I believe that God created this beautiful world for us to be joyful. It is up to use to discover our “heaven on earth.” I have written 100 short stories and each one ends with the phrase, “If this was heaven it would be just fine.” It was fun to write. I heard once that God created humans because God loves a good story.” I love that. May I suggest you write a book of memoirs for your family.

I have included some demos of songs I have written for you to enjoy.


“Respect the child.
Wait and see the new product of Nature.
Nature loves analogies, but not repetitions.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent.
Trespass not on his solitude.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is That God Nana?

Did you know that in many languages the word heaven is the same word for “sky”?
One evening my grandson Marcus and I witnessed a majestic, beautiful sunset in the West Texas sky. The clouds reflected beautiful shades of yellow, orange, pink and indigo. There was a sparkling silver lining framing the top of the cloud.
It was absolutely glorious!
“Is that God, Nana” my little Marcus said with wonder.
I smiled.
“The sunset is a beautiful gift from God to remind us that God is always with us,” I answered.
“Oh,” he said.
It was a moment I will hold dear for the rest of my life.
I found myself witnessing the sunset through Marcus’s bright blue eyes.
Jesus told his apostles, “When you see the world through the eyes of a child you see the kingdom of heaven.”
I felt suspended in a timeless moment of peace and joy as we looked at the beautiful masterpiece God had created for us to share.
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is within.” I know what Jesus meant because in that moment my heart was overflowing with love and appreciation.
I really felt like I was looking at the kingdom of heaven. Marcus is my joy and we were together in the spirit of awe, love and peace.
“Thank you God for this beautiful sunset you gave us to look at!” I exclaimed.
“You’re welcome, Nana,” Marcus said with his cherub little face.
Now anytime I witness a sunset I think of that magical moment with Marcus.
“You’re welcome, Nana.”
Children naturally know their oneness with God because they are fresh from the other side. Sometimes they talk about their “imaginary friend”. I think these are ancestors or maybe their guardian angel. Just because we don’t see them doesn’t mean they’re not there.
Right now Marcus is 3 years old and knows what I am remembering. I listen to every word he says. “When we look at the world through the eyes of a child we see the kingdom of heaven.”
In time he’ll forget.
We all do.
Then on his journey of rediscovery, Nana will be there to help him remember. That’s what enlightened grandmothers do.
When we remember and communicate in our oneness with God, it’s just like heaven, and it’s just fine!