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Posts by April Jean

Cheerfully

We were all sitting in an apartment living room, crowded together on chairs, couches and the floor. We met together once a week for months and months. Our time together was typically followed by some late night grub at the local Applebee’s. I usually went for the mozzarella sticks. I had been praying alone in…

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Send That Email Now

  I stood in the kitchen; the same place as many times before, by the dining room table, next to the red chair. I experienced the same emotions as before; shame, guilt, frustration because I had to ask the same question I’ve asked so many times before. More times than I care to admit. I…

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My Grandfather Is The Man

As a 5-year-old, there was this swing in Maine that captured my heart. It was a different kind of swing, made out of wood, with a spot for your hands and feet. It was located right by the water, so I could swing for hours as my grandparents sat by the lake. I couldn’t get…

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My Help Is On The Way

  This Sunday, in church, the worship band played a beautiful song about trusting God to come through when fear is overwhelming. It’s one of my favorite songs to sing, called “Always” by Kristian Stanfill. The whole song is great, but below is an excerpt to sum it up: Troubles surround me, chaos abounding My…

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