Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ “Jesus highlights for us the way that Mary lives as a true daughter of God. She heard the word of God in a very direct way when the angel spoke to her at the Annunciation, of course. But, as you and I are doing right now, she also spent time reading Scripture and in prayer. And she did not stop there. She observed the word of God, and she acted on it. At the Annunciation, at the Visitation, at the Wedding Feast at Cana, on the Via Dolorosa, Mary gives us the example of faith in action. What does God want us to hear today? And what does He want us to do?” — Kendra Tierney
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+ “St. Leopold Mandic prayed & prayed & prayed. God never said yes. What might be worse: God never said no. Fr. Leopold spent his whole life praying & hoping & longing & died unfulfilled. But completely fulfilled. Because while he desperately wanted to end the Great Schism, what he *really* wanted was Jesus. When I look at the Saints who prayed & prayed & finally got what they wanted, I begin to fix my hope on answered prayers. Leopold helps me fix my hope on the one who answers prayers. And when the only response to those prayers is silence, he sits beside me, leans his head on my shoulder, and says, “It’s not okay. But God is still good.” It’s not okay. But God is still good.” — Meg Hunter-Kilmer
+ “If you sometimes do not see the progress you desire, don’t give up. Persevere. Know that the Lord rejoices in your efforts… He will use them in miraculous ways.” — Arlington Church
+ “Your tone to your spouse should be so consistently tender and respectful that even if someone didn’t speak your language, they’d still know you adored your spouse just by the tone in your words.” — Stronger Marriages
+ “One helpful tool when it comes to tangibly loving your spouse is learning about their love language and what makes them feel loved and seen in the relationship. It’s also helpful to understand the way your spouse typically tries to show they care so that you don’t miss out on seeing their efforts in those areas.” — Hannah Cases
+ “Your home is more than just a space, it’s a domestic church.” — The Little Rose Shop
+ “Our homes are the keepers of our memories, our milestones, and heartaches. They evolve as we do.” — Erin Napier
+ “Without sustenance, we perish. Without beauty, we cease to be human.” Beauty is an essential part to any home and flowers are just one gift from God of simple simplicity that we can use to elevate not only our homes but our spiritual lives as well.” — Katerie Criste
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