looking through the heart

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It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.”

Author Unknown

How wonderful are God’s gifts!

There is life everlasting, joy in righteousness, truth in freedom, faith, confidence, and self-control in holiness.  And these gifts that we can comprehend; what of all the others that are being prepared for those who look to him. Only the Creator, the Father of the ages, the all-holy, knows their grandeur and their loveliness.  And so we should strive to be found among those who wait for him so that we may share in these promised gifts. And how is this to be?   Continue reading “looking through the heart”

every waving flag.

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Patriotism means

to stand by

the Country.

It does not mean

to stand by the

President

or any other

public official.

Theodore Roosevelt. Continue reading “every waving flag.”

do you hear my prayers, lord?

it’s a 3hugs&blessings thursday…

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Prayer isn’t there to make us feel better when we’re anxious.

And it’s not there as an obligation.

It is a communion of love, between a lover and the beloved.

St. Faustina is a reliable witness on this point: she spoke to Our Lord about this many times, and He always expressed His infinite love for humanity.

“While I was saying the chaplet [of Divine Mercy], I heard a voice which said, Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet.”  (No. 848)

In prayer we need not only to pray the words but Christ needs us to also listen! Continue reading “do you hear my prayers, lord?”