Category: A Picture and A Poem

A PICTURE AND A POEM: SHINE

Let your light so shine for othersthis is my daily prayer…to radiate God’s lovely lightthrough hope, and love, and care. But my lamplight is a small one,often shining just on me,and at times it’s bent and brokenso the light is hard to see. Please… Continue Reading “A PICTURE AND A POEM: SHINE”

A PICTURE AND A POEM: GROWTH

The barren tree stood silentlyyet spoke to me of pain,when branches once were cut awayand only stumps remained.But now new shoots are growing forth,while reaching up and out.The stumps became the firm supportfor all new growth to sprout. When my best dreams are thwarted,when… Continue Reading “A PICTURE AND A POEM: GROWTH”

A PICTURE AND A POEM: HOPE

There‚Äôs a glow behind the foothills – a new day is about to dawn,but down here in the valleywe will keep our porch lights on. For even as we sense the hopeof an ending to the nightwe are essential keepersand bearers of the light.… Continue Reading “A PICTURE AND A POEM: HOPE”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLORIES

GLORIES Thank you for the glories…the brilliant, bright arrayof golden autumn coloron this October day. Thank you for the glories…found in this wondrous viewbut all of autumn at its peakgives just a glimpse of you. Thank you for the glories…in the tiny blessings, too… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLORIES”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GATHERINGS

GATHERINGS Thank you for the gatherings…such as the leaves that fallto join the brave but lonely one who was the first to fall. Thank you for the gatherings…of leaves raked into pilesfor children to fall into with their delightful smiles. Thank you for the… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GATHERINGS”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GREENINGS

GREENINGS Thank you for the greenings…for as leaves begin to fallthere is new life still appearingto inspire and to call. Thank you for the greenings…the invitations to believethat in every season of the yearnew life can be received. Thank you for the greenings…they promise… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GREENINGS”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLEANINGS

GLEANINGS Thank you for the gleanings…such as bounties that are foundby the deer who’s eating appleswhich were left upon the ground. Thank you for the gleanings…guide my heart and soul and mindto clear away the obvious – your greater gifts to find. Thank you… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLEANINGS”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GRACES

GRACES Thank you for the graces…as I walk my daily mile,your wildflowers bloomingmake the journey quite worthwhile. Thank you for the graces…I tend to look up to the treeswhile other autumn splendoris here right next to me. Thank you for the graces…in this beauty… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GRACES”

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLIMPSES

GLIMPSES Thank you for the glimpses…autumn colors that I see,the early turning of the leavesstill clinging to the tree. Thank you for the glimpses…for the season brings to mindhow you make all things beautifulin your perfect pace and time. Thank you for the glimpses…while… Continue Reading “AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: GLIMPSES”