Come for all things are ready

I was waiting for the call, the invite, the day, the time and place. A group of old friends, some of us knowing each other from kindergarten through high school, reconnected and a dinner date was in the works. The woman organizing the evening promised to call me as soon as all the arrangements were [...]

Savoring Moments Through My Lens

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Psalm 19:1 I walked toward the shore and marveled at the sight.  There pressed against the backdrop of a colorful sky was a crescent moon with Venus glowing bright and Mars faintly seen above it. Knowing this breathtaking site wouldn't [...]

Hydrate!

I never thought I'd be that woman.  The one dehydrated and hooked to an IV, EKG, blood pressure machine, and God only knows what else all those wires were. My family would be the first to tell you that I'm a health nut when it comes to the foods I eat but they could also [...]

Expressions of Love

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”  Sarah Kay I'm not sure why I was having a bad day.  It was several years ago.  All I remember was there were tears and I wanted a little slice of [...]

Daddy, Carry Me

"Daddy, I can't go.  I'm tired."  Her hands reach up, "Daddy carry me. I'm scared.  It's getting dark.  I can't see." Like a good daddy he whisks her up into his arms and gently places her on his shoulders. The evening is fading and the sun begins to withdraw behind the horizon.  Darkness isn't far [...]

BE.YOU.TIFUL

Like a carnival barker the woman summoned me to the store entrance.  I glanced in her direction as she held out a sample of moisturizer explaining, "We're sharing a few of our skin care products today."  I hesitated.  She continued, "It's free."  I thought, Oh what the heck.  I took the small foil pack, thanked [...]

Along Right Paths

Along Right Paths Lord, let me hear You whisper And recognize Your voice, For I am at the crossroads And need to make a choice. There are so many pathways, But only one is right. Point me in Your way, Lord, I'll let You be my light. Allow the path to shine And illuminate with [...]