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Monday, September 1, 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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I've always been a big believer in the power of music. There are songs to lift you up when you're feeling down, songs to give you that extra energy for cleaning, songs to help praise God...songs for any mood you may have! Music has been used as therapy, reaching into the depths of one's soul to bring them comfort or a way of communicating. 

This video demonstrates the power music has to reach someone through the songs of their past. It's a little longer than videos I usually post, but definitely worth watching if only to see the light in this man's eyes!



Wednesday, August 27, 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) We finally have Matt's car back! Deo Gratias! 

2) After Mass on Sunday, there was a meeting for parents & teachers for the upcoming PSR years. The kids got to meet at least one of their teachers & they're very excited to begin in a couple weeks. This will be a Confirmation year for The Prophet! Deo Gratias! 

3) We started school on Monday & so far, things are going well. The Saint is having a tough time focusing at times, but I think w/ a little time & patience, he'll succeed! Deo Gratias! 

4) Our Rosary group...we meet once a month w/ other families to pray the Rosary, led by the children. It's wonderful to see the Faith growing in these dear young ones. Deo Gratias! 

5) We found some great deals on fall/winter clothing for the kids at our favorite thrift store the other day. I also purchased a microscope set for $6.99. Sure it's used & isn't the highest quality, but I think the Blessings will enjoy using it. Deo Gratias!