Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Mother of God

Today we celebrate Mary's
Assumption--body and soul into Heaven.
In the Orthodox Church it is called
the Dormition of The Theotokos--
the "falling asleep" of the Mother of God.



Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee. . .
Pray for us now and
at the hour of our death.

AMEN

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sharing

Nature shows us

There is enough for all--

























If we just share . . . 

           

Sunday, July 16, 2017

ABIDE

For May Sarton (1912-1995)

Do you recall the day someone dear to you died?
Many of us honor that special day as a birth into heaven . . .

ABIDE           -for May Sarton

Bone white
Stalks of the day
Lily gone dead,
Yellow fennel flower
Dried to mustard seed size.
These riches from
Native plants abide
Like a beautiful life
That does not die,
But passes on
For the passersby.

                       -Kathleen Gunton
                       orig pub in The Aurorean







Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Frederick Buechner

Do you know the name?

I invite you to look up the work of this
writer, theologian, and Presbyterian minister.
His thoughts on how to live life are beautiful--
and perhaps more importantly, true. 


















 Happy Birthday! Frederick Buechner

                      Thank you

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

AMERICA (another verse)

On this special day of celebration  we might want to sing out the fourth verse to Samuel Smith's beautiful song.

























May we sing it as loud as the fireworks
that light the sky this night into the early
morning hours.

May God protect each person who longs for
the freedom & liberty we enjoy.
 



Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1st

Days move into summer . . .

Humid in the East and hot in the West. 



                                        






                 

Someone should be celebrating
              and you know who you are.
                            With Love & Hugs