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Monday, November 24, 2014

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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Sharing these stories each week continue to uplift me! They have even more meaning when they are about someone I know. This week's link will take you to news out of Lebanon, PA. It is about my dear friend's mom, her son-in-law, & the whole team of paramedics & 911 operators whose quick responses saved her life recently! 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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) St. Cecilia Sing...Our choir joined two other diocesan choirs & a handbell choir on Sunday for a wonderful, uplifting day of music w/ guest conductor Kevin Keil. Deo Gratias! 

2) Snow...I just love the beauty & silence of freshly fallen, untouched snow. Deo Gratias!

3) Heat...With the 20 degree temp yesterday, I'm thankful for our furnace, hot cups of coffee & tea, & blankets to snuggle w/ little ones. Deo Gratias! 

4) Family Time...Choir practice was cancelled for last night, so we took the opportunity to have a family movie night. I popped popcorn & we watched "Private Eyes" w/ Tim Conway & Don Knotts. I love hearing the Blessings laugh! Deo Gratias!

5) Kidspeak...The Saint comes up w/ some of the cutest & sweetest comments. Yesterday he told me, "You're so beautiful. How did God make you so beautiful. I just know you're so beautiful & I love you!" Deo Gratias!

Monday, November 17, 2014

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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Many times we hear a tragic story in the news, but never hear a follow-up...how the family got through it, what are their lives like now. This story follows up w/ a family that was in national news a couple of years ago when it was believed that their nanny stabbed two of their young children. Here's how the family has coped...