Monthly Archives: May 2011

Life Is Good the World Is Beautiful People Are Loving

Joyful Hermit reflects upon a time period in which the last of the children had left home.  A time of challenge followed.  The hermit vocation was fairly early in its development, and Joyful was not so joyful in the perceived … Continue reading

Posted in Hermit Ponderings, Spirit Lifters | 2 Comments

Do I Like Work?

When in the early phases of the gardens here at Agnus Dei hermitage,  Joyful Hermit considered a small gazebo to be built fairly close to the subdivision pond.  A man came who builds such garden structures, and JH showed the … Continue reading

Posted in Living Holy, Spirit Lifters | 2 Comments

Doing the Best with What We’ve Got Left

Sometimes Joyful Hermit feels a little guilty that God has provided so much good in my life.  It is sad that there are so many people in the world who have not enough food to eat, or not the best … Continue reading

Posted in Hermit Ponderings, Spirit Lifters | Leave a comment

Joyfully Healthy Amaranth

Photo by Dysviz Joyful Hermit ordered some seeds this spring of herbs and flowers not so easily located.  Amaranth is among them, although these seeds may be purchased in stores.  Another name for it is:  Love Lies Bleeding.  This flower … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Health Helps | 2 Comments

Joyful Reports on Various Experiments

Three weeks into slurping Green Glop first thing every morning, Joyful Hermit is pleased to report improvement in energy.  Consume a glass with morning pain med, head to Mass, return later for some oatmeal or eggs.  (Just learned that breakfast … Continue reading

Posted in Misc, Recipes | Leave a comment

Joyful Presentation with Purpose

Someone ordered 18 Joyful Hermit Hermits.  Is taking them to her parish sewing group for a little something different snack.  Since Joyful Hermit prays while baking and packaging each order, prayer concerns are given: health of some of the older … Continue reading

Posted in Hermit Ponderings, Misc | Leave a comment

Life Coach: Joyful Hermit Offers Personal Counsel

What is a Life Coach?  This term applies to a current trend of help for people who desire to improve their personal lives in creative and practical ways.  Life coaching is not for those who require therapy for various diagnosable … Continue reading

Posted in Misc | Leave a comment

Hermit Cookies Sold the Joyful Hermit Way

What can one expect from an order of Joyful Hermit Hermits?  This past week brought an online order, and Joyful Hermit found out what it is to be a hermit-put-to-work.  Ora et labore, advised St. Benedict:  Pray and work!  Joyful … Continue reading

Posted in Hermit Shoppe, Misc | 4 Comments

Healthy Green Glop

Joyful Hermit suffers from intractable, rather high-level pain.  This has been going on for nearly 27 years as a result of a teen driver who was drunk.  Surgeons years ago said the pain would worsen with age, and they have … Continue reading

Posted in Health Helps, Misc | 4 Comments