Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Words that Move... as Sent from My Soul Sister

Typically I start my day teaching aerobics, followed by sharing with my dear daughter, and then a short devotion or reflection to start the day. There are only 3 in my life I have held to as soul mates/ friends. They are those special souls with which we connect on a different level than anyone else.. .perhaps in a way that transcends earthly connections and ventures to the spiritual. Often my soul sister Julie and I send each other touching devotions. I thought I'd share the moving words she sent me today. ... I thought of the concept of doors, avenues and opportunities set forth by the good Lord. I thought back to my most difficult decision, to leave a place of work I loved in order to take a faculty position. ... It was a door the good Lord clearly opened and gently guided me through, yet too such a difficult decision to make. ... Leaving a place of work I loved and total security and fairly decent pay was the most difficult decision I ever made... here I am 12 years later reflecting on how it too, was one of the best decisions I made! Blessings to all and may we all see the opportunities and doors the good Lord opens!

One Door Closes..Another Opens Revelations 3:8

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sometimes when we least expect

in the view of a beautiful sunset

the spending time with those loved

in the laughter of the child

tears of the heart

or inspiration of a fine poem

we touch the tenderest of places

in our soul...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Words that Move Me...

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams and health

And quiet breathing

(John Keats)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I sat alone wondering
in the call
where you were
I cried to you when sad
and gently smiled when joy filled
sometimes I stumbled
sometimes I fell
You never hesitate
to pick me up
brush me off
and whisper to me
in my humanity
that I am loved

I tell you all my deepest secrets
my failings
my wonders
you listen
and you love me
like none other

Sometimes I forget
to say thank you
yet you still loved
and stretched out
and died for me

your love brings awe
and as I strive
to express gratitude
I am mindful that no matter
the hour,
the day,
my joy,
my stumbling
you are there

and it was the "I", and the "We"
you died for
that we may dance in the heavens
with you

Thank you Jesus

Thank you


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Eve Stop and thoughts on death

Amidst a busy week it has been some time that I have visited my online journal, Facebook, this blog, and a poetry site I visit. ... I realize that these sites are such a blessing yet too sometimes take time and therefore life's journey brings us to the ebbs and flows of personal, interpersonal, and e-interface. ...

This past week I was notified of the recent death of our neighbor Karl. ... I admit, sadness still visits as I walk by his house and expect him to be in the yard with a smile, wave and greeting. He was the neigborhood socialite and always the first to help out if something needed fixing or a car was sputtering. ... Karl found out less than a year ago that he had stage 4 cancer... only months later at his young age of 54 he is dead... it seems surreal.

Yet, too it is in death we are reminded of that which we hold most dear. This last year I posted this poem to a website. It is one that means a great deal to me as a friend's parent died at the time and then the following month a friend from aerobics died. .. .I share it again here.

Blessings to anyone who may visit

After Glow...

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one
I'd like to leave and after glow
Of smiles when life is done

I'd like to leave an echo
Whisperin softly down
the ways of happy times,
and..laughing times,
and bright and..sunny days

I'd like the tears of those who
I grieve, to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave
when life is done (Anonymous)...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Surprise....

Yes, reality hit this morn... look what showed up this morn... the snow laden view looking back by the deck and pool:

Breath of Snow...

Snow falls down
on springs new dawn
soft til white
upon the lawn

Childlike moods
within awake
taunting what?
a spring snow flake?

Ye laugh today
in April' born
lookin somewhat more
like Christmas morn

Just smile within
the childlike heart
it'll all soon melt
in winter's part

and spring life breathe
within awake
hello fresh sun
good bye snow flake!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Amidst the daily walk...

do you ever touch your tenderest of places of humanity and vulnerability?