Tag Archives: beauty

October Madness

Election fever Tempers boiling People screaming Our world on the brink of survival And then there’s this… “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery

Posted in Humor, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Life is Beautiful

 Yes, life is hard. But it’s also beautiful.  And funny.  And sweet.   And we aren’t the only ones who know it. “If animals spoke, humanity would cry.” ~Manuj Rajput Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Life Moves in Waves

When we think of waves, we think of the ocean. But everything moves in waves: sand, air, fire, light, even the earth beneath our feet. Life doesn’t move in a straight line, it moves in waves. Human existence, as well: … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Hurry Up and Stay, Fall!

Do you call it Fall, from the old Germanic word fallan? Which literally means to “fall,” as in the temperatures or the leaves, or both. Or do you call it Autumn? A prettier word from the Latin autumnus. Still, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

The Sky: God’s Canvas

The sky communes with the heavens. Lucky sky. Then it reaches down and touches us. Lucky us. Yet the sky isn’t one thing — it’s many things. And the heavens aren’t many things — they’re everything. Only the God who … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Summer in California: Mountains, Sea and Desert

Originally posted on Kevin Hotter:
“The Blue and Green of Solitude” Hi Friends! Hope everyone is hanging in there during these weird times. And when I say weird, I mean insane! haha One silver lining of all the restrictions on…

Posted in Humor, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Summer Colors in the Forest

Originally posted on Day-To-Day Photography:
My Featured Blogger this week is freelance writer-photographer Pitchurman of Day-to-Day Photography. I don’t know Pitchurman’s “real” name, but then this Alabama-based artist’s self-description concludes with the words “first and always a photographer.” And quite a picture-man he is. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Quips and Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

World of Glass

It was the world they were born into The one they’d been given Although they’d long ago forgotten The Visitor who came and filled Their empty world with glass Which was said to be immortal They had to admit it … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

I Miss the World

I grew up near the beach in Southern California. Honestly, I didn’t go all that often once I grew up. But the moment we moved away, I missed it. I missed knowing I could. This pandemic has made me feel … Continue reading

Posted in Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments

Small Things

“It’s a small thing, but people who consistently express gratitude develop a higher level of awareness for all the things in their lives they have to be grateful for.” ~Richie Norton “The Lord likes small things best, especially those done … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments