We come to a point in our life that we look back and feel we have not lived up to our potential.
you win some-you lose some. Learn the ebb and flo of life.
Moving can be quite an adjustment for a child. Making new friends is necessary and thank God for the child like Grace. I call her amazing.
The April Poetry Month is ending. It was more challenging than I thought. Writing prose would be easy, but poetry requires a little more time. Frustration and writers block abound.
Overstimulating thoughts or deeds can keep you tossing and turning. But after a rest, the dawn brings renewed awareness of gifts, of life.
Graduation in May. My Pastor, Willie Rice wrote this and read it in Sunday's message. The importance of making right choices in life and in friendships.
Blues. Easy to write. Easy to sing. Fun to listen to.
So amusing to watch a cat play. Sometimes they can get into some awful messes.
The old saying: Time marches on is a fact. Living in the present is not easy, but it would be a most serene way to deal with life.
A woman grown to maturity is radiant in life. She gives as she receives. Her life reflects fullness of spirit.
There are many ways to deal with the loss of a relationship. Some people choose to go where they can identify with others that are sad. It doesn't solve the problem, but numbs for a while.
A fun time comparing animals to humans. In jest, of course.
Betrayal in any relationship destroys trust.
Some people are meant for each other. They bring out the best in us.
The planets each have a distinct personality and purpose in the universe. And I write poetry about it for children.
A list of dreams and hopes for two lives united.
A volunteer's heart is a giving and loving heart. Our communities need help in almost every capacity. The rewards are your own.
Kindergarten poems are easy to write, and such fun for the little ones.
The optimist sees the brighter side of things, always seeking a finer point of events.
As we grow from a giggly girl to woman, attitudes change, events change us. We have to come into our own.
Divorce is like a death. It ends a dream you once thought was good. It separates, and tears apart the lives of others as well.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Repentance is necessary for redemption.
Getting older means getting wiser.
So much talk lately of the Cougar relationships. The attraction is real, but sometimes not acted on.
A best friend. Or someone you have a special bond with no strings attached. Just knowing there is someone you can talk to anytime about anything is the greatest gift anyone can have.
Life is full of struggles and we find ourselves grappling for answers. Sometimes they don't come easy. We have to keep our eye on something steady to get through the trial. Just stayin' alive.
I am woman - hear me roar! A woman's place used to be in the home, never exercising her opinions or exploring careers outside the home. Thanks to many strong women, we now contribute and enjoy many influential positions. We are equal.
30 poems in 30 days. It is an impossible possibility. You have to dig deep.
30 poems in 30 days. Challenge poem #2
April is naional poetry month...Audrey Howitt(fellow hubber) challlenged other hubbers to 1 a day poem for the month of April.
Elvis - An Icon known as 'The King' but I knew him as neighbor - An interview with Virginia Blackford
Elvis as a teenager before he became famous lived in a government project called Lauderdale Courts with my brother and his family. It was community living at it's best and one of the first built in the country under the order of President Franklin Roosevelt. It was a WPA project. (Works Progress...
A welcome to spring. Renewed spirits.
A country song. A girl who plays guitar and sings and wanting fame.
Every town has its uniqueness. Find out where the activities are and support your community.
There are animals abused and discarded every day, made homeless like people. We need to raise consciousness to both societies. Animal shelters and homeless shelters need the support of city and state government.
They say you can't go home again, but it's a blessing to look around. The past is very much a part of the present. Roots give us strength and purpose. The rusty nail is a symbol of the past, and the rose, life extended, new hope.
You have only to look at the stars to see the power of our creator.
The Jacaranda is spectacular, with its bluish purple blooms. They grow the world over in tropical and semitropical areas. Spring is here when they make their show.
How do you act around the grieving? What do you say? Sometimes nothing. Grief is best expressed when shared with one who has expierenced it.
A spoof on temptation
This might be a view from a race horse. But we actually treat them very well and love them very much.
Flowers are symbols transending feeling. A devotion deeper than words.
If you are from the south, you know what it means. NAW, means absolutely...NO!
When God calls, sometimes the task seems too big, and we rebel. Jonah did.
Don't throw away your hose that have a runner or your worn out socks . Recycle them. There are uses for them.
The Serenity Prayer is known world wide. The author is not, and I think he deserves recognition. Thank you Mr. Niebuhr.
Once a year we celebrate the incoming New Year. Ring out the old and ring in the new. You will always hear this song. Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns.
River baptism is symbolic of new birth by water and spirit. The initiation into a new life. "To walk in newness" A regeneration. An act of obedience.
Use those old Christmas Cards. This is a fun and beautiful project. It is a gift in itself. A Christmas Card Box.
A new baby is a precious gift. Ours to hold and love. We also learn a lot about ourselves in the process of teaching them how to live.
Florida's Christmas is warm and different that the cold frosty Christmases up north. I had lost the spirit of the holiday until I met Harry.
A funny thing happened in church. A string of pearls is an embarrassment to my fancy sister.
One of the smaller parks in Florida. However, it is famous all over the world. Interesting, and one of a kind.
Romances in the bible.
Two lives dedicated to Charity. Respecting the divinity of life and honoring it. Their depth and content raidiated light in dark places of the world.
Meeting an old friend can sometimes be uncomfortable but not for these two childhood boys. A happy reunion over a cup of coffee will always be remembered.
The living cell explained in a poem. This was written for 7th graders. Explained in a fun way.
Intuition can be a helpful tool in your daily life. It can help you make sensible decisions. It can be developed into a skill.
This time of year, I am more acutely aware of the unfortunate. Compassion tuggs at my heart for children without a loving home.
The loveable, huggable, Teddy Bear, has a history. Here it is.
I saw this apparition of the Virgin Mary. It was a phenominal sight I will always remember. How 9 large window panes could flow together to form this image is a miracle. What remains with me most vividly is the hope and longing I saw in people's faces. Truly amazing.
Men and women are wired differently. But we need each other to survive.
These question and answer series was created by my former boss, Dale Crowley of National Bible Association. He was a Washington, D C minister.
Written for my mother. A woman whose hand were always busy.
The miracle of being born is worthy of a big yawn. So life begins.
So many intentions in a kiss. Words are not necessary sometimes. They all add up.
Just having a little fun....
Receiving a hand written letter or note is heart warming. It's something you keep and treasure, reading it from time to time.
Forgive me Edgar Allen, but I love to use your meter at this time of year. You will forever live among us.
Little children know how to love. It's not complicated to them. It just the simple things they love.
Today's mom has many rolls. They are amazing. Deserving to be called Dalai Mamas
Some things that happen to you growing up stick with you, and singing on a starry night was one for me.
Country living is a wonderful way to grow up. I write about it here.
i wrote this song in 1979. It was in the tape archives in my closet. When my daughter got married she sneaked and got it and put music to it, and as a surprise to me. It was sung at her wedding...No dry eyes.
A child lost at a County fair trust me. We find her parents. The gift to me was worthiness.
I make these little felt turkeys to be the head of a fresh pineapple as gifts, and for centerpieces. Crafty and a great conversation piece
I lived 30 miles from Reelfoot. I felt it's rumble and enjoyed it's offerings. A sanctuary for birds, fish and men.
A poem comparing life situations to an eagle who learns to fly and reaches great heights.
Yoga has helped me physically and emotionally. It seems to be a great equalizer.
I know this town. Memphis. I lived there 25 years. There is a lot of southern culture there besides Elvis.
I want to help save the lives of people lost. I have the invention in my head.
All I had in my cabinets was a box of potato flakes, and cheese and bologna in the refrigerator...So I made a feast out of it!
It is my purpose to be able to help a person well. Whether it's physical or emotional.
I witnessed a co-worker with an abnormal fear of dirt. It intrigued me to research the subject.
Have you ever wondered what kind of dog you identify with? They have personalities similar to humans. Which one are you?
I was in the second grade in a Tennessee school and caused the Navy Department a Federal investigation.
This poem wrote itself. Many years after I left my childhood home I began to realize how blessed I was to be raised a country girl. I grabbed a pen and wrote my heart.
Grandmothers are a special breed. I have to be my own unique self. I hope that makes me special. I don't seem to fit the standard role. I'm lovin it.
A Tea Pot was the subject of our family conversation as far back as the genealogy is traced. 1700's. Three brothers migrated from Germany on a boat and settled in North Carolina, California, and my family in Tennessee.
A poem to celebrate a relationship between a mother and daughter.
I heard my parents talk of Davy Crockett. I was born in the area of Tennessee where he once lived. Rutherford, Tn. has his homestead and once a year the whole town celebrates Davy Crockett Day. Fun and creative display of small town dedication.
DDU......Don't drive Unconscious
A recent divorce in my family revealed a pattern of behavior seen in a mid-life crises. I have seen it many times in mhy life. Such a waste of human experience.
Christmas Tree skirt: Memorial to my husband who loved ties. Ties reveal a personality and a mood.
I helped Johnny Cash become a legend.
I didn't share this with anybody until now. I was afraid they would think I was hallucinating. Also,it was so real to me that I couldn't talk without tearing up. But it happened, and I feel blessed to have experienced it.