Consistency is my biggest challenge. It has been so in my entire life. Be it a new diet, budget, or child (think: routine and discipline) - I am not always good at maintaining the good intentions I begin with.
For years, I have mulled around many thoughts about God -- His goodness, His call to each of us and of course our response back. I have filled a MOUNTAIN of journals contemplating such things but that is as far as it usually gets. I did write one small book many years ago however I do feel like God has given me much more to say, the heart to share it and even needed gifts and talents to make it happen.
So here goes ... 31 days of scavenging through my journals for the treasures once revealed in prayer, adoration or jotted hastily when I returned from a drive or walk. God speaks to us in so many places and ways - and HE has some pretty amazing lessons to teach. Faith is not a gift we hoard for ourselves but is best cherished when given away. I hope you will journey along and share your thoughts #31Days2Books!
MY Small Success - Signing up and getting Day One posted.
Another fun happening this week -- started a new Novena. I am slightly addicted to these - not because I think they are magic wands because they are not but they do help me to be diligent in prayer (see above comment about consistency).
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena came in my mail last week and I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with it!! Marge is a brilliant, truly brilliant writer - and the way she weaves her visit to the Holy Land (she was there at the same time as Pope Francis) into solid life lessons for us today is remarkable!! I have been so encouraged and challenged by her writing.
Each day I have been reading a chapter then heading outside to walk and pray the Rosary - leaving my phone behind so I can listen to the Spirit speak into my heart - and SPEAK He has!! Marge has helped me in just 4 days take a deeper look at my knots of injustice, separation, confusion and hopelessness -- exposing places in my heart that I had either locked tight or conveniently forgot existed. I AM incredibly grateful for Our Blessed Mother for her work to untie the MANY knots that I have either through my own actions or others has bound my heart and in some cases, my spiritual welfare. My Small Success - remembering and having time to read and pray the Rosary for 4 days in a row, I am fairly confident I'll make it all nine!!
Recent Interviews I wanted to share - because despite my telling God I would never, ever, ever do interviews, they are one of my favorite aspects of hosting my own radio show:
My Small Success - Overcoming my fears to embrace the blessing of talking to some of the most incredible, faithful people !!