Friday At The Park

“The tragedy of our wilderness experience is not that we have to go through grief and suffering- but that we often miss the blessings from burning bushes—the things through which God speaks…” ~Jamie Buckingham

Happy Autumn!

In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees themselves, especially those with mossy, warm caves, begin to think of the birds that will come — six,Continue reading “Happy Autumn!”

The Past Few Days In Photos

Click on photos to enlarge. May 4–May 10, 2021. Click on photos to enlarge.

Autumn Painting

Follow me. There is a path up ahead. I can see it. I have been here before. Follow me across the stone bridge. It is beautiful. Follow me. I have to finish painting. And then I came home to paint.

Pretty Photos

Just some recent photos from the last days of September and first day of October. Leaves in our backyard. Monarch Butterfly. I love this photo. And they are still visiting the garden! Mittineague Park, West Springfield. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. Down the street from where we live. Gooseberry Farms. GooseberryContinue reading “Pretty Photos”

Good Advice; Your Words Matter

Here’s some great advice from my friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee: “Here’s a little secret for writers: The way to write authentically is to pay attention to your regular life. “I have written three books, one Bible study, and thousands of blog posts. But it took me a while to get in touch with The Regular.Continue reading “Good Advice; Your Words Matter”

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”

Welcome October

I love October! “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” wrote L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables. Me, too!!! Picture-perfect evidence of God’s majesty surround us. Magnificent autumn leaves invite us to see the beauty that envelops us. At Mittineague Park, the park down the street from where weContinue reading “Welcome October”

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”

Photography As Prayer

Simone Weil said: “Absolute attention is prayer.” I agree. To be continued. ~~~ If you are looking for beautiful portrait, wedding, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.