Teeny Bit More About Me

  • Sporadically -very- crochet, mainly one stitch scarves. Donate the ones I don’t use. Granny squares make wonderful coasters, very economical. You wouldn’t think scarves keep you warm in the winter, but I once took a walk along the beach and was able to stay out for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Don’t upload hardly any graphics for posts. Am a word person to the max. Making graphics cause me fits and take time away from my words. Not the suggested way of posting, but it suits me well. I hate taking selfies. To get a decent pic of me for my about page, I went through 2 1/2 SD cards (deletion between rounds). This was torture.

Have a blessed weekend.

I lived in a cabin in the woods in Oregon, and I’d basically given up on the music industry for an indefinite amount of time. And while I was out there, I came up with a very specific vision of what I wanted my music to sound like.

Skylar Grey


How many babies are going to be born during the Christmas season? Yes, actual babies, but how many are going to look back at this stay-at-home season and say, I birthed my ministry or calling during that time?

I have had quite a few blogs over the last couple of decades. I had quite a few lessons to learn about discipline in the face of not achieving instant fame (insert snark here!), doing the work because I would feel lost if I did not do my post or writing poems/stories? During this time, I learned the value of sitting my arse in my chair – or thinking in my head, which is a valid form of writing – because it pleases the Lord, makes me feel productive and hopeful, and ministers to those who the Lord sends my way. Whew! what a long sentence!

Whatever you devise against the LORD, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.

Nahum 1:9 NASB

Saturday Thoughts and Links

Going to spend the rest of my evening finishing my ghazal poem I am working on.

A ghazal is a poetry form started by the Persians. It has become popular in the United States during the second part of the 20th century.

I like writing it because it is formal verse, but also has a looseness, is not stringent. My first attempt is Bible Verses.

One of my all time favorite Christian arts blogger is Faith, Family, Friends. Mr. Young has supported my poetry in the past by tweeting a few of them, and including one or two in his weekly post called Saturday Good Reads.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Day 17

When you hear the word passion you might think of the ardor of lovers, or what you feel about the work that you do. But the word is more multi-faceted.

In Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (whew, what a long title!), one of the more interesting definitions was “nature” or “homeopathy.” In the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, another noticeable definition was “the state or capacity of being acted on by external forces.”

A lesser known definition is suffering. Jesus was so passionate about us, that he followed God’s plan to save us all, dying a cruel death on the cross.

Makoto Fujimura’s A Letter to North American Churches