He attacked
He thought he could steal me
He thought he could rob me
Of all God made me to be

He attacked
He plotted from the start
He thought he could rot me
And bury my heart

He attacked
He crumpled my life
He thought he could win me
By leaving me strife

He attacked
He beset my mind
He thought he tempt me
And drag me behind

He attacked
He made me believe I was nothing
He thought he could keep me
From becoming something

He attacked
He poisoned my goals
He thought he could purge me
Of the love in my soul

He attacked
He devoured my power
He separated me from peace
In his blistering fatal showers

He attacked
He pushed me down deep
He thought he could crush me
In an undying weep

He attacked
He infected my soul
He thought he could kill me
And take me below

He attacked
He pierced me with swords
He thought he could damage
My praise for my Lord

He attacked
He tightened my noose
He thought he’d convinced me
I had nothing to lose

He attacked
He whispered to stray
He thought he could lead me
Away from God’s way

Through all my battles
And every ounce of pain
Pressing past the point
That drove me insane
Yearning for peace
And begging for grace
God’s love gave me mercy
And showed me my place
By His side during every new day
And forever and ever in His love
I shall stay.

He attacked.
He lost.
Jesus won.

MARCH 23, 2008

Dear young me,
Don’t be so hard on yourself.
Learn to let go and move on.
Learn to love you.You are going to go through a lot of pain.
But don’t give up, you’ll make it through.

Whenever you feel like it’s not going to get better,
remember that its not the end of your world.
There is so much more out there waiting for you to discover.

Respect yourself.
And don’t leave a space in your heart for someone who does not deserve to be in it.

You are going to get a second chance.

Let him love you. Love again.
It’s better to let go and move on, than to hold on and be held back.
Don’t pass up opportunities to make memories, and never forget to live.Everything in life happens for a reason.
No matter how bad things have been, it’s different now.
Pick yourself up and keep smiling because where you are now is where you need to be.

Older and wiser me


You. Yes, you. I am writing this for you.

I know you will never read this. I won’t ever send it. But I want you to know I am writing this for you. No one else will understand. No one else knows. They think that this is for them. But it’s not. I am writing this for you.

I want you to know, life…it’s hard. Every day can be a challenge. It can be a challenge to get up in the morning. To get yourself out of bed. To put on that smile. But I want you to know, that smile is what will keep you going some days. You need to remember, even through the tough times, you are amazing. You really are.

You should be happy. I hope you are.

I know that the weather might not be perfect. You might have to turn your back to the wind. But you know what, at least you are there to feel it. At least you can enjoy the sun’s warm rays on your face. Or that cold winter wind biting at your cheeks. You know what that means?

You are alive.

Everything will be okay.


My dear,

I can’t hear you.


So speak to me with your actions, not your words. Speak to me with your doings, not your mouth. Speak to me with your hands, not your voice.

For your actions drown out what you say to the point that that’s all I hear.

Truly yours,
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led diffcult lives and led them well.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President