I look at this photo from 11 years ago and it makes me cry – a mix of sad and joyful tears. That night was the first time I witnessed her have an anxiety attack. I remember holding her tight in the ladies room and whispering words of comfort and encouragement to her. I heldContinue reading “HELD”
2 Thessalonians 2:14; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 15:58 “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” Revelation 21:3 I wasContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: GOD IS CALLING (Advent 2017)”
INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup salted butter, softened (at room temperature) 1 cup white sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 2 eggs, room temperature 1 tblsp bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp caramel syrup (IContinue reading “Rae’s Bourbon Butterscotch with a Twist of Caramel Cookies”
Monsters in the dark, lingering, waiting in silence. You hear them breathe, Knowing they are there. They have always been there. Monsters in the darkness of your mind. Shivering with eyes fiercely shut, you wish them away. Still they remain. Unwelcome. Uninvited. Hiding in the corners of regrets and memories.
*This was for a short story contest where you had to start with the sentence, “By the time I stepped outside, the leaves were on fire.” By the time I stepped outside, the leaves were on fire. The remnants of hours spent raking now filled an old drum, surrendering to the heat of a controlledContinue reading “Falling Leaves, Warm Memories”
Lucidity is lost, fading with memories of better times. She is a fragment of who she was – a vibrant girl she used to know, stolen by unexpected grief. Simple plans have vanished, She blinks as nothing comes to mind, but her uninvited reality of darkness.
*This devotion is based on the painting “The Woman in Black” painted by my husband in 2013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpracht) “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 She is not someone who wouldContinue reading “SURRENDER”