Prophetic Words

The second excerpt from a novel in verse – A Cup of Cold Water – Memoir of a Teenage Mother 

Wednesdays – education class 
at the salon
in at 10:00 a.m. out at 10:00 p.m.
or later

Off to pick up a sleeping child
then head home
you always awakened

Let’s sing, mom…
we did

“Ohhhhhh, victory in Jesus”
you sang       loud

“My savior forever”
you sang       off key

“He sought me and He bought me
with his redeeming blood.”
you sang       with heart

“He loved me ere I knew him”
you sang        with conviction

“and all my love is due him”
you sang         with sweetness

“He PUNCHED me to victoryeeeeeeee
beneath the cleansing flood.”
you sang         with all your might

I smiled….and did my best
not to laugh

at prophetic words

Victory in Jesus


Lost and Found

Ho! Ho! Ho! The 7th Annual Holiday Contest is HERE!

This children’s story (250 words) is written for Susanna Leonard Hill’s holiday contest. Word count –  250 words or less. Theme – a holiday surprise (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate).

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I live in the last place on North America where the totality of the eclipse will overshadow, and darkness will cover this land for a moment.  My understanding is that the time of darkening, darkness, and relighting will be about 3 hours.

With safety glasses in hand, we’re hoping that the skies will be clear – though storms are predicted. Eyes will be covered but hearts will be exposed. With all the “science” abounding about a total eclipse, my spirit is compelled to dwell upon the day my savior died.  Creation bows to its Creator. Praise be to God.

45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).  Matthew 27:45-46


When Light fades

And darkness reigns

The briefest of time will pass

For as Light rises

Darkness is overcome

With a glimpse

of a tiny ray