In the wild wind down by the lake today, my hat blew off
and flew away, while the Mallard snickered
and the heron smiled silently.
I know he smiled,
he was holding back a laugh
I saw him with my own eyes,
no really, I did.
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As I walk in the woods, in these moments of birds in the leaves
there is a stillness within, listening
and somehow, like nowhere else
I’m drawn in
closer to knowing
some type of presence,
a tangible, formerly unknown
as if God is walking in the forest
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I’m so thankful for the way spring fills us,
the way God intended
making us alive again,
lifting us, strengthening our hearts,
moving us forward.
Yes, I’m so thankful for spring, and for you my readers. You’re wonderful! Thank you also for your patience as we practice self-care. I know it should be easy to do, but it’s not.
When I practice self-care I have to put things aside. Which means I’ve been here less often than I would like to be. This is new for me. I sign on less often and post less often.
Please remember that I don’t blog with my phone! Thank you for your patience as I answer your messages. I’m very grateful for your comments.
Thank you so much for reading!
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“The Earth has music for those who listen.”
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
What moves our hearts? If we are to not be driven insane by the noise of this world, can we be brave enough to embrace the seen, in order to appreciate what we cannot see?
Nature is not often mystical and loving her has never been idolatry. Nature is God’s way of healing us.
Why else would there be flowers?
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She loved the way the cold air filled her feathers on Christmas Day. First through the blue skies,
then turning, banking and spinning around… twirling straight into a snow squall,
the mystical grey, high up on the ridge. There was so much joy this day!
A new day filled with hope, and life never ending, declared, openly.
All about the Anointed One, the star lighting the hearts of humans.
She continued to twirl, banking and praising God with her wings
as the snow came down heavily,
and the wind that never ends…..
and somewhere in that wind beyond the tallest oak trees,
she heard a choir singing…..
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In the calm silence of Christmas morning,
reflecting on all the beautiful gifts
and as I look out my window,
snowflakes begin to tumble,
so I whisper,
you know how I love the snow…..”
Merry Christmas everyone!
From our house to yours, regardless of your faith may you be infused with peace, love and joy,
and carry a great sense of hope in your heart.
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Peace, love, joy, hope, are all such beautiful parts of our human experience any time of year, but somehow they are especially prominent around Christmastime. Or at least they should be!
And there’s so much light. This is not a religious blog, or even a faith based one and yet, once a year I allow myself some celebrating! I always respect other faiths and people with no faith. That’s who I am as a person.
I’ve mentioned Christmas because I have somewhat of my own tradition here. I share some fiction for a few days. What?? You write fiction too Nico? Yep, I sure do! I love sharing little pieces of light, so I hope you enjoy them this coming week. And I will spread out some poetry throughout. Can you tell I’m having a good time?
Are you curious about some of the fiction? Well there’s Henry Vu, a Vietnamese angel. And there’s Rosa Gonzalez who has a visit from her dead mother. I might also throw in some romance too, such as a story called Popcorn and Tattoos. So hang on!
If you are looking for a more faith based site, I have one you can check out. What??? Yep, it’s true.
Peace, and may the vaccine get here soon!
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We do not have to travel far to discover
hope this spring,
to become alive again,
as the earth awakens
and each flower gently
opens their petals
with the encouragement
of the sun.
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I saw the sunrise on Christmas morning, and somehow…..
the world seemed a little more peaceful,
a little more hopeful…..
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“We should not judge another person’s story, by the chapter we walk in on.”
Caralyn, from beautybeyondbones.
Too often we judge people, don’t we? with only knowing a small piece of the story.
And for that person it can be absolutely devastating. Some people don’t come back from that type of judgment.
The holiday season is a great time to see the good in people. We can spread a little more joy and love that way!
Let’s have a great holiday season, by not judging others.
Note: Please check out Caralyn’s blog, beautybeyondbones. She has an amazing story of overcoming an eating disorder.
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