Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Joy In Tea Talk

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the
 comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
~~Author Unknown~~

I'm having...Chia Latte  Oh my how tasty!

My really my favorite pot and mug duo.

I'm feeling... I'm feeling excitement in the anticipation of what has become for me an annual get-away.  Tomorrow I begin retreat at Saint Meinrad Archabbey with fellow friends and "companions on the journey!!!"

On my mind... preparation for tonight's Bible Study.  I still need to pack too.

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.


Today I also 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

as a winter sunrise.  I must be open to it!

Thanks be to God!!!



  1. Chai latte, annual get-away and retreat with friends sound so good! May you enjoy grand days ahead, Cathy.


  2. such a lot of joy you are expressing...thank you for sharing it with all of us...I hope your retreat is a beautiful, soulful, grow-ful experience.

  3. I enjoyed reading your post today, and wish you a Joy-filled retreat.

    Sue x

  4. Here's to always remaining open to JOY !

    Have a joyous day and the sweetest of retreats !

  5. Nice pictures, no doubt every sunrise is beautiful and we must be very grateful for each new day. Greetings.

  6. I wish you the blessings of insight, faith and abundant love on your retreat.

  7. I love being able to see the colors as the sun begins to rise. Beautiful shot! BTW, tea also gives me joy. I love the quote... both solitude and company.

  8. LOVE that little pot/mug!
    Blessings to you on your retreat...that sounds SO VERY magnificent! What a perfect way to enter into the Lenten Season! ENJOY!

  9. Oh, wishing you another blessed retreat at the abbey, Cathy! Please bring us with you in spirit!

  10. I really enjoyed the picture of the sunrise. It was quite beautiful, and so were your tea time thoughts.

    BTW, I also love your Haiku. :)


  11. 'Hope you are enjoying a wonderful retreat!
    Love and Prayers,

  12. I need a pot and mug like that. Have a great weekend.


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