Some food for your thoughts this fine November weekend:
“The jolting realization that really – no, really – all we have is the moment we are in has helped pry my fingers off of my plans for the proverbial and literal tomorrow. All that is real is right now… there is no shame in thrilling in the routines of home, for the work set before is Good and it is Holy and it is Divine.”
~ waffle vs. spaghetti – or how to untangle your crazy brain
I love this by my friend, Sarah, who describes me and my brain to a T. Her post was not only edifying (I’m not the only crazy spaghetti-brained lady out there!) but it also provides very practical advice for trying to simplify life and all the thoughts that whizz in and out of my head at a bizziliondy miles per nanosecond. This last part really liked it all together succinctly:
” If I truly want to be “present” in the moment, to be less distracted, then this present needs His presence.”
~ Giving When There Isn’t Extra Money: The Gift of a Loving Family I love this. So simple. So true.
~ Your Love Story Isn’t Over Yet – Excellent encouragement for marriage, especially when it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.
Today, the Catholic Church dedicates this last day of the “Hallowtide” in remembrance of all our faithfully departed brothers and sisters.
I wanted to find a good reflection for the day and found this for All Souls Day. It’s beautiful and explains death and purgatory and heaven with a perfect analogy. I’ve often thought about how birth in this life is probably very similar to death, another passage from one world to the next. Please do read this.
And lastly, let us especially remember those who suffer the loss of a loved one quietly and alone…
~ Helping Heal Hearts Wounded by Miscarriage
A prayer for all departed souls:
“May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest.”