Quarantine Blues

2am: You finally fall asleep.

5am: You wake up.

Undoubtedly, you’re having some trouble sleeping.

Your thoughts keep you awake. You lie with eyes wide open in the dark, thinking about it over and over again. You replay the memories. The game of chess. The back and forward and diagonal moves. You have unanswered questions. You have doubts. Fears.  Continue reading “Quarantine Blues”

Jars of FAITH

In 2 Kings 4:1-7 we read about a widow in desperate need. Her deceased husband’s debt has now become her own. The creditors have threaten to take her sons as slaves. She runs to the prophet of God, Elisha, pleading for help. Her actions spoke the words written in Psalm 121:1, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of the heaven and the earth.” Continue reading “Jars of FAITH”

YEAR 29

When I was younger, I once read a book that recorded diary entries of women in the Victorian era. I’m not sure why this was my book of choice at the time, but this rather simple quote stuck for reasons beyond me. “Today I turn 20 years old. Oh, how very old.” So, every year when my birthday comes around, I change the number accordingly and say this to myself. “Today I turn 29 years old. Oh, how very old.” Continue reading “YEAR 29”