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Posts by Tina Kachmar

Fasting According to Isaiah 58

Isaiah 58

I was absolutely clueless what I would write about this month.  “Fasting” is not something I’ve ever taken part in.  At least, not that I’ve been aware of. But then I started my Lent devotions and am studying through a Wonderous Encounters: Scripture for Lent by Richard Rohr.   The day I was going to email Jen…

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My Long Relationship with Stillness

Bring to me the stillness, Lord, that yesterday I dread So many years spent cursing quiet, being stuck in my own head Berating and abusing the one I should be lifting up How’d I end up in that dark place, who handed me this cup? Ripped and shredded, I reached within He trimmed and smoothed…

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Percy the Puny Poinsettia

God loves the forgotten

If you know me, you know that I have OCD.  Obsessive Christmas Disorder.  I love Christmas more than most things.  I love the sparkle and the happy people.  I love decorating and the music.  Mostly I love it because it is one of the rare memories I hold of happy days in my adolescence.  It…

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Worth the Wait

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6 The word wait has a much different meaning to me now than it did not so long ago.  As I struggled with depression the…

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