While out for a walk during the week I saw this beautiful mini rainbow. It wasn’t fully there but nevertheless very eye catching. It reminded me that as we remember our loved ones who have died during these early days of November, we still get those mini moments when we feel our loved one is close and near us.

On This Day

On Nov 5th 1605 Guy Fawkes Day came into being. Guy Fawkes a Catholic conspirator attempted to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. The plot was discovered, Guy Fawkes was caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. It is celebrated ever since as Guy Fawkes Day, where his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.
On Nov 5th 1935 Parker Brothers launches the game of Monopoly that has become a world

Birthdays Today

Bubba Watson (golfer) is 45
Grainne Seoige (Irish TV presenter) is 50
Eilish O’Carroll (Irish actress who plays Winnie in Mrs Brown’s Boys) is 71
Art Garfunkel (singer) is 82

Saint For Today

Saint for November 5th is the feast of Saint Zachary and Saint Elizabeth. They were the parents of John the Baptist who was the cousin of Jesus

Significance of Today

Today is World Tsunami Awareness Day. The United Nations designated this day to raise awareness about the importance of education about tsunamis to ensure that communities act decisively and without panic when tsunami warnings reach them.

Interesting Quote For Today

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” -Dolly Parton

Did You Know

You can actually hear rhubarb growm yes it pops! This is because of how fast it grows, up to an inch per day. It also can squeak and make other noises.

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘May They Rest In Peace RIP’

Thought For The Week

“The Gospels do not explain the Resurrection; the Resurrection explains the Gospels. Belief in the Resurrection is not something added to the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.” ~John S. Whale

A question that’s often asked is – what happens to our loved ones when they die? We know a lot more than we may realise. A fascinating book by the late Colm Keane is called ‘Heading For The Light’. The book was five years in the making which included 100 interviews with people who temporarily died. Their lives briefly ended following cardiac arrests, traffic accidents, complications during childbirth and other factors.

In all cases they returned to life with extraordinary consistent accounts of what took place. Their stories conform to a common pattern. At the moment of death the soul/spirit departs the body. There is no fear, just a great sense of peace. They are looking back down where their body lies, sometimes surrounded by doctors, emergency services or family. Then the soul/spirit travels along a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a warm beautiful bright light. The soul/spirit is drawn towards this light. This journey towards the light has been described as relaxing, restful, wondrous, beautiful, comforting, pure joy, a glorious warmth, great serenity and total happiness.

So it is up to each of us to decide. You may believe that this is what happens when we die or perhaps not. I have done a lot of reading around the topic and all come up with the same conclusion, that the moment of death is simply a transition or a stepping stone or a bridge from one world to the next. I have been with many people down through the years at their final moment of transition. If I had to pick one word that would sum up this moment, the word would be peace or peacefully.

It is also our heartfelt belief that they are now at peace and in eternal light and love. During these days of November we remember with love our own nearest and dearest who have died. We miss them in lots of different ways and trying to put this into words is never easy. Some of these words might be: we still miss you, thank you for so many memories, you are remembered with love today, you will never be forgotten and may you rest in peace. Amen