Count it ALL Joy

I struggle with the verse that tells me to “count it all joy.” I know what Paul meant. And half the time I get it, but when I am smack dab in the middle of the goo, it’s tough to remember his point. Last night I woke up several times with the thought, “God, I don’t know what you are doing.” Then I would fall back to sleep. This morning, so early in the summer morning, I woke with the same thought. “Lord, I don’t know what you are doing.” Then, I tried to pray because it’s a good idea…

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Ode To The Natalie Rose

There’s a girl I knowShe carries a glowevery day, about her It’s not just a lightIt’s honest and brightevery day, about her The patience it takesnew life, high stakesevery day, about her A season to waitTrust in God’s fateevery day, about her In honor of my new friend Natalie Rose, in honor of anyone who has been asked to wait an indefinite amount of time while God works everything out in a way that only he can, I dedicate this poem. But mostly to The Natalie Rose. Waiting is painful. Sometimes it even transfers over to physical pain. I get…

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