How could a woman as weak as I
Lift a name as weighty as yours
High on peaks I cannot reach
This is the miracle I do seek

Amy Burgin

Fear and Peace – A Poem

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fear crawls under my skinDraped in his stealthy black cloakConfidently, he commands, “Be terrified! Don’t move!” Resistance rises within my fleshFully armored head to toe“Don’t stop! Keep moving!” She shouts Peace rallies to my sideWrapped in the royal sashHis presence frightens my enemy Photo by SpaceX on Unsplash I struggle with fear. It’s a battle Read More

candles

Communion, Candles, and a Christmas Poem

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Christmas Eve, we took communion. Aware of my sin, I took the cup and the bread with my head low and cried. How weak am I! My sin! My sin! I lament my sin! How very dark am I! Then, the usher lit my son’s candle. My son lit my husband’s candle. My husband Read More

Lights in a Tunnel

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking Forward to The Light at the End of the Tunnel Do you ever lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel? I do. This year has been unusually fast and furious with unexpected events (starting with my father’s massive stroke) on top of the usual fast and furious of life with Read More

Significance

Reading Time: < 1 minute One summer day in July, several photos came my way. First, I saw pictures from the James Webb Telescope. My favorite of these, and perhaps the most famous, is the photo of the Carina Nebula, a star-forming region in our very own Milky Way Galaxy showing an ethereal landscape of what looks like a massive Read More

A book, too, can be a star. "Explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly," a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

Madeleine L'Engle

A Diary Entry – Good Morning Sunshine

Reading Time: 2 minutes My phone makes the popcorn sound. Two incoming texts appear on the top. “Goodmorning” “Sunshine” It makes me happy, but I don’t respond. I just want the message. Responding will close the door on sacred morning silence. I’m not ready for that. Time hangs soft in this place and I don’t want to leave yet. Read More

They Speak to Me

Reading Time: < 1 minute I find relief in the shade of great trees amid extreme heat.They speak to me…Human, God desires to shelter you, a motive for making me. The leaves in the trees play the invisible notes of the wind.They speak to me…Woman, God has a way of making the unseen seen. With roots sprawling before my feet Read More

A Conversation With The Invisible One

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a long, hard day with hurts and sorrows, I walk slow in the cool breeze of the dark of night and wonder, who am I?  Word answers, You are chosen, holy, and dearly loved, so clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Word knew I had ideas of changing clothes. I lay Read More

What Do The Heavens Declare?

Reading Time: 2 minutes My daughter Glory and I had an opportunity to see the San Antonio Symphony perform the orchestral suite The Planets at the Tobin Center on November 5th, 2014. Composed by Gustav Holst (1874 Р1934), The Planets includes a piece for each planet in our solar system. Thoughts came to my mind as I listened to Read More

Is a Scientist Allowed to Wonder, Love, or Grieve?

Reading Time: 2 minutes What in our experience comes together to form and function without a designer and creator at the root of it? I am a Senior Computer Scientist, a full-stack software developer at a top-tier research and development organization. I work on a team to create web applications to support NASA and ESA space missions. That may Read More

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