Saturday: A Poem

Saturday . The longest day in history. The saddest, The heaviest, As we wait, Knowing and Living Between an "already" And a "not yet." Already, We have seen His death. The darkness has come, We have seen The veil torn, Even the dead raised. We know The war has been Won, But we haven't Seen it. Not yet. We know What's coming, But have yet to Live it. We haven't seen His resurrection, Not yet. Our faith is Real, Tested, True. But it's not Complete, Not finished, Not over, Not yet. And so, We continue Waiting. We hope. We trust. For the day Our faith Becomes Sight.

Day 5: Seven Days of Hope Blog Tour

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.   - Corrie Ten Boom Hello, friends! I am so excited to participate in the Seven Days of Hope blog tour! Hope is an important topic to me, especially over the past year.  We all know 2020, and the first few months of 2021, have been crazy.  For me at least, very few things went "as planned."  Being quarantined more than a few times, I found it easier and easier to spiral into a state of pure depression.  During those long, challenging days in March, April, May, and then again in September, December, March (a year later), I began to truly understand the concept of hope. Because music seems to be a special language to me, I ended up with an entire playlist within just a few days.  I know I'm not the only one in need of hope. As I share this with you, my prayer is that you find the same hope, the same strength, I gained from these beautiful words. ~~

Email List + Blog Update!

Hey there!  I know I haven't posted in a month, not since my last announcement, but I think there's a good reason! If you look at my homepage, or really any page, you might notice a few things I updated.  Any guesses? First off, I decided to finally go and get myself a logo.  I had been messing around for months, but had zero ideas, and got nowhere.  Finally, I was led to FreeLogoDesign , where I finally ended up with this!   Notice anything else?  If you look carefully on the homepage, right below my logo, you may notice a little button with the word "subscribe" on it.  If you want to click on that and enter your email address, you will receive an email notifying you whenever I post something new.  I don't know about you, but that makes me a tad bit excited.  Just a tad. And, of course I couldn't end this post without my biggest and most exciting update!  Yep, as promised in my previous post, I finally have an email list!  I know it's a day late, but I di

New Announcement!

The first anniversary of my blog is coming up soon (the sixteenth of March, to be specific,) and I am excited! So, because who doesn't want something to celebrate, I decided to do something special.  (And yes, I may or may not be sitting at my keyboard with an overly suspicious grin on my face.) And yes, I will keep postponing this announcement for as long as I possibly can. *laughs evily* Anyway, can you guess what poems, snippets of fictional stories, lessons (and stories) from my life, random ramblings, and favorite songs all have in common? Yes? No? I'll add a few more lines to build the suspense... And a few more... Have you made your guess yet? Wait no longer! You guessed it!  (Hmm... Or did you?...  Maybe, maybe not)  I'm going to start an email list! That's right!  I'm committing to a (hopefully) more consistent schedule than the random posts here on my blog (sorry about that unpredictability, by the way).  I promise I won't flood your inbox, begging for

Guest Post: Is God a God of Comfort?

Is God a God of Comfort? A guest post by bestselling author Angela R. Watts It is easy to lose ourselves in the worldly spectrum of fleshly comforts--compulsive shopping, obsessive eating, the list of comforting, yet harmful, things we seek is a long one. But these are momentary bursts of happiness. True comfort does not come from a full shopping cart, a really good pizza, or a day spent binging 90’s sitcoms. Every person faces trials in their life. Some might seem mountainous, some might seem trivial. If you find yourself swamped in trivial disasters with a giant mountain looming ahead--you aren’t alone. We’ve all been there. The best way to find hope, however, is first, to find comfort in the Lord. The Merriam-Webster definition of comfort is this: “: to give strength and hope to: CHEER” Does this sound familiar? “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” J

Broken State

Look at our world today, The broken state in which we live. We are all hurting, In need of a Savior. People are dying, Tensions are rising, Yet no one seems to care. Why do we care Only about opinions, Who's right or wrong? Maybe politics aren't final, Perhaps they're not the answer? What if we considered love? Why is it not the determining factor? It doesn't matter whose side you are on.  Turn on the evening news for a minute, and it's obvious that our world is in a broken and desperate state.  Please, if you're reading this, take a moment to join me in prayer for our country and our world.

2020 Reflections: Part One

There's no denying it; 2020 has been an interesting year, definitely one for the history books. Recently, as I think we all have been doing, I've been reflecting on the past twelve months.  Over the past few days, especially, I've been taking some extra time to think back and glean from all of these memories. One such time, I was listening to the radio and reading through old journal entries.  I realized then just how memories I can, and have, associated with music.  Scrolling through my playlist, I often point out, "oh, yeah!  I remember the first time I heard this song!" Or, "remember? That was when this was happening." So, I thought, let's take a creative twist on the traditional end-of-the-year reflections. "Five More Minutes" (Scotty McCreery): December 31, 2019 I had actually listened to Scotty's book, Go Big or Go Home,  back in late October or November 2019.  Before then, I never paid close attention to his music.  But after I r