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

Friday, January 31, 2014

~ Back Blogged: January ~

A lot of noteworthy events taking place...not a lot of time to cyber-journal.  Here are a few.
Linking up to Like Mother, Like Daughter to show some pretty, funny, happy, & real times...
First Teen Dance.
We took our church Youth Group to the Walk for Life, West Coast.  We were the {happy} group!  The few anti-life counter-protesters are never happy.  :o(  We are praying for them.

More happy young people...

They try and ignore us.  They try to quiet us.
"You can avoid the truth, but you can't avoid the traffic"  I love this quote from co-chair Dolores Meehan.
You can't avoid the neatly stacked garbage either.  With an estimated crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 people, the city was amazingly clean!  You don't see that garbage either, right?!?  We were not here.  Right.
We have had several heart-breaking losses.  Even though we suffer the pain of loved ones entering into eternal life, our Faith teaches us that death is not the end.  All our life is a preparation for the moment our soul leave our mortal body...but it is hard, nonetheless, when that life is cut short.
Even though the body dies, the soul lives on.
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen.
~ Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.  ~
Go to Like Mother, Like Daughter to find more contentment...


  1. Thank you for this post, Hand-Maid. It's great to see you Blogging again.

    God bless you and yours.

    1. Thank you, Victor. Blog-time is scarce these days...but I was encouraged by one of my children to keep it up. Thank you for your encouragement. Blessings!

  2. Yes, please do keep it up! It amazes me every time I hear about a March for Life in SF - the City has always been such a den of iniquity my entire 60+ year life that it's hard to imagine a christian event like that happening without SERIOUS persecution.

    1. Thank you, dear Anna. ...'den of iniquity', you nailed it - There is a fight going on...prayers, prayers, prayers!

  3. Hello, hello, hello!

    Congratulations on your Walk for Life involvement. Not all of us can transform our conviction to concrete action.

    Your family's intentions will be part of my prayers, and I will remember you every time we say, "Queen of the family, pray for us".

    Stay well, and please, keep blogging!

    1. Hello dear Marcia! I'm always happy to see you visiting...if we didn't live oceans away, I think we would make very good neighbors. Well, thank you for the prayers - they are SO helpful. God bless you!

  4. Thanx for visiting me Hand-Maid. Much appreciated.

    I've posted the "Gone with the wind" story on my Blog as you requested.

    God bless.

    1. very funny story...fits the title perfectly. :o)


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