— 1 — This Week’s Post: Disordered Desires! This week I responded to a question about healthy and disordered desires. I pray it blessed you!
— 2 — Not Alone Series: This week’s NAS topic was Rosary and The Single Life! Great topic with great posts! NAS had a new contributor, Lindsay from Lindsay Loves. She is also from the same area of the country where I currently live so that was a nice surprise.
So, the Rosary. I am more of a Divine Mercy Chaplet kind of girl but recently have become a fan of the Rosary. Our son’s 4th grade teacher assigned 8 Family Rosaries over the Summer. We completed the 8 but then found that we missed doing it. Most importantly, we realized that we were seeing real fruit as a result of those family rosaries. So, we started them back up again. We do one family rosary a week. I notice it is, at a minimum, teaching us all to sit still and be more patient. 🙂
— 3 — Great Are Thy Works: Did you see the solar eclipse this week? We stood outside and watched in amazement. When I read the Responsorial Psalm this week, I thought about those that study these natural events and I hope they, as well, delight in the wonderous works of the Lord!
“Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful”
— 4 — Spotlight On: This week’s Spotlight is on Celeste from Sacred Sharings For The Soul for her post “A `Bushel Of Falsehood` & A Lesson From Archbishop Lynch. Celeste compares the hubbub that took place in the media during the First Vatican Council to the bushel of falsehood in the media about the Synod taking place in Rome. Nothing new under the sun! Great job, Celeste!
— 5 — Life and Breath: Speaking of things going on in the media, did you catch the contrast between Baby Shane and the girl who is “choosing the day of her death.” I am not going to judge the girl but I do so admire the parents of Baby Shane. They found out in April that their precious baby boy had a condition that would end his life shortly after birth. Those parents chose to give their sweet son the full life bestowed upon him by our Creator God. Then, they honored our new brother in Christ in this way:
“Today at 6:15 a.m., after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane died peacefully in his Mother’s arms…We are so grateful for the time that we were blessed to hold and hug our son.” #truedignityandcourage
— 6 — Death Be Not Proud: Oh death. Why your confidence?
“Though you may dwell in plague and poison,
You’re a slave to fate and desperate men,
So death, if your sleep be the gates to Heaven,
Why your confidence?” Audrey Assad
— 7 — Heavenly Scent: I was introduced to a new scent while I was on travel in September. The hotel room had those cute little shampoo, conditioner and body lotions. I never like the ones that are offered (I really am picky about scents) but oh my this scent is heavenly! I can tell you about hit now because I have sufficiently stockpiled enough to last me for years. Okay, here is the name: Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Skin Quenching Body Lotion. I know! Crabtree and Evelyn sounds so 80’s right? Not 80’s. Heavenly!
God love and bless you!
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The story about Baby Shane and his parents was so moving, beautiful, and faith-affirming.
Citron, honey and coriander sounds sweet and spicy. Nice!
Thank you for the shout-out! I run into a surprising number of Marylanders and Maryland things (license plates, Terps gear, etc.) all the way in Texas. This state just keeps sucking people in from everywhere.