Sunday, March 30, 2014


“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 6:25-34

as i sit on the back deck.
soaking in the sun.
even with my winter coat donned.
i am reminded.
as the birds are singing happily.
despite the depth of snow.
that still remains.
they are not sad.
they are not anxious.
they just trust.
that everything will be okay.
they will be taken care of.
and they will.
and so will we.
if we just keep the faith.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 particular reason...

yesterday was this. i stayed home from work because before the snow
 was this ice. which may look like a flat driveway here...but it's not and it goes to the right, down a hill. 

so...i find myself in my archives. june of twenty thirteen. 

Sometimes, in the middle of winter, (or when winter forgot to step aside for spring) 
you can just get grumpy. 
No particular reason for it - grumpiness just comes along uninvited. 
Worse than that, though, is when you try & lift yourself out of it 
& every possible negative thing in the entire universe seems to descend on you. 

when trying to stay positive.
becomes difficult.
thank goodness for thousands of photos.
to fall back on.
just BE.

Sunday, March 23, 2014



above all, 
watch with glittering eyes
the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden
in the most unlikely places.
those who don't believe in magic
will never find it.

~ronald dahl
from the book be. 

ice indicates melting.
a robin indicates spring.
hearing them this morning.
sweet music to my ears.
i believe in magic.
it makes the ordinary.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

...when you let go...

Of course I hang on tight, she said. You can't believe the kind of stuff that happens when you let go.

 the temps are fluctuating.
negative digits one day.
in the forties the next.
the banks are slowly.
losing the battle to the sun.
this is my backyard.
the evening sun.
makes for many pockets of shadows.
just BE.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” 

take the time.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.