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

Learning to Fly

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


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

The Wren

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

What Fills Your Cup and How Do You Tip It Over to Let the Beautiful Stuff Out?

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?

Spiritual Energy

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 of Spirit

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