Reflection after writing a book

N o words spin round my heart these days

O nly deep exhaustion and thankfulness and being –

T he questions answerless, the countless words of my

H istory less important than I thought. Laid to rest.

I n the afternoons I rest and in the sunshine I walk,

N ever alone. Never fully at peace, but also

G iven serenity I never expected. Body drained, mind quiet.


C ommotion is overrated. The words of others are a welcome gift

O n which I hang my soul for a time,

M editating on insufficiency, redemption, grace.

E ven in silence, his song

S urrounds me.


“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

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3 years ago

Let the
Lord whisper His
Everlasting peace
Deep into my soul.

Regina Shea
3 years ago

I enjoyed the book and my review is live on my blog but I don’t know if NetGalley alerts you of a review or not. Amazon wouldn’t let me put a review up yet.

Shaunda Stoltzfus
3 years ago

There is purpose in every season.

I like you even if you don’t have words to write these days.

3 years ago

I am so anxious to read your book now that it is finished and soon to be available.

2 years ago

Being that I live in Africa, out of reach of amazon or even regular mail service, I was super thrilled to find your book available in ebook. My story is completely different from yours in almost every way, but, also so much the same! Thank you for putting words to it all and sharing them with us.

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