Anxiety can wreak havoc in my life. If I allow it to, it robs me of my joy, the little bits of heaven I receive from living in the present moment. When I am preoccupied with the external events of my life, they can consume a lot of my time and energy. This keeps me from accepting the gift of peace that I am promised through my relationship with God.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Surrendering the struggle”
As I contemplate the virtue of prudence and orient my soul towards the good, I see how my actions, sparked by my faith, lead to a peaceful heart. I’m learning that my faith must grow, it needs to be sparked by desire if I am to grow in relationship with God. Like any journey, I need to prepare.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Enjoy the Journey.”
As I orient my whole being towards God and find His goodness, I tap into the source of wisdom beyond my understanding. I tap into a source that is much larger than me. Infused with the theological gift of faith, through the Holy Spirit that lives within me, I start to understand the snippets of the divine plan that God reveals to me.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Larger Than Me.”
The virtue of prudence orients us to the good. Over time we start to see and understand that God’s goodness is present in the details of our life. But often I need help in seeing and feeling the unshakeable peace of God’s presence.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Asking for help.”
It has taken me a long while but now I’m starting to understand what it means to be truly blessed. This realization gives me a calming sense of peace.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Truly Blessed”
As we enter this final week reflecting on the virtue of prudence, I can feel God’s wisdom as I orient myself to His goodness. When I seek God in the day-to-day activities of my life with great faith, I receive the ultimate gift of peace.Continue reading “Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. The Ultimate Gift.”
Sunday – My Life Is Not About Me. Faith is an attitude of trust and how I approach God.
Monday – Finding Security. Faith is more than our greatest gift; sharing it with others is our greatest responsibility.
Tuesday – Sign of the Cross. The Spirit of God teaches us how we can live our faith.
Wednesday – Rooted and Alive. Every strong and beautiful flower must have a strong root in the ground.
Thursday – Radical Detachment. Faith allows me to live in detachment from all the ups and downs of life.
Friday – Peace of Heart. Do you accept that the goodness that God lives within your heart?
Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.
See if you find goodness while meditating on this Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe
that you are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine Son became man
and died for our sins and that he will come
to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths
which the Holy Catholic Church teaches
because you have revealed them
who are eternal truth and wisdom,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
In this faith I intend to live and die.
Do you accept that the goodness that God lives within your heart? The wisdom and truth of the Holy Spirit lives inside us, constantly breathing life into us. How often are we in too big of a hurry to notice, or too exhausted and overwhelmed with the to-do list where we put what really needs to be first on the list at the end of that list? Often, I ignore the whisper within calling me to make a certain “better” live giving choice for myself. Take that walk, eat that salad, stretch your body, sit with Me.Continue reading “Week Three: The Wisdom of Faith. Peace of Heart”
Faith allows me to live in detachment from all the ups and downs of life. Have you spent any time reflecting on your attachments? Is there anything you believe you couldn’t live without?Continue reading “Week Three: The Wisdom of Faith. Radical Detachment”
Every strong and beautiful flower must have a strong root in the ground. It must send a root down so that it may be rooted and grounded, while at the same time it sends a shoot up to be the flower that shall gladden the world. Both growths are necessary.Continue reading “Week Three: The Wisdom of Faith. Rooted and Alive.”