November 15, 2014

turn your worries over!

every evening i turn my worries over to God...he's going to be up all night anyway.

restless at midnight
~mary c. crowley

November 11, 2014

land of the free, because of the brave...

what is a veteran?
a 'veteran'- whether active duty, 
discharged, retired or reserve-
is someone who, at one point in his/her life,
wrote a blank check made payable to  "The United States of America" 
for the amount of and including his/her life. (unknown)
veteran's heart
 to learn more, visit:

November 6, 2014

you complete me..

what we are is God's gift to us. what we become is our gift to God.
~eleanor powell

November 1, 2014

waters of fall

when we are no longer able to change a situation, 
we are challenged to change ourselves. ~victor frankl

October 29, 2014

embrace now

i don't think we can deny anymore that winter is on it's way.  the warm weather has said its goodbyes and the chill has unpacked, readying us all the inevitable arrival of snow and cold!
dream big!

 i have found over the years and from living in minnesota, it is just best to embrace the weather of the day...whatever that may be. i always seem to find some treasured moment.  on some days, the wind stops for a second and the warming rays of sunshine flow with an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm.
i stop in my tracks and soak it all in.
... and then there are the days when the rain lets up just enough to get the mail or take my dog for a walk, with us both enjoying the puddle splashes.

as with all things, if i keep present in the moment i receive a present.

here is a quote about living in the moment (you can find more at:

we are always getting ready to live but never living.
~ ralph waldo emerson

October 28, 2014


faith does not make things easy
it makes them possible
~luke 1:37

October 21, 2014


"granma" ayla inquired genuinely,  "where do lollipops come from?"

lollipops for ayla
"silly girl, don't you remember? we planted seeds
last month!"

i felt her face smile from ear to ear, then her body jolted from me..."i'll race you to the fields!"

in a split second we both were making our way to the back door and the down the steps.  generations separated us, but we caught our breath within minutes of each other.

"when?! when, grandma, will they be ready to eat?"

"soon...we have to be patient, dear."

"patience is not the 
ability to wait, 
but the ability to keep
 a good attitude 
while waiting." ~joyce meyers

October 9, 2014

...inevitably flaws

gold grunge
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed.
And you are beautiful.”
 ~Amy Bloom

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ~Marilyn Monroe

“To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I."
 ~Ayn Rand

October 5, 2014

October 2, 2014

...hath such grace...


No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face....
~John Donne