Fireworks July is like a sparkler: bright, hot, and somewhat dangerous. Who can work, after all, in the languorous sun of a summer's day?
Overheated Musings Dog days, summer's end.This month's revelationscome quietly,sweat-soaked.Thank you for endings,for they make beginnings sweeter.Life cannot always be sunny weather;we must bear our winters, too.Help me to appreciatethe seasons as they happen.Let me stay warmwhen cold winds blow.August will...
Flower Power May flowers: a verb.It opens up to rain and sun alternately, taking both, needing both to grow.Expose me to the lessonsthat May flowers know:There is goodness to be gleanedfrom both trials and triumphs,sun and rain.Both will come in the weeks ahead.I am ready.
Falling Autumn isfalling leavesare fallingthings arefalling into placeagain.Gone is summer'ssiren call;Fall is abouta return to purpose.Here is mine:To serve Youwell and always,in every wayand weather.
Cycles Thank You for the seasonsYou've designed for Your creations;for the sweet and gentle signalsthat it's time to change,time to blossom and thrive,time to release and restore.May I be always opento unfamiliar winds,confident each new changespeaks of new life ahead.
Let It Ring I woke this morning in America,and I know what freedom is. Where there is injustice,I am free to fight.Where there is silence,I am free to speak,Where there is hate,I am free to love.
Perfectly Imperfect You who see me at my worstmake me be my best.Struggling with the stress of the season,remind me:happiness has seldom depended on a spotless home,an endless buffet or love given from holiday packages.I know I can't be flawlessI can only be me.Please, I need your reassurance that I am perfectwith all my...
Vows June: a month for promisesof the marital variety, but others too.Time with the family,Time to slow down,Time for home and hearth.It's a recommitment to play, to laugh,to that which we were too busy for in May.Help me make time, Divine Friend,for You and those You've given me,while days seem endless and summer eternal.
Learning Curve We begin the month as fools;willing winter's end and spring's beginning.You bring our wish to bud in every leaf and blade,summoning new beauty out of dead roots,and make us wise again to eternal rebirth. This is my chance for rebirth, too.Spring has sprung and so should I:out...