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Jul 26, 2014

Transformed in an Instant into a Mother

Transformed in an Instant into a Mother

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When I gave birth to my first baby,breastfeeding-380x190

I was re-born as well.

My fears of inadequacy

Instantly swept aside

A surge of motherly love and joy

rose up within my spirit and heart.

A sense of awe

at the miracle of creation overwhelmed us

as we examined tiny, perfectly formed fingers, nails and toes.

We marvelled at his resemblance to us

I was startled by the innate instinct for survival

as my newborn…

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Jul 26, 2014

Blessing the Unborn Infant

Blessing the Unborn Infant

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I call on all parents to bless and nurture their unborn children and then their infants and children by praying scripture, Catholic blessings, or by speaking words of life right to their spirits. Watch your baby snap to attention and drink in the words of life as you pray.

Fact: An unborn child hears and reacts emotionally not only to his mother but also to the people and activity around him.baby

Pr…

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Jul 25, 2014

My grandson loves crocheting; perhaps he senses that every stitch is a stitch made with love.  This three-month old can be cranky, tired,  colicky but one look at crocheting and he stops, smiles, coos, waves his arms and legs in excitement.. this last for half an hour! great break for my beleaguered daughter

Talking to Grandma’s Afgan? Yup! My grandson loves crocheting; perhaps he senses that every stitch is a stitch made with love.  This three-month old can be cranky, tired,  colicky but one look at crocheting and he stops, smiles, coos, waves his arms and legs in excitement..
Jul 24, 2014

Pope Francis Supported by 99% of Catholics: Comments on Article Are Heartwarming

Pope Francis Supported by 99% of Catholics: Comments on Article Are Heartwarming

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I have been waiting for comments with fear and trepidation after writing an article on Pope Francis for CatholicStand,  Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis .  Both the pope and I were verbally berated on another article written last month on a Wednesday Papal Address. These critics seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of his supposed sin against tradition. Pope Francis’ detractors…

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Happiness Humour

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde 
Jul 24, 2014

Happiness Humour

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde 

Let God Teach You Through Your Children

Our children come from the heart of God; He knew them in the womb and they knew God.
Jul 24, 2014

Let God Teach You Through Your Children

Our children come from the heart of God; He knew them in the womb and they knew God.

“Crochet is a magnificent adventure “

“If I were able to leave you with only one piece of crochet advice, it would be to always have fun.
Jul 23, 2014

“Crochet is a magnificent adventure “

“If I were able to leave you with only one piece of crochet advice, it would be to always have fun.

Jul 22, 2014

Look: A New Web Mii

Look: A New Web Mii

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Last time I checked WebMii was a static, relevant number based solely on G+ postings; mine sat at 2.5 out of ten, every time I checked ( which was once a month or so). To my surprise, they have a whole new streamlined, clean-looking layout, accessing people’s online presence, in detail. Check out your stats. You might be as pleasantly surprised as I was at your rating.
 

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Jul 22, 2014

St. Mary Magdalen in Art: She Loved Much

St. Mary Magdalen in Art: She Loved Much

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Mary Magdalen was so called either from Magdala near Tiberias, on the west shore of Galilee, or from a Talmudic expression meaning “curling women’s hair,”  which refers to an adulteress.

In the New Testament she is mentioned among the women who…

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Jul 22, 2014

An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.               Luther Burbank

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.  Gertrude Jekyll

Come Meander Through My Gardens An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Jul 21, 2014

Discovering the Fountain of Youth

Discovering the Fountain of Youth

The Happy Family

cropped-6a00e54ee16e948833013484b87c6d970c-450wi2 (1)Mortals were created to connect with the light and energy of the unseen God who created them. In fact many who call themselves atheists are in fact spiritual people who are hungry for communion with the Holy Spirit but at least find some consolation in communion with nature. That’s why people walk, camp, go on picnics, fish, golf or to the lake or cottage. Although they are unaware of it, they…

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Jul 20, 2014

Children Delighting in Pets

Children Delighting in Pets

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Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882

Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882

Jie-Wei Zhou.

Jie-Wei Zhou.

Jeanne Vodden Art

Jeanne Vodden Art

Rudolf Koivu

Rudolf Koivu

Nancy Noel

Nancy Noel

Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit

Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit

Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz

Arthur John Elsley

Arthur John Elsley

 William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.

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Jul 20, 2014

Shawl for a Hundreth Birthday

Shawl for a Hundreth Birthday

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My 61 year-old husband’s grandmother is turning 100 in a couple of weeks!!

I thought a shawl would be the perfect gift to brighten up even sleep or lounge wear for someone in a wheel chair. I did not want it too long, warm or wide so that was easy to use in a wheelchair, inside.

The pattern I used as a base was called Shimmer and Shine Scarf, not that mine shimmers or shines but I liked the…

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Jul 19, 2014

Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

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I am appalled by commentators and writers who quickly denounce Pope Francis, often misinterpreting or twisting the meaning of his comments by taking them out of context. These critics are acting like the‘ the accuser of our brethren… which accused them before our God day and night’. [Revelation 12:7-12] They seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of his supposed sin against tradition. Pope…

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Jul 16, 2014

A Cat and Mouse Game

A Cat and Mouse Game

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What is a farm without cats to catch  mice?

Once we stared raising animals, which meant storing grain,  I quickly changed my perception of the  little creatures. I no longer cringed at the thought of our cats hunting them down and slaughtering them. Disney cuteness does not exist on a farm.fat-tabby-kitten_w725_h580

Mice eat grain.

Mice make nests and shred grain bags.

Mice droppings are messy, their urine stinks and no…

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