Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lilies Of The Field

In wishing you a happy Easter, please consider the center of the life source of the lilies of the field…the heart of God and His love.

MT 6:28
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;

Happy Easter to all.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Time Traveler

As I sat quietly
The Earth spoke to me
It spoke through a speck of dust
A time traveler
I gazed upon it
Insignificant in size and appearance
Ordinary for sure
Yet, unique…no two specks alike
Not even colorful was it
Yet as I pondered it
I questioned the occasion of our meeting
How is it you came to me today?
By way of the Earth did you set out in ancient time?
A mighty rock or boulder
What is it you have seen?
By way of fire
A molten path from a volcano,
Or Vulcan itself?
By way of the oceans…
You have traversed the seven seas?
What did you see?
What wisdom do you carry with you?
Have you been lifted up to the heavens?
Ridden on an eagle’s wing?
Or a castaway in the rhythm of the wind?
Has this mighty wind brought you here today to speak to me?
Or do we just commune
Akin to each other
On this our journey
Sharing the moment?
“I’ll tell you my story if you tell me yours, I thought!”
“Fair enough!” the speck replied.
I sat amazed and intrigued
What could this speck possibly expound?
I began in greatness, a speck in the vast universe
I have taken many forms as you have speck-u-lated!
I have travelled many firmaments
Travelled light and dark alike
Elementally speaking, I have seen it all
Earth, air, fire and water are all known to me
But it is my ‘spirit’ within the universe that brings me here today
I say this to you…
‘You are on the right path’
You are perfect in all ways
The questions you have are meant to be asked
The doubt that you have is meant to be examined
Your curiosity will drive you to the answers that you seek
Once sought and answered, you will find your peace
You are as you were created
A ‘seeker’
One with the divine
One with the universe
Finding your place in this world at this time
I am a humble messenger
Travelling through time
A speck left from the tumble weed I once was
Then speeding at a steadier pace
Now slower, yet not done with my experience of this my life
I tell you this
I gather your questions and your quest for this communion with me
And I will carry this with me forever
I will extoll your tale of ‘us’ to the universe
Of your awareness of our oneness
We will be timeless
We will be forever
As we are now we will always be
Never to part, yet when parted, connected
I feel the elements readying me for the next steps of my journey
The wind stirs
The rain swells in the clouds
I shall be carried forth soon
I bid you well
Peace my fellow traveler
Namaste, my new and forever friend


Happy Birthday Patty

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Prayer for Pope Francis I

May God grant Pope Francis I the grace needed for the support of his elected office.


MT 5:9
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God”

Our Lady of Fatima
"If My requests are granted ... there will be peace"

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing all, much more than the ‘Luck-O’-The Irish’, but the faith of St. Patrick. May all you do today and in the days to come be in the footsteps of Christ as taught by the beliefs of St. Patrick.

 As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
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 sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Top o’ the morning’ to you!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rumors of Crocus

This past month, I can recall too many times staring out the windows…the inside looking out…housebound…watching the snow fly… then watching the rainfall compact and compress the snow into mini-glaciers…then watching the mini-icebergs float down the street. These moments of semi-wonderment (repeated from year to year) were only replaced by today’s greater surprise …all of it disappearing overnight in the rain. WOW! what do my wondering eyes appear…NO SNOW!!! Thank you Mother Nature.

I heard in our last group conversation, ‘rumors of crocus’. (Sigh!) How nice. I’ve had my eyes peered to the heavens, rather to the tree tops, looking for signs of spring. There are some very ambitious trees in the sunniest areas with buds ready to burst with the most recent snow fall not deterring their lofty spring dreams. As I spied the yard today I too noticed the buds on the quince bush. The azalea is not quite there, but soon to follow I’m sure. Two days in a row of fifty-degree weather does give rise to the human spirit in this muddy month of March. With a prayer to St. Patrick in this his week, may we please have the ‘Luck-o’-the Irish’ for a green spring here to stay… beginning right away!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Honoring Pope Francis I

Pope Francis

May he walk the path of St. Francis of Assisi.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

…and March Roars

February passed with winter’s fury. Three storms later and with daylight savings time in place, we are regrouping for spring. As the ice and snow melts in fifty degree weather and the sun lingers just a bit longer on the horizon, we delight at the nearness of spring. Snow days and snowmobiles are soon a thing of the past. Rain is in the forecast…NOT another foot of snow!

We did have a small get-together last weekend for a crochet meeting for our prayer shawls. A small group of five made great progress as we exchanged patterns and crochet tips while clicking away at our shawls. Samples of our wares were displayed as we compared our progress. Emails are flowing as we double-check our work and pass questions and answers back and forth.

The next meeting is anticipated in April, after Easter. Let’s hope March and April are kinder to our mission! We shouldn’t have to shovel our way to the mall for more yarn in the next month!

As you complete your shawls, please take a photo and send it along for posting.

Photos, courtesy of our hostess…Patti. Thanks again, Patti.