Atop the World

Atop the World

How's the view from atop the world? How's the view when everything is going your way? A smile on your face? A kind word on your lips? A light shining for all to see? How's the view when you're all alone? How's the view when life is caving in? Do you still radiate the light [...]

Distracted Organization

Distracted Organization

  Do you have a variety of collections? Do you need to organize them? Are you easily distracted? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then we have something in common! 🙂 Our house has been a continual work in progress.  I don't like to buy new pieces of furniture very often [...]

The Love of a Father

The Love of a Father

The Love of a Father. A Father's Love is a thing to be treasured. In honor of my father's 60th birthday, I share my thoughts with all of you as well. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me. -Jim Valvano Time seems to pass so quickly. [...]

Time Travel Tuesday -40 years 

Time Travel Tuesday -40 years 

  Love Story. A little ditty about Jack and Diane Two American kids growing up in the Heartland... Oh, wait...Wrong story. But this is still a love story about two teenagers. Only they were growing up in coastal, fishing town. 40 Years. Today my parents celebrate 40 years since they stood before a judge and [...]

I’ll meet You in the field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense. -Rumi Let your light shine! Amy Save Save Save

WPC- A Face Finding Her Way

WPC- A Face Finding Her Way

A Face Finding Her Way. Reflections. Confusion sets in Am I this me or that me Still finding myself -Amy Lyon Smith Haiku. I've been wanting to take a try at writing Haiku.  I like how it expresses so much by saying so little. I tend to get sidetracked and tell 100 different stories before [...]

A Mother’s Love

The sun shone brightly On our stroll along the well loved shore We laughed even though there were tears in our hearts My return home, to celebrate her- a life well lived Our rock and wisdom called to her eternal home Days spent recounting memories The dolphin's hello And the ashes flowing A welcoming embrace. [...]

Childhood Abandoned

As I look upon the remnants Of a childhood abandoned I remember the squeals of delight The urging to be pushed higher To have the toes touch the sky Remembering how you never wanted the ride to end I see the yellow earth movers Now covered in weeds That once scooped at the sands Where [...]

Marriage – Our Future

  Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.  Your people will be my people and your God my God -Ruth 1:16 17 years ago, I stood before family friends, and God and spoke those words as part of my vows. A few months prior I had penned these words. [...]