Over the River for Thanksgiving

Being a Texas girl, I remember how surprised I was to learn (at a not so tender age) that the long-time favorite “Over the River and Through the Wood” was a Thanksgiving song and, to make matters worse, that snowy old sleigh in the song was originally going to Grandfather’s house. With lines such as … Continue reading Over the River for Thanksgiving

An Ever-Fixed Mark

William Shakespeare's birthplace and childhood home. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Life is change. There is no way around it. People come into our lives--and leave. We grow up and eventually grow old. Our families change. In the following sonnet, William Shakespeare addresses one of the most important aspects of our lives and relationships--that of love. What … Continue reading An Ever-Fixed Mark

No Coward Soul is Mine

by Emily Bronte No coward soul is mine No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere I see Heaven’s glories shine And Faith shines equal arming me from Fear O God within my breast Almighty ever-present Deity Life, that in me hast rest, As I Undying Life, have power in Thee Vain are the thousand creeds … Continue reading No Coward Soul is Mine