Panic Attacks and Unexpected Grace

  I’m sitting on the couch when it comes, cycling through my usual websites with a growing sense of dread.  I feel frozen, unable to move on to something else even though I know I need to.  A wave of heat washes over my body, rising up my back, my neck,...

Even More Undignified (a Poem and a Playdate)

What is serious to men is often trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as “play” is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously. At any rate, the Lord plays and diverts himself in the garden of His creation, and if we could let go of...

Playdates With God (Book Review)

Laura Boggess’ weekly link-up, Playdates With God was one of the first I discovered when I started blogging back in 2012.  Since then I’ve been a devoted follower of both her writing and her community.  I’m very excited to share with you...

Every New Arrival (Lazarus)

  In mid August I spent some time in a local Behavioral Health Hospital due to the sudden onset of severe panic attacks.  I continue to write about it as a way of processing the experience.   Every new arrival receives the same tour –  here’s...

The Woods (a poem)

Within you dwells a wood –  there are trails, some old and overgrown, others fresh-cut and, between them, wide open spaces filled with untamed growth. In those woods you are every age you have ever been, every age you will be. Those woods walk up the...
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