If November is the season of gratitude then December is surely the season of giving and sharing gifts. Personally, I relish the search for an especially meaningful Christmas gift for a loved one, and I enjoy looking for that gift all year long. My effort is rewarded when the gift is opened on Christmas morning, … More Gifts
Earlier in my life I strived to be a good daughter…a good wife…a good mother…a good friend…strived to be good at everything…but the problem was….. in my pursuit to be seen by others as “good”…. I was giving away all my good stuff! For a long time I believed I could do it all…work, make … More Learning to Fly
Her heart was filled with peace and joy when small birds spoke to her in beautiful voices, danced for her on tiny feet, lifted their wings and flew away. She thought about the life of a leaf on a tree…being warmed by the sun, cooled by the moon, fed by the earth where thirsty roots … More Find Your Song and Sing It!
Mementoes A few years ago as I was going through drawers searching for something lost, I found a number of small mementoes I’d tucked away, to be enjoyed only on the rare occasion when they were found as I was looking for something else. That day I decided to bring my mementoes into the light … More Mementoes
This small bird, who wears a jaunty streak of eyeliner, puts her head down, cocks up her short little tail, and hops, hops, hops along, picking up and dropping, over and over again, a wounded grasshopper until it finally ceases to move. After finishing her lunch she bounces along the top of our patio fence, … More The Wren
We are all cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. Ray Bradbury I recently discovered this saying by Ray Bradbury and it reminds me of something I wrote a few years ago. It perfectly describes the feeling in my heart when … More What Fills Your Cup and How Do You Tip It Over to Let the Beautiful Stuff Out?
Chapter One Have I told you before that I was the middle child and an only daughter? Many child psychology books and most people with any sense at will tell you that’s a double whammy! Add to this formula the lack of a mother’s presence in a young girl’s life and every time you add … More Trials & Tribulations of My 13 Year Old Self
Okay, this is kind of out there for most of us…so put on your “imagine this” hat and have a go at imagining an out of this world experience! “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This saying of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin makes me … More Spiritual Energy
Birds are willing messengers for spirit and they are the inspiration for this short poem. I wrote it for a friend a few years ago after she lost her mother. Spirit asks the bird…Will you fly for me? Fly to the side of those who miss me…tell them I am well…I am whole Tell them … More Birds of Spirit
The sound of car tires crunching on gravel just outside our tent woke me. The morning was just dawning and the damp haze of night was still hanging in the air, muffling the sound of chirping birds. I wriggled out of the sleeping bag sandwiched between my two brothers who were still asleep. I crawled … More The Worst Day of My 12 Year Old Life