Then there was a quiet, still voice…

I love you.

@1 week ago with 2 notes
#lovedbyLove #peace #fortitude 
ocealia:

Calm.

ocealia:

Calm.

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@2 weeks ago with 96564 notes

Home for me is where You are.

@2 weeks ago with 10 notes

Being pruned

John 15

@1 month ago
#peace project #pp 
thomaspringle:

"Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." -Matthew 28:20 NAB #catholic #christian

thomaspringle:

"Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." -Matthew 28:20 NAB #catholic #christian

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@1 month ago with 272 notes

On the road to peace.

@2 months ago with 4 notes

The Love Story Project – Day 4

roneezy:

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Chapter 3 of “When God Writes Your Love Story” hits hard. I think it’s mainly because of the amount of things that have happened since the day I read it.

"Who’s Captain of Your Love Boat?"

That Saturday I went to confession and read. Wearing my veil in church makes me feel a little subconscious, but even more empowered. It’s as if my Beloved and I share a secret. Reading this chapter I couldn’t help but think that I’ve been attempting to man not only my boat, but other peoples’ boats my entire life. The secret He whispered unto me that day was, "Put all your trust in Me. I will carry you through the storm."

I would say there was a bit of a rough patch this weekend. For some reason I was more emotional than usual, sensitive to the words of those around me while trying extra hard to not offend them. Even with all of the joyous occasions, reasons to celebrate, blessings to count, I had this strange notion of sadness.

Saturday night I was given the most spontaneous and comforting words! Completely paraphrased and not as well-stated:

"What was the name of your chapter today?" 
"Who’s Captain of your Love Boat?"
"Okay I’m gonna spit some bars. Well, who is the captain? He is. Sure it’s easy to captain your own boat when the sea is calm, but it’s only when the sea is rough and raging that you recognize that it’s Him guiding you."

These words summed up this chapter pretty well. It was all about how Eric Ludy had these “rooms” in which God wanted in, but he had a hard time letting go of. He was romanced by the Lord through the gentle examples of His loving followers, but even then he was hesitant to give in to God.

He says “I even had good morals. I didn’t drink… I didn’t smoke, I didn’t cuss, and I was still (ahem) a virgin!” This is a good point to make because even if from a superficial perspective you look the part of a perfect Christian, it’s all about the interior life. That shows you who you really are! For the author, His interior life had 3 main rooms: Ludy Pride, the Denver Broncos, and Relationships with the Opposite Sex. Each time God would come knocking on his doors trying to get in! Oh how many rooms I have for the Lord to renovate. Too long I’ve been my own interior designer and as my painting shows, I am headed for an emotional (ship) wreck. This is when the hand of God truly comes in.

Sunday night I was able to have a conversation with Jasmin, an older sister from a different region. We talked about the state of the Southwest region, Norcal, my home area, and most especially the sisterhood. She had so many beautiful ideas, thoughts, and words of wisdom! Thank you Lord for a sister such as this, with whom I share the love of the veil and sisterhood. There was one prayer intention of mine that she happened to touch upon, and this was something I had only told one or two people. 

This was definitely a ‘God wink’, as she says, because at the same time someone else randomly contacted me about that prayer intention I had discussed with her.

Do I want to pursue my service further? Of course. The only question is: how?

In order to fully pray about this, I decided to start a novena. To be perfectly honest I have yet to finish a novena, whether it be Simbang Gabi or Novena for the Deceased, etc. In this case, I arbitrarily chose a novena that happened to be exactly perfect. The treasury of Catholic Novenas has a number of links and the first I clicked was that of St. Francis de Sales. Little did I know that the third day of the novena (today) would be his feast day.

WHAT?! Lord! This is no coincidence. You sent Your will upon me in the most subtle way that I cannot even grasp how beautiful it all is. Amidst the turmoil of my own emotions, You placed seeds in my heart so that they may be watered by my tears and bloom just as You knew: in perfect time.

The challenge at the end of this chapter is to read Daniel 3 and prayerfully write down areas of my life in which I need to let go and let God.

  • Room #1: Social media, people’s view of me, my constant concern with outward appearance
  • Room #2: My love of neighbor to the point where I cannot function on my own
  • Room #3: The desires of my heart and the subsequent actions I selfishly take

I cast these, Lord, at the foot of Your cross. Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego I must abandon all fears and trust that You are with me. Even in the burning flames, You will quench my thirst. Make me like them & St. Francis, O Lord. Make me a beacon of light drawing others to the faith! Allow me to trust in Your Holy will which is Love and Mercy itself.

@2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#tbt #but not really 

'Jesus Is in the Darkness with You': Praying When Depressed 

In light of the recent surge of conversation on this topic due to Robin Williams, I found this. I am not saying there is a solution to depression, that it is a simple choice, or that I can fully empathize. What I am saying is that I’m praying for you & you are not alone. <3

"St. John Vianney, the famous Cure of the tiny French village of Ars, is most popularly known as the holy and humble priest who spent sixteen to eighteen hours a day hearing confessions and giving advice to long processions of people. He practiced extraordinary penances and fasts for the conversion of sinners and was subject to diabolic persecution all his priestly life. It is said that the devil revealed once that if there were but three priests in the world like the Cure of Ars, the devil would lose his kingdom… he believed himself useless."

God is moving in your life!

@2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#peace project #pp 

On the readings today

My only wish is to be anywhere near as zealous for God and His word that I may be persecuted. I don’t show enough to bear insult, my native place does not cast me out.

Show favor on me, O God… allow me to love You as much as You command!

@4 weeks ago with 1 note
#peace project #pp 
@1 month ago with 6 notes

"Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light."

Turkish Proverb   (via 5ft1)

(Source: rad-rainbows, via aztirayaritza)

@1 month ago with 298292 notes
So I took this really quick aptitude test (here) that is supposed to match your skill set with possible careers.
Urban and Regional Planner: This makes me super happy because it definitely affirms my goals for my major. The whole reason I wanted to pursue civil engineering was to help a lot of people. The description here talks about meeting with the public and getting the sense of what the community needs and how to comprehensively plan use of land and facilities. That&#8217;s pretty close I&#8217;d say!!
Preschool Teacher: THIS makes me super happy because I already do this! I looove working with kids and I&#8217;m glad I made a wise decision in applying my skills and talents. Hopefully this is also an affirmation that I&#8217;d do well in motherhood (possibly).
Chief Executives: I think the best part about this is that it represents my current activities and my future goals. I mean, people keep saying they wouldn&#8217;t do presidency again or that they have considered not being on boards&#8230; Honestly, I love it! I love working behind the scenes on events and meeting tons of people and delegating tasks and AH. What? And in the future, I&#8217;d really love being a project manager. I think I have the people skills for it, I just need to develop my technical skills.
Overall, I think it was pretty accurate for how quickly it came up with results. Just the perfect little &#8216;Godwink&#8217; to end my 3rd year of school, showing me that I&#8217;m on the right path and to just keep at it! I&#8217;ll get there someday&#8230; for now, I just have to work on being the best me.

So I took this really quick aptitude test (here) that is supposed to match your skill set with possible careers.

  1. Urban and Regional Planner: This makes me super happy because it definitely affirms my goals for my major. The whole reason I wanted to pursue civil engineering was to help a lot of people. The description here talks about meeting with the public and getting the sense of what the community needs and how to comprehensively plan use of land and facilities. That’s pretty close I’d say!!
  2. Preschool Teacher: THIS makes me super happy because I already do this! I looove working with kids and I’m glad I made a wise decision in applying my skills and talents. Hopefully this is also an affirmation that I’d do well in motherhood (possibly).
  3. Chief Executives: I think the best part about this is that it represents my current activities and my future goals. I mean, people keep saying they wouldn’t do presidency again or that they have considered not being on boards… Honestly, I love it! I love working behind the scenes on events and meeting tons of people and delegating tasks and AH. What? And in the future, I’d really love being a project manager. I think I have the people skills for it, I just need to develop my technical skills.

Overall, I think it was pretty accurate for how quickly it came up with results. Just the perfect little ‘Godwink’ to end my 3rd year of school, showing me that I’m on the right path and to just keep at it! I’ll get there someday… for now, I just have to work on being the best me.

@2 months ago with 3 notes
#peace project #peace project manager #haha