Dear Reader. During these times there seems to be so many horrible things happening to so many people. People are starving because of cruelty; poverty; loss of jobs, money, possessions, family and/or homes. Hate, dishonesty, greed, revenge, ignorance and hunger for power drive politicians, racists, and terrorists to maim, kill, starve or traumatize innocent people. … More What Can I Do?
I have had a long struggle with my self image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or … More Self Image Assessments
Are we there yet? Where is your “there?” Do we know where our “there” is? When we were little we heard people tell our parents, “What a little man!” “What a pretty girl.” Nice strangers asked us,”What do you want to be when you grow up?” Perhaps on a subconscious level we start at an … More Where is “There?”
There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch
There are three kinds of reflections that I know of and I derive pleasure in capturing them to share with others. As a photographer I have always loved the reflections on bodies of water. There are times when a lake or pond has no wind ruffling the waves and the water’s surface is like a … More Reflections Can Be So Beautiful
We have all heard the verse from the Bible: “Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall inherit the earth.” That sounds like quite a rewarding, honorable mission. So peace is a desirable and good quality. But what kind of peace is it that offers such a reward? Inner peace is a home grown commodity; beginning with the seeds … More Which Peace Are We Talking about Here?
I think most everyone who knows me knows that I am a Christian. I have never been one to push my faith on anyone. I believe that the Creator, God, Spirit or however you know Spirit loves his creation, whatever method was used to create it. I believe our mission is to spread that love … More A Modern Psalm By Melodie Elaine Estes