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) […]
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. […]
Every Monday morning, I receive a Monday Morning Meditation email from Salt of the Sound, a husband and wife music duo (a sensation, really) that I recently fell head-over-heels in love with. Salt of the Sound is often featured at Pray As You Go, a daily […]
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, Salesian 2, Friars 5, Salvation 7, and Ecclesiastes 8
–>Our school mascot: Honeybee (we are beekeepers)
–>Our school saint: Saint John (Don) Bosco
–>Our school colors: Red, white, and blue (we are a retired military family…Go Army!)
–>Curriculum we are using this year: Catholic Heritage (grades 1-7) + Tail Guide to Learning: Journey Through the Ancient World (grade 8) + Saxon Math (all grades)
–>Extra-curricular activities: Karate (1-7 grades), cross-country running (8th grade), Little Flowers Girl’s Club (1-2 grade), Troops of Saint George (5-7 grade), private music lessons (1 and 7th grades), and Religious Education Program (REP) at our local parish (all grades)
I’ve been having major motivation troubles lately…mostly in regard to mornings and running. I began this post a couple of years ago before a back injury set me b-a-c-k…way back! Since then, I’ve learned a lot about mornings, motivation, and keeping fit. A disclaimer: I’ve […]
“These Jews were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all willingness and examined the scriptures daily to determine whether these things were so.”
READ: Acts 17:10-15
WRITE: Acts 17:11
In today’s reading it is clear the crowd isn’t listening to god. What actions can you take daily to hear from God? How does this impact your daily plans?
I take time for God first thing in the morning (even before coffee!!!!) because if I don’t, then I tend to get caught up too quickly in the day’s demands. Putting God first also helps smooth out any rough edges along the way and help me “respond” rather than “react” when troubles arise.
In addition to prayer, meditation, and silent contemplation, I practice something called Lectio Divina (Divine reading), which involves reading the same passage over and over again in order to understand it more fully…from another perspective or at another time in which it might have a different meaning.
“And the word of the Lord continued to spread through the whole region” – Acts 13:49 READ: Acts 13:48-52 WRITE: Acts 13:49 REFLECT: When have you seen God transform something intended for harm into good? RESPOND: I really struggled with this question. Although I’ve faced […]