Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds by Visions Seen Photography

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.

Counting The Cost

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”

The Secret of the Ribbon Tree

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”

Gifts for Your Journaling Valentines

Do you have a Valentine who loves to journal? I have a few ideas that just might be the perfect gift for this Valentine’s Day. Themed journals make journaling an extra little bit of fun. These journals can be used for recording any and all thoughts, ideas, goals, or memories. Or they can provide aContinue reading “Gifts for Your Journaling Valentines”

Coffee Valentine # 1

Can you believe we are already smack-dab in the middle of February of this new year? And everyone knows what February means:  Hearts, flowers, chocolates, and love songs — and coffee, right????  Yes?  No? I say, “Yes.!”  Of course coffee is one of the great loves of my life, so naturally when celebrating love, IContinue reading “Coffee Valentine # 1”

Love Cinquain Collection

  Now that we have moved into the “month of love,” I thought I’d dig back through my cinquain archives and take a look at some of the love cinquains I’ve written in the past. I will have to write some new ones this year, of course, but I enjoy reading those from past yearsContinue reading “Love Cinquain Collection”

Freedom of Speech

I know there are some who will hate me. And others speak evil of me, For taking a stand for what’s moral And for keeping this nation free. They’ve already gagged social media That work constitutionally — Those that allow us to speak truth, And keep our speech legally free. But, frankly, I won’t letContinue reading “Freedom of Speech”

Wishing For a Short Journey Back to Childhood

  I miss my dad all the time, but in these very troubled times, I miss him more than I can say. I miss my mother as well, and the strong atmosphere of peace and well-being that permeated our home while she was in charge of it. My parents created a loving, stable, safe, andContinue reading “Wishing For a Short Journey Back to Childhood”

Healing School Classes Online

GREAT NEWS: The Healing Classes that I teach at a local college are going online this term: Many of you know that as part of my Christian ministry I hold Healing Schools several times a year — in various venues: civic centers, churches, community buildings, private homes, etc. The Lord has used me in thisContinue reading “Healing School Classes Online”

3 Little Limericks to Lighten Your Day

  BECOMING AN ABSTRACT ARTIST Though he painted quite well, no sales came.He slaved o’er each piece; what a shame.Then one day he did trip,And his paintbrush did slip.The results brought his name to great fame.   TRYING TOO HARD Lester begged for a date with Miss Rose.She was tall, so he stretched to tiptoes.ButContinue reading “3 Little Limericks to Lighten Your Day”