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I love rainy days. I love reading. I most especially love the two combined. So today, (before all the college football viewing begins,) I am spending my morning getting caught up reading some of my favorite blog-sites, as I listen to the gentle pitter-patter of the rain falling upon our roof. Julie at Cookie crumbs to live by always manages to touch my Spirit in a way that is needed. She also has a knack for recommending some pretty wonderful books to read! I’m sharing one of her posts today which has done both. I hope it resonates in you as much as it has me. And I encourage you to pick up your own copy of Cardinal Sarah’s latest book, The Day Is Now Far Spent – may it enlighten your own Spirit as much as it has so many others. hugs & blessings!

“Despite the violence of the attacks that she may suffer, the Chruch will not die. This is the Lord’s promise, and His word is infallible.” …theologians amuse themselves by deconstructing dogmas and emptying morality of its profound meaning Relativism is the mask Judas disguised as an intellectual. Robert Cardinal Sarah (morning skies / Rosemary Beach, […]

my highlighter dried up — cookiecrumbstoliveby

Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,

Scattered within the many notes of my journals I have written unannotated words of various bloggers & authors reminding me frequently how…

“We desperately need each other.” 

“Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life alone.”

“The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”

Genesis 2:18

Yet, so often I forget just how much I need others.

Certainly I know that we need to live our lives out with others & throughout Scripture God tells us to “lift one another up!”

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding… “

Colossians 1:9

Indeed, “we need one another to get through this life.”

Most especially God tells us to pray for one another.

“that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Undeniably, He would not tell us to pray for one another if he didn’t intend to answer those prayers.

Continue reading “Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,”

little girls soften their dad’s hearts

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

Anne Sexton

A Good News Report: The triumph of forgiveness.

My Uncle passed away recently. He was my father’s youngest brother, as well as the sibling he was the closest with. I went to the funeral home to pay my respects and I visited with relatives I had not seen in many years – probably since the last funeral!

It was good to be with my dad’s family and I appreciated the warm affection they extended toward me.

My own father passed away at the age of 45. Struck by an underage DUI driver he suffered a massive brain injury and died some many months later from multiple complications. The irony is that my father was (himself) an alcoholic. The police report indicated both individuals shared fault in this tragic accident. Witnesses reported my father walked out into oncoming traffic after leaving a nearby bar; and while not sustaining any physical injuries, the young girl behind the wheel suffered her own terrible consequences.

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