Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Prayer to Mary



Please, Mary,
divine Mother
of heaven and earth,
allow me to…
be an instrument of love today,
to serve in whatever way
Jesus has chosen for me,
in spite of 
(or perhaps because of)
my listlessness 
and physical pain. 
I offer this through Jesus Christ.
Amen

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weekend Reflections #213: Outside My Window


suitable for frame
God's magnificent treasure
reflected here for me

I've shared the setting
where I pray.
Well, on this particular day,
I received this gift
for my eyes.
The reflection was on a 
framed photo
with  a lovely evening shot
accompanied by
Psalm 118:24,
one of my favorites.
This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Rejoice with me
in other lovely sights
by visiting James'

Friday, October 25, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Needing Balance

Comforting water
Soothing my disturbed essence
Eager for balance

linking to 
with gratitude
hosted by
the lovely Rebecca

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ABC Wednesday: October Prayer Setting

October's beauty
displayed at my prayer setting
delightful scen'ry

ABC Wednesday,
always enjoyable
hosted by Roger,
founded by Mrs. Nesbitt

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8

In today's Gospel reading, Luke 18:1-8, 
Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to keep praying
without becoming fatigued. 
I think that we who worship God 
should be praying constantly
for our President and Congress
to accept that the Affordable Care Act
disenfranchises those who believe in
the right to worship
as our Constitution's first amendment states.
Here is a prayer
given to us by the 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
I am asking for all of our faith
to pray it daily until our government
recognizes why we object to this mandate
and makes the appropriate changes so that Catholic hospitals 
and others who do not accept abortion as a moral act
will be excluded from performing abortions.
Or pray using your own words,
but please pray always.
Thank you.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

She's Here!

Leannah,
swaddled in blanket
all secure

Leannah,
held by her Mimi
safe and sound

Nana's enamored
with her newest granddaughter
maternal love thrives!

The latest addition
to our family arrived
about 5 p.m. October 11, 2013,
one day
before her big sister's birthday.



Friday, October 11, 2013

W is for Waiting

mommy, all ready
for the birth of her daughter
move things along, dear!

Daddy and big sister also waiting

is there room for me?
"I've missed you, Mommy!"


tick, tick, tick
waiting for our girl
hurry up!

Doctor reserved room for Wednesday
evening to begin the process.
Literally, Granddaughter was told
"no room at the inn." (labor area)
All day Thursday, same thing.
Ball Memorial Hospital
labor and delivery section
has been very busy
welcoming new arrivals.
Finally, Granddaughter was told
to come in at 8:30 last night.  
Inducing labor
started at 8 a.m. today.
Our little punkin shown above
took only 5 or 6 hours from
beginning to birth.
So...now we wait...
anticipating our little girl!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ABC Wednesday: Mary Altar

my Mary altar
erected to show rev'rence
for our blest Mother

linked with pleasure
to
ABC Wednesday
hosted by the founder
Mrs. Nesbitt