There's never a dull moment with Aunt Irma. She's that family member you'd sometimes like to send off to the North Pole. I'm afraid if I did that, though, Mr. and Mrs. Santa and the elves would never forgive me. Merry Christmas to all.
As we're celebrating this Fourth of July, let's give some thought to the many freedoms we have here in the good ol' USA-we have a tendency to take so miuch for granted. Let's remember our troops overseas and here at home, and their families who sacrifice right along with them. Thank you to them and
I wrote this piece after studying the temptaton of Jesus in the wilderness. Just like he did with Jesus, Satan waits until we're in our weakest moment and then attacks us with confusion, doubt and fear.
I'm not the dirt beneath your feet.I'm not paper to be crushed or crumpled in your clenched fist.I'm a butterfly emerging daily;Strong and beautiful, fragile and a little afraid;So hold me tenderly in a gentle open hand.Perhaps I'll return each day.Perhaps I'll want to stay.
My appointment with immigration counselor at catholic charities was "rescheduled" for May 23rd...I found the message on the board at Salvation Army yesterday. So, that's another two weeks delay-or stall, should I say. I'm going back to the attorney general's office and I'm also getting in touch with
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YLDX6O I am getting the word out about Sister Phoenix-my poetry book just published on Amazon/Kindle. Have spoken with two of my boys and got a good review from one--of course, he's a great supporter so I can't twist my arm out of the socket patting myself on the back ju
My book "Sister Phoenix" is live and available for sale. Finally! It's only about a year overdue!! I was thinking about the kids this morning because it's dedicated to them. I'm happy that I finished it in time for Mother's Day-it's fitting-for one thing because it is for all women...could be by all
This piece is from my "Behind A Tattered Veil" collection. I wrote it after watching some people who seemed to be caught up in the rush of everyday deadlines and the stress that comes with them sometimes.
I'd just read a small piece about compassion before I prayed this morning; and then God led me to a scripture in Luke 13...Not only does it address our relationship with others, but also our walk with Him.
April is Sexual Assult Awareness Month. This is a poem that speaks about the betrayal, anger and grief that victims of sexual abuse experience. I wrote this piece in 2007 and it is part of the "Sister Phoenix" collection of poetry dealing with the evolution of a woman's soul. Daddies do not touch t
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Once again, survivors everywhere will stand together and speak out against the atrocity of sexual crimes. This piece addresses some of the scars left by sexual abuse.
I was inspired to write this because Darby O'Gill and the Little People is one of my favorite films. -A "Golden Oldie"- A must see!! I imagined Darby sitting in the pub reciting this. Who knows -- maybe that's how the whole thing came to be --
I wrote this poem in 2006 after a "pity party." My chronicle of "God Calling" messages is on hold for the moment because my copy of "God Calling" was stolen. I was tempted to start another one of those parties; but this poem came to mind.