"One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to "pray for the dead." As we begin to head toward Memorial Day 2019, I am honored to be able to offer this free Novena manuscript on my blog. I am hoping that you will join me in praying for the very special Holy (Military) Souls in Purgatory... the ones who have given all in service to our country - both during and after their time in service..."
I invite you to join in on this new series of "Bold, Brave, Catholic" individuals who are living in normal, everyday situations, but in a Bold, Brave, Catholic manner.
"Advent is a time where we are encouraged to go deeper into a relationship with God - to take what faith you have been given, and to go deeper."
Today, I explore some of the deep, intense thoughts which have plagued my mind for several weeks - and, hopefully impart some inspiration from a dear friend, as well as some I have found while spending time in prayer.
"I have learned that, in order to truly fast for religious reasons, the key is to be intentional! It doesn't matter if you give one thing up for forty days, or perform various small acts of penitential fasting every day, changing things up a bit according to what's going on in your life."
If you are looking for some alternatives to the traditional fasting for religious reasons, you do not want to miss out on the suggestions contained within this post!
How do you fast on a regular basis?
"We, as moms, strive to be everything to everyone. We try to make home as comforting as possible, we try to ensure our children are ready for whatever life may present, and we try to create a life where memories are made. Sometimes, we have to also recognize when we are in need of a little inspiration, whether it is inspiration for ourselves, or the other mama in the thick of things." In this post, I tackle some ideas to perhaps plant a mustard seed to help evangelize and uplift the mama who is ready to embrace the "Back to School" change!