The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

  Is there a pot of gold for us lovers of roses?  For all the Irish in all of us, we can say we have a green rose, not St. Patrick rose which only has a tint of green, but a real green rose.  It is Viridiflora ‘Rosa Monstrosa’ otherwise known as The Green Rose.  … Continue reading The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

Thanksgiving Blessing

Here is a Thanksgiving Blessing I want to share with everyone.   Thanksgiving Blessing   Bountiful God, You have blessed us in many ways, In the beauty and richness of our land, And in the freedom we enjoy. You have given us even greater gifts In our family who loves and cares for us And … Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessing

Evolution of Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day evolved in the years following World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known at the time.  The Great War, a war to end all wars, ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went … Continue reading Evolution of Veteran’s Day

Motivational Monday – July 4, 2016

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on   By Julia Ward Howe Battle Hymn of the Republic.   Until next … Continue reading Motivational Monday – July 4, 2016

Red Poppies in Memory of Veterans

Every year around Memorial Day, you see volunteers of the American Legion Auxiliary distributing bright red crepe paper poppies made by hospitalized veterans in exchange for contributions which help both disabled and hospitalized veterans.  The program provides multiple benefits to veterans and the community. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their … Continue reading Red Poppies in Memory of Veterans

Holy Week in the Philippines

Holy Week in the Philippines is celebrated with religious fervor. Here is an excerpt from "The Iron Butterfly".   During Cuaresma (Holy Week), from Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) to Pasko ng Pagkabuhay (Easter Sunday), Catholic rites in the Philippines were infused with special fervor. It was a time for street pageantry and spiritual cleansing … Continue reading Holy Week in the Philippines