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

Lisa’s Top 5 St Patrick’s Day Countdown…Number ONE!

Giant drumroll please……….number one on my top Irish groups/singers is here.  Let’s countdown my favorite 5 so far:

5. The High Kings  4. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh  3. The Chieftains           2. Cara Dillon

And Number 1 is U2.  They have provided the soundtrack for many moments in my life, and I appreciate their music so much.  Here’s a favorite concert moment, “Where the Streets Have No Name” from Boston 2001.  “What can I give back to God for the blessings He’s poured out on me?  I’ll lift high the cup of salvation; a toast to God.    I’ll pray in the name of God;
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do…”  (from Psalm 116; The Message) Be blessed today, and have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!  Slainte, Lisa