Monday, May 30, 2011

without sleep...late night in the studio

My unfaithful thoughts

and worry obsessions

make me sin.

How many chances do I get from God?

How long will Christ suffer for me?

How long will the Holy Spirit intercede for me before giving up the ghost?

How does one live in the moment?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Noah did not build the ark alone; God was present.

Abraham nor Sarai could solve their bareness; God was present.

Moses was not alone in that little basket; God was present.

Joshua did not fight alone; God was present.

Mary did not bear Christ’s birth or death alone; God was present.

Paul was not alone in prison; God was present.

We are never alone; God is present.

healing bit by bit

I am not whole

I have lost bits and pieces of my soul.

Like a chisel, life alters

And my spirit falters.

The master artist never gives in

To my hopeless chagrin.

He continues to reform

This chunk of clay back to norm.

Finally He sees the love

He gave from above

And once again this broken one

Is strong and resilient like none.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Technology woes...words do not fail

(still can't post pictures consistently....i know it's due to all the changes blogger is going through...thought it was slow dial up it's not....if yo have any suggestions please share.....meanwhile....)

words can also describe things we can only feel
words can lift us up
words can teach
words can tell
words can express
words can describe
words can direct
words can strengthen
words can comfort
words can do much

Friday, May 27, 2011


Happiness is a choice even in troubling times.

Contentment is a choice of counting your blessings.

Hope is a choice to engage your faith.

Peace is a choice in the midst of war.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

to know me......

Walk in my shoes.

Feel my pain.

Follow my path.

Know my doubts.

Hear my worries.

Know my fears.

Listen to my prayer.

Understand my faith.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

power of three

Graces three

Faith hope and love

Always fortifying me.

Three p’s bless


Patience and


Avoid three evils


Anger and


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

when this...then that

When you feel like giving up…
take one more breath and weather the storm.

When you run out of steam…
take hold of God and let Him carry your effortlessly.

When your thing you’ve lost your mind….
operate through spirit.

When you know you’ve done all you can,
let God do the rest.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nature's Home

My paradise is nature’s home on a mountain high or a beach wide.

My contentment is nature’s home in a forest deep or in a garden close.

My joy is nature’s home surrounded by majestic views or a chorus of natural sound.

My hope is nature’s home lulled by soft breezes and caressed by warm sunlight.

My peace is nature’s home comforted by its beauty, refreshed by its cleansing.

My paradise is nature’s home.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

three simple thoughts with big results

Trust answers that God sends from many sources.

Believe power that God gives through many vessels.

Follow the course that God sets in many places.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Enough anger.

Accept the hand you are dealt.

Make the most of it.

Enough complaining.

Realize all you do have.

Share it with all.

Enough pity.

Express gratitiude for what has been abundantly given.

Realize the grip of doubt.

Enough worry.

Turn it over to God’s power to handle it.
Take hold of faith.

Enough tears.

Dry them and laugh.

Give a hug. Get a hug.

Enough self.

Look at others.

Give to others.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Life is a struggle.

Struggle to accept.

Struggle to grow.

Life is hope.

Hope to find peace.

Hope to share joy.

Life is grace.

Grace to be blessed.

Brace to survive.

Life is a gift.

Gift of mercy.

Gift of love.

Life is all this and more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The enemy attacks.

I fight.

I weaken.

Strength and power are with me.

I rebound.

I revive.

A second attach.

I falter

I recoil.

Faith and love regale.

I resurface.

I overcome.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Dear Father of mine,

Praiseworthy is your name.

Your world in the world and above the world.

Your purpose accomplished.

Feed our bodies and spirits daily.

Forgive our sins of omission and commission.

Keep us from satan’s demise.

For your world is all divine and powerful forever and always.


Friday, May 13, 2011


Sometimes repeated association
with drama seekers leave one vacant, spent.

Dealing with fear and trouble
 over and over leads to emptiness.

Pain and worry causes the soul to disappear.

Having to constantly find ways
to overcome obstacles and leap hurdles
makes one decide it is easier to simply checkout.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

what matters

Love is the heart of the matter.

Hope is the heart of survival.

Faith is the heart of coping.

Peace is the heart of contentment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Trust your senses to God

Lord in your mercy

Widen views to see all of Your creation.

Strengthen voices to give due praise.

Open nasal passages to inhale the sweet world’s growth.

Heighten sensitivity to even the sound of a butterfly’s flight.

Increase a sense of touch to feel a velvety petal.

Lord in your mercy…bless our senses.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Only me and the nature of me....

The voice in my head says “Hurry up. Finish this task. There’s more to do.”

Nature says “Slow down. Enjoy this moment. Miss not a single breath. Life is short. Don’t miss it."
I think we often resist beginning for fear of imperfection or incompletion. If the impresario only sang there would be people who never lifted praise to God in acts of worship and many folk would never hear sweet melodies of love and life!

Monday, May 09, 2011

a short respite

The sun creeps through the pines.

The birds’ music penetrates my spirit.

I am at rest.

The cool air enters my lungs.

The trees surround my soul.

I am at peace.

Friday, May 06, 2011


Yes, I am on a slow dial up computer but it is a new computer. For the last month I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING PICTURES! So studying the  help site I set upt pics in Picasa web albums to be able to download pics again (which took lots of extra time downloading to another site first) THEN TODAY SUDDENLY I CAN'T DOWNLOAD PICS TO ME BLOG AGAIN! I may just give up blogging!

So if you want to see the lovely pic of my mom meant to be in my previous post check out my Picasa web image here

a tribute to my mother

who is consistent, caring, loving, faithful,
a beauty at 82 years young,
caretaker of my father who had a stroke 2 years ago,
and so much more.....

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Life is constantly interrupted by something or someone!

the quiet in my spirit

is disrupted by
people who don't realize
the need for silence

the peace in my soul
is interrupted by
the world who doesn't understand
the need for solitude

the joy in my heart
is stalled by
a community who doesn't know
the need for happiness

the prayer in my mind
is halted by
a society who doesn't believe
the need for God

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

living your life

Step out of your own shadow and

Into God’s light.

Step away from the window and

Out the door of you life.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

every day....

Tears on hold…can’t cry and block already stuffy nose from allergies!

Tears on hold…can’t start now as no time to finish…duties call.

Licking wounds despite need to heal.

Picking at scabs that need to heal too.

Body erupts physically due to mental and emotional issues.

No time to find wellness.

Monday, May 02, 2011

a new way of seeing

Fear has stolen all joy.

Fear has kept me from living.

Fear has taken my spirit.

Fear has hollowed my soul.

Fear has bled me dry.

We’re hear for such a brief time and then it’s over.

We waste so much of it never really living in the first place.

Making a difference or appreciating life should be our mindset but it seldom is.

I’ve wasted so much time and now I don’t know if I should even try to make up any of it or just stay static.

I get stuck in so many details that mean nothing and overlook the little things that can make a huge difference.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


My body cries for rest.

God gave me night.

My mind begs for calm thoughts.

God gave me Psalms.

My heart pleads for mercy.

God gave me His Holy Spirit.

My spirit demands peace.

God gave me prayer.

My soul needs grace.

God gave me His Son.

My life requires hope.

God gave me faith, HOPE & love.