Silhouette Of a Mother’s Love


The dark silhouette of a mother’s love for her son, Augustine–

Her long-suffering silent prayers, her weeping and unwavering hope for Augustine’s eternal life continued until her prayers brought conversation and baptism to Augustine.

“This was the mother who had wept over me for many years so that I might live in your sight.” —St. Augustine, on the death of his mother.

The silhouette of a mother who endured eighteen years watching her son abandoned to all the cares of the world…

“In the flesh she brought me to birth in this world; in her heart she brought me to birth in Your eternal life.”–St. Augustine

Let us find our single purpose in life as we travel through the silhouette of this mother and learn to apply the wisdom gained from the book of Proverbs 31:20:

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“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.”

For the month of September, our small church family will be distributing food to those in need within our community. Our public library now hosts an ongoing literacy program to help adults learn how to read.

In the hidden silhouette of a mother’s love, how is your community helping the poor and needy in your area?


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban–Calm before the storm!

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Hoards of shoppers arriving any minute now…


Slice me a bit of urban calm before the arrival of insatiable urban shoppers’ aggressive take over.

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Thank you.


What is your ultimate urban shopping  dream?

(Mine? Shoes and books, of course!)


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SUNDAY POST : Black & White

Here is my black and white on the Kangaroo… 

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Has large powerful hind legs so do not go messing with them!
They call Australia and New Guinea their homeland and can live up to six years in the wild
Able to hop @ 40 miles per hour and go over 30 feet in one hop!
Male kangaroos are sometimes called bucks, boomer, jack
Female kangaroos are known as doe, flyer, roo or jill
Baby roo, also known as  joey
Got a group of roos? Then you have a mob.
There are 47 species of roos.


Do you remember Kanga from the Winnie the Pooh books by A. A. Milne


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge


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Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. ~Norman Maclean

…Rocks are timeless raindrops that gently merge into our busy day

… the whispering of prayers flow and merge over routine tasks

…the Divine essence and the lover merge into one

…until one day, where time is not found, we finally merge into our real home.


What are some prayer aids you find helps merge your prayers into your daily activities?


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SUNDAY POST : Close -up–The Cicada

Like it or not, the massive insect world spans across the entire world, and if one is not at all squeamish, a culinary delight can easily be made using one of the larger insects: the big one, called the cicada.

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Dinner anyone?

With over 2,500 species of cicadas with its average length of 2-1/2-3 inches long, this hard shell-like skin bug is known as a tasty delicacy in many cultures. From ancient Greece , to the American Indians and other countries such as China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America and the Congo, dining on a plate full of cicadas is not only nutritional but low in fat and high in protein as well.

Remember, when cicada hunting, however, try to capture the meatier female cicada population and if, by accident you over hunt, it is good to know, over in China, there is a way to use the cicada shells in traditional medicine.

(You may need to search out a medicine person specializing in cicada shell remedies if you plan to self-treat yourself with cicada meds. Just saying.)

Please, whatever you do, do NOT ask me to help you hunt for these bulging eyed, noisy and alien looking “tree crickets,“ because, up-close, these bugs look scary and did you know some cicadas are able to produce such high sounds, “enough to cause permanent hearing loss in humans should the cicada sing just outside the listener’s ear?” (Wikipedia: the go-to place for all your learning needs! )

Hey, remember to wear some earplugs when hunting. Okay?

Right on, then…let us all dig in…there is plenty of deep-fried, stir-fried and even a pizza cicada dishes to go around and for dessert, cicada candy, of course, and more than enough for this whole crowd! Yay!!

Why not, get close-up into the big bug world and Consider the cicada to be an important food source.


Now, enough on the cicada, close-up, what other bug dish did you bring to this simply charming bug potluck?


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

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The only thing WRONG is, I should be in the house!

If you let me in, I promise never to do wrong.
No wrong done to your new couch– oh, what is a few designer scratch marks and upholstery rips, just think, it makes your new couch all so unique; cat scratched and delightfully vintage.
I will never shed any fur or allow my good friends, the ticks and fleas, to cohabit with me.

If you let me in, I pledge never, ever to cough up a single, nasty hairball.
In fact, the idea of doing wrong does not exist in my sweet kitty mind.
So, I am the kitty you must let in, because your life is nothing without me.
Trust me when I say, you cannot go wrong if you let me in today!

What do you say? Yes, no, maybe so??

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