When Silence is the Loudest Sound of All

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: SILENCE "Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death." Jean-Jacques Rousseau April 2, 2011 was a Saturday. We were driving home from an overnight youth activity. The perfect youth pastor and his wife. Our precious pet was staying with dog-sitting strangers and the closer we came to their home, the more concerning was the silence hanging between us. His pursed lips. Determined about something. His jaw set. His eyes impossible to see in the darkness. As a car passed and threw light upon his face I snuck a peek and saw his cold, unfeeling ey

Does Jesus Understand My Needs?

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: NEED The morning after my divorce I woke to an ear-wounding battery operated alarm clock. The incessant beeping brought me to tears. Or maybe I was already crying in my sleep. For eight years I had been woken with a kiss. Sometimes on the forehead, other times the cheek. Lightly and with care, my husband would put his hand on my bed, lean down, and gently kiss me good-bye. In the early years of my marriage I found this simple act comforting. Reassuring. Affirming. Eventually I found these early morning farewells to be an annoyance. "If you didn't kiss me