Wallpaper by Alphonse Mucha
Like this wallpaper, any art from Alphonse Mucha is sumptuous and impassions my fondness for fluid beauty known as Art Nouveau…drawing out this fantasy.
Her ruby lips matched the poinsettias
Around her finger sparkled the emerald and diamond ring
While her solitary heart was wrapped in violet amethyst
but finding joy in her birthday topaz
“I used to kneel for hours as an acolyte in front of Christ’s grave. It was in a dark alcove covered with flowers heavy with intoxicating fragrance and wax candles were burning quietly all around with a sort of sacred light which illuminated from below the martyred body of Christ. No one in front of me who would see me shutting my eyes and thinking of God-knows-what and imagining that I am kneeling on the edge of a mysterious unknown figure…
“I was happy to be involved in an art for the people and not for private drawing rooms. The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that mankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other, the easier this will become.” –Alphonse Mucha
His floral expressions make me feel very feminine.
What do you think of him?
Roses by Barbara Rode
OFF THE CUFF Writing
My aim here is to delight you, my heart dwellers. As God unleashes my soul to write about, I find love pouring with ease especially aided with exquisite art and witty quotes.
When you write your story, you pour love in me
We grow from our combined sharing in expressing many different life experiences
All writing is a mysterious journey, so make every word count!
“Writing from the heart pleases God and gives joy to my soul.”
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION
Why the fixation on bad news when it is sickening?
There is one media that is always the same – the living Word of God.
Let it saturate minds and hearts to fulfill peace and prosperity.
Every day can be Good Earth day.
“The worst anxiety of all is the fear of not being loved. Hope is thus the reverse…that we are already loved, with God’s love here and now.” –Pope Benedict XVI
May you discover Christ walking alongside you on your road to Emmaus.
A THOUGHT AND MEDITATION
The world has been shipwrecked since Adam and Eve were forced out of the garden of Eden. Thanks be to God, we can change this wrecking ball. We can calm the atmosphere around us by knowing The Word.
“God’s Word is not just something nice to read once in a while. Equipped with knowing the truth of God’s Word, we are able to deal with the many demands of daily life.”
–Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
“God makes a huge dome for the sun–a superdome! The morning sun’s a new husband leaping from his honeymoon bed, the daybreaking sun an athlete racing to the tape. That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset, melting ice, scorching deserts, warming hearts to faith.” –Psalm 19
Every day, may you discover a nugget of truth in God’s Word that resonates in your heart for life.
POINT TO PONDER
In this present upheaval of nations, let every look and action be an act of love; every step though wavering be loving of the giver.
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
“God has healing in store for you, so take courage.”
–Book of Tobit 5:10
The seas rage in foam
Though Spring rains shake the valleys
Peace be still in hearts