It’s time for End of the Year Recaps and I found this wonderful link up to help motivate me to look back at my year. Join me today as we review over 2018 and share the good, the sad and the many moments kissed by God. Please let me know if you also participate in a recap or this link-up to share your own thoughts, memories and top posts of 2018 – I’d love to see them!
Every year we begin with a lobster feast with several of our closest friends. 2018, gratefully, was no different. Traditions are one of God’s greatest gifts. What holiday celebrations do you most look forward too?
In 2009, the Lord put upon my heart to launch Reconciled To You ministries which I knew would include not only writing about the Catholic faith but sharing it through presentations and retreats as well. I had done a little public speaking in my Early E
This is a strange recollection because losing this tree was more than just a homeownership task. First, there was gratitude that the second enormous branch lost from this tree did not hit our home as the first had, nor did it fall when one of us was outside under it! Second, this was an enormous lesson in God’s providence and how far He has brought us in the last 3 years in our financial life.
The Lord provided a reasonable solution to the tree removal through the son of one of my Bible Babe (faith sharing group) friends and we’d managed to save enough money to pay for the removal cash which is kinda monumental for us!! We never seem to get ahead financially but always seem to have just what we need. Prayer doesn’t hurt in this either!
While virtual friendships are a true blessing, actually getting to hug, hangout, and encourage each other in person, is an even bigger blessing. Learn more about the fabulous Catholics Online community — HERE!
“Seventy-six years after Father Peyton began our ministry, the essence of Father Peyton’s ministry is relevant and vibrant to families today. Father Peyton still inspires people all over the world by his holy life and the example of his strong and tender devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
As Father Peyton did for so many years, Holy Cross Family Ministries continues to unleash the power and promise of family prayer. ” Learn more about Family Rosary and their incredible mission — HERE!
The Father Peyton center is near my home and I am blessed to visit Venerable Patrick Peyton’s grave often. If I can ever bring a prayer request there for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I also attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament several times a week and will present your petitions there as well. You can leave prayer intentions any time — HERE!
Speaking of the Grace Trifecta — One of my 2018 Highlights was participating as a speaker in the Pray More Lenten Retreat. Here is one of the video presentations from that wonderful online retreat from Pray More Novenas. #Grateful2018Moments
In The Gift of Invitation, you will:
- discover seven powerful invitations Jesus extends to you, including the invitation to follow him, forgive from your heart, and know his Father’s many gifts;
- explore the Bible to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus;
- see how each invitation plays out in your own life;
- and reflect on how you can be better prepared to accept Jesus’ invitations. Read More …
As with every year the Lord blesses with me on this earth, 2018 was filled with amazing highs — graduations, book publications, and meeting so many virtual friends in real life. The year also came with great sadnesses with the loss of my father, and my friends Michelle Gelineau (Give Him 5) and Mary Ann Hutcherson (fellow laborer through WINE and CMN). There were also new challenges as Faithy was diagnosed with aggressive scoliosis and the continuation of past struggles — dyshidrotic eczema that just doesn’t seem to want to move on or be healed.