Nested Meditation

Nested Meditation I recently read an article by Kevin Anderson called “The Nested Meditation.” His directions for writing one was that each stanza is a place where you can pause to meditate. The very first stanza is simply one line. The next stanza continues beyond what you wrote...
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Grandchild – Grandmother

Grandchild / Grandmother Several years ago as I asked for birthday suggestions for one of my grandsons, and his mother (one of my daughters) told me the type of shirt he liked and his size. She also said, “He’s really hard to buy clothes for, Mother. He has...
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Writing

Writing I’m not promising a post every day—but I AM writing something every day. Here’s a poem back from the early weeks of doing this daily stuff. Writing there once was a woman who tried to create a chant or a poem each day before eight she tossed...
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The Summer Carousel

The Summer Carousel I have been a carousel lover for a very long time, visiting the historical carousel factory outside of Buffalo, NY and riding their FAST carousel. They told us that carousels started out only as an adult ride, so they went fast. Another time, Donna, Sadie,...
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A Summer of Writing

A Summer of Writing Somewhere during the June summer days I read about someone who wrote something every day. I thought: Wow—that would be something to try. And I’m trying it. I started on June 30th and here on August 15th I’m still going strong. So I’ll share...
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On the Brink of Lent

On the Brink of Lent This year I have made multiple plans for Lent and am now excited that Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. Years ago when my children were young, I wrote an activity for every day of Lent for us to do as a...
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Gain Some–Lose Some

Gain Some——Lose Some I’m reminded of the quote by Erma Bombeck: I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. I happened in 2014 to keep track pretty...
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Long-Term Program–Join Me

Long-Term Program—Join Me I’m starting a five-year program today. I woke up this morning thinking—you can do it—you just need to do it longer than a day, or a month, or until it collapses. Stay with it for five years! I have to tell you that for the...
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New Year Prayer and Resolution

377. New Year Prayer and Resolution I came across the other day those lines that were used in the musical “Godspell” but that really dated back to the 1200’s. You’ll recognize them in the prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester (1197 to 1253). Thanks be to thee, my...
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Hymn of Thanks Giving

Here’s a hymn I wrote recently to a familiar tune. Try singing it on this day before Thanksgiving. It’s the only hymn I know of with the word “chocolate” in it. Yeah! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! — Song of Thanks Giving Tune: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee...
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Mama and Me

Mama and Me

Mama and Me---Our last three years together and beyond is a book about a relationship, built over 50 years and culminating in Mama’s death.

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me is a wonderful children's book. A conversation between a Grandmother and Grandson.

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing to Tunes You Know. Graces is filled with familiar tunes with new words to celebrate times with family and friends, good food and thanks.

Trilogy of Cancer

Trilogy of Cancer

Ann's story of her cancer journey...filled with stories, poems, songs. You will laugh, cry....

Shadorma’s

Shadorma’s

This is a book that puts each of the 150 psalms in the psalter into a shadorma poetry form. Some of the longer psalms have several shadormas.

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Woman Songs|Peace Songs is a collection of inspirational and powerful music still speaking to our times. Originally recorded in 1980.

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children is a collection of stories of the Grandchildren in Ann's life, their wisdom and her reflections for God.

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