Death, Suffering Do Not Destroy Life

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Take It In.” I wanted to do something a little different and present some poetry I wrote as I made my way through a dark season recently. I’ve been reading an amazing story, Tuesdays with Morrie, as of late. It has really changed my perspective on living, dying, loving, and suffering. As I read over my poems, I remember to apply some of the lessons I’ve taken from the book. It is okay to be sad and in pain. I should accept it and move through it, not try to deny or escape it.

If you are going through a season of sorrow, accept the pain and work through it. Do not hide, escape, or deny it. Those who really love you will be there by your side through the whole process. That is what real love is. May you find peace and wholeness through our gracious Redeemer and Life-Giving God on the other side of your suffering. Please feel free to share your experiences with me. I also want to give thanks and remember those who lost their lives in service to our country. You are remembered as are your loved ones, and we remain devoted to taking care of them. Peace be with you all this week.

“Without a Care”

Unemployed and unfulfilled

I fill out applications like a robot

I need to get by someway, somehow
My bank account is dwindling fast

Just like my will to live

I smile without a care to keep my friends happy


Broke and broken inside

I get nothing but rejection

I want to thrive and not just survive

My soul wants to work and play with passion

Just to have one moment of peace

I laugh without a care to let my family know nothing is wrong


“Storms Bring Peace”

The wind is howling

The waters are rising

The lights have gone out

It is has never been so quiet


No ringing of the phone

No notifications buzzing in

No constant checking for emails

Just silence and darkness


Some may fear the dark

Some may hate the silence

Some may want the storm the pass

For me the storms bring peace

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out of love, and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

Image by vlanka from Pixabay


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