O WINTRY SIGNS
SHORTEN DAYLIGHT AND FROSTY GROUND
LIKE WHEN JESUS WITHDREW TO THE WILDERNESS
SACRIFICES EXCAVATING THE SENSES
PRIORITIZING THE TRIALS OF LIFE
ESPECIALLY LOSING LOVED ONES
IT STIFLES BREATHING
YET, WHEN OFFERING A PRAY
ONE RECEIVES A MERCIFUL LOOK
HOPE RENEWED FOR OTHERS NO MATTER WHAT
THEN JESUS BEACONS HIS WARM SAVING LIGHT
AND THE MIND WORKS A MIRACLE
IN THIS MANNER YEA! WARDING OFF HOLIDAY BLUES!
“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys” (Song of Solomon 2:1)
Flower by Joseph Stella
…may we all open up as harmonious flowers for paradise…
There is more to the month of December than solitude, dormancy, old age or even death. All that is for poets to write about. I’d rather focus on spreading good wishes, being faithful to family and friends and participating in others’ traditions for the end of year holidays. Children love Christmas in anticipation for Santa Claus’ gifts and parents gladly accommodate their children’s’ wishes. When I was little, I loved to polish our best shoes, place them at the front door so that the ‘Pere Noel’ would fill them with pralines and chocolate goodies. I still can’t resist decorating indoors and out and wishing for a couple of snowy days. This year I won’t be able to craft handmade gifts (because of my broken wrist) but I will phone and chat away sprinkling loving wishes…and stay connected with all of you, my dear friends as I keep writing to my heart’s content.
I pray YOU enjoy yourselves and experience a happy December and Holy Merry Christmas!
your loving scribe
All humans are as saintly constellations
each one reflecting the light and goodness of God,
The Church Triumphant
QUOTE by Georges Bernanos
“A hero gives us the illusion of surpassing humanity.
But the saint does not surpass it:
He assumes humanity; he strives to realize it as well as possible.”
Wind Blown Asters Painting by Charles Burchfield
Commemorating All Souls’ Day
We remember those gone before us
Our prayers for their perfection transcending
and hope to share eternal Love with them one day.
Penguins, Dyer Island, South Africa
JOY helps to forget the storms of life and releases the fleeting pleasures of time.
QUOTE from Ralph Waldo Emerson
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
…go the happy way…
VIRGIN By Handerson Thayer at the Smithsonian Museum
MARY, MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF HEAVEN — Points us to her Son, Jesus
QUEEN OF EARTH — Hears every prayer
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE — Intercedes for us All
Mary, Queen of my life, thank you for your constant protection
Art by Nawi Samaraweera
QUOTE by Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”
…better to listen to one’s heart…truth be told…