HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ON HALLOW’S EVE…

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If you celebrate a birthday on October 31, I wish you a fabulous birthday – not because its Halloween – but because it is Hallow’s Eve where all the Saints in heaven honor your life.

Unfortunately, there are those who engage in the horrors of the occult and conjure up many evil doings on this fateful night.  So fervent prayers are greatly needed.  The devil may think its his birthday, but its not because he was never born.

I hope you will see this gift of your birthday as God giving you tremendous blessings for another year.

Oddly enough on October 31, 36 years ago, God placed my Beloved and me together for the first time, so we do celebrate Hallow’s Eve in a most gracious and grateful manner…never partaking of  all the goriness of Halloween evil.

DISCOVERING ABUNDANCE

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“Be thankful for the least gift, so shall you meet to receive greater.”

–Thomas A. Kempis

I believe, discovering life’s treasures is seeing everything through the lens of abundance.  And becoming acutely aware shows forth a plethora of our 5 senses surrounding life. 

These are some of my abundant treasures to behold:

Morning sunshine to greet my first prayer while walking my doggies.

Finding fresh carnations my Beloved has set on the dining table.

Receiving a spiritual word or phrase to write about here.

Going shopping with my best friend.

Gazing from an upper deck my freshly mowed back yard.

Donating clothes to women’s shelters.

…I could go on and on endlessly…

I hope this post encourages you to ponder over your list of abundant treasures.

“Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

–Psalm 90:12

 

RHYTHMS OF SEPTEMBER

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“No weather is ill, if the wind be still.”

–The Old Farmer’s Almanac

I don’t know about you, but I get excited at each new month because my senses are tickled with wonderful traditions.

If today is fair, September will be glorious.  If it pours ‘cats and dogs,’ drought will follow.  If on September 19th there comes a storm from the south, the winter will be mild.  If on St. Michael’s day there are many acorns on the ground, the fields will be covered in snow for Christmas.

When the neighbor’s rooster crows, here comes the rain.  If birds sing in the rain, they prompt fair weather ahead.  If a hawk flies high, the sky is clear.  If it flies low, watch for inclemency.

This is definitely not climate change, but a wonderful expectation of God’s goodness through the weather patterns.

Whatever weather is coming your way for September, I trust it will keep you nourished and protected.

SINGING HOSANNA

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When the people welcomed Jesus riding on a donkey toward the gate of Jerusalem, they shouted “Hosanna in the Highest.”  Five days later they shouted “Crucify him!”

It seems to me that we should be singing “Hosanna” every day given the fact that Hosanna means, “Come please save…us.”