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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Deo Gratias

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"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart


Colleen, from her inspiring blog Thoughts on Grace, hosts this wonderful meme each Wednesday. She says, "Deo Gratias is Latin for Thanks be to God. Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big & small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude!"

Each week, I join Colleen in remembering & sharing the many blessings in my life. This is such a great exercise for me, helping me to focus on the good that truly is happening in my life, no matter how many trials & stresses I may have.
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1) At the end of every choir rehearsal, we sing a benediction...The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Last night's was just beautiful, echoing throughout the empty church, carrying our prayers to Heaven! Deo Gratias! 

2) The Archangel turned 12 this past Saturday. He's overcome many obstacles w/ his ADHD & has grown into such a wonderful young man. Deo Gratias!

3) Last Friday, I met w/ my dear girlfriends for dinner to plan our yearly weekend getaway. This year, we're going in the fall...it will be beautiful! Deo Gratias! 

4) I found a copy of Scott Hahn's book, Lord Have Mercy, at a thrift store for only $1. I've heard it's a great book & can't wait to read it! Deo Gratias!

5) Matt & I have been making a more concentrated effort to go out on dates at least once a month. We've had some great lunches, shopping sprees, & conversations. Deo Gratias!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Deo Gratias

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"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart


Colleen, from her inspiring blog Thoughts on Grace, hosts this wonderful meme each Wednesday. She says, "Deo Gratias is Latin for Thanks be to God. Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big & small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude!"

Each week, I join Colleen in remembering & sharing the many blessings in my life. This is such a great exercise for me, helping me to focus on the good that truly is happening in my life, no matter how many trials & stresses I may have.
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1) Being a part of our church choir, I participated in all the Holy Week Masses. What wonderful memorials of Christ's death & resurrection! Deo Gratias! 

2) Our pastor is retiring this summer. His wonderful Holy Thursday homily brought many of us to tears! Deo Gratias!

3) The high I get from singing in our church choir. After the Easter Vigil, I was so full of joy & faith, that I had trouble falling asleep until after 1am. Deo Gratias! 

4) Decluttering...I've been going through old files of ours & shredding them. So far, I've condensed two banker's boxes into less than one & still have another box to go. Deo Gratias!

5) After two weeks off of school, we had a successful first day back yesterday! Deo Gratias!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Light in the Darkness


"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Let us be that single candle, spreading light into a dark world!

Welcome to my Light in the Darkness meme! (If you missed my post on the inspiration for this meme, you can read all about it HERE.)

This is the place to share good things that are happening in our world...whether it's a link to a news article/video, something from your personal experience...anything good that can bring light into darkness!
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What a wonderful display of generosity & compassion by these two police officers!