Poetry: Clarity

By Monica C. Voskamp   It was crazy. Chaos was everywhere. Life was a living nightmare. Her skin was cold from the pelting rain. Her clothes were worn from the long journey. Her boat was rattled from the nightmare tsunami. Nothing was different but everything changed When she woke up to the sound of clarity. [...]

Poetry: Raindrops

By Monica C. Voskamp   Raindrops upon my soul Both gentle and hard Drops of tears and mistakes Pain joy and regrets.   Raindrops upon my soul Both refreshing and healing While achingly difficult.   The winds blow hard Of storms I didn’t expect But this rain upon my soul Is neither good nor awful. [...]

Poetry: The King

By Monica C. Voskamp (Inspired by the parable my mom told me of a good king)   The King looks down and sees Not the reality of commoners Fighting, shouting and ever Judging their fellow man.   The King looks down and sees A different reality: The suffering in their hearts, Their longing to be [...]

The Oxymoron of Humanity

By Monica C. Voskamp Every one has a story.  Every one has a struggle.  Every one has a triumph. It's easy to isolate ourselves thinking we are unique to our struggles. Yes, you ARE the only one traveling the intricate path you do, but in the same breath, we still share universal concepts of grief, [...]

Seeing Differently: 5 years in

By Monica C. Voskamp Please don't see me. That's how I felt. I didn't want to see me and I didn't want others too. I wanted to somehow hide the entirety of 248 pound me. Try imagine adding 100 pounds to your size..(keep breathing!).. and think you can be invisible. It's like being 2 people...seriously. [...]