St. Patrick

I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.”

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.”

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

-St. Patrick, missionary to Ireland

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland

Blessing for St. Patrick’s Day

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
~Irish Blessing
Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!  Slainte, Lisa


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

2172Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!  I am thankful for all the people, like St. Patrick, who have shared the amazing news of how much God loves us.  That’s a great thing to celebrate.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

*St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, July 2001*

Fun, Food, Frolic, Festivities, Family

It was a big weekend around here.  A local St. Patrick’s Day parade, dinner and music at McMahon’s, making lots of soda bread and scones (and the eating of them afterwards!).  Hope you all have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day today, and enjoy your friends and family!  🙂  Lisa

 Irish traditional music session at McMahon's

Irish traditional music session at McMahon’s


Amy found a giant leprechaun wandering about the place.  ;)

Amy found a giant leprechaun wandering about the place. 😉


Vintage Fire Truck

Vintage Fire Truck

Finnegan got to go also!  :)

Finnegan got to go also! 🙂

Irish Dancers

Irish Dancers

Wishful Thinking

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching on Monday, and stores everywhere filled to the brink with green tacky leprechaun-y things, my mind naturally turns to……..Ireland!  I bet you never would have guessed that from me, huh?!  🙂  Which of course leads me to the time-consuming YouTube, which of course led me to this driving in Ireland video.  It’s supposed to be humorous tutorial, but it just succeeds in making me long to be driving over there.  We spend so much of our trips in cars, squeezing down the narrow roads, always amazed at some of the roads we travel upon, and even more amazed at the places they lead us to.  Enjoy indulging in a little wishful thinking with me.  Slainte, Lisa