Strong As Stone

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

Genesis 49:24



Angels Must Be Singing

When I think of you,
In my mind I can so plainly see,
Your just a little baby,
I’m bouncing you on my knee,
Your cheeks are stained red from a cherry Popsicle,
I give you a tickle and you start to giggle,
And then you say Daddy, and I swear I can hear,
The voice of a million angels all singing in my ear.

When I think of you,
I transcend reality,
Suddenly it’s your first day of school,
You’re turned and looking back at me,
And as we wave goodbye,
I wipe a tear from my eye,
You say “Daddy, please don’t cry”,
Then I know you’ll be just fine.

When I think of you,
It’s as if you’re right by my side,
I recall tucking you in,
And whispering in your ear each night,
You crack a slight smile so sweet,
As I lightly kiss you on your cheek,
I love that you know my voice,
Even when you’re fast asleep.



Images Of The Familiar

I think often of those times in the past,
And how at that time, which so swiftly passed,
Was held in place a space for me to dwell,
In a memory of a moment I remember so well.

And what I recall in the memory I see,
Is that you’ve always been right there with me,
And though you may not recall, I surely do,
For even in this moment I’m remembering you.

As my Father you loved me when you raised your voice and corrected the error in my way,
As my Mother you nurtured my confidence with praise, saying only what a Mother could say,
As my Brother you strengthened my bravery, I knew we were in it together,
As my Sister you gave me laughter, one of the world’s greatest treasures, lasting forever,
As my Friend you never did mind whenever I had something on mine,
As my Lover we shared everything, we were peas-in-a-pod…two-of-one-kind,
As my Daughter you inspired me, to be the man I never thought I could be,
And as my Son you encouraged my heart to believe in the things my eyes have yet to see.


A Note From The Author:

In a single-wide trailer not more than 20 feet away from the cars zooming by on U.S. 41 in Lutz, FL, at about 2:30 in the morning…I thought of you. It wasn’t the first time and it certainly wouldn’t be the last, but that night I felt inspired to write down some of those thoughts so that one day you would know!


Here are some other pics of animals who got caught having a good “Think Sesh”!


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Images: pixabay


A Miraculous Expression

This ever changing world
Turning swiftly as we go,
Seas churning,
Deserts burning,
Whistling winds,
Whipping to and fro,
Sunny Summer days,
Winter’s clear cold ice,
And powder white snow.
Autumn’s dead leaves,
Retired to make room for new,
Quietly falling all around,
Layer upon layer,
Adding substance,
Nourishing the ground.
Awesome blossoms ,
Springing forth each Spring,
Bringing both fruit and flower,
All expressions of His mighty power!
Millions of billions of trillions of miracles,
Day after day, each and every single hour.



Sally & Sam ~ A Modern Day Frogmance


Meet Sam. Sam is your run-of-the-mill “Modern Day” frog. Sam has lived a life of comfort and convenience along the water’s edge of Central Pond, in the middle of New Fork City, the cuisine capital of Animaland. Sam is a very a happy frog.


This is Sally. Sally also grew up in the Central Pond area, where she spent her days relaxing in the sun between periodic dips in the clear, cool water Central Pond was famous for. Sally too, has lived a blissful existence, full of joy and peace.


One day while doing his stretchersises in the park with his guru, Swimmy the Swami…Sam suddenly got the feeling that he was missing something.

Sam asked Swimmy, “what is this? I want something and I do not know what it is?” To which the Swami replied, “Once one has had everything once, there is only one thing one wants!” Leaving Sam even more perplexed than he was.


Meanwhile across the pond, Sally was having a refreshing Blood-Berry Smoothie with her friend Sherry on the deck at The Waters Edge Lounge & Fly Bar. The two of them had met weekly for lunch since they were just small tadpoles. “The Lounge” was most definitely a spot they visited frequently, because they both loved the Mosquito Pie and Fruit-Fly Sherbert.

Sherry, having received a call from the Taddysitter, excused herself to use the phone, when Chef Wowl stopped to show Sally his Chocolate Critter Coffee Crumb Cake. He had just finished icing it, and it looked delicious. Sally had never had it before and wondered how this could be, given her numerous visits. Chef Wowl explained, “my dear this is a new cake, after you have eaten your meal, I will send a piece over for you to enjoy for your desert.”


When Sam had finished his stretchersises, he decided to take a long drive on his totally awesome VW Bus, Sam’s parents were big-time “Hoppies” back in the 70’s and had restored it for his 16th birthday a few years earlier. After meandering around the pond along The Great Trail, he decided to park and walk over to “The Lounge” for a bite to eat. He wasn’t hungry, but this sinking feeling in his stomach presented a similar sensation and he thought it worth a try.

So, he grabbed his Forgpod, slapped on his headphones, hit the play button and began his short walk up the trail toward the back of the restaurant with his favorite song “King Of The Croak” bouncing around in his ears and Swimmy’s words bouncing around in his head.


When Sam got to the deck area he found Sally laying stretched out on the patio, looking like a supermodel. Sally had just said goodbye to Sherry, after a delicious meal, and was now taking in some rays while waiting on the piece of cake Chef Wowl promised to send out.

Sam, being the slick frog he was, pulled out his camera (he was a hobby photographer) and asked Sally if she would mind if he captured her radiant beauty. Sally was more than willing to participate, for as soon as Sally saw Sam her swooned, she felt Butterflies in her stomach (Of course that was partly because she had the Garlic Butterfly Toast for an appetizer), and an image of their future flashed through her mind.

Sam too immediately knew, he knew that he’d spend the rest of his life with this rare and beautiful gem. And, after many minutes of stimulating conversation, a few photos, an uncomfortably competitive game of “Name That Rib-bit”, and a shared piece of Chocolate Critter Coffee Crumb Cake, each promised their  to one another.

The two shared a very special “First Kiss”, then Sam asked Sally to meet him at Mushroom Circle later that afternoon, and Sam hurried back to his VW Bus and sped off.


Sam went straight back to Swimmy, and told him, “I know what the answer is…it’s LOVE, L-O-V-E, LOVE! The answer is LOVE! To which Swimmy replied, “Love is a very special thing indeed, it is a thing which must be given…now go and give what you have.”

Then Sam went home, told his parents the GOOD NEWS, packed his stuff and headed out the door to meet Sally at Mushroom Circle, Waiving goodbye, Sam walked down the drive, bag in hand, to his VW Bus, leaving his childhood home behind one last time.

Sam collected a gorgeous bouquet of fresh pink flowers on his way to meet Sally and was waiting for her under “The Big Shroom”, bent down on both knees, holding the flowers. Sam once again declared his LOVE for her and asked Sally to share forever with him.

Sally, being head-over-heels for Sam, quickly accepted with a passionate kiss, and the two set out to the Upper East Side of Froghatten to find a new pad.

As luck would have it, a newly cultivated 3 bedroom/2 bath plus loft just opened up at the poshest estate on Central Pond and they moved in right of the way so they could get started on their own “Modern Family”.


So, they both gave the one thing they had to give, and they both got the one thing they wanted. The two ♥’s became one ♥, and they lived happily ever after, under the lush canopy setting of Central Pond.


The End.

To Be Continued…Maybe…


A Note From The Author:

I happened across these creative photographs during an image search for something else and felt like they were just waiting there for someone to give them a story. Here they all are in larger sizes, I didn’t use a couple of them.  I hope you enjoyed the story. ♥♔

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Images: Alexandra München ~ pixabay

When I Catch Myself Smiling

Sometimes, it just blows my mind,
When I consider how the sun shines,
Down on us human kind.
As I ponder how I came to be,
Living on this rock,
Floating in this sea,
Of light, surrounding me,
Happily, I play away the day,
Adrift, amidst the mist of eternity!


It all really is a miracle when you just stop and think about it. Wow. What ya think?



A Couple Of Good Apples

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Song Of Solomon 2:3-4