Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"... sought to touch Jesus" Luke 6

The three grandsons will all be 2 in a few weeks!  How fun to have the 3 girls having babies in groups!  We will have another group this year with Nancy's Josephine, then Maria's Evangeline, and finally Ruth's baby in March yet to be determined, but according to the pattern it should also be a girl!  Love to pray for and surround with love each new life!  How we pray without ceasing that our country can come to a place of seeing LIFE as a precious Truth that must be protected and cherished from conception in the womb to natural death!
In a few months these two will both be 4 along with Maria's Patrick... These two are as close as sisters and can argue just like sisters, too.

There is much that fills me with such happiness and joy as I reach out to touch Jesus in our family time!  The fact that we share our faith as a family and the same values when it comes to being open to life and raising LIGHTS.  The Church holds out to us the Truths for finding true happiness in our lives, and this is how we can touch Jesus and be healed through Jesus in The Word and Sacraments. 
The procession of Family walking to Mass on Sunday morning!  Pat said; " I have never walked to church before," and the next thing you know all were sharing this experience on a most glorious day in KC!
Bill and I drove to meet up with them as they arrived at church!
Grandpa and the two little girls after mass.
A happy Josephine brings many to adore!
Hanging out with the new Saint Teresa! 
Now Nancy's camera...
A powerful sermon sharing her words from her National Prayer Breakfast speech!
But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.
And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems.
And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
A great family picture with the new Saint interceding for ALL LIFE from heaven!

I had just been told by the person behind me that I had toothpaste on my shoulder through mass.

 How I love this special keepsake of all of us together sharing the wonder of Jesus on the altar and now having received him into us... joining with the angels and Saints rejoicing around the throne of Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
The Hallel Psalm from mass today - #149 gives words to the praise that we all share as a Family of Faith in Jesus and His Bride, The Church!
Sing to the Lord a new song
of praise in the assembly of the Faithful.
For the Lord loves his people;
he adorns the lowly with victory.
The Lord takes delight in his people.
We love the Saints and sharing their stories was huge for our kids growing up to see that we can persevere no matter the cost or the cross we are given on this journey!

Fist pump for St Teresa!
The 13 at the neighborhood pool in KC...  Each one is a gift from God and our love only grows bigger not stretched more thin!

Jesus, how we reach out  to touch you each day of this journey and we find you always there for us to heal and minister to us in Word and Sacrament and Prayer without ceasing and Your Mother of God always there to care and guide and intercede, the Saints to intercede and show us how to follow you down the narrow path... "power came forth from him and healed them all."  Luke 6:19  Jesus, we trust in you.  Amen and Hallelujah
Ready to swim!  Now the kids are back home and the 3 older ones here are in school. Lord, we lift all those starting a new year at school to you and ask that they learn and grow in their knowledge and love of you foremost.  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke

So blessed!
Meals were big and crazy, and we had a lot of teamwork going on.  Thanks, Nancy and Bill for letting us come and overwhelm for a few wonderful days called Faith and Family and Fun!
Now we are back on the Farm!
It was a lot of silence as they ate with gusto! 
Love it!

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