My family . . . the blessings of my life!

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

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Labor Day Plans


*My* Labor Day weekend plan is to
SPOIL MY DARLING HUSBAND!!!
Why?
For one, he works two jobs to support our family so that I do not have to work outside the home. The fact that I don't have to work outside the home, allows me to do my best to fill my role {vocation} as wife and mother -- and to be the heart of the home (truly with God's grace, because without his grace, I lack so much in my vocations).
It's an easy task to spoil him -- all I need to do is imitate how he treats me...and God-willing I'll be able to spoil him at least half as much as he spoils me every day of our lives! My dad is right when he says, "Lizzy, the Lord answered my prayers for you when he sent you Pat for a husband!" Thank you, Lord!
May this weekend bring peace into your lives
and most importantly bring peace into your hearts!

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CONTRACEPTION AND WOMAN'S SELF IMAGE

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Very few people admit they have hatred in their heart...

Awesome article HERE

Prayer: Jesus without you I would be vicious and hateful. Thank you for saving me.

One Minute Meditation - Sincerity

Let us always act in the presence of God
in such a way that we
never
have to hide anything from men.
- St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #334

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."

Magnificat
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.