VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
April 20

"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
- 2 Timothy 2:22 -

"Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine -

2006

"The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord."
- Psalms 33:50 -

2005

"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
- Psalm 37:4 -

2004

"The greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall."
- Confucius -

2003

Easter..a day to spend with family...I wonder when it became so important to me to do this, to enjoy their company and to appreciate the fact that I do have a good and wonderful one.

2002

a day turned around backwards
my life seems mixed and thrown around
sleep at the wrong hours
thoughts of what? and why now?
disappointment in myself

Happy Birthday Missy Gail, I Luv ya.

2001

Birthday thoughts of my lil sis

2000

A day spent with one of my greatest gifts
wrapped in a small package
Fire and determination wrapped all together
Little sisters are so special
and I'm thankful mine allowed me to spend her birthday with her.

1999

I have so much to give, but yet I cannot take.
I would gladly give my heart and not forsake

I would follow you to the sky
and I would never question why

25 years ago I was given a gift. Happy birthday little sis

1998

Have you ever noticed how life seems so mixed up? It seems as if everyone else has the perfect life. They must live under a glass dome or something. I often ponder the thought of the perfect life. I wonder what it would be.

Sometimes I think there just must be something wrong with me, for I have no answers to what is perfect. I've often heard others say, "If I could just win the Lottery I'd be Happy" But would they honestly be happy? Wouldn't the money just add a new set of complications to their life?

I've heard others say "I'm so in Love" But how long will that love stay fresh and new? Will it be an everlasting love that will always bring fulfillment? I doubt it will, for nothing lasts forever. I'm sure the love can always be there, but it will change over time, it may grow, it may fade, but it will change.

I've heard others say "I Love my job" But for how long? I believe somewhere down the path of life their opinion will change on that score also. For over time everything becomes mundane, ordinary, and the same.

I ponder the reason why? Why can't there be a perfect life, where all our dreams and desires are met. The simple conclusion that I have drawn is, If we no longer had dreams, wishes or desires, what would grant life it's challenges from day to day.

The strife, turmoil and obstacles in life are there to make us stronger emotionally as a person. They are there to give us something to look beyond, a goal sort of speaking, Something to overcome and to make us better as a person. The obstacles but form and mold us.

On another note. Happy Birthday lil Sis, me thinks your just about the greatest thing mom ever done, well except for making me.

1997

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
- Ferdinand Foch -