Friday, December 31, 2010

...hope floats...

she says childhood... what you spend the REST of your life trying to overcome.
that's what momma used to say.
she said beginnings are scary,
endings are usually sad,
but it's the middle that counts the most.
you need to remember that when you find yourself at the beginning.
 just give hope a chance to float up
...and it will too.
~from the movie hope floats

here is to
it is a beginning.
just give hope a
chance to float up.
here's to believing.
it will.
just BE.

Monday, December 27, 2010

...faded jeans...

that difficult relationship had been on her mind
as she gazed at her old jeans in her closet.
she had loved those jeans so much.
never wanting to admit that she had outgrown
them. that they didn't fit her anymore.
they had given her a sense of comfort and
security for so long.
until holes came.
patches didn't hold up like she had hoped.
too tight around her now.
hurting her.
suddenly she knew ~
the time had come to let them go.

~terri st. cloud

it was time.
just BE.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


we must be willing
to get rid of the life
we've planned,
so as to
have the life
that is waiting for us.
~joseph campbell

it's not about.
our plan.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

...Christmas shadows...

you will not be punished
for your anger,
you will
be punished
by your anger.

i received a
quote book from santa...
how did he know i love
sharing quotes??
didn't think about it.
but it seems we are playing in the shadows today.
as down under has moved on
from Christmas day.
no sun here.
for Christmas day.
borrowing again from a previous sunny day.
a little bit of Christmas decor.
for your entertainment.
still Christmas here.
still family to sit with.
live, laugh, love.
hope you and yours had
a blessed day.
just BE.

Friday, December 24, 2010

...oh holy night...

  ..."Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."...
Luke 2:10-11

silent night.
holy night.
.merry Christmas.
just BE.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

...Christmas joy...

emma grace.
a gift.

From long, long ago.
Still brings hope for us today.
Love, Peace and Christmas.
just BE.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

...first day of winter...

...i know this to be true...
the first day of winter
my birthday.
and so today.
i have been blessed with
forty-six years.
being a december baby.
i am also blessed with the
promise of Christmas.
many, many blessings i can recount.
may you know your blessings.
just BE.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


...the subject of my shadow shot yesterday...

i believe my grandma and grandpa byers are with us.

[bih-leev] verb, -lieved, -liev·ing.
–verb (used without object)
to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.

to love means loving the unlovable.
 to forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
faith means believing the unbelievable.
hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
G. K. Chesterton  

it doesn't cost anything.
sometimes the cost is great)
to believe.
it is yours to own.
your belief.
may not match someone else's.
don't push.
it gives hope.
it is a passion.
it stirs a fire in your soul.
it shines a light.
the Christmas spirit.
i believe.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

...a hundred pockets...

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
~Friedrich Nietzsche
i had pockets.
pockets of sunshine.
this week.
that's all.
just pockets.
so i, indeed, took advantage and filled my pockets.
journey with us.
to the lands of sun.
where we will find shadows.
may you find much to put.
into your pocket.
just BE.

Friday, December 17, 2010

...shake up the happiness...

doesn't get you up and dancing...
and full of happiness...
and if it doesn't make you smile..
i don't know what will.
just BE.

...winter wonderland...

the snowmen
are smiling.

just BE.