Mid-winter Writing Blahs

My houseplants are looking a little leggy and droopy these days. It might be they’re experiencing the mid-winter blahs that many of us feel at this time of year… discouraged from putting out any effort because light levels are low and chilly air hovers just beyond the window.

Maybe they need repotting in new soil and a bigger container where they can stretch out their roots and find fresh nourishment.

Maybe that’s what I need – something to stimulate growth, to encourage me to stretch.

In this winter of my creativity,



warmth to my soul,

wisdom to my words;

deepen the well of inspiration

in mind and heart

from which I would draw

in this winter of my creativity.



1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, 
 3 he refreshes my soul…   5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life…. [Psalm 23:1-3,5-6]