RT @hchord: lesson to be learned: you have to choose to be in love with your life.
heading out - got some things to do.
home safe…say a prayer cuz someone isn’t …big accident closed rt.66
knitting & listening to Fr. Corapi…a mini-retreat that I can knit at :)
RT @LisaHendey: Weekend Reminder: Watch The Lost Valentine produced by Paulist Productions Sunday at 9 pm on CBS. Details at http://goo …
studying & overheard discussion on scripture…which books r Canon depends on denonmination! I <3 my Catholic faith! #apostolicsuccession
heading out to the coin talk. Evening activity canceled. That means I have a date with my snow shovel… lucky me. #isitspringyet
I believe that if anyone mentions the word more when referring to snow….I might just have a complete breakdown.
Droid or iPhone? Checking out apps for each…. open to suggestions since I have to wait until Feb. 10th to decide for sure….
We have this great new priest on Campus….I’ll just call him Fr. D.
Actually, that’s very funny as I just realized that there was another Fr. D in my life in the past who helped me to get through the horrible first months of my marriage breaking up. He gave my girls and I some amazing support during those first months. I am indebted to him forever. He is a holy and amazing priest - please remember him in your prayers today if you are reading this post.
This new Fr. D is not the same one - for those of you who actually know me.
Anyhow, the new Fr. D said that he is willing to take me on for Spiritual Direction! This totally excites me. I have been thinking and thinking about my difficulty in being able to discern God’s will for me and I believe my recent lack of Spiritual Direction may be part of the difficulty.
When I was a member of Regnum Christi, I used to have SD monthly. And I took advantage of the opportunity monthly. I went for the entire 8 years I was part of the movement. I had a couple different directors over that time, but 1 particular priest, Fr. Edward, was with me for the bulk of that time. He and the first Fr. D helped me to maintain my sanity during the divorce…. I have lots to be thankful for.
Most recently, I’ve been going fairly hit-or-miss to a different priest. He’s been extremely helpful, but I’ve not been as consistent as in the past. Now I don’t expect SD to answer all of these questions about vocation and where I’m heading, but I do hope that regular discussion with an amazing holy priest will help me to keep things in better perspective.
We start next week - I’m excited :) God is so good - he gives us so many opportunities to meet him every day.
I think I just might cry. Not that I’m upset by this new round of snowfall or anything…
#WhiteCollar …can I just say that was an amazing blue shirt!! Wow.
I knew it! Bravo! RT @CastleTV Ratings are out and Castle won the hour http://castletv.net/forums/ep-13/ep-13-ratings-1
Favorite #ABCastle episode ever….I’m still recovering… have 2 watch it again…
dinner with @Rebecca397 & @RobynLee13 …. still praying for the marchers & @Alyssa_Meghan #marchforlife #prolife
I’ve noticed lately that tests of faith come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve been ruminating on my life alot lately - where it’s headed and why? Trying again to somehow figure out the plan that God has for me.
Yesterday was an interesting day.
The local highway that I drive up daily was blocked off because of an accident. I couldn’t get close enough to see so I went around and came out on the other side where a second accident had just happened in response to the first….
I called my friend June, who I knew would be traveling the same road, and told her to take an alternate route. Then I called my Dad to see where he was and let him know not to travel down that stretch of road.
So he answers the phone and tells me he’s sitting in a police car because he’d been involved in an accident - the very accident I had just taken a route to avoid!
Thanks be to God he is fine. There were two others involved in the same accident and one college student had to be transported to the hospital - please pray for her.
I was surprised at the intensity of my reaction to this news. I checked in at the event that I was supervising and let them know I needed to head out to check on my Dad but I would be back. I drove all the way to my parent’s shaking like a leaf.
After a short while, my Dad returned and I cried all over him - thanking God that he was okay and trying not to think about how this single mom would handle life without the man of her family….
Fast forward to mid-night
I happened upon a note on Facebook from a friend talking about a possible buy-out of a company that employs two very important people in this single mom’s life. Of course, buy-outs mean all sorts of things. Being in the somber mood I was, the two things that struck me were downsizing and relocating.
Now I have no idea if either or neither of those things are going to happen, but that on top of the situation with my father’s accident reminded me that really the only person that I can know for certainty will always be there for me is my Lord Jesus Christ.
This is a truth that I don’t always like to face. I have a great support system around me and I try to thank God for them every day - I hope they all know how much I appreciate them. I’m sure I don’t say it nearly enough.
It scares me to think that I’m one car accident or job re-location away from having to restructure my daily life without some very important people in it. But the small voice in my heart tells me that we would survive those things.
I know that we would - I just wouldn’t want to. But Jesus, I trust in you.
I just wrote these few lines to a friend of mine just this morning and it truly sums up the way that I’ve been feeling now that I’ve finished my degree program & am getting ready to begin another new page of my life -
I look around at other people I know in their 40’s and oftentimes I think - why can’t my life be all spelled out and stable like that? Why must my life always feeling like I’m still searching for the plan God has for me? When will I just know the plan so I can get on with things? I feel like if this is mid-life and I still don’t know what I’m doing when will I *ever* know…
But then I think of this - my favorite verse in the Bible & the name of my blog - Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you” and I try to remember that if I’m working hard to be open and discern, then I’m doing just what I’m supposed to be doing - in this place, in this time. Lack of peace comes not from God, but from the Evil One.
I don’t know if I’m writing more to convince my friend things will all work out or if I’m writing to convince myself of that very same thing.
RT @foxnews: #BreakingNews: Verizon Announces It Will Start Selling iPhones on Feb. 10 #iphone #verizon
I like Mondays because I hang out with @Alyssa_Meghan & @Rebecca397 and we watch #Castle which was just renewed for a 4th Season! yay! :D
RT @AndrewWMarlowe: Season Four. Cool. You excited? I’m excited.
Nice win Jets! #idontevenwatchfootball
RT @americanpapist: Prayers, please: Rep Gabrielle Giffords, many others, shot in Arizona http://papi.st/CxC4p
the moon and stars, which you set in their place –
what is man, that you should take thought for him?
what is the son of man, that you should look after him?
You have made him but one step lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honour;
you have set him over the works of your hands.
You have put everything beneath his feet,
cattle and sheep and the beasts of the field,
the birds in the air and the fish in the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the waters.
How wonderful is your name above all the earth,
O Lord, our Lord!” —From Psalm 8 & this morning’s Liturgy of the Hours
HOME! Can’t wait to get there.
is such a beautiful thing….I was watching it snow earlier and just looking out over the pleasant landscape make me take a moment to be thankful.
This is God’s time and this is God’s place for me, right here in snowy New England, right now.
It took 1 seminarian less than 1 hour on campus to need me to help him out with something….I <3 being needed :D
RT @NCRegister: New House Speaker Boehner: ‘If you believe in the right to life, being quiet isn’t good enough.’
empty & beautiful… <3 #mattmaher on my #pandora
The whole wide world of ear-related humor and you go with “holey”? Pathetic. #IloveFred&George
alphabetizing - check, filing - check…..wow, it’s early & I’ve been so productive :D
Girls and dinner with friends. It’s gonna be a good night!
Hurrah! Birthday luncheon with @Rebecca397, @Alyssa_Meghan and EB. Should be a fun afternoon :)