Friday, May 25, 2012

Balancing Act















I attempt the difficult balancing act of loving that intellectual part of myself while putting it in its proper place. I don't want my smartness and cool intellect to overwhelm the caring part of me.


— from Healing Troubled Hearts




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Good Times and Bad


Today, look around you, and find God in both good news and bad news, in the obvious and in the hardships. The hardships just might exist as a way to draw your hearts closer to Him.

— from Ask the Bible Geek

Ven, Espíritu Santo


In time for our Day of Pentecost...I share the following article in Spanish. It is also in English.
Ven, Espíritu Santo

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shine Through Me...

The presence of Jesus among us is just that—a widespread presence among all of God's people. We are able to embed the wonders of the presence of God within us. Each of us can and must be the “Jesus Presence” in this world around us.

— from Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The gift of a daughter...

When our daughter was born...
the world around us became brighter!
The sun shined stronger,
the sky was bluer,
the day was longer...
For a moment,
Life stood still...
as if God was lighting up His beautiful created world to say to us - her parents -
this precious one is unique and special...
Make sure to guide her on the bright path of virtue and truth...
Angelina has changed our lives as a family. Her boldness and way of living has inspired me to be a more valiant person...
I thank God this day for the gift of our daughter... A bright and shining light in my life!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May our dear Lord bestow many, many blessings upon you this day (and every day...) Love you more, Mom (and Dad)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Welcome Silence

Most of us are very uncomfortable with silence. But you must have some quiet in your life in order to be attuned to what the Holy Spirit is doing and to be able to recognize God's voice when He speaks to you. Get comfortable with silence and start to pray, because it can change your life.

— from Moved by Faith

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Do you know how to strengthen your spiritual life?

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY
in a family...
"where two or more are gathered in His name...God is there...to strengthen..."

Monday, May 7, 2012

How much do I love thee child?

How much do I love thee child?
I will open my arms and show you just how much...
Jesus tells me this as he stretches out his arms, and gives up his life on the Cross...for me!

When I think of a mother stretching out her arms for her children..I think of Mary and all the times she has appeared to children all over the world - with open arms - inviting them (and us) to pray, pray, pray...and to do as her son Jesus, asks us to do..."Love one another...as I love you..."

I'm also reminded of a time when I tried to hold my three little squirming nieces and nephew...when I wanted to pose for a candid photo. Yikes! That was not the best idea at the time, because with little ones there is little time for tranquil "posing"...the lively children want to be moving all the time (unless they are sleeping). How does a loving mother hold her precious ones safely in her arms at all times; when all the children want to do, is run in all directions?

We learn and teach obedience...We first learn to obey as a child who seeks to please mom and dad...
When we obey (as good little children do) we learn discipline, and how to make wise choices in life.

Today I wish to honor mothers everywhere. How special it is to be called mother...Whether we are a mother by nature or a mother in spirit (that includes every woman)...we are called to hold all God's precious children in our arms...from the first moment of life in the womb...until we give them back to God the Father in natural death.

Pray with me for all mothers and their children...May God's love embrace us all in His almighty arms!!! Amen.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Making Love Visible


God sends us brothers and sisters who are—or at least are called to be—warm, supportive, comforting. They make God's love visible—the ones still with us and those who have gone ahead.


— from Saint Anthony of Padua

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In honor of a hero ...and a son

Happy Birthday to Robert!!!
In thanksgiving for the gift of life...

we give praise and glory to God...

22 years ago today,

God gifted us with the birth of our son, Robert.
May the Lord continue to bless, guide and protect Robert...
as he lives out the challenges of his life - in service to God, his fellowman and his country.
Amen!

my son Robert...

Happy Birthday to you today!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

St. Joseph the Worker

In the ordinary circumstances of life...
In doing our little tasks and working-for-a-living moments...
In the simplest ways we find holiness of life.

Let us follow along according to God's loving plan for us this day, and every day.
St. Joseph the worker shows us how to do our work
(whatever this good work may be)
and do it out of love for our families...and for God!
St. Joseph, pray for us...

For Your Marriage - Por Tu Matrimonio

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