A meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary for a family who will be moving soon.
We’re counting down the days until the big move.
Everyone has something to be excited for: a new job, a new house, a lovely yard, and a welcoming neighborhood. We have an ice cream store and a beach right down the road. Five plus parishes to choose from.
But the upheaval in our life is undeniable. We’re all feeling the stress of moving away from family and friends. The house is a mess. And our emotions can be even messier. Continue reading “Family Move? How to Pray the Joyful Mysteries”
My husband and I are a CCL-certified NFP (Natural Family Planning) teaching couple. And as such, we like to share a little TMI sometimes…
Hey there, husbands and wives. You should pray before sex.
Hey, Sara. You’re nuts. That’s awkward and weird.
I know. Do it anyway. It changed my (sex) life and it will change yours.
Okay, well… how?
I’ll tell you how. Beware: you might blush. Continue reading “The Prayer That Changed My (Sex) Life”
Today’s the Solemnity of Christ the King
Find the Mass Readings here: Solemnity of Christ the King, November 26, 2017. Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Christ the King!”
This post is part two of three in the series 3 Paths of Prayerful Discernment: the importance of prayerful discernment in dating and marriage, stories from 3 Catholic women.
Today I (Sara) am sharing with you the story of my discernment process in dating and marriage. I started with a strong desire to date a good Catholic boy, but God had different and beautiful plans for my life. Continue reading “The Cradle and the Convert – 3 paths of prayerful discernment”
The importance of prayerful discernment in dating and marriage.
In a perfect, sinless world, everything would be the way God planned it to be. Man and woman would be naked and not ashamed. They’d love Him with their whole hearts. They’d join together in the union of marriage, with perfect self-sacrificing love, and endless bliss.
But since the fall, things became a bit more difficult. It’s no longer a matter of lounging in the garden, eating ever-ripe fruits straight from the Tree of Life. Now we have to work hard for our living, our holiness, our vocation. God’s will isn’t as cleanly spelled out as it was in Eden days: “Don’t eat the fruit of that tree.” Not only do we have to choose between right and wrong as laid out by the Commandments and the precepts of the Church. But we also have to choose between good, better, and best. Continue reading “3 Paths of Prayerful Discernment”
Have you ever heard of the shower prayer? I pray it every day. It goes something like this:
Lord, wash my feet that they may follow Your path. Wash my hands that they may do Your work in this world. Cleanse my head of all distractions and fill it with thoughts of You –
I wish I prayed like that in the shower every morning. I probably should. But my shower prayer (and I don’t pray it every day, only every-day-I-shower) goes more like this… Continue reading “A shower prayer (just for fun)”
Today, my God, I don’t ask you for anything. I just want to be with You and adore You in Your majesty.
God, You are beautiful in creation.
Your design is amazing. From the intricate details of the tiniest bug to the great design of the entire universe, Your plan is incredible.
How did you think of so many beautiful things to fill such a blank canvas? You are infinitely creative. Continue reading “A Prayer of Praise to the Holy Trinity”
When you can’t hear God’s words, look for them instead.
Lord Jesus, I struggle to know what You’re saying to me when I can’t hear Your voice.
I close my eyes. I take a deep breathe. I’m listening.
I don’t hear anything. But in my mind’s eye I see something. Continue reading “How to See God’s Message”