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Showing posts from March 16, 2014

Haiku My Heart: God's Canvas

God's canvas, brilliant array of colors, blows away Man's hues. pondering the sky  this past week,
opened my eyes to all the lovely pastels not available to any earthly artist's palette.
All these images were shot within a two minute range from different angles the evening sky.
linking to Rebecca's wondrous Haiku My Heart

Weekend Reflections #234: Beauty

“People are like stained-glass windows.   They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,  but when the darkness sets in,  their true beauty is revealed  only if there is a light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever:  its loveliness increases,  it will never pass into nothingness.” ~John Keats~
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” ~Khalil Gibran~
“To love beauty is to see light.” ~Victor Hugo~
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius~
“The pursuit of truth and beauty  is a sphere of activity in which  we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” ~Albert Einstein~
“ I don‘t think of all the misery  but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank~
Quotes found here.
linking to James' Weekend Reflections #234

My Random 5 for March 21, 2014

1. My 3-year old great grand-daughter’s first day of daycare was this past Monday.   One of the caregivers was surprised to learn that it was her first day because how she seemed at ease with her surroundings.  This relieved her momma, Nana and myself.
2. I am feeling exuberant for the actual onset of spring!   I have even viewed the first signs of spring in my yard.
3. I kept my best friend, who is also the wife of my middle son,  company while Son went to Comic Con with his grandson.   We all had a full weekend. 
4. Daughter-in-law and I spent Saturday morning  at St. Mary’s Day of Recollection in our parish hall.   It was well attended and enhanced us in our spiritual growth.   The main speaker was the diocesan Vicar-General  who happens to be our pastor’s brother. 
5. One of my former students is now in her 5th year of remission  from her cancer.  She celebrated that fact recently.   I pray that she remains so.   I find it troubling that I know many people battling with that awful disease.   Note…

ABC Wednesday: Jesuits

Our ladies’ group, Women at the Well,  is reading this book by a Jesuit priest Father James Martin.   Since we meet only once a month  and do not meet in the summer,  we will continue to read this interesting book into 2015.   Father Martin relates the saints’ lives,  as well as those who led saintly, holy lives,  and how they have impacted his own life.   The saints or saintly that we have encountered thus far are these: The Saint of the Sock Drawer- Jude Joan of Arc Thomas Merton Ignatius of Loyola Pedro Arrupe Bernadette Soubirous And for April, we are reading about these: Mother Teresa Pope John XXIII
 Then some of our ladies  share the history and spirituality of each saint  we have studied with their own unique presentations.   We are fortunate to have such industrious  and interesting speakers in our group.
I highly recommend this book  for its spiritual value  as well as its entertaining way of sharing  the lives of these faith-filled people  whose journey we may choose to emulate.

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Nature's Hint of Spring

shoots of the lilies,  nature's heralding of spring and earthly rebirth
linking to Laura Hegfield's I Heart Macro

St. Patrick's Day

May the faith of St. Patrick bring you courage  to stand up for your beliefs in the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
From St. Patrick's Breastplate- Christ shield me this day; Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me,  Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

Details about St. Patrick's life can be found here.