Lives of the Saints

Do You Have an Inspired Work Life?

What words come to mind as you think about your work life?  Do honest, diligent, hardworking, patient, persevering, charitable, forbearing, pleasant, productive, balanced come to mind?  As we honor St. Joseph the Worker on the eve of his feast day tomorrow, we look at who he was as a worker and how he can inspire us in our work life. 

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Inspiration

Pruning Hearts

Today’s post, on this second Sunday of Lent, is written by a guest contributor Melanie Boutiette.  Melanie is my sister, mother figure, and friend.  I am pleased to introduce you to her and an article from her blog Just Beloved, Words of Encouragement for you!

I love to garden. I love digging my hands in the rich soil, planting beautiful flowers, and transforming a once barren area into a beautiful bed or landscape. The whole yard is filled with a variety of flowers and plants. I especially love the front of the house. I have an English garden there that once was just an ugly plot of ground after disease destroyed all the bushes and plants. To look at my yard right now in the dead of winter, you cannot tell that I love to garden.

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Inspiring Goodness

Inspiring Goodness: An End and a Beginning

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Dear Jesus, I have done so little for you in the past year. I do not know what you have in store for me for this year, yet I accept it with its joys, sacrifices, sorrow, pain, and even death—joyfully—for it is your choice. You will help me to do my part and cooperate with your grace, refrain from my habitual sins, overcome my faults and defects. O Jesus, you know that without you I am nothing. Be with me! Allow me to spend this coming year in your love and service, without counting the cost.

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Be Smitten

Are You Living Your Why?

Picture a pre-COVID time when we might be having a cup of coffee, or more likely a glass of wine together and catching up on life.  What would you say if I asked you what is your why?  Why do you think you were put on this earth during this moment in time? 

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. 

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Be Smitten

Introducing Our Why

Are you ready for a new perspective and to cultivate goodness in our world?

Smitten With Goodness

Do you ever feel numb and flat, feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Stretched so thin you have little time to think and when you do, you think I am never enough?  Does your mind long for rest from worry?  Have you come to the realization there is a situation you cannot fix or control?  Do you find yourself taking everything personally with your emotions spinning out of control at the drop of a hat?  If so, Smitten with Goodness is for you. 

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