Monday, September 26, 2016

Treasures in Each New Day

A familiar feeling comes over me
about this time of year.
I'm eager to soak up all the rays
Before they disappear.

I love the splash of color
That autumn's frost can bring.
It's the last party of the year
Summer's parting fling,

But there's a sense of loss
When I see the fading flowers.
Like them, I dread the dimness
Of shortened daylight hours.

Yes, I'll enjoy the pumpkins,
The fall festival downtown.
I'll revel in the confetti
of leaves swirling 'round.

Then I have to admit
I wouldn't want it any other way
Than the cycle of the seasons-
Hidden treasures in each new day.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sprucing Up for Fall

I am blessed to have kind neighbors. The ladies here in the apartment building are getting in the mood for autumn. Here are some pics of their door decorations.
My granddaughters helped me decorate my refrigerator door. They made leaf etchings with crayons and construction paper and I cut them out.
The quote and magnets are from I Corinthians 13:13
So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three. 
But the greatest of these is love.

It is beautiful here in Indiana today. 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, September 23, 2016


My son Cameron attended a prayer retreat last weekend and sent me these photos from New Jersey.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; 
            I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Psalm 32:8

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:16-19
Praying for those affected by the terror attacks.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Morning in Indiana

I like this time of year when there are still summer flowers and warm days, but I enjoy discovering hints of autumn and signs of the changing season.

Emily Dickinson wrote about the beauty and meaning in ordinary day to day experiences. She said, "To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else."