I almost forgot to share this with you! I created a new tab “Resources” be sure to check that out! Has most everything I’ve ever researched, looked at, read and enjoyed in the treasure trove of all things Catholic!
::laceless sneakers. For Little Monk? Velcro is where it’s at right now.
::Chinese food dinner Fridays
::morning talks in the bathroom while I get ready with Lexicon
::my husband’s pancakes this morning – he didn’t feel well and made them for all of us anyway
I pray for the RCIA candidates and catechumens. I am very excited to see where they are and how they grow in their faith. Please pray for them, and for all making this journey to the faith this year.
I pray for a man, H. I found out yesterday that he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia. Second time. He doesn’t want any cards, or visits. I pray that his soul is ok as well as his body.
I am praying for my friend Em. For a very special intention.
I am praying for my family, my husband and children to stay close to our Lord always. I am also praying for the ability to see God in everything – good, bad, ugly and indifferent. Always.
I am praying for Aaron. I pray that he does good things. I pray that he finds God always wherever he is. I pray that he learns to wade through differences and opposition without negative judgement, grudges or past hurts.
I am praying the rosary with special intentions for all of you in a very special, Holy Spirit driven way. Why? Because that’s what we do. Pray for eachother.
I have some scripture up here by my desk and I have been looking at it throughout my day. Just to be sure that I take a moment and remember God where I am. There is one especially that I have been reflecting on just this morning:
The Lord gave me a tongue as my reward and I will praise him with it. (Sirach 51:22)
- The priest at mass used a part of this book to reference in his homily. Immediately after, I asked if I could borrow it, if it wasn’t already snatched up. It wasn’t! And I’ve already read some.The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen. It’s the parable of the prodigal son with reflections from each person in the parable: The father, the prodigal son and the “faithful” son.
- St. Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer by Mike Aquilina and Mark W. Sullivan. Review on this book coming soon! I can’t help but realize how important this work and the Nouwen work will be to me after Aaron.
- By What Authority? by Mark P. Shea I am beginning to research for my talk on Sacred Scripture for a presentation at RCIA and picked this up. Do you have any other resources to help me with this? Please share!
- I am always in my Christian Prayer book for the Liturgy of the Hours.
From the Divine Office this morning: “Christ In Whose Passion Once Was Sown” by Victor Emmanuel I Clement; Text: Walter Shewring; Music: M. Praetorius, 1571-1621; Melody: Mein Seel, O Gott, Muss Loben Dich, L.M.”
Yesterday, it was left over Chinese for the guys and me? I hate to admit it…tater tots and macaroni and cheese! It’s just what I was feeling at the time. I don’t know what he has planned for tonight! When he works from home, he cooks. Tomorrow he’s in the office so who knows what I’ll be conjuring up in the kitchen, but I’m still feeling something with potatoes!
As always, lots of laundry. I also cleaned up the bathrooms a little, will do more for this weekend as we are celebrating the boys’ birthdays on Saturday at our home.
Rosaries. Always, always rosaries. Which I don’t mind really. I guess you could say that I am also making headway into my talk for RCIA about Sacred Scripture. I already have an idea for an opening which always means I’m on the right track. More research though…
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Intercede. A prayer app! You know I love that. I’ve been using it to capture those prayer requests that aren’t left here. You know? The ones where you hear someone speaking about something and you think, I should pray for them. That’s what this app is great for. And, best of all? It’s free!
We had a friend of Lexicon’s sleep over and I took a few pictures of them all together. They really had a wonderful time and the little boy is very sweet and smart. I won’t post those here as I don’t generally post pictures of other people’s children! So, I will leave you with this painting of Rembrandt’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son”