the abyss that called my name

Words & Images by Laurie Haughton

Water in the drought.

Yesterday morning I was on the phone with a fellow pastor’s wife and writer, we were talking about how our blogs are getting harder to write with nothing going on around us and I started telling her how it’s forced me to do the Bible, and she said “that’s a blog post right there”… andContinue reading “Water in the drought.”

The covid truth

here we sit, all of us behind walls, banging, screaming, cryingfor the first time awarefor the first time claustrophobicthe masks that we once wore with easenow rob us of our breath. We stare at the wallwe move from chair to chairwe stare at our screensand we act as thoughthis is something new. for a decadeContinue reading “The covid truth”

almost

There are words in our vocabulary that can inspire us, change us, break us or heal us, words that create and words that destroy, words of beginnings and words that speak of endings or, there are words that leave us hanging in the spaces in between.   Almost, it’s the ‘leave you hanging in between’Continue reading “almost”

New Song

Every morning, starting in mid January every single year the boys and I start to have the same conversations. When is winter over? When will it start to get warmer? Can I wear my spring coat? Why is it always dark? Can I wear my running shoes today? Do you think it will be warmer tomorow?Continue reading “New Song”

bumps

Yesterday I woke up feeling like I had taken a horrible fall back into the darkness, after talking just the day before about the rays of beautiful light and the hope and the healing I woke up desperately sad and then very angry to be back in the fog and dark. I hate the bumpsContinue reading “bumps”

What is it about Valentines Day?

Valentines Day… one day a year where men feel pressured to show the women they love that they love them, where they feel more stress surrounding their lovely girlfriends, or wives. Tough times for these men, I have heard the grunts and disapproval of Valentines day for years, from every male friend, every boyfriend andContinue reading “What is it about Valentines Day?”