Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death by Bethany Jarmul Leaves floating, falling, resting, returning to dust hedgehogs hibernate, monarchs migrate, crickets croak their last song A bride’s gown blankets rooftops, lace clings to branches, tickles noses, adorns eyelashes Stillness grows like icicles, drop by drop in the silence, much is spoken Breathing pristine frigid air, remembering the bloody birthContinue reading “Beautiful Death”

Shelter and Refuge

Shelter and Refuge by Vina Mogg Almost one century ago my home was built on a post and pier foundation above the sands of the sea. This tiny wooden cottage fitted together from pieces of tongue and groove ship lap has weathered many storms, winds, and rain. Like an ark suspended above the waters, itContinue reading “Shelter and Refuge”


Soul-Stirring by Darcie J. Fuqua Who made me to live this way? My heart outside my chest tears fall as the violinist finishes her solo. Envious not of the soul that does not stir coarse sand sifts through my toes; I embrace the warmth. How do I find focus? In the blur One only needsContinue reading “Soul-Stirring”

The Path Before Us

The Path Before Us by Ashley Marshall This path laid out for each of us is one that is a gift. Planned with love and delicately crafted by the Creator who formed all from the beginning. He knows your past; He walks with you in your present, and in His perfection, lays hands on yourContinue reading “The Path Before Us”

Winter Grace

Winter Grace by Abigail Alleman I drove 1100 miles up the eastern central part of the U.S. My husband travelled in front of me as he chatted with our oldest child. I was keeping peace between the younger two as we caravanned on the interstate roads. So much transpired in a little more than threeContinue reading “Winter Grace”

Walk with Me

Walk with Me by Allison Brown Walk with me. Walk with me and notice… notice the sound of the ocean waves. Notice the birds dancing in the shore break. Notice the warmth of the sun that comforts your soul. Notice children laughing, and loved ones holding hands. Notice white feathers on the shore reminding youContinue reading “Walk with Me”

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice by Amy Remer It was a cool September morning.  Dew covered the tips of the grass.  The house was dark and quiet.  Such a calm moment as I opened my eyes.  My husband was still asleep, as were our four children.  I just wanted to stay in that moment forever and notContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice”


Woven by Emily Boulter He  weaves with thread dyed colors you have not yet seen. Colors that fold in and out that frame and trace your journey. Do not think you can undo His work. Tapestries are always two-sided. While you dwell… gazing at the backside ribbed with knots, remember. You only see distortion. TheContinue reading “Woven”

Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness

Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness (Palindrome for Autumn) by Michele Morin Leaves fall down (for life is short), and dying in beauty reveals God in goodness. For goodness in God reveals beauty in dying, and short is life for down fall leaves.     Michele Morin is a wife, Mum to four greatContinue reading “Dying in Beauty Reveals God in Goodness”

Steps to Picking Raspberries

Steps to Picking Raspberries by Jody Collins First, avoid the bumblebees zooming in for latent sugar dripping in the rain, their heavy soaking reflected in drops from satiated rubies you hope to pop in your mouth. Second, beware the mildew, mold and bursting moisture of berries too long on the vine, having missed the summer sunContinue reading “Steps to Picking Raspberries”