Our country, the United States of America is currently distressed right now with our government’s shutdown from the showdown between the U.S. Administration and the U.S. Congress. With a new set of fresh faces and the indomitable will of the American people, I believe good will conquer evil.

This morning’s photo from my friend, Julie reflects that no matter what America is always on guard protecting its people and shores with or without a wall. We stand to adhere to our democratic principles. We honor our military, government workers, and all who continue to serve and work without pay while our leaders struggle with decency and honor.

bald eagles

noble sentries
good versus evil
bald eagles


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Photo Credit: Julia Tiede Iveson, Somerset, Michigan



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Sing Amen

Guiding Light

May peace, joy, and love of Christ’s mercy be ours now and forever. Amen


guiding light
now and forever
sing amen

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Photo taken on the first day of summer in southeast Michigan in a series of photos by Julia Tiede Iveson.

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Country Road

Country Road

Wouldn’t it be nice if our world could enjoy peace?

Is too idealistic to imagine such a world?

Together, is it a possibility?

In that moment when the setting sun dips her toe into dawn on the other side, I dream of peace for you and I on my lonely country road.


imagining peace
setting sun

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On the first day of summer in southeast Michigan, in a series of photos from my friend, Julia Tiede Iveson.


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February’s Random Thought

Winter Melts

I was looking through old photos and found this haiku from March 2015, Winter Melts. This photo was taken at our little cottage, Heaven’s Vineyard by Lake Michigan in Ludington.

Dreaming of spring in February as snow continues to fall, I was inspired by this photo once again.

Last Leaf


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The Meeting Place

Flower Bar

This little poem was inspired by the Flower Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is a wonderful little shop serving organic coffee, teas, and pastries. It is a regular stop not only for my 16 oz. black coffee with a double-shot of espresso, but a place for fresh flowers, unique gifts and friendly conversation.


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