Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Draw a Line. Our local television station runs an advertisement for electricity power line safety. I hope you are able to access it via this link; https://youtu.be/0ZboMHrzioI. Anyway it has got me to thinking about the lines which are drawn in all of our lives because for much of our lives we are either on …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

The Formula for Happiness. It seems we spend a lot of time wishing people happiness. We say Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Happy Retirement, Have a Happy Day; we wish new babies long and happy lives as we wish newly weds a long and happy marriage. Yet for all of these good wishes toward happiness, …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Christmas 2020 is now just a memory and the door has closed on the year that was. The New Year of 2021 has arrived and with it all the hopes that it will bless us in the ways we most need. At this time of year, and particularly on New Year’s Eve, I am filled …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

All the lonely people; where do they all come from. Beatles lyrics from Eleanor Rigby 1966. Loneliness, my Art of Living addresses loneliness on pp.29-31. The article written in 1956 describes loneliness as the most devastating disease today. Fast forward to 2020 and we have what experts refer to as a loneliness epidemic; throw in …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

The Grace of Gratitude The inspiration for today’s post comes from The Art of Living, p.25. This article explores two very beautiful words and concepts which are close to my heart. Grace, a Biblical word which literally means unmerited favour; it is what God extends to each one of us; for whether we recognize it …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

A Garden and a Library Almost 20 years ago my father passed from this life. It was the task of my siblings and I to empty the old farmhouse; our family home since 1938 and the home we had all come to straight from hospital and left the day we married. As anyone who has …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

The Colour Purple. I have always loved trees and have planted many. Often I have not been able to stay in one place long enough to see them mature. When hubby and I bought our forever home, one of the things I hoped for was to have a beautiful mature tree in the yard. My …