It’s very, very good (my play on Scripture) for us to take a moment and bring to mind the little ways God blesses us every day. I can’t say enough just how important the little stuff can be, maybe because I’m 4’11. Seriously, it’s probably because of my love of the beatitude: Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Whatever it is, let’s recognize it and capture it like fireflies in a Mason jar.
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- We, as a family (me, Little Monk and Lexicon), prayed two decades of the rosary two nights in a row. I pray the rosary daily and never stray from it. I can get pretty creative with it too. But, with the craziness of no daylight after school and me running to and from every where it’s hard. But there’s no excuse, this has to be important for our boys too. I also read this from Life of a Catholic Librarian and in her Vocation Spotlight with Fr. Darryl Millette, he said this: “Prayer in the evening was mandatory, usually involving a rosary (though I seem to remember looking forward to those rare times when the evening was rushed and we had to settle for just a decade!).” What an a-ha! Doesn’t have to be the whole rosary. I can finish it for them. So long as we settle in for at least one decade – and hopefully, God willing all of them. Started last night, right after our Jesse Tree Devotional. I credit this rosary praying with my boys as the reason for my cheery demeanor yesterday morning.
- I finally purchased Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. Why is that a small success? People
have mentioned it to me as a must read, because he’s witty, funny and super smart. I’ve been meaning to. I finally bucked down and have it in my possession! It’s in my just created Apologetics Tote: because you never know when you have to defend the faith. I carry this with me every day. I work in corporate, so what’s the point? The point is, to meet them where there at and that’s in the corporate office too, no? YES!
- I recorded myself singing Ave Maria. People have asked me to over the years to do it, but I don’t like to record myself. Much like my thing with journals, I don’t like to keep a record of anything really personal. Now that I think about it, it’s kind of how I’ve dealt with things. I don’t like to relive things. I prefer to forget. I’m actually quite good at it. So good at it that I have no idea where my keys are. I will say this, I’ve changed. I want light in the dark places of my life. So, have a listen. This is me, changing, right before you. Thanks for sticking around.
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Have a peaceful Thursday.