VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
May 6

"but He (disciplines us) for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."
- Hebrews 12:10 -

"Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself."
- F. Hawes -

2006

"Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory."
- General Douglas MacArthur -

2005

I've learned
....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
....That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
....That money doesn't buy class.
....That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
....That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
....That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
....That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
....That love, not time, heals all wounds.
....That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
....That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
....That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
....That no one is perfect.
....That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
....That opportunities are never lost; someone will Take the ones you miss.
....That when you harbor bitterness happiness will dock elsewhere.
....That I wish I could have told those I cared about that I love them one more time before they passed away.
....That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
....That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
....That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
....That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life
....That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness, and growth occurs while you're climbing
....That the less time I have to work, the more things I get done.

2004

"A good friend will not come bail you out of jail....
But a true friend will be sitting next to you saying ...

WE screwed up!

2003

Well the reaction at work was mixed
Kind of comical in some ways
it's weird I am not really different but yet I feel I am

2002

rain drops fell today
pressure built inside my head
tummy tumbles
yet peace was here
it held me in it's embrace
it comforted the pounding that prevailed
relaxation
ice

relief

2001

Sometimes a day seems to have been only a dream, passing through our minds in the flash of a second, lost and gone, except for the memories of the laughter and the touch. A day to hold onto, to bring out on lonely nights to cherish and to hold close to the heart. Today was such a day. The hours were only brief moments, the seconds moved too fast and now it is just a lingering memory to cherish in my mind.

With the sun warming the day, and the arms of love surrounding me, I felt as though the world had stopped and it was just he and I. I felt his breath, tasted it and breathe in deeply of it. For the moments we shared too short to mention, was a boost to my spirit to help me endure another week of labor and loneliness.

2000

My spirit was lost

1999

The night marched upon the day
and soon the demons came to play

They walked upon the fields
holding mighty golden shields

As they came nearer
you could feel the fear

As dawn approached the new day
there was nothing left to say

1998

The Angel sat behind him
holding his head
we were at his feet looking in awe
the light as bright as you ever saw

The Angel smiled upon us
giving us a sense of well being
we looked upward to the stars
learning that it was not far

1997

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
- Thomas C. Haliburton -