PlantedIn rocky soil that refuses the moisture your roots craveBloom anyway PlantedWhere the harsh sun and wind threaten to wilt and strip your leavesBloom anyway PlantedAmong weeds that push to overtake and choke youBloom anyway PlantedWhere your beauty is ignored and your worth questionedBloom anyway Endure. Grow. Survive. Thrive. And against all odds...Bloom anyway. -LAS
Watching awakeningsWitnessing reckoningsWeighing motivesWondering what's sincereWhile waiting on promisesWorking through painful shiftsWilling to hope for change- LAS I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 Want to be a bridge builder? Visit Be The Bridge
So many voicesSo many opinionsSo many motivesAre we listening?Do we understand?Can we rise above the fray? "Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking..." - Hebrews 12:25
Progressing Evaluating the Core of Relationships Attuning Expectations with Reality Cultivating the Art of Expression Exposing Deception to the Light of Truth -LAS
Verses & stanzas, rhyme & reason, it’s a celebration of the poetic! Couldn’t let the day end without sharing a couple of my new faves. Who’s your favorite poet? Your favorite poem?
On this ?? Day of social/physical distancing and isolation I’m checking in...How are we doing? Well, over here, I began eager to maximize this time...”I’m going to write! And write some more!” But my creative juices didn’t get the memo, so most days it felt like trying to squeeze water from a dry sponge and … Continue reading Give a Little Grace
Discover the Power of Love in Good Friday In remembranceOf an act of love so amazingYou and I were on His mindThe joy set before HimBruised, Pierced, CrushedFor His belovedHe acquitted us from sin's penalty of deathRansomed our soulsNo longer enslaved by the darkness of our heartsReconciled to the FatherJesus, the SonEndured the agony of … Continue reading The Goodness of Friday
Working out Exhaling anxiety and frustration Embracing change and growth Extending patience and grace Exercising joy and gratitude- LAS Write on, read on, teach on, just be...wherever you find yourself today...be well, friends.
Folks are definitely not getting the social distancing memo and cabin fever is real to a lot of people right now. My family took a Sunday drive and circled some regional parks. We thought we might get out to walk some trails but there were way too many people, way too close. *Danger flashers* And … Continue reading You Learn Something New Everyday: Quarantine Edition #3
Learned my 13 year old son has become a news connoisseur and pretty astute on current events. Thank you 8th grade Social Studies! Learned the same son was selected to attend the CollegeBound Foundation’s Success Seminar at Johns Hopkins. I’m sure Corona will cancel this event but so glad he’s being recognized for his hard … Continue reading You Learn Something New Everyday: Quarantine Edition #2