Voni's View

Our vision depends on where we are standing


My eyes follow the eagle flying through the sky.                                                  I watch the trees sway in the fresh warm wind.     I feel the cool breeze touching my body. . .   […]

Forgiveness 202 How to Come Out on Top

This post is a little different.  I start out by describing a scene of hurt, then attempt to apply what we learn from it.   It’s now the correct time to unpack your imagination.  Are you ready? Let’s go! Imagine a wide staircase.  You and a friend are standing together on one of the steps, […]

The Train December 1987

I sit on the train looking out the big windows at the landscape slipping past me: tall evergreen trees interspersed with the lacework of leafless trees thrusting their branches against the grey sky, all anchored in a natural forest undergrowth.  Raindrops splashing and runnng  down in small riveluts, causing the landscape to blur in front […]

Good Stuff Learned through Heartbreak: Forgiveness 101

I lift my head, my cheeks still wet with tears, looking around the room.  It is the same:  piles of sorted materials waiting to be put in open boxes, a large black garbage bag gaping open, waiting for more trash.  Behind the closet doors and in the drawers are hours of work waiting for me. […]

Now what, God?!?

Tonight I’m in Portland, Oregon, looking out the window at the sky as the sun disappears behind the horizon, and darkness creeps up from the west into the bowl of the sky overhead. I stand here, remembering the emotional anguish, confusion, and desperation for normalcy I was living in as the structure of family was […]

The Day My Life Ended

  May 1987 It is mid-morning…Bright sunshine along with a refreshing breeze filters into the living room through the open wooden sliding doors.  The rustic room is cool, partially in the shadows.  The mood is somber. Those present are: my husband of 37 years, myself, three of our children, a son-in-law, plus an American pastor and […]

Where Am II?

Where are my hands touching this globe tonight? And where are yours? On this day, my physical hands are touching our apartment walls in Portland Oregon, USA I look out the window here and see tall evergreen trees swaying in the breeze, various buildings, a grade school, plus their sports field, an area of green […]

Finding Eliza — Finding Me

Finding Eliza Portland, OR 2015/04/16 I’ve been awake since 4:30 this morning. Unable to sleep, I came out to the living room,   put the computer in my lap. Many thoughts going through my brain, but they are a jumble and confused. I’ll attempt to untangle them. Yesterday afternoon my mind and body were tired after […]

Asking for your opinion…

  Ok – want and need feedback.   I JUST FINISHED THE ABOUT ME SECTION Question:  Would you prefer for this to be a normal post and enter a shorter About Me????????????????? PLEASE LET ME KNOW. This whole process is challenging me… I know it’s good for me. It’s definitely better than the “it’s good […]

My First Post – Under Construction

This blog is under construction – and so am I! As I look at the pages, all I can see is what it is supposed to be.  I know what I want – and how I want to put it.  It’s clear in my mind.  My problem?  I don’t know how to do it!   I’ve spent hours, […]