Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The mix of community

A mix of shapes and colors
Makes a garden so appealing.
When will we come to realize
The same is true for communities?

Monday, July 30, 2018


All nature sounds her trumpets:
Sing for joy!
Celebrate the new day and give thanks
for all the blessings we’ve received!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

You were meant for this.

There is so much joy in discovering
who and where you were meant to be
and doing what you were meant to do.
Relax and bask in the light of the moment:
you were meant for this.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Surrounded by love

Haunted by the illusion of aloneness?
I pray the fog will lift and then reveal
the truth -- that you're surrounded by love.

Friday, July 27, 2018

A shady place

I hope that in the heat of the day
you may find a quiet, shady place to rest...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The roses or the thorns

Filled with sadness
For those who walk
The path, so lined with flowers,
But cannot see the roses for the thorns...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The purity in stillness

There is a purity to be found in stillness.
Help me today to quiet my thoughts
That purity may be restored.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ideas, take flight

You are unique, but you are not alone.
The same air fills your lungs as mine;
the same breeze lifts the wings of our ideas.
Let them take flight, that they may heal the world...

Monday, July 23, 2018

Let your dreams rise

Today, let your dreams rise,
Your hopes take flight,
And all great possibilities
Dance happily among the stars...

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Calm waters

Wishing you calm waters,
a peaceful morning,
and a day of quiet rest.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The face of the Divine

Look closely, and in every living thing
You will see the face of the Divine.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Feeding your soul for the journey

Yes, it’s good to take the long view.
But don’t forget:
You need to feed your soul along the way...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What have we learned?

Watching their forebears, the young ones learn
to stand tall and cup their hands, reaching for the light.
Who are our forebears, and what have we learned from them?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Swimming in gratitude

Swimming in gratitude today
For all the friends, family,
organizations and institutions
That help keep us afloat...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A moment of peace

Wishing you a moment of peace
as the new day begins to stir...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Focus challenge

Don't be too hard on yourself.
Sometimes when there are challenges close at hand,
it can be really hard to focus
on anything down the road...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Marriage is a curious vehicle,
But I’ve never regretted settling into it,
And as another year rolls round
I confess I’m still loving the ride!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The sea of gratitude

On this dark morning, 
not knowing what the day might bring,
can we still find a moment to rest
in a sea of gratitude?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Flames of revenge

Let not the flames of retaliation and revenge
consume your soul: An eye for an eye
will make the whole world blind.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hope anyway

There will be times in life when hope
Seems powerless to stop the spread of evil.
Hope anyway, and do what you can
To bring the good to light...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our differences have value

A closer look at flowers tells us all we need to know:
That everything’s connected,
and our differences each have value:
All work together for the common good.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Let wisdom's waters rise

Like water, wisdom tends to gather
At the low spots in our lives.
Pay attention; open up your heart,
And let wisdom’s waters rise to fill your soul.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Broaden your perspective

Our challenge, every day,
Is to broaden our perspective:
To look beyond our personal struggles
And see the larger world that lies before us.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Separate Peace

There are days when I can see the peace
That awaits me,
I just can’t quite figure out how to get there...

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Prepare to wait out the storm

If we set sail today, into the sea of clouds,
let's bring along an anchor, just in case:
the weather could get rough, and sometimes it's best
to park yourself somewhere safe and wait out the storm.

Friday, July 6, 2018


So much of what we see in what’s around us
is simply a reflection
of our own thoughts and projections...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Our communal thirst

How far must we travel,
How long must we wait
Before our communal thirst
for righteousness is assuaged?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Approach Avoidance

In every situation there’s a flower and a bee,
But the choice is always yours: you decide
Which is which: which is good and which is bad;
Which to approach or avoid; and which you’ll be.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fantastic hope

This may seem like a fantasy, a forlorn hope,
but I'm asking you to trust, and work to ensure
that the overall arc of history
will always bend toward justice and compassion.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cycle of life

Even as one blossom fades,
Another’s on its way.
Something’s always dying or being born.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Restore your soul

Why not take some time today
To rest beside still waters;
Breathe in some peace,
And let it restore your soul...