Thursday, May 13, 2021

Forgiveness

 Forgiveness 

I need it

I haven’t done

The best 

Taking care

Of myself

Today

Is another day

To make right

What is wrong

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Yes

 Smile bright

Far and wide

Letting

The light 

Within you

Become the spark

For others 

To see

Monday, May 10, 2021

🙏

 I’m having to

Just take

One minute 

At a time

And pray

That all

Will be well

Friday, May 7, 2021

💕

 Thank you 

Waking up

With coffee

And a good friend 

Making 

The best 

Of situations

That cause growth

Even if 

I’m not comfortable 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Reach

 Valley

I really 

didn't want

to meet again

in the rain

i feel you

making it known

that you must

face the mountain

that has become

Goliath

Look up

The Rock

is here

Run to me

not limping

in shame 

and disgrace

Child

I didn't make

you in fear

Stand tall

I will not

Forsake you

Take my hand

it's always

within your reach

Thought

 Lord

People 

Frustrate

Me 

Is 

There

A button 

Where

You can

Stop caring 

Help me 

I don’t know

What to do

Anymore 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Name

 Clear out

The clutter

I’m going

To sing

For I’m alive

In Jesus name

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

My flaw

 In your World

You tell us

to refrain

From anger

Lord

I'm angry 

at myself

Who knew

the hardest 

person

to forgive 

would be 

the one

I can't bear

to look 

at in

the mirror

having to be honest

to grow

Acceptance

at its root

Problems

aren't fixed

until they're faced

I have rebelled 

help me conform

to Your will

Mine fails

every time

I always seem

to need reminders

that my strength 

will fade

While Yours

Doesn't

I replay

every mistake

each foible 

release me

from my need

for control

it's elusive 

and exhausting

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Spring Sunday

 Sunday

Spring

Day 

Stepping on 

Dandelions 

As the

Earth beneath

My feet

Feels like

Home

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Easy

 Take it easy

Like a cool

Early morning 

Breeze

Sweeping wisps

Of hair

From across 

My face

Friday, April 30, 2021

Fried egg

 Fried egg

On this Friday 

Has my heart happy 

Relishing the

Joy of

A good meal

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Droplets

 Sweet droplets

Rain mixed

With salty tears

Cleansing

Of body and soul

Desiring rest

Above all

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 I have to focus 

On goodness

My mind

Is spiraling 

With what if’s 

Reigning it 

Back in

With gratitude 

I want my way

And God 

Says no ma’am

Monday, April 26, 2021

Breathe

 Breathe in 

Breathe out

Small steps

Lead to progress

That’s what

You’re after

In reality

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Walk

 Taking in

The sunshine 

Fresh air

And smelling

The roses

As I take

My daily walk

Friday, April 23, 2021

mantra

 Forgiving myself

is a daily act 

of grace

Acceptance

is a daily reminder

Cerebral Palsy

makes an appearance

Every day

What I tried

to wish away

is always with me

That is why

I must make

a call everyday

to the only One

who gives me perseverance 

to make those calls

deal with difficulty

and understand

that I have to 

make the decision

to be proactive

Cherish your health

and love yourself

no matter what

it costs

Friday

 How are you doing

My sweet friends 

On this beautiful 

Friday morn

Love and hugs

From my heart 

To yours

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Restoration

 Stillness 

Is a practice 

I’m still learning 

Mind

And Body

Aligned 

With my

Creator

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Nature’s aroma

 Pink nails

Red toes 

Picking yellow flowers

While honing in

On nearby 

Baby’s breath

And my feet

Get lost

In nature’s aroma

The simple pleasure

Is often

The best one

Merit

 Lord

This morning 

I’m speechless 

In awe

That a broken 

Sin-filled soul

Is given

Hope 

Again and again

In each moment 

Despite the fact

That I don’t 

Merit it

At all

Monday, April 19, 2021

Ride

 Let the mind

Wander

With the waves

Tasting the saltiness

Enjoying the ride 


Friday, April 16, 2021

Beautiful

 Love me

Every day 

In every way

For the heart

Beats 

Feels

Repeats

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Water

 The boat’s wake

Looking back 

Clean lines

What once was

Now distant memories 

Etched indelibly 

Forevermore 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

heart

 God guide me

Guard me 

from thoughts

that are not 

From you

Redeem me

Refine me

and return

to me

the joy

of my salvation


Monday, April 12, 2021

Prayer

 Lord

Please rid me

Of my need 

To be seen

Or heard

When I’m 

In your Presence 

All is well

And In 

The Hands

That can

Do no 

Wrong

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Jesus

 Tennis skirt

Bus

Bible

And a friend 

Where my encounter 

With Jesus

Became real

Friday, April 9, 2021

Tulips

 Spring sunshine

Tulips bloom

And the sight

Of green grass

And bare feet 

Bring sweet renewal 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thrive

 Smile 

Because 

You thrive 

Survive 

And make 

A difference 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

Walk

 Walk

Don’t worry 

I’m right here

Wherever you go

There 

I will be

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Surrender

 I think of worst case scenarios

And I need to stop

it's killing me inside

The control freak

in me

can't decide

if I want answers

or can handle them

it's a week 

Where the more

i try to surrender

The more I'm not

getting it right

Who knew 

i ask for prayers

as i let go

And let God

Tired

but a friend

told me

it would take

exhaustion 

until I would 

embrace surrender

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Again

 You’ve delivered me before 

You can do it again

I’m scared

With You 

Another testimony 

Will be written

Monday, March 29, 2021

❤️

 When will 

I learn

My answer 

Always comes 

Back to surrender 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

😊

 You know 

What I need

Help me 

To trust 

Even if

I’m scared 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Desire

 Bring me

To the place

Where peace and 

Perspective meet

Heart is 

Full of joy

When I let

Expectations go

And faith

Rule

In a mind

Rooted in

Love

Not 

Selfish 

Desire

Monday, March 22, 2021

Little

 Enjoying

living

and simply

taking time

to savor 

the little things

Monday, March 15, 2021

Praise

 Help me 

To focus 

On all

That is good

And worthy 

Of praise and adoration 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Trust

 Give me strength 

To take each day

As it comes

Have faith 

To trust

The process

Even when

It’s hard

Because 

Health

Is the greatest 

Source of wealth 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

🙏

 Losing control

Is not bad

When it’s in

Submission to

Tou

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Yes

 In your strength 

I rest

In my weakness 

I yield

To the

Only One

Who can

Make me whole

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

❤️

 Help me

Be the change

I want to 

See in others 

Walking the walk

Instead

Of talking the talk

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lemons

 Thinking about

A Girl Scout 

Cookie

My favorite 

Lemonades 

I’m grateful 

For the gift

Of sweetness

The thought 

Of love

And the Grace 

To give

What I get

Away

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Graceful

 Wake up

Pray

Smile

Thank God

I’m alive

Coming out of


A long 

Dense fog

The tunnel

Lit with hope 

For the first time

Tough seasons

Are there

To show 

What true

Refinement 

Can truly be

Not the

Elusive mirage 

But really 

Reality

Being fulfilled 

In purity

Mercy and undeserved 

Grace

Thursday, February 25, 2021

I AM

 Cozied up

In a blanket

Of protection 

From a Savior 

Who guides

My every move

The water rests

The mountains cease

And I remain determined 

To conquer 

The beast

What I am

Is underway 

By He 

Who is

I AM

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Freely

 In lush green splendor

The rock formations 

That surround

The waters width

Amazed with serene peace 

As the beauty

Of the natural world

Beckons my attention 

With a simple greeting 

Hello, sweet friend 

Your invitation 

Harkens my surrender

Into an embrace 

I hardly ever forget

Today 

I let yesterday 

Be a memory 

And the present 

An opportunity 

Not to relinquish 

The joy

That may be

Sing the song

That sets

The soul

Free

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Redemption

 In nature’s stillness

A lovely soliloquy 

Arises

And on the 

Angelic whispers

I come alive

In knowledge 

That my footsteps

Are never 

Unaided

For in

The Christ child 

Scarred beginnings 

Have uncannily 

Beautiful endings

In weakness 

Comes strength 

In surrender

Redemption 

Eternally

 The scenic vista

Of  the soaring waves

That ebb as I appear

I am a molecule 

In the grandeur 

That is creation

I envision 

A Tuscan countryside 

Made real

All those 

Years ago

Who knew

When a dream

Becomes reality

It’s possibility 

Remains 

And is etched 

In memory 

Eternally

Monday, February 22, 2021

Heart

 What’s on your heart today?


Hold me 

In the arms

That never 

Loosen its grip

From

My sweaty

Palms

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Greeks

 Greek beach

My mind 

Needs respite

From a fatigue 

I can’t explain 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Dog

 Cute eyes 

Fluff ball

Is my

Baby boy

A poodle 

Named Tebow


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Boat

 Latin rhymes 

And beats

Bring me 

Back to

Days on

Boats 

Soaking in sunshine 

And carefree memories 

Where my only decision

Was where

Do I want

To eat dinner

💛

 Caribbean blue

White sand

Take my soul 

Away with

The blue waters

Beside me

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Grace

 Give me peace

A life full of Grace

And mercy

For my every

Mistake

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

🙏🙏🙏

 Give me faith 

To not fear

What I cannot see

And belief

To trust 

In the God

Of all Creation

Friday, February 5, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Warm

 Snuggle 

And cuddle 

Warm 

My bones

And put

A smile 

On my face

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Pray

 Having trouble 

With control

I want it

So bad

And can’t have

It at all


Monday, February 1, 2021

Thank you so much

 Thank you

For giving 

Me a spark 

I’ve been dormant

In hibernation 

I’m meeting 

The world 

Once again

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Yes

 Writing 

By moonlight

Creation abounds

When mystery

Becomes your reality

Friday, January 29, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Embrace

 Hug me

Wrap me

In a warm embrace 

As I crave 

A snowy ground

And piping fireplace 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Sing

 Let my heart sing 

Worry fade

Anxiety dissipate 

In Your name

Lord Jesus 

😃

 Smile

Give thanks

And be grateful 

You are loved 

Beyond compare

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Beautiful

 Don’t worry 

About what

Others do

You make 

Yourself sick

Over

Which you 

Have no

Control 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Exile

 Staring at 

The screen

Wanting something 

Else but tears

To fall

When

Will I return 

From mental

Exile

Yesterday

 It’s so hard

To be present 

When all

You can do

Is replay

Yesterday 


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thoughts

 Anxiety

Depression

Panic attacks

The trifecta

COVID isn’t 

Getting me

It’s my thoughts

The battle

I fight

Is the one

With my mind

And I’m exhausted 

I can’t remember anything 

My concentration is gone

Focus lacking

I cry

All the time

I’m agitated

And emotionally wrecked

I can’t look

At myself 

In the mirror 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Tomorrow

 I am grateful 

For the chili beans 

In the crockpot 

The music 

That lets

My soul rest

Being content 

In today

Not worried 

About tomorrow 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sky

 Morning sky

Morning light

Bright light

Starry sky

Mine

You are 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hope

 Hope resides

Faith arises

When I acknowledge 

The weakness 

And know

Strength comes

When I accept 

Help

Monday, January 4, 2021

Appreciated

 Writing 

I hate

To love 

You

I need

You

More than 

I know 

Or ever

Appreciated 

Thank you

 Thank you 

For the support 

You give me

I’m humbled 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

depths

 Disability and Depression


I don't know 

which one

has been 

a bigger nemesis

Disability and therapy

Are a lifelong affair

and accepting that fact

Right now

is the most clarity

I've had yet

i can't go back

in time

Because 

Therapy 

is a one hour exercise

in letting my brain exhale

I'm just finally glad

I'm articulating this

at this moment

it's amazing 

what listening

to european football

and music

on in the background

to get me to focus

God is editing 

my brain

so I don't 

scare you

or myself

wondering

how much 

to say

or leave

to the 

imagination

the level

of despair

to which

I can go

God happens

to be

The Only One

Who forces me

into the depths

so I don't 

meet the abyss

Navigate

 Each day 

A struggle 

To straddle

A world 

So hard

To navigate 

Not knowing 

Where

You fit

When 

You decide 

To make

An opening 

Your opportunity 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Surrender

 Plunging

Ocean deep

Where faith

and fear 

converge

wet

swimming 

not stopping

to ask why

Tongue

tasting

saltiness

and understanding

true surrender


hand

 I'm having

to meet you

every day

my heart

and mind

need to

be reassured

that your promise

doesn't rest

on what 

others do

i see you

as the One

who guards

and restores

the brokenness

i feel

I'm uncomfortable

unnerved

questioning

looking for

contentment

in Your hands