A Modern Psalm By Melodie Elaine Estes

Another sunless cloudy day in Virginia. I’m so grateful to be connected in so many ways with people who lift my spirits and center me in the calming awareness of Love.


I think most everyone who knows me knows that I am a Christian. I have never been one to push my faith on anyone. I believe that the Creator, God, Spirit or however you know Spirit loves his creation, whatever method was used to create it. I believe our mission is to spread that love and try to help others as the Creator wants us to.

I have seen people change when they are sick, scared, and hurt, but I also have seen people change when they are loved and accepted for who they are by another person. We have so much more power to change the world than we realize but more importantly we have to change ourselves or others will not change.

This blank verse was written when I taught a Sunday School class on what a psalm is. I doubt very seriously that God cares about form…

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Haiku – beyond fear

Thank you ‘Find Your Middle Ground’ ❤

Find Your Middle Ground

Inner door to love Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay


Open doors within

There’s love here beyond the fear

Find your Middle Ground


I’d like to add these words by Thich Nhat Hanh:

“In a time of anger or despair, even if we feel overwhelmed, our love is still there. Our capacity to communicate, to forgive, to be compassionate is still there. You have to believe this. We are more than our anger, we are more than our suffering. We must recognize that we do have within us the capacity to love, to understand, to be compassionate, always.”

I read a BBC News article about how Canadians are coming together in FaceBook groups for “caremongering” instead of scaremongering. People are reaching out to help and support those in need and also to connect with old friends, distant relatives and neighbors.

There is a movement of kindness evolving and growing. I lifts my…

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A huge thank you

So many people who are stepping up so we can carry on. Pied Type’s another blog I’ve been following since 2015. The message of the cartoon ~ Don’t judge a person that you see with two carts filled with toilet paper. Their intention might be way different than you’re labeling them with.
Hang in there! Stay well!

Pied Type

Consider this a note of deep respect and appreciation to all those on the front lines fighting this coronavirus threat:

And an equally big note of appreciation to thoughtful neighbors everywhere who are sharing their supplies with others, offering to shop for them, and checking on them to make sure they are okay.

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Standing By

Reaching out to the Blogger World to see how you’re all doing. I’m in self-isolation being in the over 70 group. Settled in for who knows how long ~ 8 weeks?  Sharing another good post by a blogger I’ve been following over the years. Be sure to read the 12 points about this Virus at the end. Well done!

Healing Through Connection


UGH. The tsunami is coming, my friends. The alarms have sounded for so long already.

And we KNOW what to do! We can brace the shore for it and decrease loss of life.

I just spent all weekend working on operations reorg and mobilization–so proud of the teams who worked around the clock to prepare for the worst. While we wind down non-essential practice functions, we ramp up in crisis mode. We will redistribute clinical staff to where they are most needed.

But we need EVERYBODY to pitch in and help out.

Please please please do your part. LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

I’m already wondering which of my friends will get sick. So many people I admire, dedicated professionals and teachers, people who make the world better, work in our emergency departments and on the hospital floors. They care for the sickest of the sick.

Please do your part to NOT…

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Poetry ~ My Hidden Place

This seems like a nice way to begin my Sunday morning. Another blogger I’ve been following over the years.

An Artist’s Path

when i go missing 
you will find me in my hidden place 
a realm where ancient wisdomresonates
you're welcome to join me
in my hidden place 
we can contemplate
life's meaning and humanity's
or we can listen to the 
roar of the masses as they
debateit's no secret that
faith and delusion 
are human traits
come join me in my
hidden placewhere answers are 
elusive but questions

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