Icon depicting Mary with the apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, indicated by "cloven tongues like as of fire" above their heads. Have you ever talked or sung in your sleep so loudly that it wakes you up? Well, I have done that at least four times in the last few years but the languages … Continue reading Speaking A Language I Never Learned
"A warm and encouraging volume for anyone needing inspiration, renewal and hope in today’s troubled world."Bestselling Author Joan Wester Anderson By Joan Wester Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Where Angels Walk and eight other books about angels and miracles. Sometimes it is best to avoid looking at what you really don’t want to … Continue reading Life Lessons Book Review
I almost died when a wasp stung me at 20 I was dumped by a man I thought I loved at 30 My heart was broken by the suicide of a special friend at 60 But I am still standing Many years ago, my parents died, and it bothers me still This year I broke … Continue reading Still Standing
Our Zen Garden Hibiscus beauty is short lived. The bloom is here today, gone tomorrow. Such delicate flowers blooming from a riot of stems Don't know what these pink flowers are called but they thrive in sunny Spain Even our bushes are blossoming!
I am please to announce that an anthology I have been involved in has been released. Life Lessons, Guidance for All Ages, complied by Nancy Blodgett …Life Lessons
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
Walking along the sandy beach barefoot Noticing the imprints of others who have walked ahead of me Thinking of my parents who took us to Florida for many beach walks Their memory has left deep imprints in my psyche I think of them every day here in Spain Sometimes it is with a heavy heart … Continue reading The Heart Remembers
I think Jesus was a very important messenger sent by God to remind people of the importance of loving and caring for each other. As he advised others, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37. Mural painting from the catacomb of … Continue reading Who Jesus Really Was
One of the fun things about genealogy is you may discover you are related to important figures of politics, history, literature or religion. Recently, I blogged about famous American writers I was related to such as Henry David Thoreau and Harriet Beecher Stowe. They are both cousins. I am also related to some people designated … Continue reading Saints Alive! These Women Are My Relatives
When will it end? Dear source of all, Help us cope. We have fallen into a deep and dark hole. Over one year since the pandemic began, it continues to grind on, crushing souls along the way. We are masked up at a virtual costume ball, where dancing isn't allowed, smiles can't be seen and … Continue reading Dark Hole of the Pandemic