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I follow the religion of LOVE: whatever way LOVE's camels take, that is my religion and my faith.

Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe : Virgin a Day #12

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The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Celebrated on December 12.
Rebecca of Corazon invited me to participate in A Virgin Day event starting on December 1st until today.It has been such an honor to be a part of this daily celebration of the divine feminine. I have been amazed, touched and inspired by all the posts shared by everyone who has taken this 12 day journey.Once again I want to say:Thank you Rebecca and to all participants for sharing all these little pieces of yourselves! I look forward to next year! Today I was fortunate (and so happy) to have been invited to New York City, to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and to St.Patrick's Cathedral to celebrate Our Lady's special day.
I would like to share some of the photos I took there.They are all taken with my cell phone.:-)
Enjoy!







Virgin A Day #11

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“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
Rumi Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia        


Notre Dame de Grasse, a beautiful Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

Abandoned memorial, old cemetery, Woodstock, New York
"The best and most beautiful things in this world  cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller.
Visit Recuerda Mi Corazon for more Virgin A Day posts. Hurry tomorrow is the last day!;)

Virgin A Day #10

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The Grasp Of Your Hand Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, but hope for the patience to win my freedom
   Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling Your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of Your hand in my failure.
from the book, The Heart of God selected andedited by Herbert F. Vetter. Charles E. Tuttle

I can't believe day ten of Virgin a Day with Rebecca is upon us so quickly! I have been savoring each daily post by so many astounding bloggers! I know even after December 12th I will be visiting those blogs becuase their beauty and inspiration will brighten my days. ♥ To those who have come to visit for the past ten days I say THANK YOU for your kind comments!I cherish each and every one! Have a blessed weekend

Virgin A Day #9

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Watch "Our Lady of Guadalupe (as sung by Molly Chesna)" on YouTube
I shared this song last year and would like to do so again for those who have not heard it. The singer has such a sweet voice, it gives me goose bumps!!! :-) Please listen and enjoy!This Our Lady of Guadalupe is by artist
Fanny Diaz.


Virgin A Day #8

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Watch "Ave Maria ( Caccini ) - Libera" on YouTubeThis past Monday as I walked up a hill to my job, I listened to Pandora internet radio as I usually do.
I was pleasantly surprised when the song Ave Maria by the boy's choir Libera started playing.I had never before heard it on this station. I thought it was a coincidence that it came on at a time when my head is full of Mary images from all the wonderful blogs I've visited in the past few days.
I  stopped and sat to savor the delightful music and enjoyed the sunny morning.Visions of Mary danced in my head.For those five minutes I felt totally peaceful.
It's moments like that,  beautiful in their simplicity, that I cherish.Visit Rebecca's blog
www.Corazon.typepad.com
Her posts are always uplifting and a feast for the eyes.There you will find links to other blogs, equally as inspiring .Perhaps you'll decide to join in and post A Virgin A Day today and every day until December 12th!Have a joyous day!P.S. I …

Virgin a Day #7

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December 12th is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Each day for the days leading up to it, I am posting a virgin a day.There are many faces to Mary and Rebecca's meme allows us to sjare so many pf them!Come see everyone's contributions here.For my post today I want to share a shadorma poem that I wrote to Mary.It was inspired by a little statuette  of the virgin that stands outside the house across the street from mine.I see it every morning and it makes my day begin with a positive attitude and renewed strength to face whatever the day brings.
A shadorma by the way , is "a six line poem (sestet) of Spanish descent with no rhyme scheme.It is a syllabic poem with the following structure 3/5/3/3/7/5 ".My Shadorma:Each morning
I begin my day
greeting you
with a prayer
Your very presence gives hope
Heals my tender soul~It's Wednesday!Make it wonderful!

Virgin a Day #6

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It's day number 6 of a Virgin a Day being hosted by Rebecca of Recuerda mi Corazon
Each day I am amazed by the wonderful posts and pictures everyone shares. I am enlightened and inspired by the sheer beauty of it all! If you have not already , do visit Rebecca's blog for the links to the Virgin a Day meme.Don't take too long though! It's only until December 12th!
Here's my virgin for tonight:
Native American Madonna and child
Brightest Blessings to all!

Virgin a Day #5

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Madonna and child, India Well it's finally happened! My laptop died! :-( So I will be posting via my phone for now. I'll do the best I can! This is day 5 of Virgin a Day. Join in or visit more wonderful Virgin posts @ Rebecca's blog: WWW.corazon.typepad.com Have a blessed night!

Virgin a Day # 3

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Welcome to Virgin a Day #3 This is a little drawing I made today of Our Lady of Guadalupe
:-) Visit Rebecca's blog for more Virgin posts everyday until December 12th.
You will be amazed!
Thank you!

Virgin a Day #2 & Haiku My Heart

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Madonna and Child Artist: Warner Sallman


Like bright summer sun
Mother's love envelopes me
I am safe and warm

I haven't written haiku in so many years,but I decided to give it a try today for "Haiku My heart " with Rebecca of  Recuerda mi Corazon. I wrote it to accomapny my Virgin A Day  post also hosted by Rebecca. Visit her blog for more links to awesome Virgin posts for 12 days in December.I promise you won't be dissapointed!

Virgin a Day #1

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I've been invited to join in the second annual " Virgin A day" by the wonderful
 Rebecca @ Recuerda mi Corazon.
It begins today and ends on
December 12th on Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
 I am honored to participate once again.
In Rebecca's own words:
Today marks the first day of December
Beginning twelve days of mornings with Mary. Everyone is invited. While this is not about religion, it is about sharing, about opening hearts, rejoicing in ultimate mother love.it is about light, beauty, inspiration, thoughtful regard. a welcome chance to begin each new day together in beauty and peace. I suspect humor and charm will make strong appearances too. It is really about showing up. So... Here I am! I'm a Mexican American girl who grew up Catholic. Though I have "strayed" from Catholicism ,I honor the great Mother Goddess.I grew up with Our lady of Guadalupe. She is Still my LADY. When I think of a higher power it's her image that pops into my head. It works for me! After…

Yummy Scarves!

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I love chunky yarn! It's great for quick projects. I made a chunky scarf tonight as a birthday

gift for a co-worker. I used Lion Brand's hometown USA. The color,  Tampa Spice will go

beautifully with her warm Peruvian complexion. I hope she likes it!

I think I will whip up a few more as gifts.They work up fast and I can crochet one on my bus

ride to and from work.

I also finished a scarf for Miss Kylie, using Dewdrops by Michael's Loops and threads.Hers is

a gorgeous turquoise color. I am still working on her hat.

Chunky yarn is warm and yummy to wear. Perhaps I will even make one for myself!

Here is Li'l Miss Kylie modeling both scarves for me!



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You light up my life, you give me hope to carry on!


Teaser Tuesdays : "The Help"

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read •Open to a random page •Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page •BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) •Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
THE BOOK MY TEASE: "Oh, it was delicious to have someone to keep secrets with. If I'd had a sister or a brother closer in age, I guessed that's what it would be like. But it wasn't just smoking or skirting around Mother. It was having someone look at you after your mother has nearly fretted herself to death because you are freakishly tall and frizzy and odd. Someone whose eyes simply said, without words, You are fine with me."

Enjoy your week!Do a whole lot of reading!

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read •Open to a random page •Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This book is by Tess Gerritsen  I have enjoyed 2 other books by her , "The Surgeon" , and "Ice Cold". I'm hooked! I am now reading The KeepSake.So far it's been great! My teaser: For a moment, Jane could not speak.Heart thudding,she stared at a gap in the bricks , a dark window into a chamber she did not wish to explore.Not after what she'd glimpsed in those shadows.


Enjoy your reading!!

Share the Joy Thursday

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What gives me joy? The hope that each new day brings! The feeling of renewal every Spring... Bird song and flowers and trees!All these little things mean so much to me!

What brings you joy? Share it with Meri & all the joyous participants of "Share the Joy Thursday"

TEASER TUESDAYS :Alice's Tulips

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! My Teaser:  " Here's something else.Me and Annie being the same age,we understand eachother,and I like having somebody to talk to who isn't peering down her nose at me."
I just finished reading another book by Sandra Dallas that I enjoyed even more than the one I am currently reading.
A passage from this book:
The sun was warm on Hennie's bones, and she was not anxious to leave. "Can you stand another story?""I can. I wouldn't like it half so well in Midd…

Meet me On Monday

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1.  If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I LOVE bread,even though it's not good for me being I am a diabetic!I could eat it night and day!
2.  Do you write your blog posts in advance or the day you post them?

I usually post at the last minute!I am a big time procrastinator!
3.  Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?

Yes a couple of times!The last time was when my daughter put her foot through a fish tank our pet rats lived in!
4.  What is your favorite candle scent?



5.  Coffee or tea? Coffee!I am nuts about coffee!I like tea as well....after I have my coffee!!