There are some fake plans out there about getting down to KC with my parents to see Susan/Hallel for Thanksgiving. We are big on dreaming up "fake plans" around here as we live life on the fly and never really know what the future will hold. We giggle about them and my husband is famous for looking at things from every angle and also wanting to be able to be two places or more at the same time. He wants to do it all!!
My conversion story and choosing St Luke for my patron Saint?... http://familysoulstory.blogspot.com/p/the-amazing-story-of-13-becoming.html
Just as the North American Martyrs led to many coming to Christ with their total Sacrifice, so too St Paul lays it out for us today in Romans 3
"...all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.
They are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as an expiation,
through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousness
because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,
through the forbearance of God–
to prove his righteousness in the present time,
that he might be righteous
and justify the one who has faith in Jesus."
All we need do is come to him in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and find healing and forgiveness and receive "his grace through the redemption of Christ Jesus." That grace is what I cling to each day as I stumble down the narrow path carrying/dragging my most Cherished Cross!
Pat just called to say that on this beautiful MEA vacation that David and Luke are playing on bikes in the shed they swept out, and Mary and Rose are playing on the round bales in the shed! "The kids are enjoying a beautiful MEA day on the farm. Perfect for kids on the farm!"
Lord, I turn to you with each new day and long to be more totally and completely yours - dying to self so that you may live in me. Yes, I make fake plans, but I know that you are in charge. I give my life to you and ask that I may be better at sharing your love and mercy without counting the cost! Jesus, I trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
North American Martyrs
1607 - 1646
Feast Day: October 19
Patron Saint of North America...
St. Isaac Jogues was a Jesuit priest, missionary, and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America. He gave the original European name to Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawks near present-day Auriesville, New York. Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and six other martyred missionaries, all Jesuits or laymen associated with them, were canonized in 1930, and are known as "The North American Martyrs".
Lord, hear our prayer.
Now THIS is #relationshipgoals! haha! Being canonized together as saints, having all of your kids enter religious life, and having a canonized kid!
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, are the first married couple in history to be proclaimed saints together today, 18 October 2015!