The Silent Call

Standing in the freezing rain;

He calls up to us once again!

Will you not relieve my pain?

The silent call awaits us!


Frozen hearts that beat on high;

Oblivious to any cry!

Keep time to those who walk on by;

The silent call awaits us!


Torn coats of shattered dreams;

Frozen in the wind it seems!

Cries that dissipate sunlit beams;

The silent call awaits us!


Can your passion not be sold;

For the price of ice and cold?

As the wind steals away what’s told;

The silent call awaits us!


And yet we see there’s no one there;

Or could it be we just don’t care?

Our emptiness, a frigid stare;

The silent call awaits us!


Anticipating Joyous Faces


Some people say that Christmas is really for the children.  I just so happen to agree to disagree.  I really think it’s for everyone.  To me, it encapsulates the spirit of giving:  a time when we should forget about all our personal grievances and troubles with and about the world in general.  It’s a time to anticipate joyous faces as they tear apart carefully wrapped wonders within.  It does my heart such happiness and warmth to see people all gathered together in such warmth and love for one another.  It almost brings a tear to my eye:  especially, little, baby Austin who’s just about 8 months old!  He and his parents will be stirring soon, and I just can’t wait!  I’ve already had my breakfast and am just making breakfast for Leslie.  I have Christmas music playing over the TV, and all the lights in the house are on.  Leslie really makes it something special. She especially goes all out for everyone, so I treat here with special care so her day will run smoothly :O)

It wasn’t always this way for me…  I used to believe Christmas to be too commercialized and more like a business deal. You know?  You give me something and I give you something, and everyone comes out even, so nobody is really giving anybody anything…  The only ones with smiles on, are the greedy store owners.  Yet, if you really think on it, that’s not really what it’s all about at all.  More a time for us all to share our hearts, and perhaps our own little way to say: ‘I know what you go through, and this is my way of saying I appreciate every single thing you do for others, all throughout the year!

I work very hard perfecting all the pictures I took, so I don’t suppose you’ll really see them until sometime in January.  LOL! That’s just the way it goes.  I’m not going to present you with sloppy work.  That’s just how important you all are to me!  So give it your best to put a smile on today of all days…  Others are watching!   Besides, it won’t kill you to just this once give fully of your heart to everyone.  Here’s wishing you are all able to anticipate joyous faces!  Have a very merry Christmas! Love and happiness to you all :O)



I prayed, and He took my hand!

I pleaded, and He listened to me!

I wandered, and He brought me back to Him!

So I asked: ‘What must I do to unthaw frozen hearts?’

‘What key words are there I am missing?’

And the simplest answer came back to me.

‘Only speak to those who will listen…’