The Light of Wisdom


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Great leadership seeks wisdom from above,

and maintains a confident yet humble heart.



Quote of Dr. King, Additional Writing and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Hope Will Never Walk Away from Us


Hope will never walk away from us,

as long as we keep our eyes


on the destination.

And our offerings

will be blessed

by the sun.


“Hope is a strategy” 

Jahana Hayes

National Teacher of the Year 2016, Now a Congressional Candidate from Connecticut.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Thought for the Day

From my good friend Lionel – please see his original post. We stand together against hate.

All post for this week will be devoted to denouncing racism. “The moment we forget, we repeat.” – Lionel RACISM – prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism The belief that […]

via Thought for the day — Lionel Sneed Ministries

In Your Light We See Light


How priceless is your unfailing love!

Both high and low among men find refuge

in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance

of your house; you give them drink

from your river of delights.

For with you is the fountain

of life; in your light

we see light.

Psalm 36: 7-9


Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

quote from the NIV Bible

He Browses Among the Lilies


He says to her:

“My Dove in the clefts, of the rock,

in the hiding places on the mountainside,

show me your face, let me hear your voice;

for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes

that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards

that are in bloom.”

She replies:

“My beloved is mine and I am his;

he browses among the lilies.

Until the day breaks and the shadows flee,

turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle

or a young stag on the rugged hills.”


from the Song of Songs 2:14-17


Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

quote from the NIV Bible



“I’m trying to understand this deep connection the people have to their forest,

she talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things.”

From the Movie Avatar

     There is something within us, deeply embedded, that makes us want to be connected. Why else would a sunset be beautiful, or mountain air seem so refreshing? Even in our popular culture, like the movie Avatar, we love that connection, or at least seeing it in others.

And we also long to be connected to people, especially our families. It’s good and natural. But many of us also love our communities, and our people. 

With nature, we may not be as connected as we used to be, but we can be connected to the creation, and to each other, as long as we respect the earth, and the value of each human being.

There is always hope.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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