Make yourself familiar
with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday Staying Put
Such tough weather throughout the country, the midwest being pounded by snow, here in the east we're experiencing heavy rains and thunder storms due to such drastic change from the cold of the past few days. All in all I think the rain is just fine. Early morning church then in for the day, an unusual treat to be home on a Sunday. Hmmm, what will I do ...
Found another sweet little star pattern .... L.A. Is My Beat: A Garland of Stars by Ellen Bloom... adding to my carry along bag, although the hook will be flying this afternoon making these little treasures. Three rows of crochet happiness! Thanks to Ellen for sharing such a wonderful pattern!
A few thoughts rolling around in my brain for another doily, might give that a try and see where that goes. WIP's include a scarf, possibly a hooded scarf, and a few afghans, doilies, table topper ... have to get serious on making two more baby blankets. Leaning toward the round ripple pattern (again) but not really sure yet. Might want to try something different, although both blankets will be the same pattern as they are for twins.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's Prayer for Spiritual Adoption
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the preborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
Glory of The Season
Almighty God, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. We praise you and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, The foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, For ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, And in the name of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, With whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today is special ...
Today is God's gift to you, how you use it is your gift to God
Before the Threshold of My Day
I've much to do today, dear Lord, But let me kneel a bit Before the threshold of my day That I may enter it With mind serene and heart made fresh with fragrant heavenly dew. That every moment of the day I'll be reflecting you.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love. It is there for each and
every one of us.