Am I Nobody?

Morning wakes us with a start; some of us rush into the day with no time to spare. Others lag around in their sleep-wear, sip on warm liquid and contemplate the day ahead. Then, there is that morning, where you find yourself alone, with more choices about how to spend your time than you care […]

A poem depicting the absurdity in comparing ourselves with others Journey On… Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve Don’t ever say- Because I’m here You shouldn’t be there or Because you’re there I shouldn’t be here It makes no sense Would you ever say- Because I am twenty You shouldn’t be two Because I love […]

Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]

Life- The Amusement Park

Imagine that you are at an amusement park. You are excited with childlike glee to be here. It’s a brand-new innovated park in which the “rides” are actual doors to whatever you wish to experience. The place is so expansive and massive, there seems to be no end to options. There are doors to any […]

Who is Responsible for All the Suffering in the World?

My diet today is approximate 90% vegan… I believe this video, along with others I have recently watched will take me to 100%   We have so many choices in our country and so much to sift through and decide. We have access to so many types of foods. Anymore, I can’t even purchase meat […]

The Message is Simple… LOVE!

  Lately, it seems to be quite a struggle to hold onto hope for real world peace, to feel safe and secure in life, and to trust in the best intentions of humanity. News headlines lines literally wreak with purifying stories of hatred and malice, murder and deceit, heartache and suffering. I suppose the most […]

Your Inner River that Satifies

There is a river That flows from deep within, There is a fountain That frees the soul from sin, Come to this water, There is a vast supply, There is a river That never shall run dry. This song talks about the river that “flows from deep within.” In my book, “The Voice of God […]

Sea Side Candle Creation

Spray paint and old ceramic plate with Rust-Oleum’s Gloss Seaside blue. When dry, place candle on plate and hot-glue assorted seashells around it. Lightly spray entire piece with Krylon’s Glitter Blast Diamond Dust paint. “Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.” Julia Cameron

Start Your Day with Awesome Sauce

Good Morning! Here is quick morning practice to do before you even get out of bed that can add that extra awesome sauce to your day! As soon as you wake up say “Good Morning” out-loud with a smile on your face. Next, say out-loud, three things you are thankful for; e.g. Thank you for a safe […]

With Brave Wings She Flies!

By Elizabeth Van Cleve July 4, 2014, edited August 10, 2016 It’s been over two years since I left the church I had been a part of for close to 20 years. With all the courage I could muster, I walked out of the inner world of protocol, dogma and dictation and out into a world […]