Know who Lois and Eunice are?

Mommy Mantra January 26, 2015: 2 TM 1:1-8

Two things about this reading that I believe is very important for moms. First, Paul reminds us that “God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.”

Secondly, Paul reminds Timothy who has helped him have this great faith: Grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice.

So parental women were very important in Timothy’s faith formation reinforcing our Baptismal role as Prophet-First Teacher. Also in this reading Paul reminds Timothy, (us), that God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but of power, love, self-control. All things we need, and maybe the only things we need, to live a very successful life faith life, work life, family life

Today I am praying for all of us Moms/Mr. Moms

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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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