Monday, April 25, 2016

Ideas That Morph

Ideas that morph and change
As another asks questions
And holds the ideas up to the light
To find what might really work
And so the journey continues
As the realization comes that
It is too early for Hope Bible Institute
Since we don't know if there are students--
But there is a niche for
Heritage schools joined with
ESL Bible studies
And help getting small businesses started
So a Resource centre could be born
That focuses on these known needs

Friday, April 22, 2016

Day Camp

What attracts to an all day event?
Is it culture or is it economics?
Is it the intensity of the event?
Or the memories it builds?
No Vacation Bible school this year
But a Bible day camp instead
So instead of two hours a day
It will be six
For five solid days
Suddenly people are interested
And willing to discuss a plan
Bible stories and music
Games and crafts
Memory verses and skits
All of which will fill five special days
This summer coming

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beach Day

Three days of heat led us to the beach
Warm sand and the view of water to the horizon
A circle of seagulls sitting in the water
Where the fishing boats dumped the catch
They could not keep
And an eagle circling overhead in the distance
Being watched by a stranger on the pier
Led to a chase through the countryside
As Andrew looked for the eagle's nest
He had glimpsed through binoculars

Monday, April 18, 2016


Capturing moments in photographs
On instagram opens up interesting
#deathofasisteranovel allows me
To build a series of pictures
That celebrate my novel
By celebrating my city

Sunday, April 17, 2016

To Live Now

Facets of personality make up each one of us
Some to handle the practical day to day
Elements needed for food to eat
And clean clothes in the closet
But other strands open up our dreams
To make the heart soar high and free
As fierce as an eagle preparing to do battle
As delightful as the chickadee digging out seeds for dinner
Or as brilliant as the cardinal flashing colour in a dreary


Purple periwinkle in the garden
Sparkling water flowing in the river
Variety store emerging as a neighbourhood florist
Tea shops and schools of many brands
Miles upon miles of roads
Each element is so different from the others
Yet the individual pieces
The unrelated objects
Work together to be
This city called home

Friday, April 15, 2016


Writing time is varied
Letters, stories, journal
All find their moments
When I first wake up
Before the rush of day descends


Perch on a high pole
Peer down for movement below
Dive for instant food

Photos of London

Seeing my city as a place to share
Is an interesting endeavour
As I post photos to Instagram
From my walks throughout London
A world waking up in spring
The buildings named in my story
A variety of components working
To show off my home

Saturday, April 9, 2016


How can dreams have so many pieces?
Mine weave together so many different elements
Education, business, settling newcomers
And as time passes changes happen
Modifications occur
But no piece has truly been eliminated
So I keep moving forward
Wherever You lead my heart, Lord
Through writing, business ventures
And the founding of a school
We will see what adventure awaits

Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Launch

Becoming a writer
Ordered the early hours
Of my days as I worked
Knowing that finally a book would be 
Launched for
All to discover
Unrelenting time brought me to
Now as I turn the page as a writer, the