Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day ~ May 2017

1921 The Literary Digest cover by Norman Rockwell
Happy Mother's Day to all

25 Strength and honour, her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband, he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour deceitful, and beauty vain: a woman feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

The Holy Bible, King James Version; Proverbs 31

Friday, April 14, 2017

HE is Risen...

May you each have the special peace which "passeth all understanding" and know my risen Saviour - Jesus Christ. Without Him, I would be just another sinner, but through His precious blood I am a sinner saved by grace and heaven bound when I leave this mortal shell.   Amen and AMEN...


Friday, March 3, 2017

Let the IRISH shine!

On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) we all find a bit of the Irish within us which wants to shine and have a bit of fun while wearing green, looking for four-leaf clovers, chasing leprechauns to find their pot o'gold, or having a drink with friends. 

The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.  
Saint Patrick depicted in a stained glass window at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe (Irish traditional music sessions), and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. 

On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older.'s_Day

Whether you have a bit o'the Irish in your DNA or just love o'the Irish within your heart, I would leave you with this: