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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Deo Gratias

"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.
1) Sunday, we celebrated the end of our choir season w/ a choir cookout! We've had a great year & are looking forward to resuming in the fall. Deo Gratias! 

2) This past weekend our pastor celebrated his final Masses as our pastor. He is retiring after over 40 years as a priest. We wish him well, but will miss him greatly. Deo Gratias!

3) Last night, our church's RCIA team, new church members, & their families had a wrap-up evening at a local bowling alley/arcade/food joint. It was a fun evening for all. Deo Gratias! 

4) Since The Prophet's Confirmation party, we've been trying to keep our house in good shape. It's not been perfect, but has managed to stay fairly well de-cluttered & clean! Deo Gratias!

5) Thanks to our library's summer reading program, the Blessings have been doing a lot of reading so far. The Princess has already filled her sheet & earned her free book. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Congrats to your pastor. 40 years! That is awesome. Must be hard to say goodbye to him.

Love summer reading programs!

I am still on vacation but home. Will be back with Deo Gratias next week. I have a lot to be thankful for. God bless!