Showing posts with label joy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label joy. Show all posts

Friday, April 08, 2016

Before Spring in Paris

Paris, before Spring
In the distance a tower
The Eiffel Tower

A panorama
Blue skies and people watching
A joy to behold

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

Cathy

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



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Antonia Plantation

Live oak trees, azaleas
The majesty and color
Beauty through ages
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"God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!'"
Joseph Campbell
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There was a beautiful wedding here last night.  The glory of God's creation and the beauty of man's handiwork were ever present. Oh, the joy we all felt!

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

Cathy


 I'm here to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!




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

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Friday, March 04, 2016

The Golden Iris


One golden iris
Yellow as fresh made butter
Beauty to the eye

An Iris's beauty
Offers up her golden crown
And so brings us joy

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I'll be gone for two weeks.  It's another great adventure, as we will be traveling to France.  I'm very excited.  



Before I leave leave I'd like to introduce you to Vagabond (Vaga), Super Pup's cousin.  They will accompany us and will be sharing the sights.  They're all packed and ready to go.  So now I need to get started.  I'll try to post when I can. . .if not I'll see you when I return.

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

Cathy


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



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Friday, February 12, 2016




At the center of the entrance cloister at Monte Cassino stands this beautiful bronze statue by the sculptor A. Selva. The work is based on the description given by St. Gregory the Great, who wrote the biography of St. Benedict's life. He is standing, supported by monks after having received the Holy Communion. This statue was a gift from the German Chancelor K. Adenauer in 1952.

God's mercy and love
Lifts us out of the abyss
God's gift to us all

God's gift to us all
Everlasting joy and peace
The gift to all saints

~~~^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!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Going Home

Loyce Mae Lowry McGlone
May 11, 1925 to May 26, 2015

The Lowry Clan
Mom was the 4th of five children.  She told me once she was so glad when Aunt Clara was born.  She was no longer the "baby"!  Her dad died when she was just 18 years old.  And then the years passed and Mom was the last of the Lowry clan.  Her Mother, two sisters and two brothers had all Gone Home.  I asked her one day how it felt to be the last of her family to be living.  She said it was lonely but then she always had us.  "Who can be too lonely when so many who are here care about me."



Mom's Senior Picture
Janesville, Wisconsin

Mom and Dad were married on March 1, 1946 at St. Catherine of Siene Church in Denver, Colorado.  Mom joined two other families who loved here dearly.  She became a McGlone and joined the Catholic Church.  Daddy's mother had died when he was 13 years old and his dad died just 6 months after I was born in June of 1947.  But there were The Folks.  Aunts Mary, Rose and Ida and cousin Pat.  She dearly loved these ladies as they did her.  And growing up we all experienced the love they contributed to our family.


Mom and Dad just before my arrival
Summer, 1946

Daddy died in June, 1995 just before his 80th birthday.  Since Mom no longer had any family living near her we, her children, suggested she move near on of her children...not to be confused with living with one of her children as she never would have stood for that.  She moved to Versailles, MO.  Where she lived for 5 years before finally settling down in Billings, MT.  There she lived, happy in her Mission Ridge Community for 15 years.  Her friends were countless and her generosity and humor were renowned.  



Four Generations
 Mother, Daughter, 
Granddaughter and Great Granddaughter
Summer, 1999

And then just two weeks after her 90th birthday Mom went home to be with other family and friends.  I miss you, Mom, but I envy you the reunion you are having.

Home to the Father
A grand reunion begun
Celebrating life.

The consolation
Death becomes a whole new life
It's eternal JOY!

~~~^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!!! 







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!!!  

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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!!! 






Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Joy in Retreat




Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
being on retreat at the Archabbey
We just need to be open to it!!
~~~~~~~
Benedictine monks
Retreat at the Archabbey
Time for reflection

I am so fortunate to be going on retreat this weekend.  The joy and community at St. Meinrad Archabbey is always a time of being.  Yes, being, taking time to be present to the one who love and cares for us and the time I have to just be in the presence.  

~~~^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!!! 






Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
ALL grandchildren!
must be open to it!

    ~~~~


Click to Mix and Solve
For Valentine's Day we often got puzzles, not candy, for some years it fell during Lent.  It was a wonderful time to sit and share time with siblings and just stay warm and cozy when TV was not an option.  Hope you enjoy this one and Happy Valentine's Day to you ALL!

~~~^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!!! 






Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Finding Joy in Winter





Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
all that surrounds me.



must be open to it!

           
~~~~~
                  
Cold and icy day
Cause dreams of warmer places
 And of warmer times.

Times that warm the heart
Joys to numerous to count
That makes it all cool!!!
~~~

When it gets frigid and cold we always want it warmer...When it's hot and humid we want cooler!  We are never happy!  But the joy is in the memories!

~~~^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!!! 





Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peace and Harmony





Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
Peace and Harmony.
must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~

I thank God for the days of peace and quiet, the time for reflection,  the time to REST!
~~~~~~~
                                   
Peace and Harmony
A gift not often treasured
Nonetheless a gift

~~~^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!!! 






Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Joy In the Garden



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
the gifts of the garden.




must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
                                   
Playing with photo
Finding depth in the bright flash
All becomes surreal 


~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Addendum:  Found there was too much gloom in the darkness in this post that started yesterday.  Changed the focus and found joy in the surreal when I came out of the darkness!!



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




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Thursday, May 02, 2013

The JOY in HAIKU



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
the gifts of the garden.




must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
                                   

Wondering if Spring would ever come.  But sure as the sun rises in the East so will the blossoms of Spring burst into being!  


Garden of the Soul

Roses ever bloom
Even with the weeds.


~~~^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!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Joy in Haiku



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
God's Creation!



must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
                                   
As Lent begins, I'm called to reflect of the emptiness one might find in the desert.  And yet that is where the Savior went to pray.  It is void of distraction except for the occasional bird, screech owl, snake.  There is quiet and serenity!  How can it be empty if it was created by God?

Desert, serene,
And quiet contemplation.
There's fullness of life.


~~~^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!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Joy in Haiku



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in words.
must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
For  Equilibrium

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance 
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the depths the laughter of God.
                                       by John O'Donohue
                                       From To Bless the Space Between Us

                                         
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                     

Joyful is the Word
Liltingly spoken in love
Lifts the soul higher


~~~^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!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!