Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Focus on the breathing.  Breathe in, breathe out, repeat.

Notice the deep breaths that are followed by shorter shallower breaths, each sending oxygen through the lungs and into the blood stream and up into the skull which holds the brain, the magnum opus of the human body.  Breathing out the carbon dioxide that is the waste product of respiration and of the surging blood supply.

Breathe in and fill the lungs with the stale air of the room;
breathe out and contribute to the still solid feel of the air in the room.

Go outside into the stifling heat and humidity and breathe in and out for a short time, until your body craves the coolness and the darkened room which is the place where you live and work and eat and sleep and dream of the future, whatever that may be.

Breathe in and breathe out and repeat this action as often as your brain sends the signal to your lungs to expand and contract.

Breathe in, breathe out, repeat as often as God gives you on this earth to decipher His plan for you.  Do you know it already?  Probably not. 

Breathe in.

He is only going to show you the plan one step at a time.

Breathe out.

So pay attention, step forward as He directs, and keep breathing.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
                                                                                          Genesis  2:7

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Fat squirrel
with fluffy, twitching tail
hangs upside down
on the trunk of the tree.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A River of Stones

I'm participating in the July writing challenge called 'A River of Stones'.  Join me - Take a moment to observe something small, and write a little gem about it.

Feet in the sand,
Warm ocean waves lap at my toes,
Taking away with them all my cares.