Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Image by Xin on Unsplash   Clamoring for the Bottom Rung by Carole L. Haines Even if no one else ever sees down deep in the darkest parts of me I see and God sees or if no one else ever knows the harshest thoughts, the hurts, the wounds . . . I know and … Continue reading Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Inspirational Post: The Remedy for Discouragement

Photo by Rod Long (Unsplash) The Remedy for Discouragement by Nicole Byrum It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic Christmas movie loved by many for the last seven decades. I hadn’t seen it for quite some time and enjoyed watching it with my family this past holiday season. It was the first viewing for both … Continue reading Inspirational Post: The Remedy for Discouragement

The Steps That Lead To Nowhere

Photo by Tama66 (Pixabay)   The Steps That Lead To Nowhere by Carole L. Haines   Our family just loves to visit abandoned places. There are a few really interesting ones near our home. Our son is especially into this, so we go on hikes with him to see these places. He studies up on … Continue reading The Steps That Lead To Nowhere

The Princess and Her Prince, A Poem by Anna Jensen

(photo by Photo by Alice Alinari on Unsplash)   The Princess and Her Prince by Anna Jensen   The princess knew not where she wandered         nor quite how she had got there Isolated in a darkened dell         devoid of friends or fairies. Snared, entrapped, bramble-bound. Muddied, soiled, abused.   Pristine gown, stained and spattered         slashed and briar-torn Feet … Continue reading The Princess and Her Prince, A Poem by Anna Jensen

Flash Fiction: Ascending

Ascending It’s cold underwater. Holding my breath, watching the bubbles bloat and pop in front of me before rising to the surface, I float in the deep. The sun sparkles from beyond the water’s surface, bright yellow, warm, golden. And I know he is also there, so close and yet so far away. I hadn’t … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Ascending