The Oak Tree

A friend sent me this poem which spoke to my heart. Thank you Elaine Bloom. Your gift is finding the most healing words that shines brightness to help us find hope. The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.   A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the Oak Tree’s leaves away. ThenContinue reading “The Oak Tree”

Out of the darkness…A Heraldry.

This is a story of a grown man who first finds memories of his past in the middle of his life, that are filled with hurts and habits that he didn’t understand.  He is repulsed by the thought of parts of his life lost to something that he had no control of as a boy.Continue reading “Out of the darkness…A Heraldry.”

Intention

I was pressed into dinner conversation the other night with a new friend in my life. He and I were sitting in a little Thai restaurant on the east side near the college campus. You know the type of restaurant where you can smell ginger and soy when you open your car door a blockContinue reading “Intention”

Opened my eyes

The other day a young man told me a story that opened my eyes to something that spoke to my heart.  He shared a story of a professor who took an interest in his work at a time when he lost his way in a confusing world. This professor spoke to him drawing him intoContinue reading “Opened my eyes”

Soggy

This morning I woke up thinking about one of those old fashion yellow sponges that sit on the top of a porcelain sink. Imagine that? The type of white sink that has one compartment for washing the dirty dishes and the other for rinsing them. The old fashion kind, that was perfectly white and shiny.Continue reading “Soggy”