VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
May 8

T H E G A R D E N
Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses....

Little girl with flowers
Mouse drawn by B. J. Carper
from a tutorial by C. Gibbs

FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING,

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:

  1. Peace of mind
  2. Peace of heart
  3. Peace of soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:

  1. Squash gossip
  2. Squash indifference
  3. Squash grumbling
  4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

  1. Lettuce be faithful
  2. Lettuce be kind
  3. Lettuce be patient
  4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:

  1. Turnip for meetings
  2. Turnip for service
  3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:

  1. Thyme for each other
  2. Thyme for family
  3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

2006

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
- James 4:7 -

2005

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
- Claude M. Bristol 1891-1951, Author -

2004

when you think of me think of the purity of the truth and you will never forget who I was, and never shall I leave your heart, just as you shall never leave mine.

2003

when I have loved, I have loved with all that there is in me to love.
when I have cried, I have cried every tear there was to cry
when I have lived, I hope others will say it was with goodness and compassion

2002

the bills were unpaid, the money not there, the day was lost in a strange sort of fog of abandonment, a fear of who I had let down.

2001

I'm looking for the friend I found in you, I'm searching for the truth in a world turned around, I'm seeking your warmth in the dark and the cold.

2000

Now that the second rebirth of myself has come, I find that I may be finally at peace. A since of it is prevalent at least, a contentment, and a happiness I have not know for so very long. I find myself looking forward to all the new of the morrow, and have forgotten the pains and hurts of the past. however there is still uncertainty in y life, but I tend to thing of it now as a challenge instead of a foreboding destiny.

1999

Brilliant blooms
of delicate color
dot the roadsides
shades of purples, pinks, and yellows
all bordered in shades of green
and bathed in a sea of golden sunlight
with all the glory and the splendor
what is hidden from our view?

1998

Dawn has came
gray and rainy
the birds are silent
the wind howls the only sound
my soul feels empty
I cry alone

I want to reach out
just a feather touch
a heartbeat in the night
a soft and tender kiss
a whisper from your lips
a promise

If only yesterday
could be tomorrow
and all the pasts
be the future
could we make things right
or would we do it all again

1997

You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus -