in my Mother’s Eyes

Paradise is found on the others side of this feeling. Swimming in the tears. Hidden behind a veil of chaos and confusion. Paradise lost. Paradise found. Whispering caresses of promise and peace. Paradise stolen. Or was it given away? Perception or deception? Intermingling manipulation – vining and intertwining – digging in and rooting deep. The effect my Mother has on me is overwhelmingly profound. I … Continue reading Paradise in my Mother’s Eyes

Faulty Foundations

I have these moments throughout the day – sporadically scattered among my daily activities. Moments of brilliance in the shower. Gifts of knowledge and understanding while driving, in exchange for road rage and disrespect. Shining messages – epiphanies – whispers of the Holy Spirit. I used to miss it – always living with dark and clouded thoughts – never hearing the sweet murmur of insight. … Continue reading Faulty Foundations

Castle in the Sky

I often sit and contemplate how different my life looks from moment to moment – season to season. In my youth I never thought about the seasons of life; beyond Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, I was unaware that life was ever-evolving. A child completely oblivious to forces of nature, directing one’s thoughts, will, and actions. Quietly and unknowingly or was it deliberate? I’ll never … Continue reading Castle in the Sky