Sunday, November 28, 2010


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama and Papa Burnison are in the air right now, winging their way back to Kansas City. Their visit was wonderful - very "People, Look East," verse 1:

People, look east. The time is near 
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the guest, is on the way.

In this case, the guests were the ones to trim the hearth...and patch the driveway, and clean the windows, and rake the leaves, and chop the wood, and fix the blue chair and bake the pies.

Thank you, Mom & Dad. I love you. Happy Thanksgiving.

"It's your turn to say 'Happy Thanksgiving' back:"

Someone else's words... jumpstart my own.

"When I look into the future, I am frightened,
but why plunge into the future?
Only the present moment is precious to me,
As the future may never enter my soul at all.

It is no longer in my power,
To change, correct or add to the past;
For neither sages nor prophets could do that.
And so, what the past has embraced I must entrust to God.

O present moment, you belong to me, whole and entire.
I desire to use you as best I can.
And although I am weak and small,
You grant me the grace of your omnipotence.

And so, trusting in Your mercy,
I walk through life like a little child,
Offering You each day this heart
Burning with love for Your greater glory."

St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul