Reflections

The 5 C’s to a Great Relationship


Relationships are constantly undergoing changes and shifts, and rarely do we find people who stay together for more than 15 years anymore. We recall our parents and grandparents spending 50 and 60 years, often their lifetimes, together. They all had mastered certain keys that enabled them not only to endure but to...

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Musing on the Gift of Music


I will hang on to every sound you make, every word you say. You always end with me wanting more: more of that life-giving substance, which comes with you loving what you do, and what you do loving you...

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

It Is… Because I Am!


I know the universe is alive because I live. I know the universe is kind because I smile at the stranger.

Reflections

On Faith, Hope, and Trust


Trust affirms what is present, respects what is past, and has no hold on what is to come but knows that the possibilities are endless.

Reflections

Musings on Self


On the differences between 'selfish', 'selfless', and 'self-full'.

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Ode to Mother


She does not reckon herself to be the antagonist to the sometimes fragile male psyche; she refuses to be a casualty, nor will she be a victim of any testosterone-driven wager between God and his 'earthly image'...

Commentary

The Art of Compromise


Marriage is very much like a work of art in that after many strokes and much time it reveals its truest masterpiece. Many enter marriage with an unhealthy understanding of what sustains long-term relationships. Many believe, like the song says, “love is all...

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Perfected!


Stand amazed at the wonder of your existence. You are billions of years in the making. The perfection that is your life stems from billions of billions of years of failures. But now you have arrived, beautiful and perfect just as you are...

Children's & Short Stories

What’s Her Name?


Once upon a time, there was a kind and loving young girl whose name by the end of the story you might be able to guess...