Writer’s (1st) World Problems

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Tea and Effie

Tea was rushing into the office, arms loaded down with all her work-related detritus, murmuring to-dos with all the hither-thither jibber-jabber of the proverbial Alice in Wonderland’s white rabbit. “Pens, pens,” continued the litany. “I need more pens!” Effie poked her head in to better view this particular spectacle. “Don’t you have a million?” “You …


Hit Snooze

“Daddy!” Noah blinked awake, startled. A tiny bony elbow dug into his side and a small hand patted his face. “Let’s play Legos!” He groaned and looked toward the clock, then his wife. Two o’clock in the morning. His wife Emily was reasonably and sensibly asleep. Noah reached for the spare pillow. “I’m going to …



“Han, I need you to understand something.” Jess stood in the middle of the kitchen as she began her declaration. “Yes, dear?” Han asked as he threw open the windows and moved to turn on the ceiling fan in the dining room, then the vent fan over the stove. “I was born with a silver …


Faith, Love, & Salvation

“But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah… “Now may the God of shalom himself sanctify …


Still We Trust

  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;” — Proverbs 3:5 Do we truly trust in God? When the world is bleak and terrible around us, when we feel like all hope is lost and our prayers go unanswered, what is our demeanor? Our response? Do we …


Focus on What is Possible

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Focus on What is Possible

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” — Matthew 19:26 NKJV It’s easy to see all the obstacles in our way when looking ahead to our day or week, instead of knowing what it is we feel God has moved us …


Cast Your Cares Upon Him

It was difficult walking around with a cloudy sky in one’s heart and storms in one’s mind. The feeling of everything going on in the world was heavy, too heavy for any one person to carry. That’s what Mama Ruth would say, Cassie thought to herself, pulling down a mug with one hand and pouring …


Focus on Living Faithfully

Time seems to fly so quickly. I think of the words of Scripture: “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:” — Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV It feels sometimes like time is passing by and the days are full of wasted moments just surviving, keeping the roof over the head and …


a little songbird (poem)

there’s a little songbird in my heart you hear that clear, sweet melody? so far beyond the urge within me to lie down ashamed enough that I would go to ground I hear the echo clearly in my soul of Light shining so brightly, as if I know a secret I have only just forgot …


He Calls (poem)

the quiet lingers in my bones I hear the voice my soul still knows He calls, He calls with love to me and to His home my heart will flee