i bet you thought this blog was about you

it’s the monday giggles…

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“Hello! Is it ME you’re looking for?”

As I mentioned in my last post

THANK YOU

for being so patient while I have been away!

“Where have I been,” you might ask?

Right here.

“What have you been doing?”

Listening.

And praying…

for me & for you,

(yes – YOU!)

For the past month I went away to an interior-space for self-reflection, examination, and quality time listening.  To God.  To others. And to my heart.  I’ve done so in the past, but this time I truly guarded the “silence” I learned from my gal-pal St. Faustina.

In the Year 1937, Saint Faustina wrote a particular “examen” to aide her with being united with the merciful Christ. She wrote this entry on January 1st. With it she vowed the practice of inner silence, along with the strict observance of external silence; especially in times of being wronged or persecuted by others. As a result of this she was guided to create a chart of “internal control of the soul.” Each month she was given an “examen” to meditate upon, along with an exclamatory prayer. Faustina took these “examens,” or practices, so seriously that she recorded monthly the victories & falls she experienced personally; within her attempts to adhere to each practice.

January’s examen is:  “Jesus, remained Silent.” 

And so I did.

I heard so much in the quiet and I am grateful for the clarity it provided.

But, I’m happy to be back now!

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February’s examen is: “Jesus, I trust you!”

And I look forward to sharing some of what I discovered during the time spent listening. And the immense trust I have in all He has revealed (to me.)

Of great importance for me is to clarify what this bloggity-blog-say-I-space contains! (But first, I do hope you like the “NEW LOOK!” Some of the old & familiar remains but a few fun improvements have been made too.)  Although I have written before about my pure-intentions with this space; my return, from this time spent away, offers a wonderful opportunity to re-visit what you will find should you choose to stroll through my site periodically!

It’s really quite basic you’ll see!

(JUST CLICK ON THE BLUE WORDS TO SEE!)

FAITH

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FAMILY

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The real-deal.

FRIENDS

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When all is said & done…

FLUFF & STUFF & OCCASIONALLY SOME BAKIN’ & MAKIN’

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Of course

lots & lots of

GIGGLES!

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and last but not least…

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HELEN

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If you find yourself enjoying one of these categories I do so verily hope you’ll keep coming back, to share this silly space with me!

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If you had hoped the blog was about YOU, 

you may be right…

but ONLY IF a hug n’ blessing are attached!

I can guarantee if not…you will never find anything you’ll enjoy hidden here!

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Giggles. 

See you (all) soon and I promise to keep sharing with you the many treasures I discovered in the January Silence.

hugs n’ blessings…because you probably thought this blog was about you, don’t you, don’t you??

11 thoughts on “i bet you thought this blog was about you

    1. Thank you! Thank you! Still learning & tweaking, but having great fun playing with the many possibilities. Hope to read a New Post from you verily soon!! I’ve been wondering what your book club has been up to. HUGS!!

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  1. What a delightful space you have created. Your life journey continues to inspire and encourage my life. Your journey of inner silence. Oh how much I value your sharing and input here. Connection to Christ and my life as a writer – without ONE the other would be irrelevant . Hugs and Blessing to you as well.

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    1. Awwww, thank you!! (sniff-sniffle) I appreciate your affirmative thoughts & words more than you know!! And I always value the wisdom you take the time to share… Yes, indeed it’s like bread with no butter…He enhances everything we invite Him to partake in, bringing out our FULL FLAVOR. Hugs & special blessings!!!

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    1. Thank you Doc!! I’m looking forward to getting caught up on my reading as well. I’ve kept up a bit but I know there’s a few more goodies to read yet. A few of your recent posts are sitting in my inbox to read yet and I CAN’T WAIT to discover what you will teach me! Hugs n’ blessings!!!

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