Traveling--the 23rd Psalm

When you have walked
through the valley of the shadow
and death came anyway
(not to you, 
for you did.not.die)
and there is breath in you
to greet the day.
when you survive the 
shredding of your soul
to its core
and the disappearance of 
all other challenges--
man made, God-breathed--
like snow--
can only provide 
another opportunity
to see which way 
you will be strong
this time.
this is a re post from last year, a few lines to give voice to the loss my daughter and son-in-law experienced in January.  Perhaps you're experiencing a loss, too. I pray these words will speak to you.


  1. Oh, Jody! This is wonderful. Thank you. EXACTLY - "which way you will be strong this time .. . "