Gifts from my Grandmother

Hands dance across keys  where music breathes  life into my soul Like a movie screen my history is seen upon these ivories where memories are made how I reminisce and make believe that she is sitting here with me oh the conversations I’ve played loud and soft slow and sweet she and I- that’s where we […]

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Peace on earth…and goodwill at Goodwill

The thrift store and I go back a long ways. I began going to thrift stores when I was 16.  I love the interesting people I meet shopping there, and all the treasures I find are just an added bonus! This past year, I had gotten several bags of clothes ready to donate to the […]

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Trust You More

when I’m feeling overwhelmed and my walls are closing in that’s when I clearly see what I’ve done again, I’m trying too hard to do it on my own forgetting all my strength  comes from you alone Help me not to try so hard-but to trust You more Help me have the faith to see […]

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Evening Swan Song

Blackened branches dance away into the dimming light of day they sing their joyful serenade of an evening swan song. soon the visibility of the glowing light we see will blend into the shadowed trees and fade into oblivion.  And each morning and evening they stood before the LORD to sing songs of thanks and […]

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Signs and wonders

Signs and wonders in the sky cross of hope displayed on high  Your cross of glory, true and clear The sound of silence in my ear Peaceful beauty, Presence close In You, and only You I boast Signs and wonders in the sky Your splendor captivates my eye The ladies from our church went on […]

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I am weak…He is strong

basking in the glow of the sun’s transparency I’m weak- but He’s strong Boy, am I thankful for God’s grace!  I have been a mess today.  I should have walked around with a *warning* label around my neck…In fact, I just confessed to my husband that I needed a “do-over” today.  I need to phone […]

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Perfect Church

I longed to find the perfect church, but flaws were all I found looking for the perfect fit I searched for Holy ground nothing more than walls and doors each church was much the same until the day I heard His voice-  I heard Him call my name and praise the Lord, I knew right […]

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Beauty Fades

High definition vibrancy a technicolor tapestry autumn leaves of  fantasy one last hurrah, then dormancy  beauty’s only temporary in the near future, we will see  nature’s true transparency the truth beneath flamboyancy   The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the […]

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Moments in between

    There’s beauty in the going up And in the coming down There’s beauty in the looking up and in the looking  ’round There’s beauty in the stepping back and taking in the scene There’s beauty in the  details- in the moments  in between On a whim, I decided to take a trip up […]

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