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Here are this week’s must-reads:

+ The love between you and your husband will look different today than it did 5, 10, 15 years ago. That’s how it’s supposed to be. 💕 Love grows and changes, and deepens. And what a gift to love & be loved like that.

“The love between husband and wife is never meant to be stagnant. Nor is it about going back and re-discovering the initial romantic feelings that brought the couple together when they were “falling in love.” It’s always about discerning the next step God is inviting them to take in growing in unity, trust, friendship, forgiveness.”Dr. Edward Sri

+ “I want to talk about the most important thing for a happy marriage. It is so simple and yet sometimes takes heroic action because we don’t always feel like doing it. This is something that can be practiced no matter what you’re feeling, and will transform your marriage, trust me!⁣

It’s KINDNESS!⁣ Don’t brush this off as overly simplistic. Just hear me out, practice it for 90 days and then report back. Kindness in words, actions, facial expressions. Kindness is a sister of charity and joy, and it will breathe life and beauty and love into your marriage and home!” — Kristine Nicole

+ “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.” — St. Gianna Molla

+ “I’ve developed a habit in prayer that I want to tell you about. I tell the Lord what I desire and make a point to immediately follow it up with a prayer of surrender that ultimately His will be done… Isn’t this how Jesus himself prayed in the garden? He prayed, “Father if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will but yours be done.” God wants to hear our desires even if that is not the direction He takes us in our lives. It’s how we enter into a deeper relationship with him. So long as we don’t grasp too deeply to these desires, we’ll allow the space for Him to work in our lives.” — Mackenzie, A Caffeinated Catholic

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+ “While it is not difficult to see the task of an apostle as a divine assignment, it is often difficult to see our own as in any sense divinely assigned.” — Elisabeth Elliot

+ “For a long time I had wondered why God had preferences, why He did not give the same degree of grace to everyone… Jesus chose to enlighten me on this mystery. He opened the book of nature before me, and I saw that every flower He has created has a beauty of its own, that the splendor of the rose and the lily’s whiteness do not deprive the violet of its scent nor make less ravishing the daisy’s charm. I saw that if every little flower wished to be a rose, nature would lose her spring adornments, and the fields would no longer be enameled with their varied flowers. So it is in the world of souls, the living garden of the Lord.

“It pleases Him to create great Saints, who may be compared with the lilies or the rose; but He has also created little ones, who must be content to be daisies or violets…

“I saw something further: that Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest… Just as the sun shines equally on the cedar and the little flower, so the Divine Sun shines equally on everyone, great and small.” — St. Therese, Story of a Soul

+ “The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God.” — St. John of Damascus

+ I’ve grown in confidence in pruning our roses because I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I’ve seen how it works. I’ve seen how cutting them down, trimming and pruning, has helped it to bloom. And I thought about how God is a Master Gardener — He doesn’t need to cut and see if it works, He knows it will work. He knows how pruning is going to encourage new blooms to grow. New life. read the whole reflection here

+ 5 flowers with Marian symbolism to include in your Mary Garden

Here are the Fashion Finds in this week’s Collection!