So Many Heroes

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When I think of veterans I think of so many heroes in our world today.

I think of both men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Along with the Coast Guard, and National Guard.

But I also think of others that save our lives, protect our lives every day,

the firefighters, police officers, paramedics,

emergency room doctors and nurses.

So many heroes in our world today,

protecting you and I. 

Thank you to each one!

     

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Watching You Sleep

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As I sit here watching you sleep I notice how you tuck your hand under

your chin, your soft brown arm folded gently

over the white blankets

and I’m struck by your beauty again,

your sculpted face,

the cheeks I’ve kissed

so many times

and I wonder

how the heavens ever survived

after you were sent to me.

 

She’s coming home today!! Wahoo!

She is still recovering, with strong medication but she can recover at home.

And we are waiting for the results of a biopsy, which to be honest is scary because of the fear of cancer.

We are so grateful for all of you! Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, encouragement, and well wishes! Your love and support have been amazing.

Thanks again, and peace to you!

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Thoughts About Faith

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I was in a pharmacy last year when I realized it. The woman helping me there, was very kind. Some people are like that – they have a gentleness about them. I realized at that moment that I could not accept the idea that this woman will burn in eternal hellfire, unless she believes a certain way, or unless she prays a certain way. I had lived with that type of thinking for a long time, and now I did not believe it, and I wanted nothing to do with it. I had changed in a major way. Harsh, judgemental thinking, was not for me, and it really had nothing to do with the faith that I had, living in me. I didn’t happen overnight, but it seemed that way.

Then I started blogging. I was stunned. The beauty of what you create opened up the world to me. Or another way of saying it is, I opened up, and took in the incredible beauty of our world. Wow! Thank you for what you create! I saw something in you that I knew was from the Creator. I call it the divine spark. So I began seeing light, and love, from people that held different beliefs, or in some cases no belief! So I changed more, and saw that even though I have a certain faith (and I still do), all people are to be loved and respected. I guess I knew this before in an intellectual way, but it has become even more clear now.

I am a seeker, I will always be a seeker. That’s why I love nature, and why I study other cultures. That’s why First Nations culture and spirituality strikes such a cord in me. If I ask questions about your religion, my questions are honest and sincere. I see wonderful truths in different places and beliefs.

Thank you for being with me, on my journey.

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Note: I had not planned to write this, it just came to me. I will be posting a number of posts today, which is something I have not done before. I will make each one different. Here it goes!

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

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

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Awards!

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I want to say thank you to two people that nominated me for 3 different awards! Wow! Randombytes at Randombytesfromlife nominated me for the Infinity Dreams Award, and Erika Kind nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, as well as the Premio Dardos Award. I am deeply honored, thank you! I am so thankful to all who read my work. I have been blogging for less than a year, and I am still amazed that you want to read what I write. I have learned a lot, and I’m continually encouraged by your work! Thank you for being such wonderful writers, photographers, and artists!

Two of the awards wanted me to write 7 things about me that you do not know, so I will place 15 here (one extra). Here it goes!

I took linguistics and anthropology in college, and often think I should have been an anthropologist.

go cart 2I love go cart racing – meaning driving a go cart. I don’t compete though.

My favorite dog is the Labrador Retriever. But any big dog is good!

I think the most boring thing to watch is golf! I don’t see how people can do that, but playing golf is fun.

I started with a bow and arrow when I was very young.

I once took Tae Kwon Do (a martial art) and broke wooden boards (so cool!)

I love classical music, in particular Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach. For some reason I don’t care for Beethoven.

My favorite Christian rock band is The Letter Black. Check out their song – “Up From the Ashes”.labrador

I love blogging, and wish I had 5 more hours a day for it!  I am busy with family, work, learning about nature, and other cultures (exciting stuff!). So I post when I can. I don’t always see your work, but I love what you do, and visiting your sites! In my spare time, I am writing two books, and not only that, I’m planning on starting a publishing company. First though I need to learn how!

I don’t cuss or curse. Yeah I know, sounds weird! I don’t judge anyone, but I don’t practice it at all.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would probably be Maine. Parts of it are really rugged, and yet there are some beautiful small towns.

I am currently reading the Book of Psalms.

In the future I hope to start another blog which will be more music, and commentary oriented.

I want to learn more languages, including French and Italian. For some reason, and I can’t explain it, but I believe I need to learn Italian.

My wife is my best friend in the whole world (but you probably already knew that)!

The toughest part about the awards is trying to nominate other people (Ok Lisa you can stop laughing now!)

You are all deserving of awards and recognition! You are awesome!

Three in particular come to mind though.

Lisa – Underground Energy – for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Trini – Love Notes from the Angels – Premio Dardos Award

Esther – Hortus Closus – The Infinity Dreams Award

I don’t think any of them accept awards, but if they change their minds, they are more than deserving! Happy blogging everyone! Be blessed today and every day!

 Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

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

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Christmas Lights

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When I see Christmas lights I feel young again,

the colors and wonder of it all,

opening presents, sledding downhill,

gloves, knit hats, and trains.

Where did it all go?

I got lost, hearing harmful theologies,

get rid of Christmas they said.

Now, I’m taking back territory.

Thank you God for nature,

and beautiful people, from around the world,

for poetry and music,

art and culture,

the beauty of living,

for coffee, sunsets, and trees,

the ocean, mountains and rivers.

Help me to always have,

love

in this old heart of mine.

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