Maryland is both a cursing and courteous state which I find awesome. You just can’t beat it. Representttt.
P.S. look at my 2nd favorite state South Carolina at numero uno most courteous. I love South Carolina.
…followed closely by North Carolina…my 3rd favorite state…
Yayay we made a ceiling canopy out of tulle and twinkle lights and I put pictures and paper chains on it with clothes pins and it’s The Prettiest!!
caitlinnnn can we do this next year?! (maybe minus the paper links?)
Photographs taken inside musical instruments making them look like large and spacious rooms.
Two doves owe their freedom, including a soaring flight over St. Peter’s Square, to Pope Francis.
As he toured the square in his open-topped popemobile at his Wednesday audience with the public, someone at the edge of the crowd thrust a white bird cage with two doves inside at him. Looking puzzled, his security detail took the cage and handed it to Francis.
Without hesitation, the pope opened the cage door, thrust a hand inside, extracted one dove and sent it to fly over the square.
Francis struggled to remove the other bird, whose feathers got caught in the cage bars. It sat for a while on his hand, before it too flew off.
preshhhh. Happy almost Pentecost yall.
Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.
high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
Even now, many Christians do not know who the Holy Spirit is, what the Holy Spirit is. And you sometimes hear: ‘But I get on well enough with the Father and with Son, because I pray the Our Father to the Father, I have communion with the Son, but I do not know what to do with the Holy Spirit…’ Or people say, ‘The Holy Spirit is the dove, the one that gives us the seven gifts.’ But in this way the poor Holy Spirit always comes last and finds no place in our lives…
[The Holy Spirit is] God active in us…God who helps us remember…awakens our memory…
A Christian without memory is not a true Christian: he or she is a prisoner of circumstance, of the moment, a man or woman who has no history…
And when a little vanity creeps in, when someone believes themselves to be a winner of the ‘Nobel Prize for Holiness,” then memory is also good for us: ‘But … remember where I took you from, the very least of the flock. You were behind, in the flock.’ Memory is a great grace, and when a Christian has no memory – this is a hard thing, but it’s true - he is not a Christian, he is an idolater. Because he is before a God that has no road, that does not know how to move forward on the road. Our God is moving forward on the road with us, He is among us, He walks with us. He saves us. He makes history with us. Be mindful of all that, and life becomes more fruitful, with the grace of memory.
Praying for the Gosnell jury in upcoming sentencing deliberations—that they would choose life though he refused to do so.