Great (Vacation) Expectations

In early July, my family took a brief vacation during which we stayed at a home on a pond, near St. Louis. We found the place through HomeAway (an online service through which people list their rental homes or cottages), and the reviews for it were glowing. We hoped it would be the best of… Continue reading Great (Vacation) Expectations

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To Do, Or Not To Do

As I write, it’s eight o’clock on a dewy summer morning here in the farmlands of the Midwest. Earlier, I worked out with my daughter, though I had to cut my session short because of a minor shoulder injury. After that, I cleaned and refilled my birdfeeders. The hummingbirds in particular appreciate a clean feeder… Continue reading To Do, Or Not To Do

Poetry: Autumn into Winter

Autumn into Winter When the glow of sunset gold Highlights curves of rain-damp roads When the logs lie split and seasoned In their loose-stacked rambling rows When the corn is long cut down Stalks the shade of palest bone   Then a thinner wind blows in Surges swift across bare fields Then leaves that cling… Continue reading Poetry: Autumn into Winter

Nightly Prayers

You all were so kind regarding my poem, "The Gardener," that I thought I'd share another recent piece. I hope you'll enjoy, and please feel free to share your thoughts and critiques in the comments. Nightly Prayers Kneeling by her window at night Peering upward She prays Sky so high above her Starrier the longer… Continue reading Nightly Prayers

Mother-Daughter October 1st Photo Collaboration

My daughter (of Shae's Days and Teen, Meet God) and I collaborated on a photo shoot earlier this spring. Since then, autumn has transformed our surroundings. This week, we went out together again, this time at sunset, to capture the changes in my garden and in the fields across the road. Meredith - soybeans Shae… Continue reading Mother-Daughter October 1st Photo Collaboration

Old Soul Quotes: Harvest

Harvest season is in full swing on the farms in our area, and farmers are working day and night to bring in their crops of soybeans and corn. This time of year always reminds me of the harvest Jesus spoke of in Luke 10, and how we must work as hard to reap those "crops"… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Harvest