Hard-to-Smile Hope

I love the holiday season. For me, it evokes memories of baking cookies, playing Christmas cassette tapes (*gasp*), putting lights around the house with my dad, decorating the tree…and spending every other day vacuuming the fallen pine needles from the carpet. There were Christmas parties and paper snowflakes and gingerbread men to be frosted, thereContinue reading “Hard-to-Smile Hope”

When I Can’t Breathe

Barely breathing Suffocating All light and joy now fade and flee Darkness swells As I lie, waiting Have You, my God, forsaken me? Whisper truth Some gentle word Embrace me, slowly, carefully Remind me when My heart You stirred Calm my soul, Lord, hear my plea I still can’t breathe And I can’t think God,Continue reading “When I Can’t Breathe”