land of the living

Brothers and sister: None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For this is why Christ died. and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14: 7-9

Sunrise at Cana, Edinboro Lake, Pa. No filter.

For life I choose thee now,

My pleasure, honor, friend,

Sole object of my vow,

Sole joy to which I tend.

For mercy’s sake, print, trace

Yourself upon my heart,

My arm, my forehead, face;

And not one blush will start.

Triumph of the Cross, St. Louis de Montfort – Stanza XXIX

hugs n’ blessings for all the times we choose to live life with the only purpose that truly matters!

do more

I WILL DO MORE!

Therefore, I shall…..

Read.

Crochete.

Paint.

Blahhhhhhhg.

Garden.

Kayak.

Puzzle-Puzzle-Puzzle.

Sew.

Card games (especially): Euchre, 500 Rummy, Nertz, Solitare, Uno, & 5 Crown. *Except no playing Euchre with Cuppycake or 500 Rummy with the Duchess.

Bake!

Board games: Scrabble, Othello, Mancala, Sequence, Anagrams, Battle Ship, Yahtzee, Dominoes.

Dulcimer.

Cana.

Bike, Row, Speed Walk.

PRAY!

Nap.

Popcorn.

Cheese Board.

Red Wine, Conundrum, Vodka, Gin & Tonic.

Twice-told!

WHAT “MORE”

DO YOU HAVE IN MIND?

hugs n’ blessings for deactivating accounts & silencing phones!

happy new year!

Happy Advent! 

And a very Happy New Year to all my fellow Catholics! Yes, Catholics have three chances, not one, to celebrate New Year’s.  On the First Sunday of Advent, you will customarily hear parishioners wishing one another a “Happy New Year!” Non-catholics are generally surprised or confused to hear this, until they discover we follow a liturgical year as well as a calendrical one, and the first Sunday of Advent is the start of another annual cycle!

The second New Year’s Day for Catholics is, of course, January 1.  When we can join the rest of the world, have a drink, look back with thanks, and look forward with hope and hopefully set off a few fireworks!  On this day we will also celebrate again the birth of the Lord, and the dawn of our redemption by honoring Mary the Mother of God.

Can’t touch this!
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