Simple Meals

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

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One of my favorite meals is rice with kale or spinach. Healthy foods in general, with gratitude.

daily grace
rice cooked
for the weekend
dishes washed
and light in my study

“Blessed are the merciful”

What would you do if you won the lottery?

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E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need


Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

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Daily Prompt January 11, 2023

What is your mission?

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My mission is hope. I write because I love language, enjoy designing blog posts, and to offer a few moments of beauty, encouragement, and hope.

For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD:
thou art my trust from my youth.

Psalm 71: 5 (KJV)


Daily Prompt: January 9, 2023

What could you do differently?

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small steps
one day at a time
sparrows in the yard

beauty of trees
shaped by the wind
and seasons

work at my desk
blue jay visits
a tree in the yard

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Daily Prompt: January 3, 2023

What are your biggest challenges?

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My answer to this question would vary over years and decades. These last years are about growing older as well as I can. I follow a good health plan every day. Good progress, and I am grateful to many people. Blogs work well. We live in our home, and if I should need more care some day, my blogs will go with me! Wonderful to know.

An old acrostic poem – rest is important.

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 28 (KJV)

Take good care!

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Daily Prompt: December 27, 2022

How are you creative?

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Creativity is a part of health for me, and the definition changes over time.

When I helped with my mother’s care, that was good creative work. When I arrange art and books – and this changes all the time – this is creativity. The kitchen and gardens. A kind note. We are all creative. Gifted and can grow.

I may not work the long hours as before, but blogs work very well for me. And so much room to grow. I write, reprint poems in new ways, try new ideas with post designs. I postponed work on a new book and trust the right time for different projects. So grateful and I look forward to each day and the new year. Thank you and blessings.

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“What could you do less of?”

What could you do less of?

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My life has needed to change a few times, because of health. I have needed to revise some goals, and live in a more simple and healthy way.

And it is good to see others grow where I used to offer my gifts.

Good to reflect always. Life can grow in many ways. I also learned to be flexible. I am here creating this post, by God’s grace over decades.

Blogs work so well for me, and I am grateful every day. Take good care. Many blessings!

reading journals
new generation of poets
since I began

found an old journal
more blessings noted
than I knew

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