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Breaking Silence

Weeping may endure for the night,
But JOY comes in the morning.
~Psalm 30:5b~


But just think . . .
Of stepping on shore
And finding it Heaven.
Of touching a hand
And finding it God’s.
Of breathing new air
And finding it celestial.
Of waking up in glory
And finding it home . . .
We’re finally home.
from Finally Home
by Don Wyrtzen


Photo Backstory: Last week my author friend Beth Vogt invited followers to share their creativity by crafting Spine Poetry. I put these entries together on a whim & ended up encouraging myself along the way. Amazing how powerful words can be!

curriculum map 1aNow this week I’m working on my curriculum mapping as I make ready for another great school year. (This is not for the faint of heart—any teachers out there? You know!) Prep can be tedious. But it also makes me eager for Fall & all that it brings—especially seeing my wonderful students again! And I think I may use the Spine Poetry idea as a way to enliven English class. Can’t wait!

What are you doing today, friends? I’d love to hear.

[For the Curious: The books used to make this poetry encompass Christian fiction, popular fiction, true stories & inspirational studies in the Word—The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello, Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (true story, graphic), The Blessed by Ann Gabhart, Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo (crime drama, gritty, strong lang.), Choose Joy by Kay Warren, We Shall Not Sleep by Anne Perry, Coming Home by Stacy Hawkins Adams, Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts, Radiance by Anne Maybury, Blinded by Travis Thrasher, and Heaven by Randy Alcorn.]

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