Just a little update to say Book # 6 of the Smoky Mountain Novel Series will be out around the first of May. GRACE FOR ATTICUS has been one of my most challenging books in a long time, but I’ve been in love with it from the first paragraph. I thought I’d give you aContinue reading “Smoky Mountain Series Continues”
Come, Spring; Come, gentle Spring, And beckon us to life again. We’ve wallowed long in dark and death, Despairing of a better day. But once again, with breath awash with sunlight, You’ve pressed your gentle way into the cold and gloom And bid us rise to meet you with a smile.
True freedom and morality have taken a hard hit in the U. S. since the last presidential election, but all is not lost. There is an amazing movement of citizens who have finally awakened to the need to be much more vigilant and proactive than ever before — and a whole new generation of conservativesContinue reading “Wounded But Preparing for a Comeback”
My great friend, Terry Valley, who is a professional photographer in Wisconsin, grants me permission to use his photos for any and every reason. I love his work, and I love sharing it, so today I thought I’d post a collection of his ‘bodies of water’ photos for you to enjoy.
I see a little clump of snow just here and there. And I see gray and blustery clouds most everywhere. But in my heart I know things are about to turn, And though the ‘month of love’ I do disdain to spurn, I am so jolly glad that March is moving in; I’m quite preparedContinue reading “Is It Spring Yet?”
Sometimes It is enough To take up brush and pen And lay down shapes and colors soft — Soul art.
Being in this lockdown mode has taken quite a toll On, not just my activities, but on my soul. I’ve found that although at the start, I chafed and whined, Now, after many months, I’ve become self-inclined. Where I was once outgoing and with people pleased, I now am focused on myself, and I’ve perceivedContinue reading “Counting The Cost”
Well, here we are to the big love day and my final Coffee Valentine. I hope these light-hearted messages of love have added to your celebration of Valentine’s Day and to your enjoyment of great coffee. 🙂 COFFEE VALENTINE # 7 Valentine, Your love is like the world’s best coffee. I just can’t get enoughContinue reading “Coffee Valentine # 7”
Coffee kisses are my specialty – but only for My Favorite Valentine.
I wrote this poem several years ago, but got to thinking about it this week — probably because we are coming up on Valentine’s Day. So I decided to give it some time online again. THE SECRET OF THE RIBBON TREE I’ve wondered round this earth for years, And known my share of joys andContinue reading “The Secret of the Ribbon Tree”
Valentine, I just couldn’t seem to find the words to tell you how much I love you. So I’m hoping this 100-pound bag of Brazilian coffee beans will tell you everything you need to know.
I’m sippin’ coffee on cloud nine. Flyin’ high because you’re my Valentine.
I saw this sign; I know it’s true. And this sign makes me Think of You! ` “Be my Valentine, and we’ll make a HUGE pot of coffee every day!