The Encouragement of Color


Inspired by spring and a new sense of hope,

our wordflow becomes stronger,

lifting us and filling our spirits

with the encouragement

of color.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies


Praying for Thunder


In the scorching of our most difficult desert, it is so easy to carry our wounds

and walk away. To leave any fragment of who we are,

whatever gift we once were, and declare that sand

and bones are the only meaning.

Somehow, in our rocks hidden, we decide

to ignore the cycle of living,

believing we are safe.

So where is the rain?

The promise

of flowers living


our devastation?



we learn to see our spirits

as more than a mirror,


for the first time

the plight of cactus,

as we lift our eyes

praying for thunder.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

In the Light of Your Eyes


Where does love dwell when shadows linger

within our frame?

Mostly within the holding moments,

the silence of embracing

and in the courage

to reach for each other’s hand

in the middle of the night,

and in the light

of your eyes My Love,

as we awake, being filled

with another sunrise.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Our Refuge and Strength


“God is our refuge, and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 46:1


Is there any wonder why so many people have been encouraged by the Psalms? Is there any wonder why so many people have faith in the God of heaven and earth?


And the term here, “a very present help” means He not only knows everything, but He is the God of now, meaning He is right here, with us at this moment!! 


Lord God Almighty, You know everything we go through, and we ask You continue to be with us! Amen.


Note originally posted on my other website:


Walking Through Psalms. You can find it here:

Writing and Image Copyright © 2018, ancient skies 

quote from the KJV Bible