Have often felt like a hurried walk- Not quite jogging But definitely not strolling. One of those days of the week That I keep forgetting what day it is. Friday seems so far away. The week ahead looms long. Distracted. To do lists growing steadily. Yesterday’s dishes are still in the sink. Already feeling over-committed […]

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Still you

It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]

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Earning every blessing

Imagine if we had to justify Every breath, At the ends of each day Make a compelling argument As to why we get to see another; Daily coaxing our hearts To keep beating, Sweating just to keep Our lungs rising and falling Our sanity intact Our blessings earned. Tasking stock of all the things going […]

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Paving the Jungle

Is a fool’s errand. In our attempts to build a better world For the next generation Where our kids don’t struggle as we have Or experience the same heartache, We can sometimes find ourselves Running about setting down concrete slabs Along the forest floor, Blocking access to thorny bushes, Cancelling paths known to have snakes […]

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Beauty of the earth

Have you ever noticed how the beautiful things Of earth seem to be saying something? The darting of a swallow The bashful color of a sunset The jaw dropping sights of the oceans The flourishing of a human life. The wonder of life itself. As we journey through our days on earth we come in […]

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Wasted time

Is in the past.Together with all the other events of our personal history.Dwelling on wasted opportunitiesIs beneficial to a point,As is relishing the successes of the past.Reflecting can often be usefulBut can become its own sordid pastime.The reality is,We no longer live there.The friends we madeThe things we didThe circumstances that shaped usWill never play […]

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What can we say? The struggle was real. But God was good. Like any year we started out with high hopes and great expectations, We sometimes found our feet on the paths we dreamed of And other times we could not recognize our own shoe size. Some of us were humbled severely, Having had our […]

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Non verbal

There is more than one way to communicate your sentiments other than stating them out loud. Often it’s our actions that betray us; Not answering phone calls from your “valued customers”, Poor service delivery to the people who voted for you, Rocking up late for work. Every day. Sitting in the back row. Never swallowing your […]

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O Heart

Be careful, O heart, Whom you give yourself to. Not so much for your own sake But for the sake of your keeper. For, you see, your needs are so many And your demands so insatiable That it would require infinite resources To satisfy you. O heart, you are so fragile! And those walls you […]

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