Tuesday, November 29, 2016

...thirty two...

"When it feels
scary to jump,
that is exactly
when you jump,
otherwise you
end up staying in
the same place
your while life."

just BE.

Monday, November 28, 2016

...thirty three...

is like branches 
on a tree,
we all grow
in different 
but our
 roots remain
as one.
-Power of Positivity 

just BE.
robin . 

Sunday, November 27, 2016


...thirty four.

you're so hard on yourself.
take a moment.
sit back.
marvel at your life:
at the grief that softened you,
at the heartache that wisened you,
at the suffering that strengthened you.
despite everything,
you still grow.
BE proud
of this.
~the mindful life

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

...thirty five...

one minute of anger weakens the immune system
for 4 to 5 hours.
one minute of laughter boosts the immune system
for 24 ours.
~the mind unleashed

just BE.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...thirty eight...

Mind: I'm worried.
Heart: Just relax.
Mind: But, I'm totally lost now.
Heart: Just follow me.
Mind: But you've never been there before.
Heart: Trust me, you'll love it.

Soul: If you two would be quite, I'll show you the map.

start to the day.
end to the day.
taking a cleansing breath.
just BE.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016


“Your job isn’t to know the how, it’s to know the what and to be open to discovering, and receiving, the how.”
 ― Jen Sincero 

just BE.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


...forty one.

time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.
henry van dyke

after nearly seventy degrees on friday.
winter found us on saturday.
today it's twenty four degrees.
working today, so i can celebrate Thanksgiving.
with the family thursday.
hope this cup of coffee shields me against the cold.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

...forty three...

this is on my bedside stand.
what a great thought to wake up to.
every morning.
just BE.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

...forty four...

to the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
~Lao Tzu

still life.
just BE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

...forty six...

Don't complicate Life

Missing some body?    CALL 
Wanna meet up?    INVITE
Wanna be understood?       EXPLAIN 
Have questions?        ASK
Don't like something?   SAY IT 
LIke something?       STATE IT
Want something?  ASK FOR IT      
Love someone?        TELL THEM

Keep your life SIMPLE. 

just BE. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016


...forty eight.

We are not proponents of long life. We are proponents of joyful life, and when you find yourself in joy, the longevity usually follows. We do not count the success of a life by its length; we count it by its joy.

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

...forty nine...

such pride in our community.
a great day for football.
now to prepare for next week.
just BE. 

Friday, November 11, 2016


it's not the song
that makes you feel 
it's the people or things
that come to your
mind when you hear it.

just BE.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

...fifty one...

We cannot let these times take our faith in humanity away from us. For it is during these times that faith is needed the most. #ThoughtfulThursday

just BE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

...fifty two...

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas

The divide in our country has never been more sharp or clear as it is this morning. One of the first conversations Fia & I had this morning was this: we've said for awhile now that this is the work we choose to do, loving the whole world. Not excusing it, or justifying it, or complaining about it. Where there is fear, love. Where there is anger, love. Where there are people marginalized & unheard, love. Not a passive standing-by version of love, but love actively asking What can I do now?
Because from our perspective, this is exactly what we've been up to & now there's no real question for us about who we choose to be.
So, this. I originally wrote this for the opening in our hearts that came with 9/11. It seems to have a whole new meaning this morning, but still, it stands. We all get to make the choice to hold our whole world in arms of love...
with love for us all,
brian & fia

in these days,
we still choose
to walk like giants
& and hold the world
in arms 
grown strong with love.

& there will be many things
we forgot in the days to come,
but this will not be one of them...

at the end of the day.
chose love.
you, and you only.
can determine your attitude.
end of story.
just BE.

Monday, November 7, 2016

...fifty six...

Not everyday is a good day,
live anyway.
Not all you love will love you back,
love anyway.
Not everyone will tell you the truth,
be honest anyway.
Not all deals are fair,
play fair anyway.

thousands of drops of sunshine.
just BE.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


...fifty seven.


I love it when people ask me
to tell them my secret for
being happy because I don’t
really have a secret, other than:
1. I don’t think the universe is
out to get me.
2. I don’t listen very long to
people who want to convince
me that I should be unhappy
3. I pay attention to things that
make me unhappy & I stop
doing them as soon as possible.
That’s pretty much the whole secret.

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning .
just BE.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016


what a beautiful morning . 
such a blessing .
a great day to.
just BE . 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

...sixty two...

...some photos from my collection November 2012.

 ...elliott's first snow.

held by the earth.
moved by the moon,
sparked by the sun.
swayed by the sea.

she was a force
 to be reckoned with.

love the flags.
still am.
always will be.
despite next week...
{proud to be an American}
just BE.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

...sixty three...

The devil whispered in my ear,
"You're not strong
enough to withstand 
the storm."  Today
I whispered in 
the devil's ear,
"I am the storm."

just BE .