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This week’s post: Unless our bodies and our souls are harmonized, it is impossible for us to relate to the opposite sex! As promised, this week’s post provides insight and suggestions on how to merge and reharmonize your body and your soul. May you be blessed!
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First Reconciliation Report: Hallelujah! Our son’s First Reconciliation was awesome! As we were leaving the church, he did one of those “yee haw” side kicks. Then, we all went out to lunch to celebrate.
He is like a new man. I am serious! All week he has been a little more obedient and mature. Anyone else notice such an obvious work of grace in their child upon receiving this wonderful Sacrament?
Our church encourages Parents to also go to confession while their children are receiving their “Second Sacrament.” So while Gregg was overseeing, encouraging and coaching our son (Gregg is so awesome), I went to Confession. There was another Dad in line in front of me who was in the confessional for quite some time, praise God! I was expecting him to come out sort of hanging his head or with a stressful expression on his face. But, no! He had a little ‘giddy up’ in his step and a smile on his face. Like a prisoner set free! Isn’t that what we are, praise the Lord?
I was grateful for the extra time to examine my conscience because it allowed things to surface that felt really good to confess. It is so good to have grace to strengthen my resolve. God knew we needed this beautiful and powerful Sacrament. Thank you, Lord!
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New Evangelist Monthly: Tomorrow, March 2nd is the first Saturday of the month so it is time for the New Evangelist Monthly round-up. Check out this “informal, dynamic, crowd-sourced “meta-magazine” showcasing the best posts faithful Catholic bloggers publish each month. Here you will find many different, but faithfully Catholic viewpoints, insights and perspectives.”
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Spotlight On: Stefanie from A Dreamers Wife blog listed The Veil of Chastity on her February Bloggers in the Spotlight post last week!! I was more than thrilled to be among bloggers like Jen and Hallie!! It was great to meet new friends like Biltrix.
So, I decided to spotlight a fellow blogger each week on my blog. This week, Mrs. Mary Virginia’s blog, Couch of Red is in the spotlight for her 7QTs, mostly because of this hilarious video:
I think anyone with a child who has tried to teach them math will find this funny. God bless all you teachers out there. I have no idea how you do what you do!
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NASCAR Rant: Pretty exciting Daytona 500 last Sunday, huh? To be honest, I have become less and less of a NASCAR fan over the years simply because it seems to be so commercialized. They seem to drum up drama just so that they have a story to tell and generate ratings. That is a big turn off for me. But do you know what is really a big turn off to me? The people they allow (hire?) to sing our beautiful National Anthem. They almost always ruin it. Nails down a chalkboard. Ugh.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: I just love him.
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The Lord Speaks: Don’t ya just love when the Lord speaks to you just at the right time? This week lesson for me was about showing mercy to others. Just when I needed to learn this lesson, the reading for that day was presented to me:
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:36-38
“Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
Gulp. Okay, putting my blinders on and minding my own business now!
God love and bless you!
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