PAT DURMON, POET
December 17, 2018
Rain had fallen for days. Puddles, all over the yard. The days had been dark and cold. I could feel it inside my body.
It made me reflect on the dark days more than 2,000 years ago. The world was not at its finest when baby Jesus came into the world. He had picked the t...
June 4, 2018
I remember when working toward becoming a mental health counselor, I heard a professor say, “You can only go as deep with a client as you have been yourself. Be grateful for your wounds....”
At the time, of course, I’m never grateful.
Grateful comes later when I’m not tr...
November 20, 2017
I have been plotting and planning with a granddaughter about her dad’s birthday.
Thinking about his birthday led me in the opposite direction: toward mothering. His birth changed my life!
Surely that is normal.
Last week my hairdresser showed me a photo of her granddaught...
April 24, 2017
When two or more things have happened at one time, I am surprised. I use to call them happenstances, flukes, coincidences. I might have said “uncanny,” noting the timing, the inexplicable. Then I’d dismiss the incident.
No more. I now call them God-incidents.
On Easter S...
And the people stayed home
April 6, 2020
I Salute Grandparents!
March 30, 2020
March 23, 2020
"A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron
"Alzheimer's" a poem by Bob Hicok
"Carnival Evening: Poems" by Linda Pastan
"In Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
"Into My Heart"
"Jesus Loves Me"
"Lights & Shadows in a Nursing Home" by Pat Durmon
"Loving Someone Who Has Dementia" by Pauline Boss
"Push Mountain Road" by Pat Durmon
"The Climbers" by Shel Silverstein
"The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams
"The Weight of Glory" by C. S. Lewis
"Women Resilient Women" by Pat Durmon
2009 Ice Storm Arkansas
Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home
Child of God
Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
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