Many Things in 1

I am   A woman A wife A lover A dreamer   A mother A sister Gentle-Hearted A believer   A teacher A mentor A student  A friend  A saint A sinner   Many things Where  Does one Begin   A daughter Born into Royalty That of A King My Father In Heaven He Loves …

Discovery

Given The freedom To roam   Choose The path   Not Beaten down Trodden   Life begins Adventure awaits   Seek Make Your own path In life   Find Your own way Your truths   Make discoveries Through The thick of it all   Your journey Your path   A place Where No one else …

Autumn in Alaska

Transform into Being Seasons are changing and so am I. At this time, I feel called upon to reflect on this season through photographs and the words He provides me with. I have a deep love and appreciation for nature. My mind’s eye is the lens through which I capture my world, my reality, what …

A Reminder to Trust & Believe

On 8.7.2020, I went into my classroom for the first time since March. We had just returned from spring break and the day was March 16th. There was no closure, saying goodbye, until next year or see ya later…only a mad rush! My teaching assistant and I only had 2 hours to pack up all …

Apple Of My Eye

7.27.2020   The morning Dawn   The rising Of The sun   Peeking Winking Shining Sparkling Twinkling   A New day Has come   As I sat On My comfy sofa Looking out My Living room window   His light Shined upon An Apple tree   Such delight   His way Of Showing love   …

A Girl & Her Rainbow

On July 14th @ 10:38 PM, I had been sitting on the front porch for nearly 3 hours, enjoying the silence and solitude. Clouds, far off in the distance, hovering over the mountain tops. Never once did I imagine or even thinking about rainbows appearing. Guess what? They did! I had just finished typing up …

Blessed 2x With More to Come!

If you love adventure and the outdoors, take a moment to read another article I have written about places to hike and explore with your family in Alaska! On July 16, 2020 my second article was published on Live Breathe Alaska website, and posted on Facebook too. Below is the link for you to check …

Positive Mindset

Day 3: Fishing on the Klutina River in Alaska Saturday morning, our last day for camping out and fishing, arrived in grand style. The sun was shining, blue skies and a few puffy white clouds went floating by. Forecast for the day was for sunshine and in the 70’s. I sure hope they are right! …

Faith Over Fear

Day 2 of 3: Fishing on the Klutina River in Alaska The time was 9:30 AM. We were on no timeline or schedule for the day. I rolled out of bed (literally), and got myself ready for the day. You know how it is when you don’t have any place to go or be at …

Evening Solitude

Day 1 of 3: Fishing on the Klutina River in Alaska Night one of our fishing adventure, started with a 3+ hour drive to get to where we were going. We camped out at a campground called, Squirrel Creek State Recreation Site, just 20 minutes away from where we planned on going fishing. Upon arrival, …

On The Fly

Once upon a time A woman And her family Decided To get out of town   A break away A change of pace   Two hours there Two hours back Fishing happened In between   Pulled into The open Parking lot Across the trail That leads to Their favorite Fishing spot   Arrived At the …

Chattering…

Monday, a cloudy, dreary, gray skies and raining kind of day. The sights, sounds and atmosphere was much different than other days. There are some things I noticed this drizzly, rainy day, that I hadn’t noticed so much in the past. When the air is dry, skies are clear, maybe a few passing clouds…okay. Birds …

Blessed Abundantly

Making time for, being present with the Lord, has been challenging in recent days. I acknowledge Him, I give Him thanks and praise, but our time together has been limited with distractions, difficulty focusing, hearing His voice and deep, unconditional love. As I exercised this morning, I thought about listening to a country music playlist, …

Brave Butterfly

Most often times, the best roads and paths in life are those that have been left unpaved, less traveled on. Paths, from which to choose offer up a sense of wonder, a choice, an adventure, now it’s up to you. My family and I went out on a hike today (a very last minute decision …

You May Not See It, But I Do!

Unicorn I saw you Dancing Wild and free   Set off Into The sunrise   Soaring Higher Beyond the mountain tops   Searching for Ocean waters Glaciers Rivers Streams   Looking for The Promised Land   Rainbows Treasures   Caught up In A Dream A cloud   Anything Can be

Abundance: Seeing God’s Beauty in Alaska

The only part of the log that had so much color, captivated my heart with His love & beauty! Nature lends herself to beauty In The most magnificent ways I found the wing of an angel before me, resting, while sitting on the ground. Keep An open heart and mind   His glory can be …

Taking Writing Outdoors

Today is the day! The perfect day for sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine and the warmth of the campfire. Finally, nearly all the snow has melted, just small amounts of snow in piles near the driveway and on the sidewalk. Alaska, such a beautiful place. Many sights to see and beautiful places to explore. I …

Embraced by Him

Open your arms wide Let the sunshine in Touching each and every part Of your skin Of your soul   Rejuvenate Rejoices Take all the sunshine Absorb all the warmth   Like a giant hug His touch does heal   Sun kissed With curb appeal Living the life How does it feel?   To feel …

Days Like These…

From the moment I captured this moment with the moose, I knew those eyes were looking up to God. Especially more these days, many of us are looking up to Him, asking questions, saying prayers, having conversations, listening, responding, and being the best servant we can be. Let this image serve as a reminder of …

Heal the Heart, Comfort the Soul, Find Peace in Him in the Alaskan Outdoors

Eklutna Lake trailhead, come explore the great outdoors! A sneak peak of the beauty that lies beyond the trees. Walking along the lake, we have incredible views of the snow covered mountains and blue skies for miles beyond that which the eyes can see. Follow the trails in the snow and there are hikers with …

Alaskan Beauty

Alaska Your beauty Reflecting On me PINK It is MY FAVORITE COLOR I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!! Shining down On the earth Shining down On Sleeping Lady You Have awakened her Brought life To her slumber Opened My eyes Brought such awareness Of the beauty that lies Within The darkness of winter Oh, God …

Goldilocks & The 3 Prayers

This is a true story about an event in my life (except I changed my name to Goldilocks to tell the story). My original version was written 8/17/2017, then edited on 1/2/2020. My journey has become more spiritual over the years. By reaching out, learning to quiet myself and hear His voice, speak with Him …

God Unites, Makes Dreams Come True

Blood His blood Unites us You see   Our heritage Our genetics We’re all Family   You Are from The islands   I I am from The Midwest   Cultures united In Alaska Of All places   We talk We write Engage In conversation   Laughter Smiles Tears Our pride Vulnerability   Subsides   Meaningful …

Let’s Be Reel, I Mean Real

On the evening before an ocean fishing trip, my spirits were high, and I was ever so very excited to be going out on the ocean for a fishing trip. I am quite certain over 15 years have since passed since the last time I had the opportunity to go out fishing for halibut. Many …

Crazy or Dedicated: You Decide

I couldn’t think of a better way to describe what it is I do or why I do it. Am I just crazy or truly dedicated. Maybe after reading this you will have other words that describe me too. With the blessing of catching a quite a few salmon comes the reality of processing them …

Dipnetting: More than just fish and a big net

Dipnetting in Alaska, our final hurrah near the end of the permitted season this summer. With all of our gear in hand and tote, we tracked through the sandy and silty beaches. Wearing our overall waders, boots a size or two too big, layers of shirts and a raincoat…warm and waterproof. We walked down along …

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