I took a picture of my husband
as he was fishing about a week ago in the beauteous grounds of Bellows.
He delights in sitting before the vastness of the ocean
while waiting for a fish to bite.
We have had so many memories of fishing with our 5 children
when they were growing up.
On several occasions, as we were fishing under the moonlight,
down in the water from the pier,
are silhouettes of hammerheads graciously moving about.
The best part of those moments
is being together as a family, and, sometimes,
actually catching a decent fish to cook and eat for breakfast.
Here is Deacon Joe, lost in awe of God's wonder. He loves connecting with God this way.
How have I been a fisher of men?
How can God's call to me to be a fisher of men
be more relevant to the needs of the present times?
If you find yourself
a little short of the goodness of life,
imagine the immensity of God's goodness and mercy.
Perhaps tap on an experience
when you intimately witnessed God's love and generosity.
You know this:
God's love is eternal; his love endures forever.
-Photo art and reflections: by Easter Almuena.
Photo was taken at Ko'Olina.
I took this photo of Kailua Beach,
where my husband Deacon Joe and I relax, sit, and read a book.
I'm almost halfway through "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller.
With physical realities most people may consider hurdles to writing,
Helen wrote her thoughts and ideas with clarity and in fine details.
She inspires me.
The passage is from the readings of multiplication of loaves and fish,
one of my favorite parables.
Enjoy the week with all of God's beauty and abundance of blessings!
A Joyful 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time!
Here's a beautiful reminder from Saint Augustine of Hippo,
who wrote in his Confessions:
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord,
and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
Here's from today's Liturgy of the Hours:
From Today's Gospel (6/27)
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with Indulgence:
Most sacred Heart of Jesus, pour down Your blessings abundantly on Your holy Church, on the Supreme Pointiff, and on all the clergy. Grant perseverance to the just, convert sinners, enlighten infidels, bless our parents, friends, and benefactors, assist the dying, free the souls in purgatory, and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Your love.
- Indulgence of 300 days, once a day - Pope Pius X, 16 June 1906
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