People arrive with delicious treats,
Carefully prepared;
You’d think this is a famous cook off,
But it’s not;
It’s a neighborhood potluck.

Ah here comes Mrs. Smith with goulash
So tantalizing;
And here comes Jane with berry cobbler
It’s still hot
And delicious with ice cream.

Moms and dads, children and dogs all come,
Ready to indulge
In food, conversation and friendship
  They are taught
To treasure each other above all.


*As a matter of fact, my neighborhood has a potluck tomorrow night.  This was written with that in mind.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.


  1. So we had our potluck-picnic Monday evening. There were BBQ-ed hamburgers, pasta salads, chips, salsa and cookies. Most of all, there was plenty of good conversation. We plan to have another gathering in October. My belief that neighbors getting together is vital for a healthy city and nation is growing.

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