Born in the Big Sky Country of Montana and now living in the Buckeye State of Ohio, Richard is the creative mind behind Big Sky Buckeye. Retired after 40 years of teaching, I enjoy writing, photography, traveling, and following a healthy lifestyle.
From 1 Corinthians 2:4-5: “My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.”
World full of deception
Most lack understanding
Man lives with blind spirit
God’s Word seeks soft landing
Father’s knowledge revealed
Prepared with divine love
Shared through Holy Spirit
From heaven’s depths above
Man’s spirit lacks vision
Missing truth of God’s Word
Pride hinders man’s access
Spirit’s teachings transferred
Filling man’s hungry mind
Scripture’s truth, Spirit brings
Living in mind of Christ
God’s wisdom always clings
From 1 Corinthians 2:12-13: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.”
Faith is not in what Jesus says but in Himself; if we only look at what He says we shall never believe.
From Luke 18:41-43: “‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.”
Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry? Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are filled with poetry, but I also share short stories, photography, and a few surprises along the way. You are invited to sit a spell and find something you like. I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing. You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.
Greetings Big Sky Buckeye readers! I am heading to my native state of Montana on Wednesday (January 19), and I will not return back to my home in Ohio for about a month. My mother is recovering from surgery to repair a broken hip, and she needs help from my wife and I. New posts will continue through Thursday. While I am away, I will be turning off my comments until I return. I appreciate everyone’s patience and please take care.
Each Tuesday shares another opportunity to post a series of short poems, which are written in the Japanese-inspired style of Haiku. Each week the theme varies, and today’s revolves around how life allows us to manage “Stepping Forward.”
In addition to my writing, view another journal entry posted on January 18 in From My Journal. While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry and short stories, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.
You are invited to read a quote updated on January 18 from thoughts shared from the words of American writer and poet Madeleine L’Engle. She delivers a message filled with enjoying our maturing lives as well as making our listening a priority.
Here’s my Baker’s Dozen, featuring 13 of my recent writings from the past couple of weeks. Each post is linked to take you right to its location. Other poems, short stories, and feature writings can be found in the archives (found at the top of the page), which will be updated frequently with past selections. Enjoy!
In life we come upon different perspectives, and this leads to even more self-discovery.
Do you write a daily journal? This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts. Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.
We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.
I could live almost completely in imagination.
American poet Louise Gluck (born 1943) is widely recognized for her unique style and poetic voice. She has received numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993.