- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Monday, November 21, 2016
Love The Church - sharing The Presentation of Mary with dad, mom and husband!
The huge bow off the present was perfect on this little cherub!
On from the Cross shower to one for one of the Verly nieces! It was fun to travel with my husband and amazing that it worked out to go from one shower to the next! Then on to my parents and the conversation about family and Faith mixed in with lots of prayer while on the road and sitting in their peaceful home on the St Croix River in Wisconsin. Knowing that we were very close to our beloved Camp Wapo and seeing the beginning signs of winter with the light blanket of fresh snow... prayers for good weather and healthy kids and adults for our weekend together!
A cherished time with her grandma Nancy!
In the Gospel today we are reminded that we are called to give from til it hurts! The widow with her few small coins. How we long to do better in our giving to others out of love and care for them above our needs and desires!
The helpers make it more interesting and fun!
The morning office with my parents on this special Mary feast day - her presentation in the temple!
The story of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple as a child captures the essential Gospel portrait of Mary as a woman entirely dedicated not merely to doing but to living the will of God. Her own willing obedience, unhesitatingly given and never revoked, lies at the heart of her life of self-sacrifice offered in love.
With St Joseph looking on and the family picture taken shortly after my parents adopted the 4... dad shared with me how he places "a hedge of protection" around each of our family which is now over 100 strong by individual name!
Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful Family time and the uplifting times of shared and personal prayers! Time with my husband and parents in there peaceful prayerful home and then my rosary time while we traveled the 4 hours back home again. Lifted up and blessed with so many blessings as we celebrate the gift of LIFE and how it makes our LOVE grow ever more and more! Jesus/The Spotless Lamb slain for me, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah