Category: Joy in the Morning

Poetry and prose to lift your spirit.

Sunrise

Healing in forgiveness

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 (KJV) Forgive and forget. The forget part is hard. We mull over disappointment, wrongs done to […]

Gloria

Gloria indeed!

My challenge for December is to post every day – among other posts – links to uplifting stories and videos, be it music or news that makes us smile for a while. Enjoy, comment, like and share. If you have a personal, or local story to share, e-mail […]

Sorrow

In the valley

Why does today have to hurt so much? Don’t say you’ve never been there. We all have days we don’t think we’ll make it through breakfast much less through the rest of the day. To deny our hurt, loneliness, pain, isolation, anger, discontent or whatever name you put […]

Book Cover

Yea! New Book Published

I just indie published a new book. 25 Days of Christmas, An Advent Journey rejoices in the birth of Christ through poetry. Words and phrases that evoke Advent, a time of expectant waiting for the Child of Wonder, inspired each poem. The accompanying scripture reflects on the promises […]

Bridal Wreath in Winter

The Gift of Today

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1 When I was a child my family lived in Hobbs, New Mexico, where it rarely snowed. Wintery weather was always a surprise. I remember coming out of church on a Sunday […]

Ring out the news

Christ Child – 24th Poem of Christmas

Christmas bells ring and chime, Heralding news, happy and sublime. Resonating with sounds transcendent, Inspiring hope and joy, all magnificent. Sing we now with heaven’s angel throng This happy news in heartfelt song. Comes He now, a wee infant heart, Hearing, seeing, breathing, life to impart. Immanuel, God […]