my heart thanks god for you

If you ever wondered if I notice the little things you do, the multitude of everyday ways you show your love and commitment to our sweet family, I do.

I don’t say, ‘thank you,’ for all of them often enough, though – but they do get filed away in the ‘more reasons to love that man’ file that’s overflowing its space in my heart.

Today, however, I want you to hear it from me…from my heart

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hello, june!

I have always loved the month of June!

And there are lots of reasons why.

One is because June is the month of…

The Sacred Heart of Jesus!

Many artistic depictions of the Sacred Heart show Jesus holding His Heart out to us…a Heart that is on fire with love. Yet, how often do we find our own hearts weak and dry and afraid to catch fire, weighed down as they are by a myriad of cares and needs. Surely, when in this state, it is tempting to hide our hearts from Jesus, to hide from the flame of His love.

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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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