Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thank you...I have enough

We have a funny story here in the village that evolves around the discussion of "What is a Virtue" Sitting around the table we were trying to remember the deadly sins and the virtues. You can read more about that over at http://justmustard.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-it-to-ya.html. But it brings to mind my Saint of the day, Saint Enouphis.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Marymorphosis - Our Lady of Perpetual Change

January is usually the month most committed to making changes.  It is as if December 31 is a cut off date to which much is considered and surrendered for release.  But change is a process...a daily grind of commitment and choice, of cheating and hedging, bargaining and acknowledging weakness or applauding and celebrating strength. Change occurs wether we are active or passive, it is inevitable; and as natural as night giving way to morning.  Be not afraid, trust your instincts, and use the compass of the heart.

Dear Lady of Perpetual Change
Help me to make the changes necessary to live as I am called by my heart.
The courage to start
and the renewed courage to start all over again.
Provide me with wisdom to know that which is hidden from me;
by fear, by anxiety, by denial, by trust misplaced.
Help me to change just one small thing today and another tomorrow…
Until my days are filled with
The magic of transformation
Amen Sister.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Oh when the Saints....

Oh...the Book of Lurlene...it has been a challenge to muster enough wisdom to write these days. And so...I had to turn to the Saints. I do hope you don't find my curious ones in the least offensive. If so...Perhaps Saint MisCHevis might help you.

Patron Saint of fiction writers, editors, cheerleaders and coyotes.  Known to fill empty bowls and snatch bacon.   Often seen in the company of fibbers and those who purchase items that say..."Slims you"

Saint MisCHevis hear our prayer.

Heavenly ones who know the truth about all things...allow us to stretch our imagings as well as our presumptions so that we might experience that which is wry, that which is harmless, that which brings a smile, that which lightens a spirit, and that which may not be.