— 1 — This Week’s Post: It was A Refresher about why it is not wise to respond to lame and inconsistent initiation.
— 2 — Next Week’s Post: I feel the Holy Spirit’s leading in a post about the topic of Fear. Which has now been confirmed because today’s homily from Mass was about fighting fear with the grace from the Eucharist just like St. Ignatius of Antioch. His feast day is today. He was martyred for his Catholic Faith in the year 107 and he, like all Christians of his day, knew the Eucharist is the body and blood of Jesus. He died, rather than renounce this truth. Now, that is a man with Fortitude!
— 3 — Not Alone Series: This week’s NAS topic was Modesty! I loved what Morgan wrote about and agree wholeheartedly:
“But modest dress isn’t something I appreciate just for myself! No, I am so grateful when the people around me are dressed modestly. Many people would agree that “men are visual creatures”, but the truth is, we all have eyes and are all visually stimulated. I find it very difficult to concentrate while amidst all sorts of exposed body parts. I truly desire to know others on a deeper level, but find it challenging when bombarded with all sorts of skin. Shoot, I can’t imagine what it must be like for men!”
— 4 — Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on a pregnant woman with nine children who has decided to forego cancer treatments until her baby is safely delivered. Read the Father’s beautiful logic packed with courage and love:
“How could we end that life, a life of endless hope and possibility, in exchange for the mere chance of extending Donielle’s by a few years?” he said. “If we chose to abort the baby and sometime after Donielle passed away, both of their lives would be lost. We have all heard stories of cancer survivors who are miraculously cancer free. What if that happened for us – but we had aborted our child?” Keith Wilde ~ father of baby #10
— 5 — St. Ignatius of Antioch: Let’s expand on this wonderful saint!
**He first used the term Catholic to describe the universal christian church.
** In the year 107A.D., during the reign of the brutal Emperor Trajan, this holy Bishop was wrongfully sentenced to death because he refused to renounce the Christian faith. He was taken under guard to Rome where he was to be brutally devoured by wild beasts in a public spectacle.
** About the Eucharist: “…join in union meeting in one faith, and in Jesus Christ, who was of the family of David according to the flesh, the Son of Man and the Son of God, so that you give ear to the bishop and to the presbytery with an undivided mind, breaking one Bread, which is the medicine of immortality, the antidote against death, enabling us to live forever in Jesus Christ.“
— 6 — Catholicism: The New Evangelization: Gregg and I are participating in this study with our Parish. Give it a look!
— 7 — Happy Anniversary, Gregg! This Sunday, October 19th, Gregg and I celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary. Very, very blessed are we.
God love and bless you!
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So awesome! You are truly inspiring. Happy 12th Anniversary to you and your husband! 🙂
Thank you Bri! Praying for you, Cindy
Happy anniversary to you and your husband!
I’m wondering about something, and I’d like to know if you have any thoughts on the matter.
The issue is this — men ‘checking out’ women who aren’t their wives. I keep hearing that it’s impossible for a man to not look at women other than his wife, but that it doesn’t mean that he prefers other women to his wife. All that may be true, but it doesn’t change the fact that many wives are no doubt quite hurt by this. How do the wives ‘get over’ it?
And this here is one of the reasons that I’m quite scared to be married (or get into a relationship.) I’ve never been in a relationship, but I think I’d feel really wounded by a husband’s wandering eye. It’d make me feel like dirt, and there probably isn’t any way I’d be able to just ‘get over’ it. I’d be really upset. I’d feel like I wasn’t good enough or attractive enough. Many other things wouldn’t upset me, but this would. The fear of being humiliated like that — and the fear of such a blow to my self-image — is quite possibly enough to keep me single forever.
Hi Julia!! Oh, I love this question and I will do a post about it in a couple of weeks. I will write to you directly in the meantime. Thank you so much for your courgeous comment. Praying for you, Cindy
You two are such a beautiful couple! Your story and testimony reminds me not to give up hope that God might have a divine connection out there for me yet! Have a wonderful anniversary!!!