• 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…

  • Books,  Journeys

    Book 2 Official!

    It has been a while since I’ve been able to say this….Woo Hoo! My book is published. This time I did not cry when the box arrived. The feelings were deep and strong. My parents taught us to work hard and follow your dreams. I am glad Mom was alive to see the first book. I hope she and Pop…

  • Time Travel
    Books,  Journeys

    Amicis Vale

    It feels strange and wonderful to have completed writing book #5 of “The Call Series”. It is a Sunday afternoon, I’m listening to jazz, and yet, part of my heart is with these characters who have lived in my head for several years.  I never knew it would feel like this. It’s definitely bittersweet. Imagination is an amazing thing. I…

  • I'm amazed
    Journeys,  Random

    Mysteries and Majesty

    There are so many things all around us that happen, and we march right through them. A friend recently told me he stops at the end of the day and takes inventory on what has happened. He asks what can he be thankful for at the conclusion of this day? So – I’m going to tell you 3 things I’m…

  • Wandering Mind
    Journeys,  Random

    Rambling Thoughts

    This past weekend was great. Have you ever really been in a zone? I know sometimes sportscasters talk about players hitting free throws or three-pointers being in the zone. Obviously I’ve never experienced that! My zone this weekend was completely different. My zone was my 5th book. It was like I opened a door and walked back into this world…

  • Poetry

    I’m Listening

    Today as I work, think and breathe, I can almost hear You. There are whispers in the heart of my mind – Secrets and open doors. No silence – rather a kaleidoscope of hope and dreams. Cartwheels of expectations roll in my thoughts. Your glorious Hand upon me, It brings me to my knees. I am Yours…and grander still, You…

  • Journeys

    Getting in the Groove

    This weekend was one of those truly dreary, rainy, cold and generally miserable weekends in central Texas. However, do you think that put the blight on me? I think not! I spent the time in a flurry of creative, happy things – including cooking, baking, writing and learning. Have I told you I love learning? Some friends of mine referred…

  • Random

    Changes or Not?

    There are things in life we can’t change. Very basic parameters – like when we are born. Or, where we are born. There are several factors that frame our existence. One of them is our parents. I would like to take few minutes to write down a few memories of mine regarding the people I call Mom and Dad. Both…

  • Journeys,  Random

    Soul Time

    Today was a day for stepping it back, listening to sounds that aren’t man-made, opening my heart to hear what God has to say. It was splendid. Sammy and I drove to a park about an hour away. It was a brisk 35 degrees when we left, but the sun was dancing a solo in a crystal-clear blue sky. Sammy…

  • Poetry

    Reverie in a Dream

    Listening in the quiet, Fog swirls ’round our walk. In the distance an owl calls. I’m thankful for the misty serenity of the morning. And in the land of dreams, Which lay slumbering just now, You are there. If I but blink, I will see you again… Laughing, caring, hugging… Your face lit with happiness. It gives me hope and…