Sunday, March 18, 2018

I don't know about you but I have trouble with trust. My problem is a direct result of being abused and abandoned as a child. Even with years of therapy, I still can't trust very well. Tonight I share some quotes about Trust. Susan...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bloglovin Verification

Aging in America

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I've been giving lots of thought to aging and what that means. I'm 66, turning 67 next month, but I don't feel 66 in my head anyway. We were the Viet Nam era, the protesters and weed and Hippie generation.We were post war adults named "Baby Boomers." We yelled, "Peace not War." We were the era of the Beatles and Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley, just to name a few greats. Damn, we went to Woodstock. We were FREE! 

And now we're being sent to pasture collecting Social Security or Retirement checks while other generations take our place in the work force as well as social life with new rock stars and idols and social media. Somehow it doesn't seem fair to have a physical body of 66 but feel like a 13-year-old inside. Well, I don't sound too affirming today and I apologize for that.

It's just sometimes a girl has to vent. What started all this? Well, I was searching for vintage images for my blog and in the mix were images of Beatles memorabilia and photos from the 1960's. That's when it hits me that I'm old.

Now that I've  discovered my age in the eyes of America, I follow this diversion from the cheering squad and want to share some beautiful aging adults in various poses with each probably aging more gracefully than this old codger. Enjoy the look at some beautiful and unique "Aging in America" individuals. Susan...

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

You, Alone, Oneness

You, Alone, Oneness
Sometimes there’s is solitude and peaceful oneness in the.minds-eye of the artist or photographer. Just being one in the moment with God’s creation through the art. What would that look like to you? 

Enter in as observer in a dream-state and allow your thoughts to take you on a journey. Feel the mood of the art and artist. Use all of your senses. What do you see or hear? What taste does it leave? What can you touch? What is the texture, the character? 

Now, be one with the artist and imagine all that you are experiencing. And the best part of this experience is that it can be repeated with different images at other timed. Susan...

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courtesy of

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Fear versus Faith

Fear versus Faith

Many of us go through situations that cause fear? Sometimes that fear can bring us to our knees or send us running for the covers? So what can we do about this problem, this fear? One thing that has helped me is turning to a "power Greater than Ourselves." Now, that power for many  is God or Jesus Christ. It does not negate other cultures and

Monday, March 5, 2018

My Ego Flaws Again

My Ego Flaws Again

Ego can sometimes put you in an awkward position.  Yesterday at church my goal was to be of service by being a Greeter. This is not difficult but requires you to stand for 30 minutes. As I walked from my car to the church entrance, about 50 feet, my back went out (disk slipped) and instead the others had to substitute for me by giving service to me as they had to help me into the sanctuary to a seat. Pain was tolerable when I was sitting, but excruciating when walking.

At first, I was angry because this happened, but then shame (an old friend) because again I was not good enough.

I sat through the service and spent most of my time praying
and asking God why this had to happen? I wanted to do something to help me feel more a part of the church. I longed for friendship and now this path is blocked by my disability.
Then, I heard a small still voice of God saying "It's not about you. Be still and know that I am God." So with that I stopped my pity party, put my ego away, and praised God for all that he has made it possible to do. Has your ego taken over at times? Sorry, I just needed to vent and now on to quotes/images about ego. Susan...