ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:18-19 The Christmas season for me as a child was an incredible lesson in learning to wait.  First, I hadContinue reading “ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation”

The Christmas Cardinal

I watched with the eyes and heart of the young child I was as my father picked up a box. It was time to decorate the Christmas tree. It was something we always did the day after Thanksgiving.  My father had strung the lights on the tree and wrapped it in shiny silver garland. MyContinue reading “The Christmas Cardinal”

Our Thanksgiving (& Everyday) Hearts

Last Thanksgiving Day, my husband and daughter experienced first hand the beauty and power of prayer.  Both were working, prepping breakfast for the hotel guests. My daughter, Abigail, went to take out the trash and noticed a woman fall suddenly on the floor in the lobby. Immediately, a guest surrounded the woman and the frontContinue reading “Our Thanksgiving (& Everyday) Hearts”

A Little Bit About Me

I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself to you. There is a lot I could tell you, but I thought I would keep it short. It’s best if you take me in small doses anyway. (That’s a joke. It’s okay to laugh.) -Restoration (Haiku) -Falling Leaves, Warm Memories (Short StoryContinue reading “A Little Bit About Me”

FRIDAY FIRST: The first paragraph of the second chapter

Mabel Stanton stood alone in front of the yellow, bungalow-style house she grew up in. It sat just around the corner from Main Street. She loved this house, so she was not about to let the town take it when they rezoned. Despite the very generous amount of money they had offered her, she wouldContinue reading “FRIDAY FIRST: The first paragraph of the second chapter”

AUTUMNAL GLORY: An American Haiku

Allen Ginsberg created the American Haiku. The traditional Haiku involves seventeen syllables down the page. The American Haiku is seventeen syllables across the page. A crimson world dances on the path of golden autumnal glory. Copyright 2022 Raelyn Pracht I created a new Author page on Facebook. Please visit and follow me at: orContinue reading “AUTUMNAL GLORY: An American Haiku”