Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Tag: healing

  • Who Are You?

    “Search me, O God and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 I’ve had recent cause to suffer a great amount of indignation over a situation involving a loved one. Though I’ll spare the details, […]

  • The Nearness of God

    The Nearness of God

    The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. -Psalm 34:18 This will be our first Christmas without my mother-in-law. For some it will be a first Christmas without a spouse, a sibling, a friend, or a child. For others it will be the second […]

  • Chevy Man Prayer

    He sat alone in the cab of his Chevy Eyes burning, heart heavy He rubbed on the arm that had just been used His blood recycled, his spirit abused He looked to the sky to the One he can’t see Do You know? Do You hear? Some mercy for me? It’s been only weeks and […]

  • Week 1 Book 1: A Review of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

     Throughout history flowers have been known for their beauty and fragrant scents. While commonly given as expressions of love and well wishes, their meanings became even more specific during the Victorian era. Dictionaries of the flower-to-emotion relationships were penned with care, but over time the language created for romantic expression faded to obscurity. In Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers, […]

  • When Morning Comes – A Poetic Version

    Night falls As I knew it would Bringing nothing good Though I need the rest Heart faint Leery of the tide Bent to steer this ride Into sure duress Tears break Melancholy glass But this too shall pass? This unbridled storm? Clouds form Gone now are the stars Like a song’s last bars With its memories warm […]