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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land of the living

Brothers and sister: None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For this is why Christ died. and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14: 7-9

Sunrise at Cana, Edinboro Lake, Pa. No filter.

For life I choose thee now,

My pleasure, honor, friend,

Sole object of my vow,

Sole joy to which I tend.

For mercy’s sake, print, trace

Yourself upon my heart,

My arm, my forehead, face;

And not one blush will start.

Triumph of the Cross, St. Louis de Montfort – Stanza XXIX

hugs n’ blessings for all the times we choose to live life with the only purpose that truly matters!