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eternal rest grant unto her......

St. Therese, ora pro nobis
Oh Mother Immaculate, ora pro nobis!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may Your Perpetual Light shine upon them.   May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

all words and no action


That's probably one of the most accurate descriptions of my spiritual life.  All words and no action.  
I feel like sometimes, people who read blogs like this often times think just how holy the authors must be and how little they themselves measure up.  After all, if one feels inspired by another, surely that means that the first is holier then the latter.  
In at least this instance, wrong.
copyright Gloria In Excelsis Deo
I have always wanted to paint an accurate portrait of myself when it comes to blogging.  I really don't want to seem anything other then what I am.  That's hard to do when it comes to writing about spiritual thoughts just because often times they're positive and virtuous things that are being written out.  
Please don't slip into that train of thought when it comes to me.  
99% of the time, I write down my thoughts to get myself inspired.  I'm down there at the bottom, struggling to find a way to holiness and making more mistakes then…

The Radiance of Peace


These past few days, I've been happier then I've been in a while 😊.  Why?  Because God has been guiding me in the most beautiful ways through the different events of life.  I'm very joyful right now!
For a long time, I was afraid of God's Will........afraid He'd ask me to do something I didn't want to do, afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone, afraid I'd loose something (I'm not even sure what).
I went through life, blazing my own trail, and stubbornly refusing to leave everything up to God.  I gripped with all my might the steering wheel of my life, even as I knew that what I held in my hands wasn't actually there. 

I'm amazed at how gently and kindly Our Holy Jesus led me back to the attentive and patient He was as He showed me just how perfectHis Holy Will is for me. 
As I knelt before my Blessed Lord in the Holy Tabernacle this weekend, I finally let go.  I finally began to understand just how much I needed to t…

(please) loose control of your life


Just now, as I was writing in my journal about my thoughts on certain aspects of spirituality, I realized something that I really wanted to share with you.  That being, the need to loose control.
I think we all (or at least I do) unconsciously try to control our lives and thus resist trusting in God.  Perhaps we're afraid that if we leave the steering will, we'll loose something or someone who we love and cherish......or maybe we see a goal we want to reach and feel that we don't want to risk perhaps not getting there if God's Will calls us elsewhere.
I'm guilty of this, of being afraid to loose control and trust in God.
Whether it comes to goals, friendships, or whatever else it may be, I've always exhausted myself trying to force life to corporate with my plan for myself.  I was afraid to trust, afraid of loosing those I loved, afraid of being called to a vocation I had no desire for.  I still find myself falling into this trap of illogical thinking, b…

Summer Photography

A few random shots from around July.  Taken manually with no editing done.

Photography is a very interesting thing to me.  Admittedly, I'm not very good at it (😊), but I still enjoy attempting to isolate the tiniest "beauties" that surround me.  Focusing on these small moment, I find myself awed by the thoughtfulness and love of God.  
He sure knows how to bless us in the most magnificent, stunning ways.