Category: Hope

And Let The Beauty (Psalm 90) – With Painting By Georgia O’Keeffe

This last verse from Psalm 90 (KJV) seems fitting as we reflect on 2011 and look forward to 2012. 

And let the beauty

of the LORD our God

be upon us:

and establish thou

the work of our hands upon us;

yea the work of our hands

establish thou it.

Canna Red and Orange by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986).

This painting is in the Public Domain and courtesy of

Here is the link to the O’Keeffe museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

May God bless you and yours this day and always.

If you are missing someone today,
I pray you will know His peace
and be comforted by God’s eternal love.

The card in the picture is a painting by Charles A. Waugaman,
a dear friend who was called Home in 2010.

Mother’s Day Haiku

I am honored that this blog seems to bring comfort to others.  I’ve had stretches of time when I could write very little, as I gave myself to teaching and caregiving.  But poetry and faith were growing deeper roots.  All by the grace of God.  We face our own limitations again and again; yet, in His mercy, they lead to blessings too. The language arts are a common theme in my life, across several decades.  “In the beginning was the Word…” (John 1).

gentle spring winds

in evergreen trees

the friendship we grew

…for Enola…