I snapped this pic because it reminded me that as beautiful as the rose is, there are thorns close by. There is always pain hidden in our joy, and joy and beauty within our sorrows. Continue reading The Rose and The Thorns
I stumbled across this on my lawn a couple of days ago. We had some winds the night before, and this little nest was probably knocked out of the tree that it was in. It made me sad to think of all of the effort that the mama bird put into carefully constructing the nest, and … Continue reading Some Things Are Just Not Meant To Be
“The chair asks that the House now observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Orlando,” Ryan said. As he crossed his chest and bowed his head, most of the chamber followed suit. But a handful of Democrats walked out. (Washington Post) When I first heard this … Continue reading Very, very disturbing…
Isn’t it amazing what we can do with a simple photo app? The peony is from my garden, but I wanted to play. I love watercolor and with a quick free download, my photo is now painter’s masterpiece! Here is the original: It’s so easy to disguise ourselves. In efforts to hide who we truly … Continue reading Before and After
(This post is a little longer than most, but these feelings run deep, so thanks for stopping by) Eucharist Mystery, Miracle, Magic We have come so far in our understanding of Eucharist, or have we? (I deliberately did not use ‘the’ before the word Eucharist….poetic license) I’d like to think that all the rules and regulations regarding … Continue reading What is Eucharist?
Grant me the wisdom to know when to let go…. The courage to say goodbye…. and the serenity to live in this moment… Sometimes we get so absorbed in something that we lose our balance. It could be a project that we are working on, a book that we are obsessed with, or in … Continue reading Holding On….Letting Go
Thanks Nelson! Not much to add….but I think this quote has much to do with humility! Do as much good as you can, be as kind as possible, listen as though there were no other sound around (including those in your head), and love with the fullness of the universe. You will plant … Continue reading Don’t Go Looking For The Tree