Spring has arrived. Everywhere we turn in East Texas we can see beautiful azaleas and dogwood trees displaying their colorful blossoms. Gardeners are cultivating soils and planting annuals. What I find interesting are the people who actually use artificial flowers to decorate their gardens. I can imagine all sorts of reasons for using silk flowers... Continue Reading →

Consider your day How you walk and pray The time you give away. Take time to retreat To get off your feet Rest, be made complete. This time restores peace Burdens are released Power and hope unleashed. Take time here and there Give God your care Your tired soul repaired. Time sensitive verse For the... Continue Reading →

The older I get, the more I learn about what it means to take a leap of faith. Taking a leap faith is more than making a decision and believing success will happen. It is more than hoping to see the outcome we desire after beginning something new. Often taking a leap of faith is doing... Continue Reading →

Prim stood in the doorway watching the rain fall on the melting snow. "It won't be long now," she whispered as she clutched her sweater closed, tucking her hands inside the folds. Winter's fury was making its exit with one final blast of cold air. Tulip trees and camellia shrubs shivered until their blossoms fluttered... Continue Reading →

I'm still working through my fresh start--accomplishing the goals I've set for myself for 2017. One thing I'm determined to do is to make changes that count. During a daily reading, I recently read the letter to the church at Sardis in Revelation 3:1-3. The words were compelling and challenged me to take a personal inventory... Continue Reading →

Some may say you can't. Others may say you shouldn't. Some may say you'll fail. Others may say you couldn't. No matter what their voices say You still have a choice. Pack away your dreams Or give your dreams a voice. Tell yourself you will. Tell yourself you can. Tell yourself, "No matter what I... Continue Reading →

Today's poet is a young man who touches my heart every day--my son Taylon Mosley. The following is his tribute to Black History. Black Celebration By definition it is ugly, The opposite of white, Not beautiful to be precise. But I find it lovely. It reminds me of the dark starry nights The color brings... Continue Reading →

Today's spotlight is one of my favorite poets. His poetry influenced some of my early poetry writing when I was in junior high. He is the inspiration for my poetry music videos. For more about Langston Hughes visit... https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes If you want to hear Mr. Hughes recite one of his own poems, check him out on... Continue Reading →

Phillis Wheatley is an early American poet who wrote poems about the people in her life and her faith. She was raised as a slave in New England and was taught to read and write by her owners' daughter. She eventually traveled to England where her works "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" were... Continue Reading →

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