Waking Up The darkness crept slowly, its lullaby the night’s song,
seducing me to slumber where I’d lain for too long.
‘til suddenly the night faded, forcing open my eyes
to blonde streaks of light stretching across azure skies Gathering on a mountain I once sought to climb
their radiating warmth helped my old self to find
the joy from ambition, the dream to fly with birds,
the hope to walk among the stars, the power behind kind words And so I set out to renew a wanderi
Wisdom Trodden If wisdom could carry upon the wind
to whisper in ears o’er all the earth,
transcend the realms of distance and time,
and give mankind a nobler birth; would we not seek to open our minds?
and ignorance would we not combat?
surely we would our souls refine,
not watch YouTube videos of a cat.
Welcome to the new home of the Thirteen Crossroads update blog. I’m so darn excited about this, I could just, well… Blogger was always a temporary solution until I took the time to install some blogs directly into my website, and here we are. The journey of building Thirteen Crossroads from the ground up, getting some books published, and really further developing and polishing the website has all been a blast, and I look forward to so much more in the coming months and years
As winter comes, the leaves will fall,
the water freeze, the birds retreat,
but in cold storms, you must stand tall;
drop to your knees, not in defeat,
but speak with he who watches o’er,
who guards the night, waits at the door;
let his warmth take up your fight,
and grant you peace forevermore.
On Mothers At the heart of all that is love, that is good
is the psalm, is the hymn, that is motherhood;
veiled with simplicity, hidden by sleepless eyes,
a vigilance of compassion that heals infant cries Though not all have felt it, have been blanketed in its peace
its blessings are eternal, gifts that ne’er will cease,
for of all that motherhood is, selfishness is it not,
but a heart that lifts the broken, that counts no pain for naught And so if goodness endure, then