Parables and fables have been used for centuries to teach wisdom to children, and adults as well. This is one I learned as a child about honesty and integrity. In a peaceful village nestled between mountains many of the people of the town raised sheep for food and for their wool to use or sell.They … More The Boy Who Cried Wolf
In my thirty-seven year long nursing career I cared for many patients, many of whom touched my heart ins different ways. One lady who still has a place in my heart was a cancer patient, Ms. Jones. The first time I met her I was so impressed with her indomitable spirit, her sense of humor, … More Gift from a Chemotherapy Patient
The potential for snow in winter reminds me of the Blizzard of 1993; the one I will never forget and the only one I ever experienced. This storm covered a large swath of the Eastern United States. Look up Superstorm of 1993 for pictures For less than a year my husband, Hank, had been … More The Blizzard of 1993
Last year was one for the records! So many people have been sick, lost jobs, businesses, homes, and lives. 2021 couldn’t be anything but better, hopefully 2021 is a new year!! Let’s make it one we will remember as a wonderful, positive, love-filled one. That doesn’t happen magically. We have to want it to be … More Make This New Year a Great One!
During the present times there is anger, pain, frustration, uncertainty, violence, hate, rage, and suspicion of people from different cultures, political parties, and religions. It is difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. And there are so many more problems in our world, which may amplify all of those emotions. The … More What Is a Peacemaker?
The meaning of the above title came to life for me a few years ago while attending a wedding reception. A DJ played music as twenty or more mostly young adults were dancing and having fun. I was hesitant to get out on the dance floor with the dancers who looked like they were half … More Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Recently a dear friend became deathly ill. Finally and thankfully she has improved greatly! But when I heard of her dreadful situation I started praying repeatedly for God to help her, heal her or do what was best for her or for the “greater good,” (one way of expressing acceptance of the inevitable.) The first … More Why Pray Repeatedly?
Although this is not a Sequoia it is a one hundred and nine year old tree at Williamsburg, VA. It’s huge outstretched arms seemed to make it appropriate for the picture. I wrote this poem several years ago and decided to share it. I just made some changes in this poem to help the flow of … More A Modern Psalm
In 1977 the song “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love
My interest in the gifts of being an empath and having empathy began a long time ago. Having empathy or being empathetic means you can understand how someone must feel; another definition to imagine, understand or feel like they do. Being an empath may include the above compassionate abilities but is more a matter of … More Empathy, Empathetic, Empath