"However, my job as a mother is to love unconditionally, and support my children in their endeavors - not physically, but emotionally and spiritually. My job is to pray for them, even if I am struggling to like their attitudes or their actions. My job is to be the mother they need. She taught me motherhood isn't about me. Instead, it is about the little ones in my life - no matter how big they get." Thoughts on Mary for this, her Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
"Did you know that sex, drugs, nudity, death, and negativity sell? They sell air time on the television, they sell space in the news, and they provide society with supposedly the understanding of the way of the world. You know what doesn't sell? Light. Love. Beauty." This week's Gratitude Project includes a call to action. I hope you will join in and share the message to those you know!
Do you know the Apostles’ Creed? Do you routinely recite it? Have you ever stopped to consider the words – especially the part about the “resurrection of the body, and life everlasting”? Mary provides us with the shining example of that belief, put to fruition, through the dogma of her Assumption into Heaven upon her earthly death. Read more for a full explanation of why I think all Christians should believe this tenet of the Catholic Faith!
Given the events of yesterday, all my words seem trite. However, I couldn't *not* discuss the horrific events which unfolded in Charlottesville, VA - and, call all of us to action - to become unsung heroes in our own lives.
"Earlier this week, I wrote about two major milestones our family has undergone. And, while there has been an underlying element of grief throughout my life for the past couple weeks, as I prepared for these adjustments, my life has not come to a halt because of these changes." This week's Gratitude Project is all about finding the silver lining in the midst of the family changes! What are you grateful for this week?