Blue Skies for World Autism Day

Light it up blue for World Autism Day


Hands That Hold

For 26 years of holding my hand! An anniversary poem for my wonderful husband. The hands that hold…

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A Window of Many Colors

Windows can be for looking through or looking at. Through windows . . . or on windows . . . we can see stories unfold. Sometimes, even words can be windows . . . windows to the soul. Here is a picture of a huge stained glass window in an old church in Beaumont, TX…

Not of This World

To Bethlehem the couple came. And in a stable stopped to rest. In straw, by animals so tame, A mom gave birth to child, with zest. The baby Jesus was his name. To save our souls, His given quest. He came to darkness bringing light. For aching hearts and crying souls; And as a servant…

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Keep Watch

“Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence.” Psalm 105:4, The Message I have been reading through The Message this year to surprise my mind with new and fresh ways of looking at Scripture. I try to read through a different translation every year or so.…

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A Personal Psalm of Thanksgiving Let us come together rejoicing, Joyfully singing of our Great and Awesome God. Lifting to His throne our voices, Bowing on our knees, Shouting through the village streets “How marvelous is the Lord, Our God!” Come, come with me my brothers and my sisters, Let us offer up thanksgiving To…

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Background Noise

Are noises and distractions bombarding your life? Sometimes it happens so subtly we do not even realize it. We watched an interesting movie last night (and surprisingly finished it). I say “surprisingly” because it moved rather slowly even for a drama. Our minds are being conditioned to have action or at least fast moving frames…

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A Hiker’s Quandry

“After we come to the realization that we are traveling down the wrong road we have to . . . look around for things to get us back on the correct road. Not seeing any, we have to backtrack working through the things we’ve just traveled through and reacquire our bearings to continue down the correct…

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To Be Deracinated

Children mistakenly think: “I wish I were already a grown-up so I could be done with school and learning!” Once they grow up, especially if they are wise, they learn that learning never ends. Today, thanks to a Freshly Pressed post on WordPress, I learned a new vocabulary word–deracinate. Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and transracial adoptees …

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Giving It Everything You’ve Got!

This morning I read 1 Corinthians 9 in The Message translation. The following verses inspired me. I hope they inspire you. 24-25 You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades.…

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A Portrait of Mothers

This is a picture of my great-grandmother holding my granny when she was a little girl. With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would post this photo with a poem. Are you a mom in waiting? See: Waiting Expectantly See also: Stories and Poems for a Mother’s Heart

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What a Mama Does

In several countries today is Mother’s Day. In the U.S., mother’s day isn’t until May. But any day is a great day to celebrate our mothers! I noticed many people are viewing a poem I posted a year or two ago called: When a Daughter Understands. Here it is again in a new format. Note:…

Happy First Birthday to My Grandson

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Birthday Blast

Happy Birthday Princess Jade! Princess Jade Through the years! Read about our story at: Nine Year Pregnancy Why are birthdays difficult for adoptees? Read on… ****************************************************************************** For regular updates and interesting tidbits check out and “like” my Facebook pages! Your support is appreciated!    

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours . . . Merry Christmas to all my family, friends, and readers! Hope your Christmas day is full of joy, peace, love, hope, and laughter! When you have some time to kick back and do a little reading, check out the 25 excerpts (one from each chapter) to Three Days…

Live Like it Matters

Because of today’s shooting in Connecticut, I have seen many posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter about fear for the protection and safety of our children. Some have said they wished they homeschooled. Others have made similar comments. But senseless shootings are not just happening in schools, but in movie theaters, churches, and even…

Following a Star

The Magi waited for the coming Messiah and followed the star. We waited for a little girl and followed our hearts. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the…