Holy Mystery

I stood at the kitchen window. I watched the sparrow. The sparrow gathered our dog’s fur. Freddy’s fur. I wondered if the sparrow could fly With the weight of the fur in its beak. I watched the sparrow Fly with the fur. I watched the sparrow fly over the fence. I lost sight of theContinue reading “Holy Mystery”

An Interview with Bruce Barone

A few weeks ago, my friend,  Gretchen Smith Matthews,  an Inspirational Blogger, wrote on her website (Saving her words here on my site for remembrance.) “Bruce Barone is a professional photographer I ‘met’ through Instagram and who I’ve followed for about 2 years. I truly enjoy seeing the joy-filled photos he posts of his garden,Continue reading “An Interview with Bruce Barone”

A Garden Needs Weeding

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Ruby-throated Hummingbird In my garden I am Weeding I know not the names of the weeds They surround my plants I do know my back and leg muscles Will ache the next day I am on my knees Two hours on my knees I think this  is a form of prayer ManContinue reading “A Garden Needs Weeding”


On Friday In Springfield, Massachusetts I waited in the waiting room At the urologist’s office. I waited and I worried. I prayed and I meditated. I said my Mantra. I said the great I Am. There were a handful of us there Waiting with our masks on; Our face-coverings protecting us From the virus. IContinue reading “I AM”

God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas

Thursday morning A hummingbird At the feeder I imagine It is God’s Tiny flying ballerina Dancing from feeder to flower The garden of zinnias Pink and yellow and red and orange I must hurry To photograph The tiny ballerina The tiny dancer Moves so quickly Here then gone Not like the swallowtail Spending all morningContinue reading “God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas”

Greetings From Asbury Park

I am thinking about Asbury Park, New Jersey. Not specifically this album, although it is one of my all-time favorite albums and dare I say one of the best rock and roll albums of all time. Certainly in the Top 100. This album, this artist, Bruce Springsteen, I’ll save for another Blog post. But letContinue reading “Greetings From Asbury Park”

There Is A Balm In Gilead

There are pages in a book I am reading Dog-eared. I don’t know why. There is a photograph too. People say it is amazing. Beautiful. Spiritual. A Japanese print. Joyous. The year is 2020. May 1. Susan says we are skipping Spring and running right into Summer. The forecast is for increasing clouds. A chanceContinue reading “There Is A Balm In Gilead”

She Laughed When I Read Her My Poem

(Long post. Mostly photos. With a surprise ending.) This post is mostly about January 2020. Susan and I began coughing and sneezing on New Year’s Eve and continued coughing and sneezing throughout the month of January. My doctor said, “Let it run its course.” I must admit I was mostly worried about my urologist appointmentContinue reading “She Laughed When I Read Her My Poem”

About October

I began the month with great expectations. Read the Bible daily. Practice yoga daily. Write daily. This I didn’t accomplish. But Susan and I did begin a new season of volunteering in the Bridges Together Program . Here are two of our students–4th graders. I made some delicious food. Here is a meatloaf with mushroomContinue reading “About October”

My Cup Runneth Over

One of the first things I do every morning is read from The Daily Word, and I often return to it throughout the day, reflecting on the message. The message on Friday, August 2: Prosperity I happily share my abundance with others. Created as a reflection of God, I already have everything I need. LikeContinue reading “My Cup Runneth Over”

Psalm 23

A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil,     forContinue reading “Psalm 23”