Monday, August 22, 2016


If God is in the details, which details are the ones people look for when trying to find someone to fill a certain niche in the market?
I'm thinking of applying for jobs in a non-conventional manner. No conventional way has yet worked so what can really be lost if nothing has yet been gained?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Power of Purpose

My thoughts today...
'When power of purpose meets purpose of power, there is one kind of work that those two, put together, can produce. It's a word I have not used in my stories before but I did sing the song, in public, once.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Meet a Legacy

Some people plant legacies. Some people carve legacies. Some people build legacies. Walking or cycling down the Duff Roblin trail, it is easy to appreciate and celebrate the amazing things people achieve in a lifetime. Some days I feel I'm too old to be able to achieve anything worthwhile anymore and then I'll meet someone almost thirty years older who is still producing good worthwhile work and I have to rethink my ideas of age and productivity. Did I also mention that this person was very humble? Although retired from the police force for over twenty years already, he is still teaching classes, staying physically active, and doing a little detecting along the gravel path just out of sheer habit. Isn't that impressive? So, the next time you're out and about and think you're just getting your exercise in a wide open space which is really work that should be honoured by a word like legacy... well, maybe you too will meet one. I'm starting to sense that there are a number of them that are still very active.
From caterpillar...
to butterfly...
life is a miracle.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Do you know what I like about a morning? Well, maybe, that there is one. Was there a storm warning yesterday? It looks like there should have been. For everyone who slept through it... well, being a good neighbour for the person who is going to wake to find a tree on their car... let's hope there is some muscle around to pick up that tree and remove it. I'm sure there will be.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Do  you know what l like about an evening? Most people won't bring out their lawn mowers. Wow! What a disturbance, hey?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Double Blessings

Today is a day of blessing. It is. I tried to be one and I feel I received some... conversation...
a blessing. I wish I could fix things for people who are having difficulties and sometimes I don't always feel like I have helped enough... I just hope that listening and caring to listen will make another's day sweeter.
You know what's really sweet? Listening to someone who is having things fall into place in their life like sweet dew from heaven. That is a rare treat... and something to celebrate. So, today, I wish for each person, their perfect life traveling partner.
I hear it can happen!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Have you ever taken a chance and just started conversing with someone, a stranger, and you find, quite immediately, that you both have quite different views about some things in life and yet... you keep having conversations because... it's not boring! So, I can't really converse and not get my heart involved. It's just who I am. Admittedly, that is also why I can't talk to everyone... who can? So, there are simple things that everyone can do to help another feel cared about. When I have conversations with someone,  well, I just get involved and I can't help but feel drawn in and yet I try very hard to respect boundaries and I also try very hard to have my own boundaries in place so that the other person can feel freed up from expectations.
And, even if I don't imagine I will do this..., if I cry for you, I have entered the sacred place of intimacy where I don't rule. God does.
Why does God bring us to those places for others?
I think I know the answer.
It is to see people freed up, and looking so relaxed and so young, it just amazes me every time I see it. It happened this morning. I don't really know this individual much at all but when I saw that face this morning, I thought,... wow... that face looks ten years younger and completely freed up. That is one beautiful thing to experience.
Song of the day... Es ist ein Reis entsprungen- composer- Michael Praetorius 1609