Breath of Heaven

Presenting a public persona is a tricky business. I am a writer; this is a writer’s blog and, as such, I’ve chosen not to discuss politics or religion here. Today’s post is not meant to be a statement of my faith in any organized religion because I subscribe to none.

However, this is a season that speaks to my spirit and for the past several Christmas seasons, I’ve fed it with this song, sometimes on loop as a meditation while my hands are busy. Amy Grant’s version is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. Obviously, it’s a Christian song, but to me something about this song transcends dogma. I suggest you close your eyes and feel as you listen.


Peace and Joy



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Snow and a poem

I’m trying to get in the Christmas spirit, hence the temporary theme change and the snow. And yes, I’m aware that the falling snow may cause Firefox to flash a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. I hope that’s not too annoying. [If you experience any worse problems, let me know and I’ll cancel the snow.] UPDATE:  I’ve obviously ditched the red and green theme and just gone with a Christmasy banner photo.

It’s the weekend, so I’m just slipping in a little poem. Not exactly a cheerful one, but I’ll try to have some happy thoughts for you by Monday.

Equal Measure

On those dark days
I thought of you.
I wept and
I grieved.

It did not work,
my prayer that
our love could
be saved.

What’s fair now,
you said, is
that I must
let go.

On these dark days
You think of me
You weep and
You grieve.

What you gave was
not quite love.
Love is what
I gave.

Now you’re sorry, you said,
but I must
say … so?