Thursday, April 28, 2016

'Munk among monks

This is one of the many, many chipmunks who call the grounds of the retreat house of the Brothers of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), which is called Emery House, home. There are several long, long rock walls on the property, and the chipmunks dart in and out of them.

I call them the 'munks who live among the monks.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Psalm

Psalm 148

Laudate Dominum
1 Hallelujah!
Praise the  Lord from the heavens; *
praise him in the heights.

2 Praise him, all you angels of his; *
praise him, all his host.

3 Praise him, sun and moon; *
praise him, all you shining stars.

4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
and you waters above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the Name of the  Lord; *
for he commanded, and they were created.

6 He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
he gave them a law which shall not pass away.

7 Praise the  Lord from the earth, *
you sea-monsters and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
tempestuous wind, doing his will;

9 Mountains and all hills, *
fruit trees and all cedars;

10 Wild beasts and all cattle, *
creeping things and winged birds;

11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
princes and all rulers of the world;

12 Young men and maidens, *
old and young together.

13 Let them praise the Name of the  Lord, *
for his Name only is exalted,
his splendor is over earth and heaven.

14 He has raised up strength for his people
and praise for all his loyal servants, *
the children of Israel, a people who are near him.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Caturday! Dad's home!

Tom left a black sweatshirt on the bed for Sally to sleep on. (She sleeps on any of his clothes he leaves on the bed, so he thought he'd designate something.) She loves it and sleeps on it all the time.

He came home from a trip Thursday night and emptied his suitcase. Of course both cats needed to get into the suitcase for a bit, but then Sally needed to solve the dilemma of sleeping in the suitcase or on the sweatshirt. Fortunately, she figured out how to do both.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Music: Aoife O'Donovan, Porch Light

New England Conservatory educated Aoife O'Donovan has a new album out: In the Magic Hour. She's one of my faves. Here she is playing a song from that album, Porch Light.

Playing with her on this video are Anthony DaCosta on guitar and Steve Nistor on drums.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday's bird is just passing through

This palm warbler (my first time seeing one!) is migrating from the far southern coast up to Canada for the summer. I saw it in Massachusetts last weekend. I always feel very privileged to see migrating birds. Here today, gone next week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Goose Warning

When it is goose mating season, geese do not want you to come near them. They stick out their necks and hiss at you and show their teeth.

Well, not really about the teeth.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To pose for me, obviously.

Living the Questions

Back from my retreat. It was great. Now on Monday morning, it's time to ask some questions.

Am I on the right road?

Should I cross this bridge?

What is your quest?

OK, just kidding on that last one.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Good Shepherd Sunday

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: 
Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, 
and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, 
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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