I Wish You Peace and Blessings


You may have noticed that when someone leaves a comment, I thank them and wish them peace and blessings. But do you know why?

Well to be honest, it’s because this world is so filled with hate, and chaos. And there is so much damage done daily to our spirits.

I do honestly offer peace as a small gift, perhaps as a way of repairing some of the damage we all face.

I think it’s important for readers to have a positive experience here. And I do offer blessings sincerely. It’s like a prayer really.

So even though it may be repetitive, I honestly want to make a positive difference, and bring a small amount of beauty into our world.

So I leave you with – peace and blessings! Amen.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Defeating False Prophecy


Please don’t speak that false prophecy over your life again today,

you know the one – that says you’re no good, and it’s another terrible day.

Speak life and peace instead, and your heart will rise again,

sunshine will fill your eyes, and you will see

from the mountain tops

once again.

Beyond your wildest dreams.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

The Healer’s Award


Have you ever read a post or article that really stands out as encouraging, and bringing some much needed light into our world? I’m sure we all have, but in this day of division and strife, we need more writing on healing, and hope. And so many people groups need reconciliation.

And we need to recognize those that write this way. Whenever I think of bloggers that encourage us and infuse us, with positivity, I think of Erika Kind. And today when I read her latest, on the causes for hate and strife, I thought of this award to recognize bloggers with this very special gift of encouragement and healing.

I have never invented an award before. Now I know what you’re thinking. Nico, you don’t accept awards so why would you create one?

 We really need hope and reconciliation in our world, and to recognize those who promote these ideas. I feel strongly about it.

So congratulations go to Erika Kind!

You can find her wonderful blog here: http://www.erikakind.me

What are the rules for this award? There are no rules.

Just nominate those bloggers who promote hope, healing, and reconciliation. You can use the photo above (cherry blossoms), or any image of flowers, which can be a wonderful symbol of hope and renewal!

Congratulations again Erika!


Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

Close to the Heart


“Keep close to nature’s heart….and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

We all have ways of being spiritual, but do we feel close to the heart of nature? The connection of humanity and nature is sometimes broken. We can experience a sense of freedom, and even strength, as we seek that connection again. Nature will wash away the junk of everyday life, and our spirits will experience a wonderful peace.

And when we are at peace, the positive will flow through us!


Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Walking Above the Clouds

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Not every rainbow has a silver lining

not every storm cloud has a softer rain

but if I keep my head clear, heart hopeful

I can walk above the clouds, seeing the world

without boundaries, there are no borders dividing.

I can see the colors sparkling, that there is more

than just mud, beautiful people, and once in a while

I get just a small glimpse

of the stars.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Speak Life

So what does it mean to speak life? Well we often attempt to be positive for ourselves, speaking and thinking good things, which can bring wonderful results in our lives. But as you know life can be tough. One of our greatest needs as humans (especially now) is to stay encouraged and positive.

Speaking life, simply means being positive, being loving, and offering hope to other people. I’m not even talking about being religious. Speaking life means building others up, instead of tearing them down. We can say (and write) things that can make a huge difference in the lives of others. That’s just part of being human!

I was going to share something else tonight, but when I saw this video, I simply had to share it with you! We can inspire other people. My encouragement for all of us is to choose one person, (at least one) to speak life to. I love this video!



Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, ancient skies

video from youtube, music by tobymac

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Get Back Up Again


Do you ever get discouraged? I do. I think we all do. Regardless of what we face in life, such as broken relationships, financial loss, and even blog stats taking a severe downturn 😦  we can not only live through it, we can keep going. Fortunately I married the most beautiful woman on the planet (inside and out) and she encourages me to keep fighting. 

I love the fact that there is always something that motivates us on the inside, to get back up. Some use positive thinking, some have faith, but we all have something in us that tells us not to quit. And if someday I don’t have a blog, I will still keep going. And I will have a lot more free time! But to be honest, I blog because I love to write. Thanks for reading!

Here is a song, be careful with your ears!


Commentary © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

video from youtube, music from tobymac


Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”