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September 2022

September 2022

September… A new season

Autumn time  🍁
Leaves of Faith

Colors of…
…courage
…forgiveness
…generosity
…kindness
…respect

Breezes of…
…charity
…good will
…volunteering
…caring
…helping

Gathering of leaves…
…celebrating
…praying
…chanting hymns
…holding prayer beads
…folding hands

Leaves dancing on trees remind us of…
…family
…neighbors
…friends
…community
…church

Let us celebrate this Autumn season appreciating the beautiful leaves
that remind us of the Grandeur of God all around us….and within each one of us. 🍁

August 2022

August 2022

August Sunshine 😊

August…a Summer month with lots of sunshine
Perhaps one can learn to focus
on the warmth of God’s “unconditional love”
Lessons learned…
…to be kind-hearted
…more understanding that
differences can enrich us
…to listen with an open heart
…to forgive and not to hold a grudge

Remember…
the warmth of “unconditional love”
can help us to develop a center of…
…peace and compassion
…charity and empathy
…goodness and joy

Let us during these hazy, hot days of August
be reminded of a deeper way of sharing
God’s creative sunshine through our…
…good deeds
…good friendships
…good holy prayers
…good kind words
😊
and you will find in doing so~~
a sacred place and space full of sunshine
that is reflected in your heart and spirit
and shared with all those you encounter.

July 2022

July 2022

Celebrate “Goodness”

Goodness Gracious
What a gift and blessing we all have to
celebrate the loving presence of God in our life.
Goodness is there everyday and it teaches us to…
…adapt
…forgive
…be just
…trust more
…always have hope
…be full of compassion and mercy
…listen better
…share simply
…give up being selfish
…love more

Goodness Gracious…Gracious Goodness

We can all choose to “be loving goodness”
We can make the world a better and good place
to live in and care about each other.

Goodness Gracious …Gracious Goodness

Celebrate with God’s Grace …
…uplift one another’s spirits
…encourage peace in one heart each day
…sow hope wherever you go
…create harmony by being “extra” kind
…be inspired by the goodness of others in ordinary ways

Goodness Gracious …Gracious Goodness
This month…weave a path of “Goodness” in
every encounter with God’s love. Amen.

June 2022

June 2022

June… a New Season… Summertime
A time to have some leisure moments
A time to enjoy the gifts of nature
A time to have some sacred prayerful moments
A time to share with friends and family
A time to read an extra book

Summer… more sunshine
Extra hours of light

Let’s use this sunshine time to be Joyful Persons
Joyful…
You don’t have to be perfect
…Be human
…Be encouraging
…Be responsible
…Be gracious

Pray lots in small doses
Be intentional in sharing kindness
Develop good friendships
Be a wonderful listener

Be a caring light for others
Remember… everyone matters

Get up everyday… greet the morning light with renewed hope
Say a good word that transforms discord into harmony

Sit on a porch or in backyard
Reflect on Summer time as God’s visit in your heart

May 2022

May 2022

May… a Month of Mary

Hold your Rosary Beads…
Each bead a prayer…

I was thinking of Mary with her different titles
Hold each bead and think of her life
Take one title and meditate

Our Lady of the Skies…
I look up to the sky and think of Mother Mary
with her outstretched arms
embracing the world …caring about each one of us.
I then think of this bead as I pray for everyone in the world.

Our Lady of Peace…
I love the statue of Mary with her hands folded
standing on the globe.
Let us fold our hands in prayer as we pray
for peace especially now in Ukraine
Let this bead inspire us to be peace-givers
wherever we go.

Mother of Mercy…
Hold a bead and think of Mary’s heart of compassion.
Reflect on how you and I can bring hope and joy
to the world by daily acts of mercy and compassion

Mother of Trust…
Hold that bead over your heart
Believe that just as Mary trusted
We too….can trust in God’s presence to
guide us and protect us .
Like Mary may we too say.
“according to God’s ways…”

Choose a title you like about Mary
Hold your Rosary Bead
Let each bead this month be a prayer
reflecting the goodness of Mary. Amen.

April 2022

April 2022

Celebrate Springtime

This month let’s reflect on some holy thoughts…
In Spring…the sun begins to shine more
Let’s shine with sharing good deeds

“I did not go through pain and come out on the other side.  Instead, I lived in it and found within that pain the grace to survive and eventually grow.”
(A Grace Disguised)

When troubles come and they will ~~~
Shelter us, O Lord with the
gift of compassionate tears.

Enjoy all the love and compassionate connections you have in life….
they will let happiness spring back with deep peace.

Abide…just one word
It is encouraging and hope-filled.
When we trust the Lord we abide

Set the world on fire with …
…peace and compassion
…forgiveness and reconciliation
…charity and respect
…comfort and great caring

(all these gifts in your heart Celebrate Spring by
Sharing them generously and graciously)

Let there be not war with explosions of military arms of guns, bullets and tanks.

Let there be explosions of empathy, kindness and compassion…
…these blessings are shared with arms of love .

Let this Springtime of April shower each one of us with a
wellspring of compassion.

April will be Easter time…
…a moment of resurrection
…a grace of transformation
…a handshake of grace
…a heart that does not say Peace
but lives Peace by sharing Peace .

Now go out into This April season and
multiply the “sacred” blessings
of Celebrating Jesus springtime in you.  Amen.