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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


Romantic Tuesday: Magnitude


How big is the world compared to love?

My world continues to expand each day with you

We revolve around the sun in the constant presence of light

The days seem to not contain enough time and space

So much to say and express

Our only quest is togetherness

To love as openly and fully as we can

Our hands holding the ends of a ribbon as we tie a bow around

what we have found

There is nothing more priceless or precious

We wave to the moon each night

Hoping this “good night” will be the last apart

I wait for the morning in which we awake and I see the sun

rising in your eyes

It is then perhaps, I will fully understand the magnitude of our love


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4 Line Stories: The Web


“What am I doing here,” said the spider to the fly

“Making my life sticky,” said the fly

So the spider freed the fly

And became a freelance web designer, his life long passion


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Monday Thoughts: Top of the Hill

Over the weekend I watched the movie “Million Dollar Baby”. Hilary Swank stars as an amateur boxing who wants to turn professional and Clint Eastwood is the boxing trainer that takes her under his wing. Swank rises the ranks with her raw skill, talent and Eastwood ‘s tutelage. After eventually receiving a title fight, she becomes paralyzed from the neck down because of a cheap shot by her opponent and a freak accident while falling.

After having one leg amputated because of little blood circulation from her not being able to move and surviving because of a breathing machine, Swank asks Eastwood if he could end her suffering…

Eastwood struggles with his decision because he is battling his own inner demons and how do you help someone to die?  Definitely a tough moral dilemma.

Eastwood feels guilty, believing everything is his fault for deciding to train her. He is reminded by a friend that he helped her to achieve a dream she wanted of being a professional boxer and fighting for a championship belt. Most people live a life and never achieve something they hoped for or dreamed of accomplishing.

There were dreams I had that I have long since let go of. There are dreams that I have been blessed to see come to life. I look at myself and understand that I am on the declining side of life, not that I am aging rapidly or that I am death’s door, just something inside you realize. When you are at a certain age, the world, life, looks so huge with this endless cache of possibilities. Life doesn’t look as huge anymore, but the endless cache of possibilities are still there.  

No matter what I have been through or faced with in the present, I am thankful for the life shaping experiences. I still dream and I still hope.  If I am to go today at this very moment, I know I have experience something so very meaningful to me that surpasses expression and definition. I thank God for that. Will I reach the top of the hill to my life?  That point when you know this is it,  this where I am supposed to be. Will I only live to see the light at the top of the hill as I make my way up?  I am not worried about ifs, one day at a time is all we’re given and we can try to live the best quality of life that we can.

Morgan Freeman’s speech from “Million Dollar Baby”

photo credit:, HDNet Movies


Dream Sequence


Dream sequence in full swing

On a deserted island with all that I need

Glasses clink together

As we take in the ocean scenery

No stones collected to spell S.O.S.

Although we are lost

We know this is only a dream

So we do not disturb our sleeping beings

This island is our paradise found

The ocean’s breeze caresses the skin

The elements here are never at a standstill

Dream sequence always in motion

Moving in accordance with our motion

Shifting and shaping the landscape

Not to forceful as to wake our sleeping beings

All will fade should reality come into play

Perhaps the dream is conscious of the dreamer

We have staked a claim on this island

And we will meet in the next dream sequence

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