My family . . . the blessings of my life!

My family . . . the blessings of my life!
Sean, Mackenzie, Pat (hubby), me, Jeneah

Friday, August 28, 2009

One Minute Meditations - Suffering

You asked Our Lord to let you suffer a little for Him. But when suffering comes in such a normal, human form – family difficulties and problems... or those thousand awkward things of ordinary life – you find it hard to see Christ behind it.

Open your hands willingly to those nails... and your sorrow will be turned into joy.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #234

Thursday, August 27, 2009

One Minute Meditation - Personality

Diamonds are polished with diamonds, and souls with souls.

St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow #442

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One Minute Meditations - Humility

Do not forget that in human affairs other people may also be right: they see the same question as you, but from a different point of view, under another light, with other shades, with other contours.

Only in faith and morals is there an indisputable standard: that of our Mother the Church.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #275

Sacramento Diocese article on Catholic News Agency today as I'm scrolling through Catholic News Agency's top news, I see "Diocese of Sacramento to launch Catholics Come Home Campaign"

St. John Chrysostom - Repentance

" a medicine to trespasses,
a destruction to lawlessness, and end to tears,
courage before God, a weapon against the devil,
a knife that decapitates his head,
the hope of salvation, the abolishment of despair."
St. John Chrysostom

One Minute Meditations - Defeat

If you have done something wrong, be it big or small, go running back to God.

Savour those words of the psalm, cor contritum et humiliatum, Deus, non despicies – the Lord will never despise or ignore a contrite and humbled heart.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, #172

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Erin Flynn's music - Truly soothes my soul!!

Listen to Erin Flynn online HERE
Buy Erin's awesome cd HERE
We love you, Erin! +JMJ+

Monday, August 24, 2009

One Minute Meditations - Generosity

Self-giving is the first step along the road of sacrifice, joy, love, union with God. And thus, a whole life is filled with a holy madness which makes us encounter happiness where human logic would only see denial, suffering, pain.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #2

Kevin's blogging his cancer journey

Kevin's blog

Follow his journey and pray for his miraculous healing!

Dedication to Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, take away my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

St. Teresa of Avila
“For mental prayer…is nothing more than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much…Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux
"...So I sought in holy Scripture some idea of what this life I wanted would be, and I read these words: 'Whosoever is a little one, come to me.' It is your arms, Jesus, that are the lift to carry me to heaven. And so there is no need for me to grow up; I must stay little and become less and less."

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.