The Feast of Saint Joseph

Feast Days Seasons of Sisterhood is non-denominational in our Christian faith and we profess that all celebrations of goodness are worthy of our recognition.  We celebrate  the seasonally secular and religious holidays with joy.  A Feast Day is observed as a Holy day by the Catholic Church and Anglican Communion.   Christianity is the world’s largest religion, with upwards of 2 billion followers on every continent. It is based …

Wearing o’ the Green-Happy St Patrick’s Day

The color green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag was used by the  Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s.  Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the color green and its association with St Patrick’s Day grew.  While not a legal holiday in the …

Seasons of a woman’s life

A woman’s life reflects the seasons Of our Earth beyond all reasons A life divided as four acre plots In the garden of time she draws her lots   In the Spring of youth she learns to sing And creates life aided by her angels wings In Spring she plants a garden fair And love and life are everywhere   Summers beauty and the future …

Music Keeps Us Moving

Music Keeps Us Moving As an elementary educator and a church musician, the sounds of music fills the church and my classroom on a regular basis, as well as my home (just ask my daughter). In a world of technology, we have graduated from cassette tapes and records and cds, to ipads and ipods. We can listen to music almost anywhere..the car, an airplane. We …

All You Need Is Love – Happy Valentine’s Day

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schulz   Love is the greatest emotion of all.  Whether it’s in the air or in bloom it makes us warm all over!  Falling in love wreaks havoc on you body, your heart races, your stomach is tied in knots, you’re on an emotional roller coaster!  Contrary, standing in love is …

Hygge – Coziness In The Heart of Winter

  In the  Danish language, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) cannot be translated into English using a single word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, most define it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness. The definition of Hygge gave us three English words , friends, family and graciousness – combined under the heading of  simple pleasures. While I …

How About A Slice of Silence to Calm your Soul

Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters.  The din of every day sound waves in constant commotion can set our nerves on edge like a steel garden hoe hitting a smooth dry rock.   There seems to be a constant background static of babel which harkens that the world has become all too insistent.  Buzzing technology, hullabaloo that passes for conversation, media uproar at decibels far above a comfort level will cause discomfort over …

A is for Apple-iPad-iPhone-Apple Music

A byte of Apple- Today when you hear the word apple images of electronic gadgets and devices immediately come to mind.  But before Apple was a global success people would have never connected the name or logo with a technology company.   Growing up in Brooklyn NY and walking eight city blocks to grammar school the apple image in my mind was a red, ripe and …

We all need to take time to Relax

  In a vintage 70’s commercial for Calgon bath and beauty products a woman wearing a fluffy pink robe is seen in a chaotic home scenario. As the phone is ringing, children are fighting and the dog is barking, she utters the slogan “Calgon take me away”….The next scene shows her relaxing in a bath in a quiet solitude. She recognized her limit. Some stress …