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Today, while my hubby cleared spaces of dried brush and old wood, our 6-year-old ran around enjoying the sun and the chill air; I planted seeds. “As soon as the ground can be worked”, said most of the packets. This was as good a time as any to get started. I’ve had one heck of …
Reposting from my old blog. Onion soup is a lovely thing to make right after the onion harvest at end of season, when the weather’s just starting to cool down. Onion soup is also a lovely thing to start love stories with. Like ours, which certainly didn’t begin with onion soup, but has seen its …
- Commitment to daily Mass whenever we have a car at our disposal. (This sentence was very hard to type with it being 1 degree F outside. UGH. Please pray for me.) - Confession every two weeks. - Adoration on Wednesday evenings. - Mom’s Reading Material: Sheen, Magnificat, continue/finish up current books. New attempt at …
I suppose jumping right into the writing part will have to be good enough for now. I’m reading another book and having another blog conversation this year. I asked my friend to pick this year and he picked St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy in My Soul, which has been on my to-read list forever. This Lent, …
The Sacramental Dimension The last part of the book is dedicated to discussing the Sacraments and how they relate to living the Be’s. There is a reminder that the “plan” for deep conversion and deep prayer is a combination of divine grace and our cooperation with it. On the Sacrament of Reconciliation: it is a …
It’s been difficult to write the past week or so. Three kids have gotten sick so far, and I’m starting to feel the beginnings of a bad cold/cough. Not a bad ending to Lent at all. I finished the book last week but here are my last reflections for the next “Be’s”. The Fifth Be: …
Continuing my Lenten reading/reflections on Fr. Thomas Dubay’s excellent book. The ninth motive for embracing our entire surefire program may surprise you: people who are profoundly intimate with their indwelling Lord are never bored. This is so true. I find that on those days when I am thoroughly focused on God’s presence in my life, …
He makes the weak of this world mighty only to the extent that they cooperate with a determined and resolute repentance. Might comes from cooperation with God’s divine will. I’ve found this to be true in confronting venial sin in particular. When I do my best to cooperate with what I know to be God’s …
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I don’t have a much of a reflection today. I’m not even going to quote from the book. There’s a lot on my mind. My daughter’s health. Actually, everyone’s health… but I’m not going to detail here. Just, I guess as a mom and a wife, these things are always on the top of my …
we do not react to evil with more evil. Need to remember this, especially in those moments when I’m fatigued, and that’s the moment when a child chooses to throw a tantrum, or talk back, or just plain be obnoxious. THAT is not the time to react with anger. That’s the time to take it …
…. together drink from the same fountains of unity. … unity is always caused. It never happens by random chance. … a divided community — in marriage, parish, religious community — is worldly and immature. Therefore, unity, oneness of mind, harmony, is a choice. The question is, where there isn’t unity, oneness of mind, harmony, …
2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1-inch gingerroot, peeled, minced (optional) 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin 3 cups baby kale 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or wheat-free tamari if you’re avoiding wheat, or several pinches salt if avoiding soy pinch sugar (optional) splash sake or mirin (optional) As you can see, this is a …
Pages 82-84. … the gospel ideal of “one mind” cannot be forced. Nor does it arise out of the blue because good people want to be “united in mind and heart” (Acts 4:32). Yes, sensible people want this. But mere wishes and velleities are not the same thing as profound conversion. Those who have a …
Continuing to read Fr. Thomas Dubay’s Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer. Pages The second main root of conflict is seldom even noticed in our day. It is called illuminism. – emphasis mine I like to call this form of the aberration the privileged-pipeline-to-God idea. It is clear that disagreements with an illuminist spouse, relative, friend, fellow …
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