Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Don't Worry. You're Just Invisible.

If you happen to wonder why your blog disappeared from the blog roll on our sidebar, you have company. I've wondered too.

The entire blog roll vanished last night. Thankfully, my helpful family nailed down the cause of the problem - which really wasn't a problem at all. However, all of the  blogs remain gone, and I will be adding them back one by one as I find time. Which can only be 'occasionally' during this busy (happily busy) week.

To add to the intrigue, the blog list 'widget' adds things sometimes, and at other times it's contrary and takes its time. Some blogs even show up on MY list, but not on the sidebar (five that were added half an hour ago are still not showing up yet). So....

If you look at the list and don't see yourself, you just might be there after all.

Monday, January 25, 2016

How to Avoid Loving God

'There are several ways to avoid loving God: 
Deny that you are a sinner. Pretend that religion is for the ignorant and the superstitious, but not for the learned such as yourself. Insist that the sole purpose of religion is social service. Judge religion by whether or not it is accepted by the important people of the world. Avoid all contemplation, self-examination, and inquiry into the moral state of your soul.'

Archbishop Fulton Sheen  

Painting: Vincent van Gogh, At Eternity's Gate

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Childish Concerns

'Soon we shall be in eternity, and then we shall see how very petty are the things of this earth, and how inconsequential it is whether we are involved in them or not....

'When we were small children, how carefully we collected pieces of wood, stone and such to build huts, and if someone knocked them down we cried... but now we understand how unimportant these things were.  We will feel the same one day in Heaven, when we see that all our preoccupations in this world were nothing but childish concerns. Be faithful to your duties, but be convinced that there is nothing more worthy or more important than eternal salvation and the perfection of your soul.'

St Francis de Sales

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Steering Through the Storm

'We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, 
our intentions fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.' 

St. Francis de Sales

Painting: Nils Kreuger-Vintrig boulevardscen med hästdroska, in US public domain due to age