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
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
What's Doing Wednesday
Settling back in after a few days of a visit with a very dear friend.
A keeper, a lifetime friend ...forty-three years and counting.
A most enjoyable time, adding to the mountain of memories.
Before I left the leaves were popping, so yes, they are completely popped now but still have that lighter, spring green. I expect they will become much darker by the weekend. This year I did pay attention and for the first time saw the opening of the leaves. I am always awed by the beauty of trees. I love a gentle breeze and the rustle sound that can be heard. A lullaby being sung by Nature.
Picking up my favorite size 4 steel hook and the bright, soft thread of Red Heart size 10 in the color Goldenrod, started a doily of my own design. I have had a pattern rolling around in my head for a bit now and would you believe this is not one bit like I have been thinking. I think my crochet hook has a mind of its own. I have no idea of where this is coming from, just started crocheting and this is what's coming out. We'll see where this leads to. One thing I do know is that I have not made anything with thread in a while and I am loving it. Thread and doilies still continue to be my passion! Hopefully soon I will have a new doily to share.
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.