Thursday, June 4

Author: lana1967

Feeling Less Alone in the Midst of Pandemic

inspiration "Disabled people were self-isolating before it was cool. "--Brianna Halbers I've been feeling increasingly less alone since this whole "social distancing" started. Why is that? I tend to think that it's because I'm no longer alone. I'm not the only one looking out at the world while they carry on without us. I'm sorry that others are uncomfortable with enforced solitude. I'm sorry that it's taken something of this magnitude for people to have some concept of what it feels like to be homebound. I'm sorry that it's taken something like this for people to think inclusively by adding or increasing online components to their work that is intended to build community. We need community too. We need opportunities to belong to others e...
Trying to Make Writing Happen

Trying to Make Writing Happen

God is working in my heart trying to make writing happen. I feel the stirrings of new life inside me as if I were expecting a big, beautiful baby. I keep trying to light a fire in my spirit, but it rains so often in my heart that the sparks never have a chance to ignite. I've been begging God for so long to give me words. There's so much I want to say--but God is silent when I sit waiting for words. God, give me Your words. Give me the ears to listen. Let the rain soften my heart so that when the words come, they'll sound like they do in my head. They'll be God-inspired, so they won't be able to help it. Take these wooden, empty words and fill them with light and love. Amen.