A Blessing for St. Patrick’s Day

May you always know a love that shares

Their time, their comfort, their life and cares

Like someone who gave up his worldly ease

To return to a land of former captivity

To share the Love that knows no end

To set you free from guilt and shame

Patrick came back to Ireland so long ago

Out of love and calling did he go

E’en though he faced his painful past

No pain on earth could stop his task

And so today, my wish for you

To know the Christ that so loves you.

And just as St. Patrick once declared,

“The Lord is greater than all: I have said enough.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

-Lisa Lyons, 2023

Image: Beautiful County Donegal, Ireland, Ed Lyons


Dingle, Ireland

The place where God and earth and eternity intersect is timelessness and true beauty.

That place can be anywhere where your eyes are open, really open.

It is where your ears hear birds and wind, where your feet itch to keep moving.

Timelessness is the place of the heart, the yearning of the soul, the Voice of God.

Blessings, Lisa


“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

I love to travel. There is nothing quite so thrilling to me as planning an adventure, booking the flights, the car, the airbnb’s. The feeling of losing touch with the ground as the airplane lifts. Looking down through the clouds at the new unexplored ground as you arrive. Driving on unfamiliar roads, eating new foods, talking to new people who see the world a little differently than I do. Being totally away from the day-to-day problems.

And then the feeling of coming home after the adventures. The feeling of comfort as you drive up the driveway, the familiar farmhouse looking at you kindly as if to say, ‘Where have you been?’, sleeping in a familiar comfortable bed again. The appreciating the familiar after the exoticness of the unknown.

The yearning, as I call it, comes on strong. I read this quote on a friend’s page yesterday, and it resonated with me.

All this yearning, longing, striving, is us yearning, longing and striving for our real home. For heaven. For Christ. To see Him face to face, to have all the wrongs made right, to feel true peace, to have this upside-down world put right side up.

It will come. He is coming again for those who love Him. We will be transported, and it will be the adventure of our lives.

Be His, Lisa

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17