Blue Skies

My heart for gladness springs,

It cannot more be sad,

For very joy it laughs and sings,

Sees nought but sunshine glad.—P. Gearhart


A long, long time ago, far, far away, the month of August meant two-a-days, blistering heat, smells of sweaty cotton jerseys,  pain, coaches screaming, and exhaustion. It’s taken a long time for me to get over the “August dreads”, but this morning I woke as if another sun had risen in the sky. The sky was so blue, so peaceful, so full of mysterious tenderness that my soul cried out with joy. I have known art and beauty, music and gladness, friendship and love, but there is nothing so unique, so heart-filling as when we see God in this bright and boundless universe.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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