Monday, August 25, 2014

Blue on Blue and Love is...

I love, love, love this Love is...! Science can not quantify it! Only God knows the secret to making love work. It is, after all, written in His book,

Mother Teresa spoke of love and the importance of it. She was surrounded with despair, hopelessness, homelessness, sadness and yet she found peace bringing some dignity to those so less fortunate. She was a beautiful soul.
She even wore a habit that was piped with blue. She is part of my Blue Monday post.
I found this quaint blue church on pinterest. I like to go to a quiet place like this to pray.
I know I have posted this photo and quote previously but it fit into the theme I was posting here. I often get blue when I see people who are homeless and children who are hungry. I am a happy person by nature but our world is spinning out of control. It makes one blue.

We enjoyed our recent trip with the phamily to Las Vegas. But I never dreamed I would see homeless people roaming the streets there. It is truly sad. You can always tell a true homeless person but from those trying to scam people for drug or liquor money, One night, my hubby and I went to a grocery store off the strip to buy water. He lived there may years ago and Vegas is very easy to maneuver. We were returning from the store when we approached the red light. My eyes locked into the eyes of a homeless man. As long as I am alive I will never forget that look of sadness,hopelessness and despair. I never dreamed that homeless people would be so overwhelming in such a city. I am sad because of this problem. I know Denver is filled with many homeless especially veterans and young people. If you have some time please check out the city of Portland, Oregon. They are spending dollars to build affordable housing and help homeless folks have a new beginning. It is a project I wish all major cities would embrace.

I hope you will visit Sally and the Blue Crew. I am going to try to catch up last week and this week for Blue Monday so I hope to see you here soon. Thank you for stopping by, you mean a lot to me with your kind comments. Have a blue-ti-ful week.


Karen said...

What a lovely little church! There are homeless people everywhere I am afraid.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Anne,

Unfortunately, all of our cities have homeless.

I like the blues today--the little church, but not the idea of changing color! Perhaps changing to a lovelier shade of blue . . . LOL

Happy Blue Monday!

Hazel said...

Oh I love the church! Homelessness is such a sad problem of society. The project on helping people have a place to live sounds comforting.

Leovi said...

The photo is very nice! Great church with a wonderful blue, I like this place!

Jeanne said...

Hello Anne, I too am a great admirer of Mother Theresa. She was a saint to be sure.

Sadly our world is spinning out of control. We need to help when we can and pray things will change. I'm glad you enjoyed your Las Vegas trip in spite of the plight of the homeless.

Thank you for your sweet comment. I am happy to be posting again for sure.

xo, Jeanne

Hannah said...

I like to do what I can for the local homeless shelter that takes in families. It's nice that Portland allowed some homeless people to make a little village in an unused area.

GranthamLynn said...

Great post. NIce to see you back. Thanks for coming by my Trick pony post!
Have a good week.

LV said...

Glad you had a good Vegas trip. I wish I could go back, but have no one to go with me. The world is full of homeless, but some do not want it any better. Thanks for dropping by today.

Al said...

Love certainly is a strange and unquantifiable wonder.

Anni said...

Oh yes, I wish all people could have a roof of his own. I mean, how difficult can it be? So many having more than they need and then all these poor ones having nothing. Two very different worlds.
Lovely blue church, I wonder where it's situated?

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I shall check out what Portland is doing about the homeless. Thanks for mentioning it. And thanks for dropping by my neck of the woods.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful blue church.
Poverty is still a big problem here as well.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing post. Mother Teresa was indeed a beautiful soul. What a lovely church!
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a sweet post!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Intense Guy said...

I would imagine some of the homeless in Las Vegas should have stopped betting while they still had a way home. The underbelly of that town is drugs and prostitutes - hidden by the bright lights.

I hope you had a good time - I would like to visit - but wouldn't want to live there!