faithful forty: day 35

Azra (LF) and Nia

β€œLet there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil Gibran

Faithful Forty: Day 27

Archangel Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. – Prayer to St. Archangel Michael.

Many blessings, Sandi

Faithful Forty: Day Ten

Nia and Coda

Need I say more? πŸ€—

Apparently my fur-nieces do…

Nia: ‘Im the one to the left, my sis, Coda is my chin rest. She’s my playmate, and confidant, (is that a real word) and I just want to say, love those around you. Support and be there for them. Life is too short. (Cliche’s are fine for now.) πŸ’•

Coda: I’m older now. Have more experience than my little sis. I don’t need cliche’s, but I will say this, ‘lean on me…’ which I believe is a song. Need I say more? 🀲🏼

I love these girls, they’re so wise! Many blessings, Sandi, Nia, and Coda.

faithful forty: Day nine

Building bridges:

I’m not an engineer of any kind, but I try to engineer my life as best as possible. Bridges allow us to get from one point to another, because there’s too wide a gap to get to the ohter side otherwise.

As I continue to observe lent 2021 in my own way, I realize more than ever, and most especially with COVID-19 being a constant threat, how important it is to be the bridge for others. It amazes me how often I will run into a situation involving family, friends, even strangers, that I allow myself to be the one to connect whatever needs connecting, to get things done.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

If you can, will you be the bridge for another person(s), because you know it will make a big difference, for something seemingly inconsequential, then will you?

Today, will you ask another if you can help in any way? Will you smile with your eyes because you’re wearing your mask, but you want that person to know, there are good people out there?

Today, I challenge you: will you be someone else’s bridge?

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” -Mother Teresa

Many blessings, Sandi

faithful forty: day six

Daily Sacrifices

β€œPutting up with any sacrifices that are asked of us in our day-to-day lives becomes a slow martyrdom which purifies us and raises us up to the level of the supernatural, through the encounter of our soul with God, in the atmosphere of the presence of the Most Holy Trinity within us. We have here an incomparable spiritual richness!” – Fatima Visionary Sister Lucia