Prayer Journal: Grasping for My Mother's Hand

Prayer Journal: Grasping for My Mother's Hand

Years ago, a priest wisely told me, “Hold on to Mary’s hand. She will lead you as a wife and mother.”

Did I listen to these words? Did I clutch Mary tightly and lean on her?

NOPE!

Since then I have made baby steps towards growing in my faith. I’ve started to feel a deep calling from God. I have finally figured out that I need this woman - because I am struggling. I am struggling in my vocation. I am struggling with parenting. I am struggling with my faults, my sinfulness, and my inability to measure up to my own perception of who I should be.

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Ordinary and Chosen

Ordinary and Chosen

Have you ever had one of those moments where a priest gives a homily, or a speaker delivers a talk, and you feel like the speaker is talking directly to you? I attended a conference last year where Christine Simpson spoke, and something she said spoke to my heart—no, it penetrated my soul. 

Ordinary—she spoke about being ordinary.

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