Soul Whispers

Reconciliation

Lent started last Wednesday. Personally, I’m focused on habits. Habits make or break us as spiritual beings.

My goal for Lent is to get back on track as a Catholic. I am nowhere near perfect. That’s why I need the Eucharist.

Here’s my story:

I am a Catholic convert. I’ve been Catholic in my heart since leaving Bible College. As soon as transubstatiation clicked, I knew I had to convert. Years ticked by. As did life. Easter of 2013 I officially entered the church.

I married an alcoholic atheist shortly thereafter.

That marriage didn’t last long. It ended with the police being called.

I prayed and prayed my rosary during that time. It was all I had to cling to.

And fast forward. Dave and I got involved. He helped heal my heart. My soul was still yearning for Jesus.

Now, we are in Lent. I am an imperfect Catholic with a willing heart. I’m trying hard to set an example for David and the rest of my family. Lent is a time of purification. What better way to purify than going to confession?

I will get that done as soon as I’m feeling like being around people. I’ve had an upper respiratory infection for a little while.

Please pray for my journey, as I am praying for yours. ❤

Soul Whispers

How to Keep Romance Alive

I’d like to think I’m an expert on finding and keeping relationships alive. By expert…I mean I’ve made A LOT of mistakes.

Today, I’m going to let you in on some of my lessons.

  1. Find someone who is your best friend. Respect is paramount.
  2. Laugh together, daily.
  3. Grow together and individually. Growth is important.
  4. Most importantly, pray for each other.

May you and yours have a happy Valentine’s Day and every day. 🙂

Soul Whispers

Welcome to 38…

This week I entered my 38th year.  I’ve learned some things in that time.

  1. Love=sacrifice.
  2. Life is about love.
  3. Loss never heals, but it does stop being as intense.
  4. Growth and growing are what I want.
  5. Mary’s cloak of protection is around us even when we don’t realize it.
  6. I can have faith and still not be perfect.  That’s what grace is about.  This perfectionist soul needs to let some stuff go.

My birthday was wonderful.  You see, every birthday is a reminder of how far I’ve come.  In 2010, I spent my 30th birthday in the hospital because I was sick.  I’m glad to be 8 years past what thought would be the last weekend of my life.  Life is good. Very good.

 

Soul Whispers

Pop update

This weekend has been amazing in so many ways. Hard too.

Dave and I have prayer warriors and even some atheists who send love in our circle of influence. For each and every one of you, we are thankful.

As I type this, we are headed to the hospital again. Pop’s blood levels look better this morning than yesterday morning. He’s in good spirits…or at least he was yesterday.

Fighting cancer is hard on the entire family. Everyone is dealing with their own emotions. Pop is SO strong. Thank you for the love and prayers. We will update you when we can.