Meet Finnegan

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This blog has been quiet lately, and here’s a picture of the reason….presenting Finnegan, or Finn as we call him.  He’s a 9 1/2 week old cockapoo, and he’s been at our home now for 3 days.  🙂  After our beloved Fritz passed away in December, we thought, “That’s it…no more dogs…it hurts too much to lose them.”  But how can I not ever feel the unconditional love of a sweet dog again?  Those big eyes looking up at you, trusting, loving, needing?  Well, short answer:  I couldn’t.  Enter Finnegan.  So now we’re head over heels in love already, and busy taking care and training our new puppy baby.  I will try to be diligent to update periodically on his progress.  If you have a pet in your life, enjoy them as much as you can today.  I will do the same.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

New Breath, New Chance

“If you make a mistake in a song, don’t forget every breath is a new beginning and a new chance.” – Julia Gregson, Jasmine Nights 

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How true and beautiful.  A new day, a new beginning, a new chance.  A brand new morning, fresh and clean.  You can sing your song again and people will hear your new rendition.  Go ahead, take a deep breath, and let those notes come out.  I pray beauty and grace and love in every phrase, for me and for you.  Slainte, Lisa

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” – Psalm 40:3a

A New Day

The sun breaking through the rain clouds off of Doolin’s coast.

O God who created the sun, You are the sun of my soul & I adore Your brightness.

I love You, O Everlasting Light.  May I see You in the bright light of Your glory.

-Irish blessing

Some mornings you wake up, and you’re not really awake.  But other mornings, you wake up and begin to realize how amazing the gift of life is.  To be alive, to have a purpose, to breathe deeply of God’s good air, to see the sunshine or the clouds and be glad that you’re seeing them.  Take a moment…breathe deeply….thank God for whatever blessings are around you right now.  Be blessed.  Slainte, Lisa