Celebrate Mother’s Day as Reality, not Idealized Perfection

My wife has a beautiful post today:
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By the Gift of God…

I just finished the George Washington Parkway Classic 5K! I am now waiting for Lisa Helene who is walking the 10 miler! There is so much joy and mirth at the finish line. Running must be one of God’s gifts!

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The lost sheep

Don’t blame the sheep for getting lost. By virtue of our baptism we are missionaries mandated to find them and bring them back.

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When the words don’t come…

Sometimes I just don’t know what to say. That’s when I think God doesn’t want me to say anything. Maybe He’s telling me it’s time to listen.

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Why does God allow us to suffer?

Marriage is hard work and involves suffering. Raising kids involves suffering and heartache. We do these things because the rewards are worth the suffering. Imagine the rewards waiting for us after the crucible of life.

There can be no Easter Sunday without a Good Friday. – Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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We are what God made us

God is love.

You were made in God’s image.

You are the image of love.

Think about that the next time you look in the mirror.

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#Charity is not always easy

Volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul can be a pain in the neck! People don’t speak clearly when they leave a message on the hot line. They call insisting that they spoke to us three weeks ago and do we have an answer from our regional council meeting?  (No one in our conference has even heard of this person!)

Just when I’m ready to quit, I get a call from someone who needs a couple hundred dollars to keep their lights on. That’s it. If there were no St. Vincent de Paul, what would that person have done?

Thank you, Lord, for giving me perspective when I needed it most!

 

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