"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I {heart} Valentine's Day

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for some pretty, happy, funny and real times...
~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

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{pretty}

Every year we take a moment to celebrate our saints during the month of February...including (but in no way limited to):  St. Blaise, St. Scholastica, and St. Valentine.  St. Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year...four days after Ash Wednesday or after the Lenten season begins.  So I am decorating with Purple Hearts for February and the liturgical season.  I just happened to have these decortions in my decor box.  Simple and perfect.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Go Greens!

Not only did we switch over to a real green Christmas Tree this past year, I have decided to try out a new delivery system for fresh, organic, local produce.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016!


My Word

My Prayer


"Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.


Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ! Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, Be our guide along the paths of the world. Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us."

Amen.  
~ Pope John Paul II's prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes (2004)


My Resolutions...
still need more prayer & thought.

Here are past thoughts:
From my journey to Lourdes, France, May 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Simple Woman's Daybook: December 2015

I'm joining hostess Peggy and friends over at...



FOR TODAY ~ December 2015

Outside my window...promising rain clouds.


I am thinking...about taking a walk, and then one everyday after that.