Friday, June 28, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mornings with Mary

Mary, queen of hearts,
the model of faithfulness
to her Divine Son.

She understands those
who deal with uncertainty
and aids them with hope.

may you be blessed to seek Rebecca's
Morning with Mary
Even with Mary, I like playing with PicMonkey's editing tools.
As you can see, I have switched old crumbling pots to new tubs
to hold flowers for Mary. My daughter also bought some new
kinds of flowers for my Mother's Day yearly gift.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mornings with Mary: Project Gabriel

Gabriel Project
saves babies' lives, mothers' souls
a mission for God.

For my journal pages,
I used the following materials:
top half of a reminder to hand 
in Gabriel Project cans filled with money 
for the Project's needs to help new mothers;
(we handed out cans to the parish on Mother's Day
and had them brought back on Father's Day-
fitting days, don't you think?)

scrapbooking stickers;
photo of youngest son when he was a toddler;
remnants of a graduation announcement envelope;
bear from a thank you card;
water color wash

merrily I make my way
to Mornings with Mary

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Happy Father's Day,
Dad!  May you be wrapped in the
arms of our Savior.

I took all three of these photos
 in the early 1960s.
I inserted the heart with an arrow
to signify my broken heart
because all three pictured here are gone.
At left is my younger brother Charlie, then Daddy 
and my Momma. 
This one photo was taken in my hubby's and my home.
The other two were taken in my parents' home.

Pictured with Daddy is Little Bit.
A warm memory I cherish
is of my Momma calling me
after my three babies (aged 1, 2 & 3)
were asleep.  She told me to bring
them over so that they could
witness Little Bit's babies being born.
So I wrapped them up,
and off we went! 
Here with Daddy
are his older  brother Elbert
and younger brother George.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mornings with Mary: Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

A friend from my parish allowed me to
use her photo of a church she visited
in Corey, Ohio.
It's the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.
I find this shrine breathtaking!
I admire Lisa for her talents;
she's an artist, singer, musician, teacher
and not least of all, a great Catholic wife and mother!
Thank you, Lisa, for allowing me to
share this exquisite shrine
with others.

more lovely Mornings with Mary here

Sunday, June 9, 2013

ABC Wednesday: V is for Violas

dwarf pansies
yellow, delightful,
spreading cheer!

correcting name
violas they are
still lovely!
experience cheer at Rebecca's
Postcard from Paradise

Kay G. commented that 
her husband called these violas.
I checked on Google, 
and it seems to be
the correct name.
Here is the site
that was the most helpful
to see the difference
between violas and pansies.
They both are members
of the viola species. 
Nothing like learning more,
even from one's mistake!  
So I repost these delightful
little gems via ABC Wednesday!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mornings with Mary: Virgin Mother and Infant Jesus

at Rebecca's inspirational  Recuerda Mi Corazon

“It was to a virgin woman 
that the birth of the Son of God was announced.  
It was to a fallen woman 
that His Resurrection was announced.”
~Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ~

The image is from
the trip made in 2005

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Corpus Christi Sunday

Both these images
were taken last year
on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
To see what Pope Francis had to say
at his Mass celebration today, click

hymn: "O Saving Host" or "O Salutaris Hostia"

O saving Victim, opening wide,
The gate of heaven to man below!
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

To Thy great name by endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, one in Three;
Oh, grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with Thee. Amen

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Grandsons' Birthday

The peonies came from
the twins' oldest sister's yard,
a lovely addition to the table.
happy birthday, twins!
CJ and Alex turn 12
thank you, Lord, for them!
I guess I was enjoying myself too much.
Thus, t
his is from Christmas, 2012.
It's not a great shot of me,
but my grandchildren are very photogenic.
 The twins are fraternal, as you
might infer.  The lovely ladies
are their older sisters.
What a joy to this grandmother.