Friday, April 16, 2010

April is National Poetry Month

Here's my offering of the week:

Sky kissed
blossoms of white.
Gently swaying,
love notes from

The Snow Crab apple trees outside my school are in full bloom and brought a smile to my face as I left yesterday. So I sat in my car and wrote this poem. I think the poetry powers-that-be deliberately chose springtime for national poetry month. It's easy to be inspired when the world is in bloom.

Life is what we make it...

What do I have to complain about? This young man transformed his disabilities into abilities. Get ready to be inspired.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Switchfoot- Hello Hurricane

I am loving Switchfoot's latest CD Hello Hurricane. I have long been a fan but this is truly their best music to date. I can't say there is a song that I dislike on the entire album, which is rare for any band! Switchfoot has always been lyrically varied and spiritually deep but this time their musical creativity matches up. From 60's psychedelic influence on "Mess of Me", to tender God lullaby "Always", and U2 inspired guitar and vocals on the title track, this is one not to miss!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What to do when you don't want to get out of bed--by Ann Voskamp

If you are feeling this way, like I have for the past week or so, go to the Holy Experience blog and read this post. She has a way of putting things into beautiful, meaningful perspective. It's truly a gift and it's what I needed today.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poetry Links

Get inspired! Here are some links...

Why Poetry?

Sermon notes in poetry form

Poetry resource (history, famous poets, current American poetry)

My one and only attempt to share a poem with you dear readers...
perhaps there is more to come.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Did you know?

That April is National Poetry Month?

Would you like to join me in writing new poetry or dusting off your old poetry? Or share how poetry has helped you express the joy, pain and beauty of life?

Drop me a comment or link to your blog! I'd love to discover some new poets out there!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Book Review: The Measure of a Lady

Take a peek at my latest book review on CC Boise Women's ministry website! And by all means read the book too! It's a good one!