Floating Lilies

Lily Pads: On our backyard pond, an unexpected flash of white I saw flotilla of white, A new and intriguing sight. Lily pads floating free, Blades of aquatic beauty. Simplicity and grace adrift They offer a momentary lift. Floating leaf-cups sweet and nice Refuge from a noisy life. I long to skip across each plate…

Presence

Note to readers: Yesterday’s post was about being of good cheer. No doubt our hearts are made to sing, to soar and also to sigh. We grieve. We mourn, Feel lost and unsure. But rest and renewal can be found. REST Weary and hurting, Heavy from burden. As the moon sinks low There is a…

Good Cheer!

Cheerfulness is contagious but do not wait to catch it. Be a carrier. —-Author unknown These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 __________________________________ See Also:

The Friend-ship: Vessels for Staying Afloat

A friend is the one who knows the song in your heart, and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes. —Shania Twain As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 ________________________________ See Also:

The Depths of Seeing: Look Again

I don’t ask for the sights in front of me to change, Only the depth of my seeing. —–Mary Oliver ____________________ For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  2 Corinthians 4:6 You can’t depend on your…

Sea, Stars, Sky, Synergy and Soul

Universe: One Song Claim your place In this wondrous space. Floating, soaring, Pondering, orbiting, In the divine force Of synergy. Cycling in the blend Sometimes hard to comprehend Sea, stars and sky That altogether mystify Yet verify The one voice. —–G. Hill Deep, solemn optimism, it seems to me, should spring from this firm belief:…

Essentials From the Garden

Essential advice for the gardener: Grow peas of mind, Lettuce be thankful, Squash selfishness, Turnip to help thy neighbor, And always Make thyme for loved ones. – Unknown (but I wish I could claim it) A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek proverb The…

One Dish at a Time

I had a question. Well, I had many questions. My younger self contemplated thoughts too big for my little mind. So I would save my big questions for a time when I could be confident of securing my busy mother’s full attention. That was when she washed the dishes and I dried. Looking back, I…

No Shelf Life on . . .

There is no expiration date on . . . Forgiveness Your soul-light A mother’s love A father’s love Hope Your dreams Your talents and gifts God’s love for you ********************************** Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or…

Sunflower Seeds

For Lauren . . . who loves sunflowers. I recall the day and the hour I was given my flower, So small she arrived That day in July. She filled a space And with care and grace, And a few mistakes, We learned together. Now she’s full grown With seeds of her own. My grand-gems…