Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, April 01, 2011


52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations, 
the extraordinary and mundane -- 
whatever is unique to the week. 
Join me if you like.

A quiet, relatively uneventful week.

Snow. Everyone seemed so surprised, but we're in Ohio and it's still March.

Busy with rosaries this week. Not a stitch of knitting -- all rosaries all the time.

Still practicing wire wrapping and I really like it.

A desk with a view. Faith set up shop in the living room mid-week to get away from her mean older brother. She's very quiet and it's actually very peaceful, but don't tell the children I said that.

Our Station of the Cross Grottos, fashioned after Kimberlee's. So simple, but one of my favorite liturgical tools.


What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.  
--St John of the Cross, OCD


Below you'll find a linky list because so many lovely women decided to join me in my 52 Weeks project. There are no rules (except the two below) -- if you want to start your 52 Weeks this week, go for it! I will keep the links up until next Wednesday, so you have almost a week to do it.

(1) Make sure you copy and paste the URL of your 52 Weeks blog post ( and not your main blog URL). You could also use of Flickr photo page if that's how you do things.
(2) Include a link back here in your blog post or flickr photo page.



  1. Mmmm...that blueberry rosary looks good enough to eat.

  2. Ha! I thought it looked like blueberries, too, and I was trying to figure out why that other stuff was in the bowl with them. ;-)

  3. HA! I'm feeling the same way about those gorgeous blueberry beads! :) And mean older brothers....neva heard of such a thing.....Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, Barbara :)

  4. At the risk of sounding redundant, I thought that the beads for that rosary looked yummy! ;)

    And I wish my daffodils would come up, but I am afraid a little burrowing rodent hit the bulbs around our mailbox.

    Happy weekend, Barbara!

  5. Too funny -- I have never once thought those beads look like blueberries. You girls must be hungry this morning!

  6. The Stations are beautiful, too. I like the muted colors ...

  7. I love the blueberry beads, too! The color is wonderful!

  8. Again, I can't get the link to fit . . . can you assist me? Sorry! I need to learn what I'm doing wrong.

  9. Thanks, Suzie. We made them last year.

    Sarah, I am thinking I need to have a "blueberry" rosary giveaway!

    Sarah, You silly girl -- I can't figure out what you're doing! ;-)

  10. Mahalo nui loa, Barbara! I'm daft as a stick, I reckon. That's twice now I've not had a good run with that linkyloo. But, thanks for fixing it.

    I will gladly be redundant about the beads looking like blueberries. They do and I'm not even slightly hungry. I've stuffed myself silly today and I'm going out to some work thing with Dan. We'll eat. I'll probably 'pick' at the food, I'm so full now. Ha.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Great photos, Barbara! And I too wanted to put cream on the blue beads. The twisted wire look is very nice and would also look good for a man's rosary, I think. Hope the rest of your weekend is filled with nice surprises. :) Rosemary

  12. Really enjoyed your photos; spring and daffodils, blueberries, quiet moments in window alcoves and stations of the cross. Sounds like you had a great week to me! :)


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