Hearing voices

A wonderful graphic that explain today’s First Reading. I got this from Behind Butterfly Eyes

Mommy Mantra, January 5, 2015: 1 John 3:22–4:6

This first reading speaks of something very important: testing the spirits, (thoughts, actions, information, opinions of others and ourselves), to see if they are from God. “Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God…”

When I was in formation, 1995-1998, for Spiritual Direction one thing was made most manifest: What comes from God will give you peace. It was a basic believe of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. One of the things that helped create his exercises. That made him such a positive force.

It became part of my parenting, one of the things I would say to the children when teaching them how to make good decisions.

Not everything is worthy of our attention, in fact those things maybe draining us of the positive connection we have with God.

Looking at everything as if it were of God is a very powerful way to see the world.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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