The Quotable


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hibiscus Beauty


Earnestly waiting
Hoping and praying for this
Hibiscus beauty!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Friday, April 17, 2015

Cats Will Play



Cats play with the yarn
All tangled, in disarray
Cats do this you know

Untangle the mess
This is inimitable
So NOW the cats nap

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy 


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.


Mosaic Monday


Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Daffodil Day

The bee's are buzzing
Daffodils are blooming
Spring is all the rage!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Happy Easter!!!!!



Brothers and Sisters: Do  you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?  Clear out the old yeast so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened.  For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.  Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Easter Morning Liturgy

Happy, Holy and Joyful Easter!!!  
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!
Cathy

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Peace Lily



There is something so very beautiful yet simple about a Peace Lily.  It has beautiful blooms on strong stems.  It seems to have dignity.  It is a plant with a strong constitution.  How else could it survive in my house or any house for that matter when one forgets to water it?  But, it does.  It reminds me when its leaves fall limp, and they spring up again when fed just to say, "Thank you?"  It is so forgiving.  If real peace could be this simple.


~~~~~~

Peace Lily my friend
Offering so much beauty
Sadly less returned

What the remedy
I will show the tenderness
She truly deserves

~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


I'm joining Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Sunday, March 01, 2015

Butterflies and Flowers


Awoke this morning to 7 inches of snow in Indianapolis.  We drove 3 hours south and west, home to Newburgh to still frigid temperatures...I do wish it were spring!


So while waiting I'll just dream of those gorgeous blooms just waiting to "spring" forth!!!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring's 'round the Corner


The years at the spring
And day's at morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearleld;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven-
All's right with the world!
~~Robert Browning~~


I know that Spring is still three weeks away and the change to daylight savings time is not for two weeks.  You can accuse me of pressing my luck.  So be it!!  Just remember!  The Feast of Saint Patrick falls between both...There is Hope for Spring!!!  

~~~~~~

Spring's 'round the corner
Goslings and ducklings are born
Softness in down

Little lambs and calves
Nourished by their mother's milk
Spring's 'round the corner

~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Monday, February 23, 2015

Retreat Postscript



Today is the day after...I've been on a high.  Yes, a high.  The two days at Saint Meinrad Archabbey each year are something I really look forward to.  Most years the weather is conducive to long walks and quiet.  But this year there was ice, sleet and snow, there was no walk around the lake or reflection at the Grotto.  You know, I did have time for quiet alone at the Abby Church, the guest house chapel and sitting quietly in the reading room watching the snow/sleet and thanking God for the Monks and their hospitality!  Thanks, too, to St. Benedict and his Rule.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunset to Sunrise!





I have found when writing this post that sunrise and sunset are really treasured gifts.  It makes no difference whether it a sunrise or a sunset.  No difference because they are both glorious creations of God our Father.  And gratitude should be given at the beginning and the end of each day.

Sunrise and sunset
Beauty in reds and oranges
Glorious jewels

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday



Be sure that you first preach by the way you live.  If you do not people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.  ~~St. Charles Borromeo


This Lent, as all that have gone before, is a journey to prepare us for the REAL celebration.  The celebration of our Redemption.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy