St. Charles has lost an ambassador.

He was not Political.

He never harmed a soul.

He gave his heart fully as no ambassador ever has, now or in the future.

Women were attracted to him, who could blame them… and if you pardon me for saying this, he was cute, cuddly and had a smile that attracted men and women alike.

Never a scandal, never a lie.

I, for one, admired his restraint when it came to conflict. He choose his fights carefully, and when he did fight, it was with boldness and courage.Image 

I knew of him, and never had the pleasure of being with him on his many journeys to Main Street or on his cross country expeditions. No, I only knew him from post and pictures and from the many stories that now will be legend.    

Cody, we will miss you. 

He Was Born On A Winter’s Day

He came to earth,
On a winter’s day,
In a manger,
He did lay.

He grew up fast,
He grew up strong, 
In his father ways, 
He knew right from wrong.

Then in mid-life,
A calling God choose,
Him and twelve men,
Wearing sandals and robes.

He preached to all,
Healing as he went,
Never stopping,
For this is why he was sent,

Some were happy,
Some were mad, 
He feed them fishes,
In rags they were clad.

There were those,
Who hated him,
In those days,
Their mood grew grim.

They planned and plotted,
For his death,
Meekness and kindness,
Is how they were met,

They nailed him tight,
To a cross,
He gave his life, 
All seemed lost.

Then on the third day,
After the Sabbath,
He rose and lived,
Love is his habit.

He ascended to,
His father in heaven,
At the Fathers right hand, 
The bread that is leavend.

He sends to us,
His holy sprit,
Filled with Love,
For those who hear it,

He was born,
On a winter’s day,
In our hearts,
He will always stay.Image

Learning to write all over again…

Over the last twenty-four hours I’ve had the honor and the privilege of chatting with some of today’s best authors,  Jess MountifieldTraci HiltonRussell BlakeNick RussellTR Tom Harris, and Carol Ann Newsome. Their genres vary from Sci-fi to nature. However, they all have one thing in common in that they are willing to teach and to share what they have learned. If you’re looking for good books this holiday season here they are. Click on their names and follow the links.