Author Archives: M. T. Chamblee

Another Forty Days, Day 41–And So We Rest

“I’m going to miss your writing. Sure you don’t want to continue?” And old friend posted on my Facebook page in response to the Day 36 post. I smiled when I read it, but gently let her know that writing … Continue reading

Posted in Self Care | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 40–And So We Wait

Jesus is dead. For  those watching the spectacle from start to finish–people like his mother, Mary, Mary Magdalen, and John–it must have felt like the day that would never end. He was taken down and prepared for burial, then sealed … Continue reading

Posted in Death and Dying | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 39–And So We Mourn

What a 24 hours it must’ve been between the Last Supper and the removal of Jesus’s lifeless body from the cross. Imagine the urgency he must have been feeling as he dined for the last time with his closest followers, his … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 38–Loving the Questions

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 37–No Right Time

Whenever you’re ready, I’ve got the car and the engine running Such a bore when you know what’s coming all the time. Whenever you’re ready, to slam the door ’til the hinges fly Trace an arc across the big blue … Continue reading

Posted in Dreams, Random Musings, TIme | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 36–Lost Connections

“If God is in his sanctuary And Jesus is still on the throne, And the Holy Ghost rests in the hearts of man, Then why am I still struggling alone?” I penned these words as part of a song I … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Random Musings | Leave a comment

Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed

It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem “Invictus,” written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. Although I had known of the poem for many years (remembered in vague childhood … Continue reading

Posted in Perseverance, Random Musings, Resilience | Leave a comment