new friends

For many years I have been following a practice introduced to me by a very dear friend, who is the editor of a Newsletter I subscribe to.

The Spirit of Medjugorje.

Medjugorje, located in Bosnia-Herzecgnovia, is a very special place – and for those of us who have had the good fortune to travel there can attest – there are many graces delivered when one visits with an open heart to the Lord and Jesus’ mother, Mary.

Each year the editor of The Spirit of Medjugorje, June, randomly chooses the name of a saint to be the “holy protector” for the Newsletter for the year.

St. Faustina’s (my gal-pal) community used to do this every year on New Year’s Day (Saint Faustina’s Diary, #360). This can be a fun and educational thing to do with your family and friends. Almost always, there is a connection between the saint and the person or group who randomly picked it.

Although any list of saints can be used, there is one my friend recommends on the website, www.mary’s.tv. Simply download the pdf with the names of the same Saints created by Saint Faustina’s community, tear/cut them into individual slips of paper, place in a bag/box/bowl & pick one from the large selection randomly!

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THANKSgiving…

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in

Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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hugs n’ blessings to all those gathered around the table sharing pie & giving THANKS together! I count my blessings for each of you – no matter friend, family or blog-follower!

pinterest therapy

A friend of mine is hurting. Really hurting.

My heart aches for him.

It aches because he’s such a good person.

It aches because I cannot change the terrible situation he finds himself in.

It aches because I too have walked down

that dark lonely corridor of rejection & abandonment before.

And so I listened.

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