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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful for much needed "Mom Therapy" yesterday! Two added bonuses: both of our moms were with us & my dear friend's little boy is doing GREAT after his hospital stay last week.

2) I'm thankful for my mom's sewing machine (which she passed to me a few months ago) & the many possibilities open to me by having it here.

3) I'm thankful for the opportunity to pray for vocations to the priesthood. Our parish has been hosting a chalice program in which families take weekly turns with a chalice in their homes. There is a prayer guide to go along w/ it & many wonderful reflections have been shared in our house so far this week.

4) I'm thankful to watch & listen as The Prophet & The Saint spend time together. Last night, it was so sweet to listen as our oldest read to our youngest.

5) I'm thankful for meeting a fellow Catholic yesterday at the library. She was parked next to us & when she saw my bumper sticker (for our local Catholic radio station), asked if I was Catholic. She introduced herself & asked if I would add a special intention to my Rosary prayers for the threat to our religious freedoms, handing me a small slip of paper w/ the prayer on it. I told her I would absolutely add it to my prayers.

Rosary Prayer Intention:

That we might have our constitutional freedom of religion upheld in every aspect of our lives as we are called to be good and faithful citizens.


Judy Dudich said...

In light of the upcoming Religious Freedom Walk 2012 pilgrimage, I LOVE your new friend's prayer intention!
And the chalice program sounds wonderful! What a nice idea!
So glad Gen's son is doing well and that you all had your mommy time together! Thanks, as always for sharing your blessings!

Colleen said...

How wonderful that woman approached you with that prayer. In many ways, this crisis brings us together.
I had not heard of the chalice What a great idea!
And Mom therapy is wonderful.
Great list as usual. God bless!