Writer’s Block

It seems  that there are so many fresh thoughts and ideas coming into my head; So much new information:  News items, results of studies and research… Yet the things that are solid enough to put on paper – or computer – seem old and stale. The new things are like trying to catch clouds OrContinue reading “Writer’s Block”


I will reach higher; If I happen to fall, I will get up, Dust myself off And try again.   I will look farther; If I don’t see at all, I will grow still, Quietly wait, Carefully attend.   I will hope stronger; Obey the deeper call Of my own heart; The soft voice ofContinue reading “DEEPER CALL”


Sometimes rain comes softly, With a subtle touch and light step, She arrives in the dark of night. The signs of her visit Are fragrant, crystalline jewels That sparkle in the morning light. Then there are sudden times, When Thunder and Lightning join her Accompanied by mighty wind. Great chaos and drama Send creatures runningContinue reading “WHEN RAIN COMES”


Darkness yields to dawning light; Ones asleep for a long, cold season Begin to awaken and stir.     Thoughts and dreams once lost in time Slowly rise up from deepest places, Where they wait and hope for rebirth.     Feelings bring fresh sensation, Sweet misery made from pain and joy Sing new songsContinue reading “RENAISSANCE”


Stretch the limits Of your expectations; Of what you already know. Stretch the limits Until you have found Inspiration for your soul.   Stretch the limits Of what you thought possible; Of all your wishes and dreams; Stretch the limits Until you have learned Life is bigger than it seems.   Stretch the limits; ThenContinue reading “STRETCH THE LIMITS”


The river starts in seclusion, A spring flowing out of the ground. At first, it is quiet; Barely heard; The tiny trickle of water Begins its journey downhill. As it grows, it gains momentum; Breaking down rocks, moving debris. Spilling in waterfalls Over cliffs; Pooling and racing on its way, Spreading and growing deeper. ItContinue reading “THE RIVER”


Keep reaching higher, Ever holding to your goal; Your belief that you can do it is most important.     Take breaks to rest and plan; One step at a time; not leaps and bounds.     Soon you’ll begin to notice Undeniable signs of progress Coming your way; Catching your attention; Encouraging you asContinue reading “KEY TO SUCCESS”


I have often told my pastor that I feel like a tiger, trying to masquerade as a house cat. With that in mind, here is my poetic advice for how to tame a tiger: Don’t pull her whiskers Or ruffle her fur; Give her plenty of treats That cause her to purr. Find ways toContinue reading “HOW TO TAME A TIGER”