The power (P.W.R) of prayer! “Whatever good work you begin to do, beg of God with most earnest prayer to perfect it.” ― Benedict of Nursia As a Cistercian Oblate living the contemplative life so far as my life situation (as a homeschooling mom of six) […]
I’m not amazing—YOU’re amazing! That’s how I want to respond to people who say that I’m amazing for having completed 4 marathons in 4 days in 4 states with Mainly Marathons. (For the record, I completed the last 4 marathons of the Heartland Series—a 7-marathon […]
Worry sits on one side, trust on the other. Two enemies that could (should??) be friends. Friends who have each other’s back when life gets complicated and crazy.
I find it disheartening—not sure if this is the right word or not—that I can experience both at the same time. Worrying about something not going right, while at the same time trusting God’s plan. Then worrying some more about whether the mere existence of worry means that I’m failing to truly trust God’s plan. This is the ‘enemy’ side of the issue for me.
On the ‘friend’ side of the issue, I recognize how worry creates space in which I embrace or acknowledge the struggle, slowly becoming aware of God’s presence in my life, then ultimately shifting my thoughts toward total surrender to God—His plan for my life.
It is by virtue of the very struggle, the all-consuming worry, that I am driven toward (redirected back into?) His awaiting arms. He, who never gives up, waits with outstretched arms to embrace me and my big, ugly human emotions.
-Jesus, I Trust in You!-
My kids were not having a good morning. My older kids were fighting with each other. My younger kids were following the not-so-excellent past actions of a couple of their older siblings. I had had enough! Into my ‘War Room’ I went, knelt steadfastly in […]
My youngest two daughters joined the Little Flowers Girls’ Club® this year, and it has been an absolutely wonderful…or should I say blessed…experience for them! Based on the example of virtue modeled by St. Therese of Lisieux, there are four Wreaths [of flower badges] that can be earned altogether. […]
Salt of the Sound is often featured at Pray As You Go, a daily prayer site (also an app) that is steeped deeply in Ignatian Spirituality. I would love to start sharing these meditations with you, as they really bring a sense of calm to what could otherwise be ‘manic’ Mondays.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
// Francis of Assisi
We are in our 7th year as a homeschool family, so I just thought I’d share some fun facts about us! –>Name of our homeschool: Little Saints of Divine Grace Academy –>Grades we homeschool: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 8th –>Home ‘room’ names: Fatima 1, […]