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If you’re stuck on your Spiritual Progression Path™, I invite you to visit the home of my dear friend, spiritual healthcare provider, astrologer and more, Dr. Loretta Standley.

And at the end of the day, remember always to

Thank Who Matters!



Every year we celebrate the feast of St. Patrick.

We feast on foods, some of which have nothing to do with Irish tradition. We drink green beer, we march in parades – or in the case of 2014 in Boston, we fight about marching in parades. Leave it to Boston to host a fight around the feast of St. Patrick – there’s a true Irish tradition.

But as we get drunk and rowdy, giving bad name to a holy-day, a saint, and in some cases, a school, how much do we know about St. Patrick.

Did you know:


  • St. Patrick was one of the world’s most popular saints
  • He was born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387
  • As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep.
  • During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer
  • Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain, where he reunited with his family.
  • He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.”
  • He began his studies for the priesthood.
  • Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461.

And the shamrockshamrock-trinity-prayer

Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.

Saint Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us. He feared nothing, not even death, so complete was his trust in God, and of the importance of his mission.

You can read a bit more about Dublin, Ireland here and more about Saint Patrick here.

And I’ll leave you on this lovely day with a beautiful song with a Celtic beat and a biblical story. Take a moment to listen. The story, the artist, the conviction. It’s just warming.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

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Heavily Simple . . .


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Divine Guidance comes in a variety of voices.

Playing in my head for weeks . . .

For me? For you?

Here it is . . .

Sara Bareilles – “Brave”




One image – many eyes.

It’s neither right nor wrong. It’s merely our perception.

As we go through life there are images all around us. But it’s our perception of what we see that effects us.

“It’s not what we look at, it’s what we see”

Whether it’s a word, a quote, a song, a book, a movie, “it” doesn’t change. “We” change “it” by how we perceive it. And we may perceive it differently each time we view it because we are never in the same mind set from one moment of our lives to another. We, too, change.

I love taking photographs – both random shots and consciously focused viewpoints.

And I love looking back at my portfolio and realizing that in some instances photos took on meaning separate than what my original photo-taking intention or perception was.

Some of my photographs I caption here at Brain Brew Blog. But I thought it would be fun to throw a few out to all of you to see the difference in everyone’s perception of the same image.

It’s neither right nor wrong – so, what’s your perception?