I am participating in a Simple Woman's Daybook:
I am thinking...that I am grateful for the Bible study my hubby and I are attending at our parish. Some of the questions were:
1) Identify people and events that God used to help you come to faith in Jesus.
The constant love between my own mother and father greatly greatly assisted me in falling in love with the Lord.
Also, when I broke up with my first serious boyfriend, I finally realized how important family was to me.
After I was assaulted in a woman's restroom, I turned to the Lord more often.
Each of these situations played a huge role in fostering my faith life.
2) Who cultivated your curiosity?
My religious education classes taught me a lot about Jesus, the Mass drew me in, my parents constant love, and the suffering after the assault all cultivated my curiosity or planted seeds w/in me to explore further into His love. Both words, actions, suffering and His very presence drew me closer to the Lord.
3) Who explained the Gospel?
My religious education teachers taught me the parables and sacraments while my parents taught me through virtuous actions and living.
4) Who invited you to make a personal decision to accept Christ into your life?
It was never a choice. Christ was always present, and I ran to him. I've accepted the Lord from the beginning.
I am looking forward to... picking up my dog, Bella, from the vet later today. When I woke up, I noticed a big stain of blood on our white couch. She kept licking as though she were swallowing the blood. The vet said, "she had a 3.5 leison under the right side of her tongue and her tooth was loose. The tooth had to be extracted and she needed stitches. Nobody knows what she did to herself.
I am hearing...my two sons and I clicking away on computers.
Around the house...I need to organize better.
I am praying...for Ted Cruz and his family.
One of my favorite things...teaching my son how to write and communicate.
A few plans for the rest of the week...is to visit the new coop, get my nails done with my daughter, drive my daughter to her friend's house on prom night and take pictures, pick up my dog, and continue to pray for the list of people I wrote down on paper. It helps me to remember when it is written down.
Here is a recent picture of Journal Writing Class today: