Wednesday, February 18, 2009

sometimes life brings us to ask the gentlest of questions

amidst that which fuels the soul...

Friday, February 13, 2009

A ponderance for Valentines Day...

As I come to this blog, I am mindful of the nature of Valentine's Day in its celebration of love. We typically hold the day for romantic love, yet too is there not such beauty in all types of love? ... The affectionate love, the nurturing love of a parent, the romantic passionate love, the love of friendship, the altruistic love, and yes, that which is most powerful, unconditional love. ... Though many may have broken hearts on this Valentine's from lost love, loss of a love one, or just hurt, yet too many have joys and gratitude that permeate amidst all the loves. I pray all who may visit here may find the love in your heart and that which brings you most joy. ... For Valentine's Day is truly a day to celebrate the precious gift of God... Love.

I heard this poem on the radio and wished to share. .....

May your days and weekend, be filled with love:

A Valentine for Jesus

Jesus does not send perfume
To linger in the air
Instead He sends salvation, sweet
To show how much He cares.

He doesn’t bring me candy hearts
In boxes of delight
Instead He always lets me know
I’m precious in His sight.

He doesn’t pass out pretty cards
Trimmed in shades of red
Instead He gave His life for me
His precious blood was shed.

He doesn’t hand out fancy gifts
Like we would send to mother
Instead He sends a message clear
To always love each other.
He doesn’t give me teddy bears

That whimper, “please be mine”
Instead He gave His heart to me
I wear it all the time.

He doesn’t give me roses, pink
For all the world to see
Instead He gave eternal life
That’s beautiful to me...


Monday, February 9, 2009

life views...

I was recently asked,

"are you a pessimist, optimist, or realist?... "

My answer went something like this. ...

I am an eternal optimist...
yet amidst my optimism
I hold to the reality of the heart
and believe there is beauty and importance in every step of the journey
amidst the sad and happy
yet too, amidst faith hope and love
there is eternal joy

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The power of Quotes

Though I've seen the quote attributed to various persons... and reversed in order, ... no matter who it is officially attributed to, I find it beautiful....

"Dance like no one is watching, work like you don't need the money, and love like you've never been hurt..."

Satchel Paige

What a beautiful thought....
in these uncertain times
prayers to anyone who stops by.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am mindful of the importance of listening, not only in what we hear, yet too in what we read. In this day and age amidst all the technology, I think sometimes society has made it easy to tune out the specifics of documents, emails, or any form of written word. Typically I teach in a graduate rehabilitation program, yet too I teach overload in our psychology department. ... Yesterday I gave the undergraduate students a survey form inquiring of their learning styles, comfort levels in class, and their goals for the semester.....

When asked,
"What would you like to get out of this class?"
One student wrote... "I love to run, bike and cross country ski!!!!"
Yeah, we need to "listen" to what we read!!