Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Beautiful Day

Don't you agree
        it is an especially
              beautiful day  
                  when someone sends

             flowers . . .





  















         
      God does it every day.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8th-14th

During National Women's History Month in 2014
a group of working women were finally recognized
for the good they do. Sisters/Nuns--however we 
refer to these women, they taught us, and cared for us in
hospitals--and some even went to foreign lands to
feed the hungry and imprisoned.


This is the week to recognize these selfless women 
who did not work to become rich. 
Their loyalty to the God who called them will bring 
riches the world can't even imagine.



















Rosella Poulin was one such "Bride of Christ."

On January 16th 2017 Our Lord welcomed her home.


 

Rosella grew up in Nelson, BC -- one of nine children. 
In 1947 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Bellingham, WA.
During her life she taught high school, cared for
the infirmed and homeless and also did missionary
work in Haiti. 
She filled the world and my life with goodness and 
joy. 
      "May a choir of angels come to greet you
               and speed you to Paradise,"

                        Aunt Rosella

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Abraham Lincoln & Friendship

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln !

We thank you for many of your ways
and many of your words -- which we
understand today.

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."                          -Abraham Lincoln


With the words of Lincoln I am pleased to
wish a good friend and fellow writer a 
      very Happy Birthday today . . .




















Orman, when your ship comes in
know that it will sail with a full crew
of those you have helped along the
way. Your wisdom and laughter
are gentle winds that have brought
many writers to the shores of
publication.

                  Onward

Friday, February 3, 2017

February: The Passion of Our Lord

Though Lent does not begin this year
until March 1st our world is being asked
by Pope Francis to consider how we might
serve . . .
























Our current Pope is fearless, often
finding the right words, inspired words, for
a particular moment in time. May God
continue to care and watch over this
"man of peace." (Amazing how many
non-Catholics love Pope Francis. He
warms the Chair of St. Peter with Love.)

You can find the Pope daily at:

http://www.news.va/en/news/popes-february-prayer-intention-welcome-the-needy 

 Peace.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Holy Spirit At Work

Sometimes in today's world it's difficult
to believe that the Holy Spirit is still at work--
that He has not abandoned us.
Pope Francis recently added a few
updates to the Beatitudes which should
give us pause and confirm that indeed
the Spirit of God is guiding the world.
We only need to listen. . .


"Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils
     inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.”
"Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned
       and marginalized and show them their closeness.”
"Blessed are those who see God in every person
       and strive to make others also discover him.”
"Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.”
“Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.”
"Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians."




  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Honoring Dignity & Uplifting Eloquence

Today we said goodbye.

(And thanks to live coverage)

we saw once again two 

people who brought honor

to the White House.



 










                     

                    

                     Thank You


Words from today give us pause as we ask once again:  


               God bless America
                      Give us wisdom
                            Mend our flaws
                                     Heal our wounds


                                                                    AMEN


Friday, January 13, 2017

After The Rain

At twilight last night
the sky was happy with the rain
that fell over Southern California.



"Here the rain, like everything else,
suggests permanence and eternity."
-Elie Wiesel from Dawn