Monday, December 20, 2010
I read 5 verse novels
in the past 2 months.
Now all I want
write and speak
I hope it doesn't get annoying,
but I am in love.
Here's what I read in order:
1. Far From You
2. Out of the Dust
4. What My Mother Doesn't Know
5. What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
Want to join me?
Of course you do!
Drop by Caroline by line
to enter and win a copy
of her new verse novel
Monday, September 6, 2010
The beautiful couple
Dancing lessons from a very cool Uncle (drum lessons were also included)!Amazing food from the Co op Instead of a wedding cake, the happy couples' friends made pies!
Here we are in our 1920s costumes. It was so much fun to dress up!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Terebinth was an unusually tall oak-like tree that stood out in the landscape of Palestine, even used as landmarks for travelers. They are long-living and majestic in appearance, often used as a symbol of strength and durability. It was also a source of turpentine tapped from the trunk, for commercial and medicinal use.
Perhaps with all that Sarah had been through, all of the waiting, traveling and trials, the Terebinth near their campsite in Mamre was a comfort to her. Perhaps reminding her of God's strength and provision.
This is my imagining of that moment:
Beneath the Terebinth Tree
From dusty tent Sarai, head down,
walks slowly, seeking peace.
Touching bark reverently, gazing up
through branches broad, stretching heavenward.
Majestic, full of grace,
the tree is strong and steadfast as the Lord.
Thoughts roam back, find well-worn paths:
Even good men make foolish mistakes;
strength and youth of men fade away.
The tree endures, with powerful limbs protecting,
What comfort to a woman travel weary, disillusioned.
Struggling, bitter against husband
whose dreams she follows,
Waiting for prophecy fulfilling
and aching to cease.
The tree is a soothing balm
for soul worn out, no tears
Regretful of rash decision,
jealous of another quickly blessed.
Heart sick from hope deferred.
Dare she believe?
Empty womb, alive and bearing
longed for son.
Sarah laughs, embarrassed and afraid.
God has heard, remembered, is faithful.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
Child of laughter arriving,
borne of promises and joy.