An Easter Celebration

I will be traveling to spend Easter with family. Safe journeys to all of you. ________________________________ Enjoy Cassandra and Callahan, singing an Easter Hallelujah ______________________________ Another version, A Christmas Hallelujah by Cassandra and Callahan, worth the fast-forward to December 25th. ____________________________ From Easter, 2021: Another version of Hallelujah GH

The Sunday Drive

Let’s Go for a Drive I can still remember the smell of that new car. It was a Friday afternoon when our dad pulled into our driveway, surprising us with a shiny new car: a 1956 Holiday Oldsmobile. Long and sleek. White leather seats. Tapered fins. Standard white-wall tires. We were excited, but dinnertime was…

Will You Walk with Me?

In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with. — Charles M. Schulz My eight-year-old grandson asked me a question, punctuated by his best grown-up voice, “Will you go with me on my school class trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences? Life: Packed with Punctuation Parents are the ‘to-dos and not-to…

Palms: Victory, Triumph, Peace

When asked why, unlike other trees, the palm sways so, bowing ever so low, while softly murmuring, the gentle palm tree answered, “There is a heart right now praying for healing. My branches lay down low, welcoming Him in, and my branches sing choruses of alleluias.” —-G. Hill Palms of Sundays And a very great…

Lean In Close: Think on These Things

Lean in close, where quiet wonderment hovers. Life’s signature, His hand discovered. —G. Hill Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, For beauty is God’s handwriting. —–Ralph Waldo Emerson Wonderment and beauty surround us, Every day, everywhere, every minute We can find it, Lean in, don’t miss it. —–G. Hill To Celebrate Today, See…

The Gem of My Heart

Note: While on vacation this week, I will be revisiting some older posts. I find I need to revisit this one as often as I can . . . The gem of my heart, after friction, can shine again and again. —–G. Hill A true relationship is two imperfect and contrasting people refusing to give…

Homing and Other Journeys

God is right with us and in us, out of us and all through us, but we have to go on journeys to find him. ——Thomas Merton April is the month of homing. Following the sun, birds return to familiar places, there to search for twigs, grasses or feathers to build their nests. Migratory birds…

April: Spirit of Youth

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. — William Shakespeare April’s Flower, the Daisy, our Day’s Eye With eyes that never blink, And time to savor and think While tickling my toes. I wonder what it knows. ——G. Hill I yearn to know So, I lean in low. And to my delight and…

Opalescence

In a world of noise, confusion and conflict, it is necessary to find places of silence, beauty and peace. ——Thomas Merton Earth tones blend In gauzy umber. Seeping quietly, Soft and tender. ——G. Hill Reaching a tipping point, earth’s palette spills and runs together, blurring the hardest of lines. Bathed in its opalescence, I fold…

The Life Force: A Powerhouse of Motion

Note: Building on yesterday’s post, Appointed Time, Already in Motion, I cannot miss the opportunity to revisit this theme. Each spring we fall in love with the smiley faces of tulips, daffodils and jonquils. Fields of these yellow and white starbursts dance in the breeze, dazzling the world. Bunches of yellow daffodils cheer up my…