summer mood


summer mood

a bit subdued

heavy heart

from fires that start

loss of life

and loss of home

exhausted bodies

people bemoan

and question why

God bring comfort

and please

 rain down on them..

                                                                                                          r gould



Played a Song for Me



in conversation

i found out

he is musically inclined

this man child

of parents

perhaps someone’s


i don’t know

but not necessarily meant

for me to know

but what i do

with what i see

i see much more

than what

a picture can portray

easy to see surface stuff

i see a need

for caring, for compassion

for kindness

and going the extra mile

and offering up some prayer

from someone

that is a mother..


yes, i do know their names.. when i see this dog, my heart melts

Thank you for playing a song for me…




round and round

the world we go

losing sight of what we know

spinning fast

out of control

delving in darkness

that masters the soul…

Lord, help us

help us quick

free us from what

makes us sick..

love will turn this world around

compassion and kindness

can make us sound…

                                      r gould




the earth explodes

with the beauty of nature

and color

it whispers




for those with

ears to hear

in the movement

of lives

that live

to love

and respect

what has been given

as temporary human


not to abuse

nor misuse

but simply

as sojourning


sowing kindness

wherever we go..



Hear my prayer O Lord

and give ear to my cry;

hold not your peace at my tears

For I am a sojourner with you

a guest, like all my fathers.

                 Psalm 39:12


The Luxury of Water

DSCN7536Daily Gratitude

The Message

Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Matthew 10:42


And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.




I am feeling a little anxious..Smokey is locked up in our neighbors garage. We called out to the kittens/cats this morning and only one responded. Kind of strange since we had seen them the day before when they came to eat. After calling Smokey’s name several times he made an appearance in the garage window. We had to locate someone with our neighbors phone number, he left last night. So we know where Smokey is and hopefully the other two are with him..


Hungry Kittens

pdpa Digital Dust Texture Set32-002hungry kittens

to feed or not

to fend for yourself

is your lot, in life

as you seek on your own

to feed your tummy

do you feel alone?

does it help to know

that there are humans near

that feel your concern

and your fears

if for a short time

we will make it our quest

to provide a meal

and do our best

hopefully it will help

to carry you through

the days of uncertainty

when we are away

hungry kittens

I will think of you..