New Life

OMG, how You capture my delight! One day at a time, You bring me new pleasures, new vistas Another day in paradise, unfolding before me Even the moments when my heart contracts, I see You And Your hand in the beauty that is Everything You bring me Whatever It Is, It’s You…I always say. Whatever.…

Invisible Grace…

There was a post this morning on an email list I belong to, and it was one of the most beautiful, insightful emails I've read for a very long time. Within questions the author asked, lie powerful, powerful questions for all of us to be asking. He was asking how to get through those difficult…

Meet Olivia Miriam Bateman!

My first GrandChild arrived this morning! What a celebration and a gift from God! Miss Olivia Miriam Bateman came at 2:17 a.m., weighing 10 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 22 and ½ inches tall! Mina and Mike are in bliss and doing well. Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!!! Grammy is celebrating and giving…

For Katie

For KatieHappy BirthDay Wise Woman!I wrote this to you at the beach.I sit at oceans edgeand you across the globewatch the sun go downas I witness it's arrivalI feel you in these wavesI miss you in my armsso much left unsaid so much unnecessary to saywhen two souls are twined like oursThank you for the…

To Know You…

To Know YouVASTas far as the I can seemy soul touching mega-citiesteeming with Life.Luminous spirits - a world I have not visitedbut to stand at Your Shoresand Feel You.Your world is rich and bountifulwhere no one is poor of soul or belly.Teach meto be a bringer of such riches tomy World...to Love Them as You…

PODCAST: Leader of the Band 1979

PodCast: Leader of the BandOn my WebCast (on this blog) you can find the song "Leader of the Band" which was recorded in the First Congregational Church in Tacoma, Washington on Father's Day in 1979. My brothers Jan and Jorge, my sister Mari and myself worked together to create and sing this tribute to our…

PODCAST: I Sent You Red Roses 1940

For My Dad... When my dad was 18, he was recorded singing "I Sent You Red Roses" on a 78 LP album, just before he marched off to the Armed Forces in WWII. I had this and other songs he sang transferred onto a digital file. You can hear him singing this song on my…

My Daddy

My DaddyLittle boy soul child you miss your mama you miss your Mama.I know who You are.Thank you for coming first to be my teacher in timeThank you for the soft gentle love and knowing I was "special"You gave me a loving image of God to hold in my heart and an understanding that those…

For Mama

For MamaI wrote this on the beach for you Mama. Happy BirthDay!Vessel of lifevessel of learningTeacherThank you for bringing me to God and the Forest for your patience your tolerance your integrity your exampleI never thought I just never thought you and your example would become my saint but there you are saved the best…