Where feet may fail

Real, rugged, authentic, fresh, daily, face-to-face relationships are what matters most! To all who are active on any sort of social media, it is highly recommended to unplug, to let your favored device take a vacation — and purposefully make an appointment to be alone in nature, or in a space without the noise of…

Quiet Sounds

Listen closely to the sound of a rose opening.  Getting to a quiet place takes focus. Take nothing with you, go alone, and be attentive to the sounds.  

Troubled Waters

When you’re weary, feeling small, When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all. I’m on your side. When times get rough, And friends just can’t be found, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. When you’re down and out – When you’re on the street, When evening falls…

Roof Views

When this old world starts a-getting me down… And people are just too much for me to face… I’ll climb way up to the top of the stairs, And all my cares just drift right into space… On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be. And there the world below don’t bother me, no, no!…

Sweet Beauty

A great way to start the day is to begin with music and gratitude.  Ralph Emerson once said, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  Sublime music combined with glorious photos by Tim Janis. http://

Groovy Bug Song

Wow the clouds are settling at the base of the mountain, and Jose is out there serenading the Cicadas again! Music is one thing, but I never…nor will I ever encourage the rain by playing the Bug Song on a saxophone!  It is chilling to see all those ugly bugs clinging to Jose’s shirt, however,…

Gentry Exposed

Being good isn’t always easy, No matter how hard I try. When he started sweet-talkin’ to me, He’d come and tell me everything is all right… The only one who could ever reach me, He was the sweet-talking son of a preacher man…. Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son And when his daddy would visit he’d come along When they…

That we might know Him

Originally posted on Hayley Boden:
There was a very difficult period in my life when I felt so incredibly lost and lonely and I didn’t know which direction to turn.? I was suffering from acute anxiety that was crippling me in areas of my everyday life.? To look at me I was the picture of…