“But those who Hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
- Isaiah 40:31



There is no such thing as false HOPE.  With communication comes understanding and clarity; with understanding, fear diminishes; in the absence of fear, HOPE emerges; and in the presence of HOPE, anything is possible.  Ellen Stovall


I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle or end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.  Gilda Radner

Pleasures in Daily Life


The following is from an article in the daily Oklahoman by Dan Baker:


Sometimes the greatest value can be found in pleasures of daily life. From an old Chinese proverb:

Money can buy a house, but not a home.

Money can buy a clock, but not time.

Money can buy a bed, but not sleep.

Money can buy a book, but not wisdom.

Money can buy medicine, but not health.

Money can buy a position, but not respect.

Money can buy blood, but not life.

Money can buy sex, but not love.

If we could travel through time and go back just 100 years, the richest person in the world would be jealous of almost any of us today. Think about it, All their wealth couldn’t buy them a microwave oven, color television, air conditioning, the internet, a cell phone, trips on a jet airplance, modern medicine, a life expectancy of more than 80 years, and on and on. All their wealth could not give them what almost every American enjoys today.   Carpe diem!

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