Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. .♡
Oh wait! Let’s pack a picnic instead… because we’re going on a field trip today!
Today I want to take you to a very special “Home”. It is called the Isaiah House, also known as the “The Joyful House” located in historic Santa Ana, California. I suppose because I grew up in Orange County, in many ways my heart, and Soul, will always be connected there. Isaiah House is run by Orange County Catholic Workers .
I think it is very special, because it offers Shelter to homeless women…food and LoVe to those in need.
The Isaiah House has been serving poor people since 1987.
These women are served with love, compassion, and dignity.
And, if your an animal Lover like me.. You might need a tissue for this next part. (Sorry)
They also provide shelter, and housing to the animals. … and keep them SaFe, until a no kill shelter picks them up. (teary eyes)
The Isaiah House is a beautifully restored 1901 home. ( okay, my heart just skipped a beat) And imparts a feeling of peace, and welcome, as soon as you enter the garden. There is a sign in front that says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in four different languages. The residents love to read,and have a library filled with books.
There is also a lending library in front of the house.
I am not a member of W.H.O.A . Women Helping Other Women.
However, I have several friends who are . One of my friends teaches art classes to the residents. W.H.O.A. is committed to teaching art, and CrEaTiNg pieces which are useful and beautiful.
My friend mentioned that recently, one of the residents had pulled her aside, and showed her what she’d written on a bookmark.
She had written “Joyful House”
When my friend shared this with me…I realized once again, how very fortunate I am. And, I am wondering if you ever realize things like this too…♡ Of course I have a feeling you do. ♡
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Have a lovely day my friend. ♡
you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress from the storm, and a shade from the heat.