Stars Shine Bright on a Moonless Night

Speak Life! Life is multi-dimensional and amazing. My desire is to inspire you to see the adventure that life affords us and discover the light in each stage, process and even challenge you find yourself in.  Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)

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March 25, 2019

Quotation from Ephesians 2: 10  For we are God's masterpiece.  He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.  

Last night, I was listening to Kevin Zedai on the ISN channel when he quoted Ephesians 2: 5-6.  Now I have...

March 19, 2019

"If you are breathing, God has a purpose for you.  As long as you are breathing, somebody needs what you have: gifts, talents, smile, love, service."   Joel Osteen

Listening to a interview where a woman in the audience told how unworthy she felt, I loved Joel'...

February 9, 2019

My friend had a restless night.  You know how those nights can be.  You just can't sleep. Too much is on your mind.  So many challenges unresolved from the day before.  Prayer and encouraging reading helps me sleep often.  The Bible, stories about what God has done for...

August 3, 2018

The third manuscript in progress is a collection of poetry that spans many years with content covering the angst of a woman (me) moving from past fears to current fearlessness (most of the time).  I experience God in nature so many poems are inspired from walks, hikes...

August 3, 2018

The second manuscript in progress, is a children’s picture book based on a poem I recited many years ago in front of a congregation of about 100 people at a birthday celebration for my spiritual father, Reverend LaVerne Anderson of Hope Community Church in Amherst, Mas...

August 3, 2018

Lookin’Up in Down Times (Stars Shine Bright on a Moonless Night) by Mountainbird, my first book, recounts inspiring, true adventures that span a period of 30 years. It gives hope in the face of immense challenges.  A self-help or motivational book, rather than telling...

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About Me

Speak Life!

Welcome to Lookin' Up with Mountainbird. 
My multifaceted site reflects my multifaceted life.  I juggle lay ministry, writing, potting with clay, cooking, art, adventure, and sales/service of insurance, nutritional products and legal service plans.  This makes for many topics to share here.  My focus will be writing, health and wellness, cooking, gardening, nature and anything that inspires.   
My personal history is I am a mother of three grown sons, a former carpenter and professor of English and Education.  Missions and service are passions.  Now I help where I live and advocate two charities:  Children with Hair Loss and  the Anthony J. Falbo Memorial Fund (an art scholarship).  Formerly I served as a short term missionary to Thailand, Haiti, El Salvador and Ghana
Browse around my site and let me know your topic ideas and responses. Perhaps you'd like to be a guest contributor.  Let me know your fave topics or postings.  Formerly from the north but currently a southern gal, I'll say, "Love to hear from y'all--and come back now."


North Carolina, USA