in the silence of her heart

“But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

Luke 2:19

I have loved that scripture for years.

I love that, after the eager shepherds left to spread the
word that the newborn Savior was finally here, Mary was quiet; that she was still.

I especially love how even at the foot of the Cross, no doubt agonizing over the brutality that her son endured, Mary was yet again quiet; she remained still.

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on…the way

“They are things I whisper in your ear

– confiding them –

as a friend, as a brother, as a father…

so that some thought will arise and strike you;

and so you will better your life

and set out along ways of

prayer and of Love.”

As written by, Msgr. Josemaria Escriva

As I mentioned a few days ago

God led me down the garden path of “growth” recently.

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garden-path

Did you notice?

Hugs n’ blessings has been quiet for a little while.

On or about the start of Advent I knew I needed to pull away and enter into the silence of my heart.

Like a seed seeking to grow I needed time to plant myself in quiet soil to discover if God was calling me to bloom anew.

Has this ever happened to you?

I decided to detach from the noisy World in most social-media ways, immersed myself in prayer & contemplation, dove into journaling full-force, ate more carbs than I care to admit and allowed myself to be nurtured by

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