These are a few of my favorite things.

Mountains and beaches seem related to me, like close-knit family members. Their features resemble each other; pristine beauty, tranquil sounds, fierce displays of power and yet soothing serenity. They both whisper into the air some of the same perfect phrases in a similar dialect. I can only hear the words when I quiet my mind….

Criticism vs Discernment

I’m wary of the criticisms that float like dust in the air, like pollutants.  You hear it everywhere-on the news, in churches, homes and schools. It’s like adopting a “corporate view” and even accepting slander of someone negates our personal responsibility for it. Whether political, spiritual, or even academic, there are opposing views.  Sometimes the spokesperson…

Beating Heart

It was the beginning of something different.  God did what only He can do as He created, divided and separated.  Night & day was born. Silence was punctuated by the sound of waves crashing on a shore, constantly reaching to touch the new air. Sky and Sea started the rhythm that blossomed gradually into something…

The Earth Breathes

It’s mid April and for the first time since snowfall, we headed to the mountains.  In about 35 minutes we found ourselves following the Big Thompson River and winding our way upward.  We talked and talked and followed Trail Ridge Road until the road was closed.  We talked more and parked near an overlook and…

Sunshine Spring Therapy

She walked along the river,  feeling the warmth defrost her soul.  ‘Sunshine feels like nothing else’ she thought; giving and healing among it’s long list of powers.  She stopped, bent down and wiggled her fingers along the top of the water.  The contrast of the cool water accentuated the warmth on her shoulders and for…

Favorite Weather

Weather is fascinating isn’t it?  I like to hear what kind of weather people like the most and why.  I have a few favorites.  #1. I love sunshine! Like most people it brings a smile and facilitates outdoor activity, barbecues and time near water.  What’s not to love?  #2. The predecessor of the huge rainstorm, when the monstrous dark…