Sunday, February 12, 2017

Abraham Lincoln & Friendship

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln !

We thank you for many of your ways
and many of your words -- which we
understand today.

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."                          -Abraham Lincoln


With the words of Lincoln I am pleased to
wish a good friend and fellow writer a 
      very Happy Birthday today . . .




















Orman, when your ship comes in
know that it will sail with a full crew
of those you have helped along the
way. Your wisdom and laughter
are gentle winds that have brought
many writers to the shores of
publication.

                  Onward

Friday, February 3, 2017

February: The Passion of Our Lord

Though Lent does not begin this year
until March 1st our world is being asked
by Pope Francis to consider how we might
serve . . .
























Our current Pope is fearless, often
finding the right words, inspired words, for
a particular moment in time. May God
continue to care and watch over this
"man of peace." (Amazing how many
non-Catholics love Pope Francis. He
warms the Chair of St. Peter with Love.)

You can find the Pope daily at:

http://www.news.va/en/news/popes-february-prayer-intention-welcome-the-needy 

 Peace.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Holy Spirit At Work

Sometimes in today's world it's difficult
to believe that the Holy Spirit is still at work--
that He has not abandoned us.
Pope Francis recently added a few
updates to the Beatitudes which should
give us pause and confirm that indeed
the Spirit of God is guiding the world.
We only need to listen. . .


"Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils
     inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.”
"Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned
       and marginalized and show them their closeness.”
"Blessed are those who see God in every person
       and strive to make others also discover him.”
"Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.”
“Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.”
"Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians."




  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Honoring Dignity & Uplifting Eloquence

Today we said goodbye.

(And thanks to live coverage)

we saw once again two 

people who brought honor

to the White House.



 










                     

                    

                     Thank You


Words from today give us pause as we ask once again:  


               God bless America
                      Give us wisdom
                            Mend our flaws
                                     Heal our wounds


                                                                    AMEN


Friday, January 13, 2017

After The Rain

At twilight last night
the sky was happy with the rain
that fell over Southern California.



"Here the rain, like everything else,
suggests permanence and eternity."
-Elie Wiesel from Dawn 



Friday, January 6, 2017

Epiphany

On this day Christians

recall the story of the three

Kings and the gifts they

brought to honor the Christ Child.


















Seems like an appropriate time for
this writer/photographer to honor
some of the literary publications &
editors I've worked with this past
year. Thank you! Through your efforts
and devotion you keep the literary
world alive.

 Christopher Bernard   Caveat-Lector
 Heather Cuthbertson  Gold Man Review
 Danny Judge  The Indianola Review
 Amy Sage Webb  Flint Hills Review
 Virginia Howard   Thema
 Patricia Caspers   West Trestle Review
 W. B. Gerard  That Literary Review
 Megan Jones   Perceptions
 Valerie Wallace  Rhino
 Valerie Lawson & Michael Brown  Off The Coast
 David at The Last Line
 Editors Studio One
 Editors  The Healing Muse
 Editors  GNU Journal
 In addition:          
 Sarah Jane Sanders & Jessica Durham
 at the Eat Exhibit Norton Center for the Arts

Some links you may want to check out:


Sunday, December 25, 2016

O COME LET US

                   

                 LOVE 
























   CHRIST THE SAVIOR IS BORN


              MERRY CHRISTMAS!