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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Books, Books, and More Books

I have a list of books I want to read RIGHT NOW that probably stacks up to about as high as I am tall.  Okay I know I'm not that tall, being only 5'1" but still that is quite the stack of books.

I wonder sometimes why God leads us to books to read yet also gives us lots of interesting work to do for Him that keeps us from our reading list.  Of course I'm learning that He needs us to do both.  We can't just sit back and fill our minds with all this knowledge He asks us to gather and not be willing to be out there in the ranks doing His work.

Thus the challenge of balance!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Assumption of Our Lady

Wow...today was a beautiful day!  I couldn't have asked for a more glorious day.

Even though the church decided that the feast of the Assumption would be celebrated on a Sunday because it fell on a Monday this year, I still went to Mass.

I find this feast especially powerful because it is the baptismal day of my daughter.  She is an amazing child who challenges me in my faith each and every day.  It is because of her that I am the the faithful Catholic who works very hard at being 100% in my faith.  And it is because of her that I challenge myself to continue to learn and grow.

Happy Feast of the Assumption to each and everyone of you!  May you each find Mary's love and motherhood as glorious as I do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dry Spells

Do many of you wonder why there are moments in our life that we are just going through the motions?

Not that life isn't good or peaceful but it may just feel blah or stale?

I have been having a sort of writers block. It's not like words and thoughts aren't swirling in my head but when I go to write them down...well nothing! Ugh...

Yet, I wonder if the point of a blah or stale moment is to remind us sometimes we need to stay still to reassess, refocus, reexamine where God is calling us to in our life. Yes, He wants us to be doers but He also wants us to stay still long enough to hear Him and be guided by Him.

So I am here Lord waiting and listening!