Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ “The heartbeat of a Catholic household is sustained by the prayer of the family. Displaying faith-filled items around your home can serve as daily reminders to spend time with the Lord in prayer. Whether it is part of your morning routine, or it’s a short rosary in the middle of the day, or a quick prayer of gratitude as you cook, or maybe quiet time to wind down in the evening—prayer is a way we can invite Jesus into our homemaking. Invite Him to bless every corner, to be with your spouse and children, and to give you the grace to be a holy wife and mother.” — Mari Wagner
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+ “Around this time last year, we were in a really hard season. Of waiting, of grief… People always say how much a year can change things, and while that’s not always the case, we are living that and I am grateful. I don’t say this with any sort of pretense that I know God’s unique plan for your life or that suffering magically goes away, but to simply give you real hope in a season of darkness. Lots of love… ” — Emily B. Hannon
“You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away. And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning. And you will have confidence, because there is hope.” Job 11:16-18
+ “The great thing about singing worshipful, old hymns is that they carry us far above our petty concerns, trifles, and trivialities. We need to be carried away from ourselves.” — Elisabeth Elliot
+ “Our Vocation in life will provide us a particular route to self gift, sacrificial love, and radical acceptance of Christ… At the end of the day, your vocation (how the Lord is calling you to live) will both challenge and nourish you the most. Through it, he will offer the opportunities for your sanctification and the grace to live them faithfully. Through it, he will fulfill the longings that he has placed on your heart in the way that only he can. Your Vocation is a call of Love and a response of Love. It is deep calling on deep… your Vocation is what is meant to nourish you in your relationship with the Lord, and to spill over to nourish others in turn.” — Sr. Orianne Pietra Rene
+ “(One of the) main purposes of marriage is that through your marriage, you both become conformed to the image of Jesus.” — P. Washer
+ “I recently heard … how husbands and wives should try to “outdo each other in love.” For competitive couples, what an extraordinary idea – to outdo each other in love! I’m not competitive, but I also love the concept for uncompetitive couples… Christ led by love. Let us take a page from His life lessons, and implement it today. Lead by love. Outdo each other with love.” — Anni Harry
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