Breathing is the beginning of life…it brings wisdom, joy, and the gift of tongues…

John on Love


Recipe for Peace

The Holy Spirit is coming this weekend…Are you listening?

The Vibrant Channeled Creator

John on Love

Italic Calligraphy of   John 14; 15-26    by Jeanne

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I am in love with the US Postal System…


since I am a Calligrapher


and I love the Italic hand


and our forefathers wrote the constitution with the Italic hand


And multilingual artists write letters with beautiful brushwork.

art by Vincent Geneslay

You are the only one who can provide yourself with unconditional love, safety, and constant attention…. Only you… Geneen Roth



“When the Gospel is lived in its fullness, we do not turn in on ourselves, but bear witness to the faith by making it become a contagious faith. Our passion for evangelization is born in this way. Let us prepare to receive the Holy Spirit this coming Pentecost, and ask Him for that grace, the grace of apostolic courage, the grace to evangelize, to always carry the message of Jesus forward.” Pope Francis

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
And, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Many prophets have wrinkles…


“How many bright faces, how many smiles, how many wrinkles, how many tears and scars reveal love around us! Let us learn to recognize them and to fill our hearts with them. And then let us set out in order to bring the light we have received to others through concrete acts of love (cf. 1 Jn 3:18), diving into our daily affairs more generously, loving, serving, and forgiving with greater earnestness and willingness.
The contemplation of God’s wonders, the contemplation of God’s face, of the Lord’s face, must move us to the service of others.”
Pope Francis

“Let us ask ourselves: Do we know how to recognize the light of God’s love in our lives? Do we recognize it with joy and gratitude on the faces of the people who love us? Do we look around us for the signs of this light that fills our heart and opens it to love and service? Or do we prefer the straw fires of idols that alienate us and lead us to withdraw into ourselves? The great light of the Lord and the false, artificial light of idols. Which do I prefer?
May Mary, who kept the light of her Son in her heart even in the darkness of Calvary, accompany us always on the way of love.” 
Pope Francis

the great escape
by Charles Bukowski
listen, he said, you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a


no, I told him.

well, what happens is that now and then one crab

will climb up on top of the others

and begin to climb toward the top of the bucket,

then, just as he’s about to escape

another crab grabs him and pulls him back


really? I asked.

really, he said, and this job is just like that, none

of the others want anybody to get out of

here. that’s just the way it is

in the postal service!

I believe you, I said.
just then the supervisor walked up and said,

you fellows were talking.

there is no talking allowed on this

I had been there for eleven and one-half

I got up off my stool and climbed right up the


and then I reached up and pulled myself right

out of there.
it was so easy it was unbelievable.

but none of the others followed me.
and after that, whenever I had crab legs

I thought about that place.
I must have thought about that place

maybe 5 or 6 times
before I switched to lobster.

“the great escape” by Charles Bukowski from Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way. © Ecco Press, 2004. Reprinted with permission

Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit…


Gifts of the Spirit:







discerning spirits

gift of tongues

interpretation of tongues

Fruits of the Spirit:


joy peace









What do I need to do to get to my own transcendence?


“We are the dust of the earth, upon which God has poured out His heaven, the dust that contains His dreams. We are God’s hope, His treasure, and His Glory.”
Pope Francis

Jesus prays for His disciples.

He says what it means to be holy.

There will be a void between my ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit

Father protect them so that they may be one as we are one.We are sent out in the here and now so that all may have the joy of Jesus, making peace with ourselves.

We are the church and we love as He loved.

Christ went to heaven but He comes to us every moment to care for us.

If we have eyes to see, we will be protected.

Jesus has promised to guide us.

I bonded with Garrison Keillor yesterday and wanted you to see…


“Life is good. Sex is less frequent than when we were young and couldn’t keep our clothes on for more than an hour; now we make love only on birthdays and anniversaries if there is a full moon and the Twins are ahead in the eighth inning, but it’s all the more pleasurable for being rare. It’s like Paris that way: if you lived there you’d just be complaining incessantly the way the French do, but a biennial visit can be marvelous.
Fishing season opens, which gives men a chance to eat bad food, go without bathing, pee outdoors, and sit in a boat for hours and be monosyllabic, but misery makes for good company as I recall from back when I went to political fundraisers. I’m a Democrat and at our events you wind up standing in a bunch of people talking about economic injustice or declining test scores in secondary ed.
Not what I’d call a fun evening. Trump’s success is simple: entertainment. He knows his crowd and tells them what they want to hear: the system is rigged against them and it’s time to overthrow the government. He says stuff you never heard in high school civics class and it’s thrilling. They get to whoop and yell for revolution, knowing this is theater, only intended to terrify Yalies and Times columnists and the book club ladies.
I went to a Trump rally in New Jersey last week. I wore a fake moustache and dark glasses. I loved it. He came out collecting donations — for a hundred bucks you get a degree from Trump University and a round trip on Trump Air. He was raking it in. He yelled, “You people are dumber than stumps. I may be a mad hatter but you have the brains of a box of hammers. You couldn’t find your way home if you were standing in the driveway. Without me, you’d be hopeless.” And he pulled out a pistol and fired into the crowd and a fat man fell down dead and the crowd cheered. “See what I mean? I knew you liked me,” he said. I never saw a candidate do that before.
I read that younger and younger people are now going around with hearing aids and is it any wonder, what with the world clamoring for their attention as they turn up their headphones to shut out the clamor and now baseball, our sacred national pastime, is employing DJs to make rock ’n’ roll racket to engage people who get bored sitting through the outs, waiting for a grand slam.
Nonetheless it is spring, the trees blossom, birds sing, some things remain the same. I saw neighbor kids waiting on the corner for a ride Saturday evening, she was very elegant in a ball gown and he wore a tuxedo and was trying to make conversation. I wanted to warn them about vodka, that it can go down very easily and then be painful coming up, but why would they listen to an old man? I hope they like each other. Friendship is a good start for romance, better than the zing of the strings of your heart. And now I miss my sweetie, far off in Minnesota. She’s the butter on my bagel, the syrup on my toasted waffle. I count the days until she returns.”

Garrison Keillor 5/19/23

I agree with everything Garrison noticed and I want to change my life too. Then I will have the Keillor attitudes and be happily married and my mate the best.

Celebrate Ascension and Prayer…or sing while processing with a banner of the Jesus Ascended…


Ascension Day marks Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
© Cote

What Do People Do?
Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter, or 39 days after Easter Sunday. Some churches in the United States join forces to celebrate a combined Day of Prayer and Ascension Day service, which may include a time for reflection. A few churches also organize a “church crawl”, where people travel from one church to another and experience the different prayer events.

Other churches may feature combined cathedral choirs that offer a special solemn Eucharist written especially for Ascension Day. A social time usually follows the service.  Some Lutheran churches hold a special ceremony where the Paschal candle is extinguished and removed after the reading of the gospel on Ascension Day.

Celebrating the Ascension
As Luke concludes his account of the Ascension (Luke 24:51-53), he says: “As He blessed them He parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.”
Christ’s final act before ascending to Heaven was blessing us, and his followers’ immediate response was praise. 
As we remember the glory of this event with the feast day of the Ascension, let us too react with an outpouring of praise! Do so through prayer, song, and the sharing of faith with our brothers and sisters worldwide.

life is a journey toward the One who loves us….not a showing off of our abilities…



“Life is not about showing off our abilities, but a journey towards the One who loves us: by keeping our gaze fixed on the Lord, we will find the strength needed to persevere with renewed joy.”
Pope Francis

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