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
Friday, October 28, 2011
Where has a week gone?
Last post was a week ago. Hmmm, let's see what has happened since then. I have been blessed ... spent the weekend with a very dear friend. As always, it was a time of enjoyment and refreshment. Returned to closet and house cleaning. A ride in the fall crispness and this lovely visit was inspiration to getting the house prepared for the holiday season. In years past one of my Christmas trees would always make an appearance on Halloween ... yup, you read that right ... Halloween. I would usually decorate from October 31st straight through to December 22. Recent years have found elder care and illnesses diminishing the amount of decorating but I have to say our little grandpumpkin has put a new spunk into the mixture. I rather doubt a tree will appear this coming Monday, but then you never know! I did do some Christmas shopping yesterday.
On the crochet front ... my Christmas whimsyghan is completed, but not to my liking as I had expected. A few ends to weave in yet, then to the wash and most likely put away for a time. Maybe at another time I will like it more (but I really don't think so).
The granny square has bitten again and now the hook has taken off with the Afghan Squared pattern by Lion Brand. So I "shopped" my stash and found these lovely colors I had gotten quite some time ago. A win, win as I love the pattern and the yarn was right there on hand!
And ... saving the best for last ... army boy on his way for two week leave. Here tonight, meeting his new little Godson for the first time. My little family, all together. My heart is full.
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.