VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
February 4

French Bear
French Bear mouse drawn by B. J. Carper ©2004

"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
- John 14:21 -

"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much."
- Erastus Wiman -

2006

today was spent trying to make it up to Rup Rup for leaving her home last night. A trip to McDonald's and then a trip to grandmas has her pretty content now. Whew I pulled that one off *LOL*

2005

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
- Ralph Marston -

2004

someday I hope to find that one little missing ingredient that will make me feel alive again, that little thing that I just cannot seem to determine, that little thing that gives one laughter, that little thing that makes one want to see the new morning or the stars at night, that little thing that is missing in my life right now.

2003

when will it be my turn, what do I do wrong that I find I'm alone and secluded from the world, a hidden thing not existing only in my own mind?

2002

To be thought of enough to be missed is a great gift
it means that maybe you are important in another's life
it means that maybe you are more than you realize
it means that maybe you love me.

2001

Tomorrow is the day
I'm Excited
I'm Nervous
I'm Scared

2000

It amazes me in some sense of the way that it lasted as long as it did, I knew there were lies, just not so many, I knew there were others and once again just not so many, I knew it would end but I just didn't know when. and I prayed that it wouldn't, it never was supposed to you know it was to be forever, I meant my words, every single one of them that day in that church, but somehow somewhere you must have had your fingers crossed.

1999

Lingering thoughts
dreams and fantasies
held within my grasp

Lasting memories
smiles and rapture
drifting through my mind

Remaining remnants
pleasure and joy
resting within my soul

Enduring endearments
love and laughter
lifting my spirit higher

1998

I learned something today
many things really
from just one conversation
it dwelled within me through the day
the night

It taught me something
It gave me a vision
it guided me past the troubled waters
the light

I thank my friend for the gift
that brought some peace
to my troubled soul, and the gift was?
Listen

1997

I like life. It's something to do.
- Ronnie Shakes -