Saturday, February 28, 2009

...the path

a walk...
taken along a path
where i use to play as
a young girl...
you know the time when you could be gone for hours and your mom wasn't
concerned where you were...
you came in for something to eat
and were off again until
the next meal was due or the
sun was going down.
this path
followed the lane
where the cows use to trod
back to the far pasture.
the overhang created by the snow
is a place i use to dig snow forts and play.
it was a much simpler time then...
it was a happy childhood...
i walk this path
and i smile
because it was...
and now
it is again.
just BE.

...clay pots

i will believe that
is coming...
even if
mother nature is
holding out
until the last
just BE.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered
with your
just BE.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


one of the "renters" called last night...
to hubby about "how sorry she was"...
"she loved that house"...
"that boy knew we were leaving for the day...and he did this"...
"she knew nothing about what was going on"...
" (their) lawyer advised (them)to not go back into the house"...
"i have nothing...only the clothes on my back"...
"we will clean the house back up"...
"the cops are the ones who made the mess"...
ya-da, YA-DA, YA-DA!!
the narcotics team was happy to find out her number, her mom's number-who also called last night...and her lawyers number.
me thinks, she thinks we're stupid...
Court date is on Monday...eviction is in the works...
ya-da, YA-DA, YA-DA!!
bye-bye renters...
don't let the county door hit you in the butt on the way out of town!!!
just BE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eat, Pray, Love

This is a book by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have use parts of her book here a couple of times. It is her real life journey to find herself, to seek answers about her spirituality and so much more...I highly recommend this book!! I also just came across this link "A different way to think about creative genius" I think that you creative people out there (or if you just want some inspiration) might enjoy what she has to say...

just BE.

"Imagine that the Universe is a great spinning engine.
You want to stay near the core of the thing
- right in the hub of the wheel -
not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place,
where you can get frayed and crazy.
The hub of calmness - that's your heart.
That's where God lives within you.
So stop looking for answers out in the world.
Just keep coming back to the center and you'll always find peace. "
~ says the Yogic Irish dairy farmer to Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat,Pray,Love during her time in India at the Ashram

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Within each of us...

"Within each of us
is a hidden store
of energy.
Energy we can
to compete
in the marathon of life.
Within each of us
is a hidden store
of courage.
Courage to give us
the strength
to face any
Within each of us
is a hidden store
of determination.
to keep us
in the race
all seems lost." - Roger Dawson
hermosa sterling silver
just BE.

Monday, February 23, 2009

day fading...

sparkling whiteness
blue sky
tiny icicles
lovely naked trees
flower stalks of their former selves, once alive
heavy sigh...
just BE.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

it is not mine to control

as i sit on the couch looking outside
the wind is blowing, snow is flying
then it's not-
the sun is shining
the sky is blue
then it's not-
the wind is blowing,
the snow is flying
it's bigger and heavier than it was five minutes ago...
just as with this winter season we are in...
we have no control over it...
just as this season of trouble we find ourselves in...
we have no control over what happens.
i know, and i have always known this in my heart to be true.
and as i say that to myself, a peace
comes over me.
i do say this to myself...a lot...
it DOES give me peace.
i just got back from a quick jaunt down the road...
listening to the radio while deep in thought...
this song made me stop and take notice...
Casting Crowns-Voice of Truth
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out his hand
But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. 'Boy, you'll never win!'"You'll never win"
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand
But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again "boy, you'll never win!"You'll never win"
But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.

sunday morning...

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to Sunday morning.
welcome to this new day.
welcome to one day closer to inner healing.
my lesson today...
i am blessed
despite the issues going on in our life right now
i am blessed.
we went to the basketball games yesterday
they won both games
the day was filled with cheering
and pride
and laughter
and family
and friends
and love
and a sign
unconditional, from the bottom of my toes, love.
and still...
yesterday's emotional release was needed...
"to weep is to make less the depth of grief"
i am grateful for both of the extremes of yesterday
they make me who i am
thank you Papa.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to Sunday morning.
here's my sign...
despite the 22 degree's windy, it's cold, and this bench was clear on thursday

today i will stay inside, with my cup of coffee and enjoy the warmth of this house and the view.

today, as everyday
may your blessings flow.
just BE.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


that girl over there...
can not hide the fact that she has had that body shaking, gasping for breath,
emotional release of tears that come from the very depth of her being...
the eyes do not lie...
puffy, swollen...sadness...

those eyes
need to find strength today
someone is depending on the fact
that these eyes will sparkle again
with excitement
with happiness
with love...
i need to sit in the stands
and watch my littlest guy
play his heart out in basketball
and he will be looking
for my eyes
to confirm what they are suppose to.
unconditional love
not pain.
time for the brush stroke of foundation
to work...
to restore these eyes
but it will be my son today
and my family and friends
who will make them sparkle again.
on that fact...i know i can depend!