Lives of the Saints

There is Something About Mary Series – Our Gracious Advocate

Day Thirty: Ponder, Pray, Reflect, Act

Ponder:  A mother, by nature of her vocation, is an advocate for her children.  Our spiritual mother Mary is no different, she pleads to her Son on our behalf.

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Lives of the Saints

There is Something About Mary Series – The Secret to Eternal Happiness

Day Twenty-Nine: Ponder, Pray, Reflect, Act

Ponder:  Mary is forever blessed because she heard the word of the God, said yes to it, and lived it.

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Lives of the Saints

There is Something About Mary Series – The Wisdom of Bearing Good Fruit

Day Twenty-Seven: Ponder, Pray, Reflect, Act

Ponder:  Would those around you describe you as loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, gentle and with self-control?

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Inspiration

Are You Living Dead or Alive?

Recently I have noticed being stuck in a rut.  As much as I love the comfort of a routine, I am realizing that this can create a deadness in me. So, I have decided to switch it up.  When I say my daily rosary, rather than praying with community, I walk in silence observing nature.  I am throwing some Pilates in with my yoga practice.  I am re-committed to tracking what I eat.  And I am actively calling the Holy Spirit to be with me throughout my day.  These small, intentional changes help me live more fully alive, feeling inspired rather than in the deadness of a rut.  Next step will be to add some creative spice.  My needlepoint is calling me again.  It is a two-fer – I can enjoy nightly Netflix with my husband, and I can keep my fingers busy and the snacking at bay!

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