For What is Faith?

The prompt for PAD Day 24 was “faith” . The day before I had just posted the following quote while hashtagging on twitter


“…you don’t have to understand things for them to be.” – from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


September, 2016


For What is Faith?

I find myself questioning without doubting
Not understanding but believing
For what is faith?

The substance of things hoped for
Even when my mind is perplexed
My heart is pierced with truth

The evidence of things not seen but sure
Indications and manifestations to hold me
To keep me on the way

Hope, that thing with feathers
Faith fluttering as a breeze
Mystifying yet dependable

One Ray of Light


“You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away,” she said to him once, when he asked her why she had to be so upbeat the whole time.   – from A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman



If Today Was a Movie

If your day today was a movie, what movie would it be?

Some days, I’d like it to be BEGIN AGAIN. Because, sometimes I would like to start all over and do things differently. I’d be more aware of other’s feelings. I’d say things differently, not like a know-it-all. I’d get up earlier and go for a walk. I wouldn’t waste so much time on meaningless things.


That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 1:9


B’ham June 2015

Well, I can’t begin again, but let me recommend this movie, BEGIN AGAIN, starring Adam Levine,  Keira Knightly, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo. The movie came out in 2013 but I just saw it this year. It’s not just a chick flick; my husband actually liked it, too.  I enjoyed the story and music is a big part of it. You should check it out!

Sweet Pea Sweet Potato Day

Today was a bit dreary outside, but I got a lot accomplished. Perhaps tomorrow will be a Sweet Pea Sweet Potato Day. This poem was written on PAD day two, when the prompt was to write a vegetable poem.

photo – June, 2014

It’s a sweet pea sweet potato day
The sun squash blooms out of a blueberry night
No more broccoli showers
Toss out the turnips

It’s a sweet pea sweet potato day
The green beans climb to the sky
Tiptoe through the cucumbers
Laugh with the lima beans

It’s a sweet pea and sweet potato day
Friendly watermelons greet the breeze
Feel the tickle prickle of okra
Feel the soft silk of the corn

It’s a sweet pea sweet potato day
Shadows fall on the garden
Chase the rainbow chard
Sweet dreams in the soft brown earth

Thoughts on Pilgrim’s Progress, Part the Second – #11 – The sun, moon, and stars, oh my!


photo credit annkkml

Pilgrim’s Progress was written by John Bunyan in the 1600s while he was in prison for his faith. 

Have you ever been having a really bad day, when something unexpected happened that lifted your spirits? It can be a little thing, like a hug from a child. Or a big thing, like a check in the mail just when you needed it.

I like the way Mr. Feeble-mind puts it, when talking to the Innkeeper about his hospitality,

“This is an unexpected favor, and as the sun shining out of a very dark cloud.”

I love when God shows mercy on me and sends me an unexpected blessing. One way He blesses me is with Christian fellowship. In the story, Honest is discussing this very thing when he says,

“For the sight of good men to them that are going on Pilgrimage, is like to the appearing of the moon and stars to them that are sailing upon the seas.”

I thank God today for the sun and moon and stars in my life!