Friendship. Jesus. Coffee. Poetry

Can We Still Be Friends?

I don’t drink coffee. But I love Jesus. Can we still be friends? I attended an Episcopal day school. But I went to a Catholic high school. Can we still be friends? I was baptized in a Church of Christ. But I’ve attended Baptist & Presbyterian Churches and Assemblies of God. Can we still be…

Sunshine

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
A fellow blogger wrote about feeling tired all the time. Depression over a long period. I commented on his post. I realized as I typed my answer that I was writing a new poem.  I have revised what I originally wrote. I pray it helps him. I pray it helps you. Sunshine…

Maybe

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Just a thought… Maybe when I am a bit weepy over things said or songs sung… Maybe when tears slip down my cheek as I watch my family play… Maybe when my eyes leak at the mention of the cross or the sight of a new born babe… Maybe when I…

New Old SUV

What did we do today? It’s a long story. I’ll try to make it short. The Story of the New Old SUV Early Spring. Dad needed new car. College Girl had old car. College Girl needed different car. Mom bought new old car for College Girl. College Girl smiled. Mom towed old old car home.…

I’ll Not Celebrate

It's not a date to celebrate.Yet I can't ignore it.It's not the official Date of Death. That's tomorrow.That's what happens when an accident is late at nightand in the middle of nowhere. They were declared early the next morning. Today they got in the car.Rode down the country lane.Laughing and probably singing.Six friends crowded into…

My Friends 

I have friends who have had miscarriages.  I have friends who have had stillbirths.  I have friends who lost a baby to SIDS.  I have friends whose child drowned.  I have friends whose child died from cancer.  I have friends whose child died in a tornado.  I have friends whose child died from suicide. I…

Broken 

I love being misunderstood, judged, and accused…said no one ever.  Note to my friends: I did mess up. I was wrong. Some things were just poor judgement and others flat out sin! (See my recent blog post Foot In Mouth.)  When this happens, when I mess up or sin, I feel worthless.  But I am…

Today (with scriptures)

Two years ago I wrote the poem “Today” which is included in “My Journey through Grief into Grace.” The poem was recently quoted on While We’re Waiting’s Facebook page.  Here is the poem with scripture references in parentheses. TODAY Today I choose to trust You. (Psalm 25:2) Today I choose to not be anxious about…

Time

When did that happen? Was it last week? Or was it last year? Was that before The Accident? Or was it just after? What time was it? The seconds tick by so slowly.  Minutes. Hours. Seem to last forever. Days seem so long! The years since I heard him laugh, It’s been forever since I…