Friday, December 25, 2015

Day 150 Merry Christmas on Polish Hill

Immaculate Heart of Mary-Polish Hill 

Merry Christmas to all and blessings into the new year! Hoping that you enjoy this day with people that you love and spread that love to others. As the Pope and other spiritual leaders (oh and Charlie Brown), remind us not to be intoxicated with consumerism and to remember the simple birth of a child who was born to save the world -the greatest gift!  

Spiritual Reflection:
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angle reassured them. "Don't be afraid! he said, "I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!
    Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies of heaven-praising God:
          "Glory to God in the highest heaven, 
             and peace on earth to all who God favors" (Luke 2:9-14)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 149 Ballet at Phipps Conservatory and Winter Show

I took a month hiatus from my blog, but not from trying new things. I apologize that my December  preparations for the holidays superseded my writing and even resulted in my illness.   I fell into the trap as my blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From A Little Golden Book reminds us:

"Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and all, but...there is just so much to do... All that baking, endless cycles of cooking and cleaning, cold and flu season and then there's the snarling holiday traffic ..but Christmas is about keeping it simple. It's a time for children, a time of wonder, a time like no other time of year..."  

So  STOP, BREATHE, and absorb the beauty of the season.  A walk though  Phipps Conservatory's flower and garden show is a great way to do this.