• Music,  Poetry

    Easy to Believe

    A million stars were overhead That night, upon the hill. You told me I should look again, And lay completely still. You promised I would see more stars – (And) You were surely right. Your promise in the summer breeze Came true that August night.   CHORUS I remember…The way you smiled at me. I have treasured…the promises you keep.…

  • Journeys,  Random

    Surprised

    It’s been a while since I’ve written. So much has happened, I almost don’t know where to begin.  I guess I’ll start with the Source. Today, as I sat in my backyard listening to the birds, the sun was just starting to creep over the horizon. It was glorious. I’m glad I didn’t miss it.  tried to sleep in –…

  • Journeys,  Random

    Roots in the Ground

    I love trees. I love watching them go through the seasons – how their leaves and limbs change with the weather. How they spring back to life and blossom after the cool of the winter. How each one is slightly different, even when they are the same variety. When I was little, I used to think the wind was generated…

  • Journeys

    Walk Forward

    There are moments when the challenges of life seem pretty complex. Overwhelming. Daunting. Even a little scary. The question is – what to do next? As I sit here on a quiet Saturday morning, typing on my Surface, the answer seems incredibly simple. Just walk forward a step at a time. Life is a lot like walking. Balance is required.…

  • Poetry

    Be Still

    There is music in my mind…in my soul, The beat moves, even in the deep of the night. Lyrics, harmony, rhythm, Come together in dreams with intense colors. And in the midst of this sonata there is a Voice. The chart may be unfinished, The chorus unsung, But the One who never sleeps hums along. For after all, the melody…

  • Random

    In the Night

    I call it “busy brain”. That noisy chatter in my head in the middle of the night. I mean, it’s usually always there, but in the daytime it’s not as annoying as it is at 2:00 AM. There are a lot of unknowns in my life just now.. I find it unsettling. However, if one really stops to analyze things,…

  • Journeys,  Random

    Mother’s Day Questions

    It was a calendar event I used to dread. Mother’s Day…a day filled with sentiment, blessings, and perhaps for some compounded  and needle-sharp grief. Thankfully, I have harmonized the dissonant notes and come to some very positive conclusions and want to share them. Because I feel very strongly about this, I’m posting it now. Maybe there is only one other…

  • Poetry

    A Thousand Whispers

    The sky is blue – stunning and vibrant, Leaves on trees glow brilliant green. Spring has come in jubilant light Dancing across the rolling hills. In its midst, the tumbling breeze…. Calls out in sweet abandon. Sometimes its voice is strong, And others, merely whispers. Lean forward, catch the words From the heart of Spring. Pause and hear, Wait and…

  • Journeys

    Contrasts

    Today is Palm Sunday. Can you imagine the scene? Here it is as told in the book of Luke. “When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: ‘Blessed is the king who comes…

  • Journeys

    Lingering

    Today is one of those days that feels as though maybe Mom and Dad may actually be here. I have thought of many things today that are so vivid and so real that it’s difficult to tell where the memory starts and the present begins. Here is one memory in particular…. Dad had been ill for quite some time. I…

  • Random

    Thinking about Thanks

    This is going to be one of those posts that rambles – a stream of consciousness, if you will. For the past couple of days I have been thinking about the power of gratitude. I know that is a fairly consistent theme of mine. In this case, there are tangible reasons why. This week I had someone I love very…

  • Poetry

    Voices of Spring

    Nature sings around me – I can almost hear her voice in the colors of Spring. Blue Bonnets and Paintbrushes scattered across the fields in merry chaos. Trees stretch their wakening limbs to the sky… And in creation I see You everywhere. I feel Your love, I see the magnificent artist in Your heart. The universe is on display, Revealing…