there will be broken glass

Poem: There will be broken glass. With it, you can slit your wrists, or hang it in the last sliver of light and bathe in rainbows. Choice is yours. - b.

This was timely for me, this lovely, profound poem by @sometimesphoenix.* A few days ago, I experienced something that felt like failure. And honestly, I let it sting, for about the first 12 hours. The next morning, I sat down with the Word and my journal, and looked straight at it. I began to see … Read morethere will be broken glass

for the recovering perfectionist

blackout poem; would perfection be enough?

Making a blackout poem is totally different from every other form of creativity I’ve practiced. When I sit down, I have no notion of what the topic will be or where the words will take me. When I made this blackout poem and these words surfaced, I thought, huh! Working on it. My brand of … Read morefor the recovering perfectionist

thirst is our ally

blackout poem; the secret is to stay and call it holy ground.

When we find ourselves in hard seasons or times of being acutely aware of our weakness, our first instinct is to run, to avoid, to end it as quickly as possible. I’m slowly, slowly learning that if we let it, these seasons can instead be something that presses us nearer to God. “God calls us … Read morethirst is our ally

love notes you missed

R.S.V.P.

Every day, I leave gifts and love notes for you: “Isn’t this amazing? I knew you’d like it!” “I made this for you – enjoy!” // Sometimes, I send a message through someone else. A friend, a co-worker – even people you don’t know. “You’re doing a great job!” “Slow down a little. Take care … Read morelove notes you missed