Where We’ve Been


Monasterboice, established 5th century, County Louth, Ireland

History is a story.  A story of where we’ve been, lessons we’ve learned, both good and bad.  History forgotten is time wasted.  It sets people up for repeating mistakes over and over.

One of the best things about Ireland is the respect shown for the past.  They don’t tear down the past, simply because it might be empty, falling apart, or what is considered to be culturally irrelevant by some.  The celtic crosses, the monasteries, the abandoned cottages.  They remain as a testament to what was, what was learned, where they have been.  And gives an amazing sense of hope for the future.  That the things of God remain, that no matter what man might say, God is alive and well in 2020 and forever.

Love, Lisa

Looking for Joy & Finding Sparkles

“You have to look for the joy.  Look for the light of God that is hitting your life, and you will find sparkles you didn’t know were there.”      -Barbara Johnsonsurf

May God bless you with many sparkles of joy today.  Slainte, Lisa

“Joy” by Lisa Lyons, Flight of Freedom

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3 Things that Constitute a Harper

In the Celtic oral tradition, triads are popular.  These are little nuggets of wisdom grouped in three.  The triad for the day:

3 Things that constitute a harper:

a tune to make you cry,

a tune to make you laugh,

a tune to put you to sleep.

This tune by performed by the Corrs might just help you do all three.  🙂

Slainte, Lisa

My “I Would Love to Learn A New Instrument” Dilemma


120216-082014I love learning new instruments, or at least attempting!  I’ve played the piano since I was little, my comfort zone.  But as the years have gone by, I find myself with an ever-growing collection of different instruments all clamoring for my attention.  And it’s amazing how much harder Continue reading