Thoughts on Grace. These are the moments when we "let go and let God", appreciate the present moment, and thank God for the gifts He has given us.
We have had some "weird and wacko" weather here the last couple of days but in some ways I am awed by this weather. Severe thunderstorms passed through our area yesterday and I was looking through the slider door watching them pass through our area . The cloud, called a shelf cloud, rolling in was beautiful and this type of cloud really DOES look like a shelf! It was beautiful and awe inspiring. I didn't think to take a picture but here is a site which gives a glimpse of the beauty of these types of clouds. These shelf clouds are usually not associated with tornadoes, or so I am told. Even lightning displays are beautiful viewed from the safety of one's home! Awe inspiring! Our temperature dropped from 90 degrees to 69 in less than an hour. (And that REALLY made me smile because you could cut the humidity with a knife before the storm.)
On Tuesday, I spent a good part of the day with my sister. We visited a shrine in Massachusetts, went to the book/gift shop located there and bought a number of items. There was even a priest in the shop so we were able to get these items blessed immediately. I was thankful for that because sometimes it is tough to find a priest available to bless rosaries, crosses and the like. I bought a few books and filled my Holy Water container before we left. I always keep Holy Water in my house and I use it often.
We enjoyed lunch together after our visit to the shrine. After I went home, I reflected on the tremendous gift which God has given to me in having such a close family. I love my brothers and sisters dearly and I thank God for them each and every day. They are very special people.
God is good.