#WorthRevisit: The Military Way of the Cross (The Gratitude Project: Week 34)

"If you have followed my blog any length of time, you'll know I am a proud Army wife, and a proud Catholic Christian... The project I undertook, to have it released for this Lent, was not undertaken without some sacrifice on my part." Today's #WorthRevisit is a look back at The Military Way of the Cross, and how that project was one that, although challenging, makes me a more grateful blogger.

The Gratitude Project: Week 34

"Perhaps that can be my focus during Lent 2018 - how much I act like Jonah, and resist His gentle, and sometimes not-so-gentle, whispers and nudges on my heart. Perhaps focusing on my tendency to resist His whispers and nudges are paving my own, personal Way of the Cross. Perhaps opening my arms, and giving my "yes" to Him with less argument, will allow me to learn better from those saints who still followed His call in their lives." This week's special Gratitude Project addresses how a Lenten project for the Military Council of Catholic Women opened my eyes to my own spiritual battle. Includes links to the FREE download of "The Military Way of the Cross."

Sending Off 2017 in My Sunday Best

"I thought the entire conversation was loud, and expected others around us to chuckle with me. Apparently, I was the only one who heard the exchange - so, other parents out there cringing at your kids' shenanigans, let me assure you - your child was not as loud/disruptive/kid-like as you think they were!" In the first My Sunday Best linkup since I started wearing maternity clothes, I share a cute Mass-moment with Lil' Miss, a little musings on what to wear to church, and links to the top 10 posts from 2017. How are you ringing in the New Year this evening?

Seeking Healing and Peace from Childhood Maternal Abuse: A Book Review of Forgiving Mother

"In closing, I firmly believe this book will make a tremendous addition to my clinical shelf. The book is written in a manner meant to empower the reader - reminding the reader that childhood experiences may shape and mold all of us, but they don't define the person we can become. Through prayer, a relationship and reliance on the love and comfort of the Blessed Mother, and wise counsel of either a professional mental health worker or spiritual director, healing and peace can be found as an adult." Another book review - this time, addressing healing and peace from childhood maternal abuse, through the lens of a social worker.