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!

morning prayer…

Sunrise at Presque Isle Erie, Pa


O God of light, the dawning day

Gives us new promise of your love.

Each fresh beginning is your gift, Like gentle dew from heav’n above.

Continue reading “morning prayer…”

wherever there is love…

Wherever there is love there is no fear at all.

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (why else,) with a brief reflection…

“Great love can change small things into great ones,

and it is only love which lends value to our actions.”

(303) St. Faustina KoWalska’s Diary







“Where’d everyone go???”

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You are near,

even if we don’t see you.

You are with us,

even if you’re far away.

You’re in our hearts,

in our thoughts, 

in our life,

even if we cannot be together.

Because under God’s blue sky

we’ll always be united, 

but a momentary heart-flight away,

one from the other.

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And though the miles may be many

we are (always) just a short prayer away,

just a little shared giggle away,

just a sunrise seen “where-ever,”

under the same big sky together! 

Baby,  the sun will always rise…

no matter how long the night.

Who are you missing under the big blue sky today?

hugs n’ blessings to everyone whose distance apart is shortened by love!!

Music by JJ Heller




“If you lose your way…and your heart is torn…May my love sing loud…louder than any thunderstorm. Sometimes it feels like forever, when it’s dark outside.  Baby, the sun will rise. Baby, the sun will rise. However long the night.  And when you feel afraid.  And you see shadows on the wall.  Wherever there is love, there is no fear at all.”   -JJ Heller