May 26, 2014

A Kingdom Heart ♥

 "When a woman has a kingdom heart, she has an active understanding of what matters most to the heart of God.  She lives in the balance of passion and contentment.  She learns to love well, give without regard to self, and forgive without hesitation.  The woman with a kingdom heart may have a duffel bag full of possessions or enough treasures to fill a mansion, but she has learned to hold them with an open hand.  Hold everything with open hands.  I don't think we are ever allowed to grab hold of anything or anyone as though they matter more than the kingdom of heaven.  When you hold relationships with open hands, then people come in and out of your life as gifts of grace to be cherished and enjoyed, not objects to be owned and manipulated.  And then when you hold your dreams with open hands, you get to watch God resurrect what seemed dead and multiply what seemed small."-unknown

Memorial Day

Heavenly Father, On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

May 18, 2014

Welcome Jesus!

Today Harrison received his First Holy Communion! 

It was also even more special because it was the last first communion with our pastor Fr. Peter who is being reassigned.

Prayer at a Child's First Communion

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist You left us the outstanding manifestation of your limitless love for us.
Thank You for giving our child the opportunity to experience this love in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharist presence keep him/her ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbor, and fruitful in virtue, 
that he/she may continue to receive You throughout life 
and attain final union with You at death. 

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day



May 7, 2014

April Lovely's

Current favorites for the month of March:
 // Reading: Lenten books
// Watching: The Canonization of the JP2 and John 23 <3
// Listening: to my fave tunes of the month
//Eating: nothing special
// Wanting:frozen yogurt...
// Looking: forward to the summer.
// Enjoying: life :)
// Hoping: to go to California in June for a friends priestly ordination and another friends diaconate ordination. Being Catholic is awesome!
// Smelling: cucumber and sage scentsy candle.
// Thinking: that I really want  to read this book!
// Wearing:my Easter dress!

// Noticing: that Jesus music is great to exercise to!

 // Feeling: 50% productive 50% kinda lazy
// Giggling: Hidden Traumas of Catholic Womanhood
// Youtube: Couple sings Love is an Open Door! Must See!
// Favorite blog: Bramblewood Fashion

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