humble gift

Do you like surprises?

I know some people who especially love the buildup and anticipation surrounding surprise gifts.

God has a gift for us today, but we must be willing to let him surprise us.

This is the gift of humility.

Humility is when we come to God confessing we don’t know the answer; we don’t have it all figured out.

Where there is pride, there is no room for surprise.

We feel the pressure to have all the answers, but God is asking us to let go of that.

When we unwrap humility, we are positioned to receive this wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that Proverbs is talking about.

Gifts upon gifts!

God cannot be manipulated, bossed around, or controlled.

Humility is us pouring ourselves small before him.

Maybe the things you continue to struggle with and try to figure out alone, you now submit to him. Or believe God when the odds are stacked against the promise.

Or open your hands in areas you typically want to grasp tightly!

The wonder, delight, and surprise at the glory of God that might be missing can be found when you unwrap your gift of humility.

God, you are mighty, and I am not!

You know everything, I do not.

I give you complete control today.

Humbly, I open my hands before you and release my control.

Are there any areas you need to walk humbly in, right now?

If so, let’s do it together!

hugs n’ blessings for the humble walks we shall take together with the Lord.

The Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6

fun run



when you’re running with the Nuns!

True to its name, Our Lady of Solitude Monastery is deep in the Sonoran desert and affords the nuns much solitude and silence. This is the first cloistered, contemplative monastery in the Diocese of Phoenix, providing local Catholics with a place of pilgrimage, prayer, and Eucharistic Adoration.

It truly is an oasis in the desert!

Visiting there, praying with, and sharing liturgy with these holy women is always a highlight of our stay in Arizona.

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if you’re lucky☘️

On March 17, countless people in many countries, including Japan and Russia, gather together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From eating corned beef and cabbage to wearing green, parading around, and drinking green beer, people leap into the spirit of this beloved Saint’s special day.

Not wanting to be left out….so did we!!

Ireland has a large Catholic base, and Irish Catholics observe March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, as a holy day of obligation. And then they may go and celebrate with mugs of Irish ale or Irish comfort food.

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