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.…

Confusion…

--  Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Confusion is that place between adventures." Oh, yes. While it can feel difficult and our journey harder when in times of confusion, there is a space where one can see with lucidity...in the most difficult of circumstances. Going through my own changes at this moment, I sat this morning at…

Teachers…

Teachers are everywhere. I have learned unforgettable things from the Beings in the forest, from Those who have graced my home as "pets," from other human beings, and from experiences that have come and gone.  All have left memories and understandings etched into my soul. I have also learned much from souls who were previously…

Happy BirthDay!

Today is my 49th BirthDay...I call it my 7 times 7. This is an auspicious BirthDay for me...a time to review and renew. Most folks look at the big-oh's (30,40,50...) as turning points. For me, they go in 7 year stints. So, as I prepare to move forward...I also look back. These are some of…

Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir

* * * * * * *Hello to my many extended family members through the choirs at Midland Lutheran College. It was such a blessing to see and hear you all again at the Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir Reunion in April of 2008! I cannot express the depths to which your singing touched my…

40 days and 40 nights…

* * * * * * *There's something in many of the holy scriptures about 40 days...it is a common theme across cultures and religions. In the Sikh faith, 40 days are used for spiritual practice and to implement consciousness shifts. Many Masters have done their own forms of spiritual practice for that amount of…

Simple Little Things

I returned to Fremont, NE five years ago to watch my dad direct the alumni choir at Midland Lutheran College, where he worked for so long. They sang for Baccalaureate. It was the first time I had returned there in 25 years.I just cried and cried, as I understood how the deep love for God…

Waiting…

WaitingWaiting for you Olivia Miriam...Soul of my SoulChild of my Heart and fleshWaiting to welcome you hereAgainAlways will there bearms to hold youa heart to welcome youears to listena lap to sit upona warm nicey for youand cookies in my jarfor you to sneakI am GrandMother!Welcome back LivvyIt is safe hereIt is good hereYOU ARE…

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…