Sharing Friendships Gives Graces

Adult Friend Temperance Day 16: Humility  Allow your friends to spend time with other people and refrain from assuming that you alone can meet all of your friend’s needs. Each relationship gives certain graces. Friendship, Something most of us take for granted and few understand its power. God gave us the ability to love one … Continue reading Sharing Friendships Gives Graces

California Wildfires is Why I Haven’t Posted Lately

My apologies for not having posted lately. My hometown of Santa Rosa CA (Sonoma County) was on fire and close to my Carmelite Community held at the Carmelite House of Prayer Monastery in Oakville CA. The #Tubbs is now known as the #1 Most Destructive California Fire. I will write more about my personal experience … Continue reading California Wildfires is Why I Haven’t Posted Lately

Take a moment to reflect and find the grain of truth…

Adult Friend Temperance Day 15: Humility Refrain from immediately reacting when your friend shares criticism, helpful or otherwise. Take a moment to reflect and find the grain of truth in what they are saying before responding. Learn to press pause, means listening and assimilating before opening mouth. Mentally say, “pause,” as if you’re reaching for … Continue reading Take a moment to reflect and find the grain of truth…

Don’t let your own pride force you into proving you are right.

Adult Friend Temperance Day 14: Humility If you have a fight with your friend seek to let down your defenses and consider their side; don’t let your own pride force you into proving you are right. For all whom we love and value, for every friend and connection, we equally pray; however divided and far … Continue reading Don’t let your own pride force you into proving you are right.

Are You A Good Listener to Your Friends?

Adult Friend Temperance Day 13: Humility Be willing to listen to your friend. Today's Saint: St. Gemma Galgani Even as a child Gemma Galgani would say, “Gemma can do nothing, but Gemma and Jesus can do all things.” Throughout her life she retained this simplicity. Jesus granted her many visions of Him, but she never … Continue reading Are You A Good Listener to Your Friends?

Accept a Compliment with Grace

Adult Friend Temperance Day 12: Humility Sometimes it is best to graciously accept a compliment from a friend, while other times it is beneficial to acknowledge God’s role in equipping you; practice doing both in appropriate settings. Resource: OneParishApp Gratitude is the only acceptable way to acknowledge someone’s kind remarks. Sincere thankfulness won’t give off … Continue reading Accept a Compliment with Grace

💙 Blessed Mary Makes Crosses Sweet and Light 💙

Crosses Mary makes the road to holiness quick and easy, tho she doesn't take our crosses away. In fact, those who are particularly beloved by Mary often have more crosses than others, but Mary makes the crosses sweet and light. By giving ourselves to Jesus through Mary. Mary leads us to Jesus and makes the … Continue reading 💙 Blessed Mary Makes Crosses Sweet and Light 💙