WHAT IS MIND BOGGLING

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GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

How peculiar does the mind work.  It seems that the mind prefers to stress about the future or grieve over the past so it can exercise some control over it.  This is the dilemma that prevents us from savoring the present.

Ann Voskamp writes about this conundrum.

“It’s the battle plan of the enemy of the soul – to keep us blind to this current moment, the one we can’t control to blind us from the One who controls everything.”

In God, there is no time, only eternity – or more simply, only now.  His name is I AM — wherever my feet are – is where I can love him.”

Bless you in this new week to live the moment, not the past nor the future..

LIVING A DETERMINING MOMENT

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GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

“Every breathe we take we live a determining moment.”

–yours truly

The ultimate statement of the year – 2020 has summoned the call for courage and challenge!  Strangely sometimes rejection is God’s way of protecting us.  I learned this about some people around me.  God will remove people that hold back your progress especially if they become distractions who just tolerate you rather than celebrate you. We’re called to help another but not to carry them.  We’re responsible to protect our inner peace.  It’s a painful lesson to experience, but in the process, God showed me how not to be an enabler…that’s God’s work, but rather to become a sincere lover of truth. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Buddhist Proverbs:

“Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again.”

“Choose those who choose you.”

“Everything is still healing from things they don’t talk about.”

“Love all, trust few, be kind, but not everyone is true.”

Believing, God wants us to be great…and I am trying to be better than yesterday.

ON A CRISP NEW PATH

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GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

Snow has come to stay for a while.  I see it as a crisp new path to becoming a ‘living yes.’  –Father Joseph-Marie Perrin, O.P.

Like Mary, we are summoned to “Be it done to me!”

“Yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”  –Matthew 11:26

Yes, this new year, I will seek the dreams that God has for me.

What about you?

AVE MARIA

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GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

“Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just one; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.”

–Isaiah 45:8

“The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph of the house of David.  And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace!  The Lord is with you…Do not be afraid, Mary…Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus…Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word.”  Then the angel departed from her.

May you be blessed – In five days, Holy is the feast of the Incarnation of the Savior.

NOW ETERNITY AWAITS

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GOOD ADVENT SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

“Eternity is something to be sought in faces, walls and windows, dawn to dusk or even in the midnight hour caught by those who hear a cry, acute and hushed, or see a single star that weakens strife of rich and poor together on the road that ends at the beginning of a life as flesh as it is timeless and of old.”

“The angels, wing to wing above the crowd that gathers at the cavern, not the inn, explode in joyful chorus like a cloud that rains all it contains on foes and friends.”

Let every inn be open as a cave.”

Eternity awaited now awaits.”

–Rita A. Simmons

I wish you a blessed third week in Advent.