Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run


Fireflies hovering
over the grass green
sparkling fluorescent,
oh, so serene.

Little white dog
so curiously sneaking
to find out where from
tiny lights have come peeking.

Casual strolling
over lawns, through trees
softly caressed
by the air's soft breeze.

Waiting, listening
trying to hear from the sky
when I realize He's there
in the light of fireflies.


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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.