One Spirit Soul

Red Rock Canyon Nevada

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada


One spirit soul for the sacred pride,

One spirit soul for the tender times,

One spirit soul I do believe

Grace flowing in symmetry force

In you, I live… I breathe…


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More “One shot, Two Ways” HERE


We Are Like Nature


We Are Like Nature

Look around you,

like clouds, your thoughts

change shape as it passes through,

and disappear without a trace.

Nature is a mirror,

a teacher and inspiration.

Walking through the world,

the metaphors of connectedness.

lead to understanding the mystery of life.

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Get up close and personal with the entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge “Background” HERE


Future Tense

In Full Bloom

Future Tense

In the time to come,

embrace all challenges

as the world is defined by richness and goodness

The powerful anticipation

Silently encouraging,

Believing and

Creating the life you desire.

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Photos taken with Nexus4


Miracles in Everyday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Miracles in Every Day

It is the everyday aspects of our lives

that bring us the most joy.

Even if at first it may seem

natural to expect our feelings of happiness

to come from the larger events in our lives

Notice how small things can fill our days with delight.

Experience the wonder of living …

take in the small joys of each day

and be surprise with the Miracles in Every Day

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Every day is a blessing and in each moment

The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful,

even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day.

A simple sandwich becomes a feast,

and a trinket is transformed into a treasure.

The universe wants to shower us with blessings.

The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates

and bestows us with more goodness.

Renew the vows of blessings in each moment

Even when life seems hard.


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More Interesting Renewal links HERE



Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Leaving seasons of daylight

trees will shed their leaves

as autumnal cycle of change.

There is an endless stream of positive opportunities,

Be encouraged

Be hopeful

Thought patterns of dreams

are chances of reality.

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SILHOUETTE. The proper definition of a silhouette is “the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass.” In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them.

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Everyday Life

Every day Life

Searching beyond concrete structures.

What is unknown is wearisome.

The soul will take the route of towering peak

to find rest in its quest for love and happiness.

Newport, CA

Every day Life

Under the Watchful eyes of a Lifeguard

the lines of uncertainty

life flows.

It is a blessing of protection,

shelter from the raging sea.

Newport, CA

Every day Life

The graceful wind a prayer of thanks.

Oftentimes remembrance of who we are

inspire greater heights of glory.

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These are life lines where the
new road run along the old road.
I can see it still imprinted on the earth.
Along the winding route that forks
people are always moving, even those standing still.
And so the old world exists under the present world.
Among the bones and bleached sand the sun leans
through the window, an early morning surprise
to let me know
I am not going anywhere but Here.