Sunday, July 31, 2016


Do you agree the word itself seems to sing?
At one time or another serendipity shows
up in everyone's life.

Sometimes, we say, "it's a miracle."
And other times it just seems strange, right?

Today serendipity hit me right in my google
search. I began to type a mundane word,
and immediately "St Mary Euphrasia"
(Rose Virginie Pelletier) completed itself in my search.

                            Good Shepherd Nuns interned at Rangoon City Jail during WWII

Serendipity or miracle. . .as it happens
today is the 200th birthday of this saint
who founded the Order of the Sisters of
the Good Shepherd.  (An order of nuns
that first drew my thoughts to religious
life when I was sixteen years old.)

(My short essay on these Sisters was
accepted for publication some years ago.
And like many writers, I wait to see if it will
find its way into print.)

Now here comes the question: Why/How
did this happen today of all days?

Is there some young woman out there
who needs to read about this French nun--
maybe a religious vocation thought for someone?

Or. . .  perhaps I am just being given the opportunity
to say, Happy Birthday! Rose Virginie Pelletier.
Pray for us.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Where did you find 

your inspiration today?

If you found something in nature
be grateful;
If you came across someone's
inspiring words be grateful.

Here is a link to a site that
brings me into areas of deep
recognition and inspiration.
I am grateful.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


         All of you reading this,
          please help yourself
           to chocolate today!

Those of you who host a Blog know about
the "overview" button, which tracks the
number of visitors (hits) to your site.

This simple, non-commercial blog:
recorded almost 50 visits in one day.

Dear Visitor,
I don't know who you are or how you
found this space--but I am so happy to
have you visit anytime.
And please feel free to let me know
what you like or what you'd like to see.

                       Also. . .
Happy to report that you get to have chocolate again
tomorrow for "National Hot Fudge Sundae Day."


Saturday, July 16, 2016

May Sarton

May Sarton died on this day in 1995.
She brought light into so many lives
with her poetry and journals.

  I inhabit a marvelous world

  Where every sense is taught

    New ways of perceiving.

                      -May Sarton
                    "Inn at Kyoto"

Friday, July 15, 2016

Someone Has A Birthday

Do you know anyone who is celebrating
today as the day they were born?

Thought: We should all celebrate the day
we were born and the gift of life we are given.

            Happy Birthday
     to someone special who is

Friday, July 8, 2016



                     Nature can make us smile
                              with wisdom.

Happy Birthday MKO

Monday, July 4, 2016


Happy Independence Day!

We celebrate freedom in America today.
Many have fought for the freedom 
we enjoy--some with words and some
with their lives.

Each of us has the right to life, liberty 
and the pursuit of happiness.


Here's an old emotional rendition of
a song with truths we want to believe,
even today when all seems in question.

"That's America to Me"

Friday, July 1, 2016

Saints of July

This month we celebrate the lives
of some very special saints:


        July 1st  St. Junipero Serra.
     (Father of the California Missions)

     July 14th St Kateri Tekakwitha  
           (Lily of the Mohawks)

Maybe you will agree . . . 
We need some saints in America today.

With five months to go before we elect our
President, it seems no one likes anyone.

These are the times we need to pray for
guidance to make the right decision.