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The Beauty of Rest

The sun shines steadfastly on a snow-covered ‘scape. Joy fills my heart with it’s beauty. The glitter reflects God’s glory of the firmament. The snow-covered corn field lies barren, At […]

Basketball Widow’s Guidelines

This article is meant for the woman who finds herself alone every weeknight and weekend because she made the mistake of falling in love with a sports fanatic.  For those […]

Tinted Sunglasses

Darkened sunglasses Color the world ahead Tinted for me As I perceive it. Hidden are the joys, Cloud-covered silver linings, Small pleasures taken From within. Hope for my burdened self […]

The Sun Reveals God’s Majesty

The sun at angles causes curtains to shimmer, glass to glisten and snow to twinkle. It plays on the water of rivers and lakes. What a dazzling spectacle it makes. […]

A Second Chance

Preface: This poem was written as a gift to my Dad at Christmas in 1989. Dad had suffered a heart attack on Memorial Day of that year. Dad recovered from […]

A Collection of My Poems – Continued

God’s Way Hope. Anticipation. A glowing flame Engulfing one’s soul, Sparked by an awakening- A realization that God’s plan Can be one’s own. As life begins to unfold I realize, […]

A Collection of My Poems

I hope you enjoy my poems. They were actually written years ago during a time of transition in my life. This was before I had a close relationship with Christ, […]

Traveling In Your Imagination

As I was walking with my friend in Lincoln Park, we stopped to take pictures of this wishing well. It has always been my heart’s desire to travel. Because we […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]

Don’t Limit God

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived,” – the things God […]

God Protected My Tent

Read Psalm 91:1-16 “If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your […]

See and Hear God for the First Time

This morning on my Bible Gateway app, I was looking through the dashboard and decided to listen to the Bible on Audio. Generally, I read rather than listen to the […]

The Bible Didn’t Make Any Sense

I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. My parents and I would attend church every Sunday. I attended Sunday school, sang in the Children’s Choir, participated in […]

God’s Guidance

After suffering months of writer’s block and giving myself numerous excuses, I achieved victory by asking for God’s guidance. I have struggled so much with having the desire to write […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]

Traveling In Your Imagination

As I was walking with my friend in Lincoln Park, we stopped to take pictures of this wishing well. It has always been my heart’s desire to travel. Because we […]

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for […]

Tinted Sunglasses

Darkened sunglasses Color the world ahead Tinted for me As I perceive it. Hidden are the joys, Cloud-covered silver linings, Small pleasures taken From within. Hope for my burdened self […]

About the Author

I grew up on a family farm close to Pleasant Plains, Illinois, a small town in the Midwest. With two older brothers and a sister in college, I pretty much […]

A Second Chance

Preface: This poem was written as a gift to my Dad at Christmas in 1989. Dad had suffered a heart attack on Memorial Day of that year. Dad recovered from […]

The Sun Reveals God’s Majesty

The sun at angles causes curtains to shimmer, glass to glisten and snow to twinkle. It plays on the water of rivers and lakes. What a dazzling spectacle it makes. […]

See and Hear God for the First Time

This morning on my Bible Gateway app, I was looking through the dashboard and decided to listen to the Bible on Audio. Generally, I read rather than listen to the […]

God Protected My Tent

Read Psalm 91:1-16 “If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your […]

Don’t Limit God

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived,” – the things God […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]