As a Catholic, we believe the rose is very significant. The rose represents unconditional love from our blessed mother. It is also a sign our prayers have been heard and are being answered. If you have been praying for something and the rose appears in your life, (it could be on a stamp, a photo, a vase)….however it comes in to your life recognize it as a sign that your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Interestingly enough, the rose has appeared several times in my life this morning. When I saw this post I realized that maybe it was a sign that God has heard me and my prayers are being answered. Now all I need to do is sit back, trust and believe god is in control. He’s working behind the scenes and everything is falling into place. Everything is going to be ok. 🌹
I’ve had this dream to live a “lap top” life. Meaning, I can work or do anything I want to do from anywhere by simply using a lap top. I would love to start my coaching business. I want to write a book and I’d love to share my story all over the world standing on a stage wearing a super “hot” red dress. I would even love to be a healer In some capacity. I’ve been praying and waiting for god to answer my prayer. I’ll admit I’ve been rather frustrated. As you know prayer goes a long way but god just doesn’t throw things out of the sky. You have to take action. Hello….now I tell me! Lol
I’ve been waiting for my dreams to come true and my prayers to be answered. However, the other day I had an “aha” moment. I want this “lap top” life and yet my prayers haven’t been answered. Could it be because I don’t have a laptop?!!!
I’ve made the decision if I want to lead this “lap top” life it’s time for me to take the first step and buy a lap top. Isn’t it amazing how we can get so discouraged thinking god will never answer our prayers when the only thing he’s waiting for is for us to make the decision to take action. What an easy yet complicated concept.
Summer may be the most unconscious and muddled of the seasons. There is divine wisdom in this..Summer draws us into the labyrinth of sacred confusion whereby becoming lost we rediscover aspects of ourselves that habit, routine, and duty have held in check. Summer travel. for example. can be a maze in which we allow the unfamiliar to shock us into realizing that we are not as secure as we think and that our lives are awash in mystery…In deep summer, God woos us into the wilderness of unknowing where we are tempted by deeper senses.
The reign of God is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;yet when it is sown it grows up
and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade. —Mark 4.30-32
You are a tiny speck of God’s infinite love.
When you let yourself be sown into this world,
given to low places,
what seems tiny unfolds,
because it is God,
and becomes great,
a cedar of Lebanon, a mighty oak of love,
a safe refuge for the weary,
a source of life and comfort for the meek,
a welcome home for God’s little ones.
We only see the seed,
but the unfolding awaits.
We must learn to walk the path of surrender, and seek ways to keep us inspired. Once we embrace surrender as a way to be in our lives–open, receptive, trusting, and grateful, then we can seek inspiration.
Here are five simple ways to stay inspired to continue living into surrendering:
1 Find prayers, poems, or books to encourage you.
2 Be in nature—look at the sky, breath in the fresh air, notice a flower or a tree.
3 Share your soul with a trusted friend or companion.
4 Throughout the day, pause, take a few deeper breaths, and become more conscious of the presence and power of love within and around you
5 Remember what St. Benedict writes in his Rule: Always we begin again.
(Let us keep the Summit with North Korea in our prayer)
We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ…
It is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”
who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in clay jars,
so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power
belongs to God and does not come from us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed….
—2 Corinthians 4.5-8
Here is the secret to happiness:
you are not the jar.
You are the light.
The jar cracks and breaks.
The light spills out.
Nothing can hurt the light.
Breath prayer: Godly ∙ ray
A Prayer for Deployed Soldiers
inspire those who are overseas for the cause of peace.
Send your Son, Jesus Christ, as the Prince of Peace.
Bless the men and women of our military
who respond to the needs of peacekeeping.
Keep them safe from harm.
Let them be models of discipline and courage,
and bring them home safely to their loved ones.
We ask this in your name.
—from God and Country: Reflections for Catholics in the Military