Posted in God, Family, Friends, true life

And Butterflies Do Fly!

A blast from the past … refried … but hold the beans!


My wife, ‘Cute Judy Lee’‘ Barbera, dreaming of butterflies in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Sebastian Barrera, grandson, a Healing Touch … artist and Renaissance Boy


Deangelo Barrera, grandson, God’s Creation … entrepreneur extraordinaire!


Amy Barbera, Inspirational Singer and Songwriter, ”

Make Me a Butterfly,

Songs available on YouTube!

Also Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and beyond!


Julie Barbera, Author and Life Coach, Inspire Yourself To Action!

Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection

Available at a bookstore or online book site near you! on WordPress.


German Barrera and family, the Barbera-Barrera Clan.


And finally! Whose the Geek!

Posted in God, Family, Friends, Poetry

Walk Slowly, Dear!

A poem found in our Family Bible for a loved one or spouse that goes before you.


If you should go before me, dear, walk slowly down the ways of death, well-worn and wide. For I would want to overtake you quickly and seek my journey’s ending by your side.

I would be forlorn not to decry you down some shining highroad where I came. Walk slowly, dear, and after look behind you and pause to hear if someone calls your name!

Adelaide Love

Posted in Art, God, Family, Friends, Inspiration

The Good Life …

Is laced with good relationships ……

Is laced with spirituality ……

The good life also has it’s risks ……

To quote Henry David Thoreau, Essayist

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines.

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs.

Posted in God, Family, Friends, humor

Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes

Judy Barbera

— Read on

Life is full of mistakes. But we must keep on trying to love one another.

We must pray for strength and deep faith to face life’s problems.

As far as the East is from the West, Jesus remembers your mistakes no more!

Posted in God, Family, Friends

Far From the Madding Crowd!


Albert Einstein said over and over again that imagination and creativity are more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is bounded by what we know or think we know.  Imagination has no such limitations!  It is boundless!

You are a perfect example to prove his point.  Your imagination, creativity and cheerful attitude set you apart from ‘the madding crowd.’ They make you the real success that you are!

Material wealth does not seem to make people happy or content!  It may just do the opposite: only leading to greed and an unquenchable desire for even more.

It is easier the love a cheerful dog than to love the heartless dogs we are often forced to deal with and work for!

Yes!  People should count their blessings not their pennies!

All’s fine on the home front!  

Insanity aside!