182146_462947877063231_514566922_n Mommy Mantra

See even spiritual directors don’t have this spiritual stuff down yet. - How many of us are guided by the Spirit? I know I wish I would feel freer to be so. For me, being guided by the Spirit means that I spend a few minutes in the morning praying about my day.  Doing the Morning Examen.  I have often thought I was born 800 years too…
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Josh Duggar - “Josh’s parents, Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, also issued a joint statement, saying they hope that people who watch them on TV realize that ‘we are not a perfect family.’ USA Today“ Yes, Michelle, you are right, NO family is perfect.  I sympathize with you. In our own family, we have had our own traumas.  And…
This Mother’s day I am praying that all my fellow moms can be whole, blessed and strong. - I no longer call you slaves…..I have called you friends JN 15:12-17 This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  For some moms, issues that may or may not have been dealt with can come to the fore in a huge way during many aspects of motherhood.   When you are enslaved it is very difficult to see Jesus…
Today Mom, your work is done. - You are my Son; this day I have begotten you. Responsorial Psalm PS 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11AB Yes, this is a commercial for Telefora, but the message of a young man, a father, a husband, acknowledging the sacrifice and devotion his mother made to being his mother and raising him, is a true testament to what…
Ever been spiritually chicken? - Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off. ACTS 12:24—13:5A I have a mommy friend who is the wife of an orthodox priest.  It is the custom in their house that the mom lay hands in blessing and prayer on each of their children before they leave the house for school…
Devil you bully, you have no power here - In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks at the Feast of the Dedication:  He says his sheep follow his voice.  How many of us are there who Jesus is desperately screaming for like a lovelorn lover.  Calling to us passionately. Begging us to believe him when he says he loves us.  He forgives us ALWAYS!  He wants…
Relationships, or How being challenged makes me more me - Athirst is my soul for the living God. This past Sunday was Good Shepard Sunday, and the Gospel and readings focused on relationships and the importance of the Holy Spirit in influencing those relationships. In the first reading, Peter explains how everything the Church will be doing from now on, every good deed, will be…
Spiritually blind - For three days, he was unable to see Acts 9:9 Saul sure has an encounter with Christ on the to road Damascus, knocks him right off his horse!  During my time as a mom, I have been knocked off my horse many a time.  Sometimes, like Saul, I am doing it to myself by how I…

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