Doing Hard Things Out of Love

Look at these beautiful stone structures at Monasterboice, begun in the late fifth century. There was no heavy duty machinery to help with the hewing and construction in those days, just hard, hard manual labor. These monasteries were built out of love and duty. Love for God who had saved them and sent His Son for them. Duty and purpose drove their construction, as they created monasteries to worship, serve, pray, learn, and teach others.

Lately, there have been many hard things, for all of us. The hard things seem to just keep coming. But we must keep going, keep doing the hard things out of love. To serve the ones we love. To show love to our Father in Heaven. To give purpose, fulfill our duty and produce joy as husbands, wives, mothers, children, friends.

Something beautiful will arise from the hard things

Love, Lisa

To Honor Those Who Serve

Have a wonderful Memorial Day with your friends and family today.  And THANK YOU, past and present military, for all you do to keep our country free and safe and a wonderful place to live.  We appreciate your service and your sacrifice.

“A Blessing”

As plentiful as the grass that grows,

Or the sand on the shore,

Or the dew on the lea,

So the blessings of the King of Grace

On every soul that was, that is, or will be.

Slainte, Lisa