11 Dec

Having the advantages of growing up on an Indian Reservation, I know the importance of Solitude, especially when you are looking for answers to your prayers. The bible tells us to hide in a closet while we pray or to pray in secret, but doesn’t really explain why that is necessary.

Grandfather would always have me go find a quiet place in the canyon when I came to him for answers telling me the answer is there I just have to listen to it. As a small child, I didn’t understand his statement. Now as an adult I have found more truth and understanding in the reality of his words. The answers are right there if you are willing to listen and it is so much easier to hear then in quiet Solitude.

Bob Dylan wrote a song on the early sixties called “Blowing In The Wind” which tells us the answers to our long standing questions are out there but just out of reach. In reality they were within reach but we didn’t listen for them.

Prayer is a private conversation between you and God. He listens and then answers according to your needs. Many times the answer is just a soft whisper in your ear, which is why He says pray in Solitude so you can hear the answer. Yes, sometimes the answer is not what you want to hear, but as you continue down the path the reason becomes much clearer.

I have listened to.many people complain that prayer is useless because they never get answers to theirs. I tell them it is important to listen more and talk less for the answer may come as a soft whisper in their ear.

I am an early riser, so I use the early morning Solitude for my conversation with God. We cover a wide range of subjects and He fills my day with hope, peace and love.

Throughout the day I ask for guidance when I come to a rough area and He leads me through it. To me prayer is a continuous conversation and His answers are always within reach. The importance of listening can not be overstated. He is always there and always has the correct answer.

If you find it hard to find the answers to your prayers, try finding a little solitude, a quiet place where you can have a private conversation and listen for that whisper. He always answers. You will find a new world of peace in your life.

Walk daily with God at your side!




A Talk With The Father

12 Nov

The other day I had a chance to have a sit down for a face to face conversation with the Father. I had asked for the time because I had several questions about religion and He was the only one who could answer them.

To begin, we have about 4200 different religions in our world and all of them worship or answer to a Supreme being or God. So how do we know which is the right one? So I asked Father about religion and which was the right one.

His answer surprised me some, but as I thought about it, I began to understand what He was saying. He said “I have a problem with religion because it is so regimented and this regementation places shadows on what it is striving to achieve. When I gave my only begotten Son to redeem believers, He had only two commands for the church. Love your neighbor as I have loved you and put no other God before me.” Then He added “The Church consists of believers who love and help each other and all they come across. This happens all around the world and in all religions. With all the different religions in the world there is one common core and that is love. The people around the world are one church.”

So I asked if all we have to do is love each other and lend a helping hand, why is it we as a world can’t achieve a meaningful peace? He answered “Freewill, I gave you all the right to choose what is right or wrong for you, but it turned out that many felt their right was better than yours and here comes a dispute. Institutions were formed and fear took the place of love. Security was formed to protect you from fear and on and on. It is all false because if everyone respected the choice of the other there would be no fear, no war and no need for security.” 

I came away from our talk with two revelations: One as children of God we are to love each other as ourself and as He loved us. Two, we are to serve all as equal in His name lending a helping hand as needed. That means putting others ahead of ourselves. That is what He wants and expects from us.There may be 4200 different religions in our world, but there is only one God!

This will probably upset a lot of people, but all are equal in God’s eyes.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



23 Sep

When following the way, you learn to be acutely aware of all your senses, eyes, ears, touch, smell and taste. Believe it or not, most people are aren’t even fully aware of what’s going on around them. 

The lighter the air, the higher the birds will fly, heavy air forces them lower. Light air no rain, heavy air rain is on the way.

So with our high humidity, how do you notice lighter air? If you notice when you go out in the morning very few birds are moving, more than likely the air is heavy. Heavier air is hard on their heart so they stay low. The bees stay closer to the hive in heavier weather and you see very few butterflies. Also, if you pay close attention you can feel the difference on your skin and the hair on your arms feel the air move. There is a big difference when it is going to rain and when it is going to be clear. Give it a try.

Ok, so now you know one of my secrets, I watch the birds. Then we have the fire ants and mud bugs who also have an acute sense of when the pressure is going to change and rain is on the way. They can feel an upcoming change four to five days before it happens and they prepare their homes for it. Fire ants will build their mounds and move their eggs before it even starts to rain and the mud bugs build up a protective barrier around their entrances. Just one more interesting fact to learn. 

Have you ever noticed the cattle bunching up and moving to higher ground before a rain storm? They do and will even lay down to have a dry place. Deer do the same thing. This helps keep them dry and warm. The animals can teach us a lot about living, if we are willing to pay attention.

When I go out in the morning the first thing I do is perform a top down observation of the sky. I look at the highest things I can see, then the clouds, the trees, the birds and the plants. What this tells me is pretty much what the weather is going to be for the day. 

Besides being beautiful to look at, what can we learn from a rainbow? Rainbows require three things: Rain, sun and someone to observe it. In order to see the rainbow the sun must be behind you. This is why we see them in the morning and evening hours and very seldom around noon. 

Ok, let’s look closely at the rainbow. The deeper the colors are the bigger rain drops and the lighter the colors the smaller the rain drops. If you feel the wind coming towards you the rain is coming your way and it only stands to reason if the wind is behind you the rain is going away. 

If you can smell smoke in the air on a cool morning, it is likely that there is a temperature inversion , which can occur when a layer of warmer air traps a cooler layer near the surface. During an inversion, there is a high probability of fog. Also sound travels farther and can be heard more loudly. 

Light is refracted in an inversion and this unusual bending of the rays leads to optical illusions. In normal conditions very distant objects appear shorten and squashed which is why we often see a squashed fat sun at sunset. In an inversion the opposite happens and objects appear to be stretched vertically. They also apperceive to be floating or levitating.

Interesting what a simple weather phenomenon can bring out. 

The upper winds flow from West to East. My Grandfather called them the parental winds as they are steady and steadfast. The lower winds, which he called the rowdy child like winds, would flow any direction when they got cantankerous with their parents. He had a way of making lessons fun.
When the upper and lower winds move in the same direction, good weather always follows. When the lower winds change so follows the weather. 

This is a simple overview of winds. There are four main layers in our atmosphere  and they all affect the weather, however the upper and lower winds appear to have more influence.  When we get into the different clouds it will begin to come together .

If you stand with your back to the wind and monitor the the upper winds, you can get a pretty good idea of what the weather is going to be.
Left to right: Warm air is on the way; there may be an advancing warm front and a deteriorating weather situation with prolonged rain possible. 

Right to left: Cold air is advancing; a cold front may have gone through and an improving weather situation is most likely. 

Same direction: No imminent change is likely. If you stay tuned to the wind direction, you will notice a large shift before all major weather changes. 

If the winds shifts to come from a noticeably more counterclockwise direction (backs), then things will probably get worse. 

Stand with your back to the wind, look for the highest clouds and remember this line: “Left to right, not quite right.”

Simple techniques to learn when you want to know what’s coming your way.

​When it comes to interpreting the clouds, there are some very general trends that are useful to know. 
The higher the level of the lowest clouds you can see, the drier the air is in general and the less likely it is that rain is imminent. If the clouds you see are deepening or lowering, then the weather is likely to deteriorate, and if they are swallowing or rising, then it is likely to improve. The more different types of clouds you can see, the more unsettled the weather and less likely that fair weather will hold.
To read clouds with a little more insight, we need to be able to identify the most helpful ones:

Cumulonimbus: A very tall, dark giant of a cloud. Sometimes with an anvil top.

Cumulus: Fluffy little sheep that scoot across the lower part of the sky.

Cirrus: Wispy streaks, scratch across the high sky. Can look a little like cotton candy.

Cirrostratus: A high shapeless blanket of cloud that foster a dull layer. 

Out of these four types, there are the ones at each end of the weather spectrum that most cloud watchers will recognise instinctively. There are the fair weather cumulus clouds that are scattered across a blue sky and symbolize a fine day and then there is the pantomime baddy of a cloud that gets hissed each time it enters the stage: cumulonimbus, the thunderstorm cloud. 

Outside of these two clouds, it is harder to look at an individual cloud type and predict anything with certainty.

I forgot to add on my previous posts to feel free to ask questions if you have any arise. 

Now you know that I study the animals, birds, clouds and wind. In reality all nature and life is full of little secrets that will teach you something about how the world works.

I have been doing this since I graduated Sixth grade from the AYOP School when I was eight. State law wouldn’t let me into middle school until I turned 12, so I had four years, with Grandfather, for one on one training on nature, weather and life. After 65 years of following this training, it has become part of my life. I have three graduate degrees, but consider the training I received from age 8 to 12 the greatest education of my life.
My suggestion to you is to start out slowly taking in everything around you and begin to realize the life you share this world with. Start your day with a top down assessment of what your day holds, from the clouds, wind, trees, animals, birds and all the little things from there. You will be surprised what you will discover. As always, I am here to answer questions or point you in the right direction.

One last word on weather I would like to share. Wind is shaped by the surrounding areas including buildings and trees. Most people don’t realize as things bend the wind it has a tendency to grow. 

Like a fire creates it’s own atmosphere, the wind can create it’s own life. Also we are very seldom without some sort of breeze. If you study nature, you notice the littlest things can create a small trickle of a breeze. Watch, as the sun warms up the dew on the trees and plants, the branches sway ever so slightly as the moisture evaporates from the leaves and pedals. The air could be perfectly still, yet the evaporation of the moisture creates the slightest breeze.

I close with this, we are all part of nature and we all contribute to the world around us. Let us all open our eyes and do what we can to help improve the world we live in. It is a study of life.  Give nature a helping hand. 
Love life!!

Walk daily with God at your side. 


What’s Blocking Your Vision?

27 Aug

I know this sounds like a fairly obvious question, but it seems so any people are stumbling down the path of life with no concept of why.

We all have aspirations on how our life should be, but I have found many have no idea how much they control the path they follow. I also have found many don’t realize their temperament drives the direction they are going.

I study people and how they interact with the world around them. When I got my Masters in Applied Science in Environmental Psychology, my job was to take the work environment and mix it with the need of the people and make a better work process. Thus the Team Process was born. Over the years I have developed it into taking the world around us and showing people how to make the best of it.

Some people feel God tells them what to say and how to act, using that as an excuse for their bad temper and negative attitude. They spout so much dislike for others, they can’t see how it is affecting their life progress.

I had one person tell me: “It appears I am negative more so than the actual extent .I am showing the conditions of the society in which we live. Right now the decline is in full swing. It is a very serious situation. Yet, I must say that I feel an intervention coming from our Great God. Man cannot lead man unless they are guided by God. Only God can know the content of the heart”

We have free will and God does not want us to be so negative, in fact He wants us to love each other. We choose if we want to be positive or negative and we choose to hate rather than love. We choose what path we follow and we make life as hard or easy as we want it to be. God is there to guide us and offer suggestions, but He will not make us do anything – because of His love for us.

Life is short and it needs to be happy and full of compassion. When you learn that your choices control your life, then you decide that a positive approach will make life easier to handle.

What we say and how we say it is also very important to being successful in life. Nobody likes someone who is always negative, it just turns them off. A little compassion goes a long way and people who are compassionate find doors open for them.

So how are you blocking the vision of your life? If you find your path is constantly running into blockades, try changing your attitude.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,



17 Jul

Our Country, as like the rest of the world, is broken. It is filled with violence and killings. The time has come for us to turn this around, but how we do it depends on how well you follow your Christian teachings. 

15Proverbs 15:1 Teaches us that a soft word turns away wrath and that responding to evil with evil only brings more evil. 

Time and time again we have watched people respond to violence with more violence and what has it gotten us? More violence! When will we as Christians wake up and respond to this? 

First Timothy chapter 6 teaches us to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness and gentleness. We are to do these things at all times using gentleness to turn wrath around and to bring peace to our lives as well as to others. 

Our political leaders, in the name of National Security, have mistakenly given a wide path for our law enforcement officers to follow. This has allowed them too much leeway on how they interpret the law. Some have gone over board and as a result violence has blossomed. 

There really is no right or wrong here, what we have is everyone pushing the limits of everyone else’s patience. The law is the law and we, as citizens, are required to follow it and the law enforcement officers are to enforce it. The hard part is how we and they do it. 

The answer is gentleness and respect! Today, to me, it seems people have lost respect for their fellow man and as a result respect for themselves. Jesus teaches us that gentleness and love will win over the harshest foe. A kind approach, a gentle response and a warm smile will go a long way to cool off a hot situation. 

We are the light at the end of a long tunnel. Gentleness and love are the answers to end this violence and hate that has engulfed our nation and world. You are the first step! Will you light your candle and begin the journey to right the wrongs? 

Join with me to begin to turn all this around. 

Walk daily with God at your side!



Following The Path

24 Jun

In the pathway of faith we come to learn that the Lord’s thoughts are not our thoughts, nor His ways our ways. Both in the physical and spiritual realm, great pressure means great power! Although circumstances may bring us into the place of death, that need not spell disaster, for if we trust in the Lord and wait patiently, that simply provides the occasion for the display of His almighty power.

“Remember His marvelous works that He hath done, His wonders and the judgements of His mouth.” Psalms. 105:5

While His thoughts are not ours, we are the sum total of our thoughts at any point in time. Realizing God knows our thoughts before or as we have them, we have the blessing to make the most of what we think and feel. I learned, growing up, that how you start your day sets the tone for that day. Grandfather mentored me to give thanks for another beautiful day, be joyful for how good your day was going to be and remember to give thanks for all the blessing you have received in your life. I start my day with these three little prayers of thanks every morning. God has blessed me way more than I deserve.

To say life isn’t always easy would be an understatement. But add we determine just how easy or hard our life is would, I’m sure, give some people some heartache.

Many people feel their life is always on the rocks and they live their life in calamity, while others feel you get out of life what you put into it and live full happy lives free of most burden. I believe if I make the best of a situation that a blessing will come from it. When a situation confronts you, if you turn in defeat you miss out on the blessing the situation has for you.

I have discovered there is a secret to life and it involves faith, trust, love and prayer. I faithfully follow the path God has given me trusting He will light my way. I love God with all my heart and I love my neighbors as He loves me. I pray continuously, listening to His answers as they are whispered in my ear. I never question His intentions for He knows my needs better than I.

All this is found in the bible, if one is willing to look beyond the words and follow the spirit. Yes, the bible also mentions persecution, but how one accepts it is a choice. It is a blessing to serve God. It is also a blessing to serve people in His name.

I believe that even in the darkest times, there is always a light showing me the way out. It just may be a candle at the end of the tunnel, but is shines brightly for my path.

My prayer for all is that they see the light and faithfully follow the path He has set before them. Pray continuously and listen for His answers.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


Everyday Miracles

16 Jun

Grandfather made sure I grew up believing that we are led through life by an unseen guide, making turns and decisions based in a common goal. Everything has a reason and nothing is by mistake. There really is a plan for each and everyone of us.

I can’t really tell you when this finally hit home and I realized that everyone I met in life and everyone I touched in life blessed me and them in one form or another. It was then when I learned that we are put on this earth for a very particular reason and everything we do is designed to complete the plan for our or someone else’s life.

God has planned every step of our life and, for me, when I realized this I stopped questioning His reasoning and started following the path He set forth for me. That little decision to follow His lead has turned into continuous blessings for my life. I wake up every morning eager to see what He has laid out for me this day and I am never disappointed.

I encourage everyone to open their eyes to His plan and learn to follow it without question. The enlightenment you receive will amaze you. Stop complaining about the rough times you are delt and make the best of every incident in your day. The resulting blessings will more than make up for a rough ride.

By now you are asking what this has to do with everyday miracles. We wake up to blue skies with birds, flowers and trees everyday, yet we don’t really notice them. We have stars and a moon at night, but we just take them for granted. These are there, not because of something man did but because of the grace of God.

We witness the miracle of birth, the blooming of a flower, and even the magic effect of a simple smile, yet we don’t think we see miracles daily. Most people don’t realize the power of their smile, or the simple strength of a soft touch. We all are part of a miracle without even realizing it.

That smile you shared with a stranger while walking into the grocery may have turned around his or her day. That simple thank you you shared with the checkout girl may have lifted her spirit. It is the little things we do everyday that ages someone’s world for them. You are someone’s miracle today and you just may be the recipient of someone’s gift tomorrow.

So the next time you feel you are going in different direction than you thought, take a few minutes to ask God what lesson He is sending to you. Step into that lesson and share the blessing He gives you with someone. It just may turn out to be the miracle they needed to continue on.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,