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Here are this week’s must-reads:

+ “Although not all my prayers were answered as I wanted, God has remained faithful in giving me all the strength and grace I need to get through the difficult times. Frankly, it’s still my tendency not to ask for something too big, for fear of getting my hopes up, but God has been challenging me to be bold in my prayer.The same Father Who parted the Red Sea then is still the Way Maker and Miracle Worker of today. So, let’s take a big leap of faith in our prayer, trusting that He will always catch us. What leap do you need to make today?” — Bobbi Rol

+ “If there’s one thing I’ve encountered that will make you a saint, it’s marriage. If there’s one thing that’s going to trigger the heck out of you, it’s marriage.” — Restore the Glory Podcast

+ Verses to pray when you feel lonely

+ “In today’s gospel we see Jesus forming his apostles. He teaches them that they need rest. They need a time of quiet. So they get in a boat together. They at least get this moment of silence and peace with the Lord. Throughout the week I am constantly going to the boat, to the chapel to spend time with Jesus. It is good that we steal away to Jesus in the midst of our work, our shepherding our own children, employees, whatever work we are doing.” — Father Victor Perez

+ “I can grit my teeth and clench my fists and say, “Yes, Lord,” as I always have before.⁣ But I can’t do it alone. And lately, Jesus has been coming to me exactly there: not in the triumphs and joys and moments of transcendent hope, but in the exhaustion and loneliness and grief.⁣ Sometimes he raises the dead. And sometimes he just sits with us in the graveyard, his arm pressing silently against ours, his shoulder ready for our heads to lean against, his face grave and mournful, his heart ours.⁣..” — Meg Hunter-Kilmer

+ “If you don’t transform your pain, you’ll transmit it.”

+ “Throughout the Gospels Jesus says, “Remain in me” or “abide in me,” which—in simplified terms—means whatever you do, invite Jesus along.” — Fr. Mike Schmitz

+ “Whether you’re: Outside, Inside Pouring your third cup of coffee, Managing a tantrum, Cleaning up toys, Cooking dinner, Just invite God right on in. Don’t shut him out because you think the moment has to be perfect before you can approach him.” — Total Whine

+ “We never want to get stuck in the past, but sometimes it’s good to look behind us, to recall the works of the Lord in our lives and the lives of our ancestors, to enter into God’s glory for “he has covered himself in glory” (Exodus 15:1). I think that glory is meant more for us than for God—to remind us Who He is evermore.”— Liz Kelly

+ “I see now that suffering can bear great fruit. Fruit to help us be healed, whole, and holy. Should we accept the cross — when we say yes! — with open hearts willing to fully surrender, then God can transform it, just as He did in His Resurrection.  Saying yes today allows God to transform our suffering tomorrow.” — Elizabeth, Saying Yes Today

+ “You and your spouse cannot be each other’s everything…” — The Natural Catholic Mom

+ “We do not define ourselves as men or as women through our work, our house, our health, or our reputation. We define ourselves as men and women through the way we love.” — Chiara Corbella Petrillo

+ “I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love. “⁣
St. Kateri Tekakwitha

+ Lastly, here’s what’s featured in this week’s Catholic Wife, Catholic Life NewsletterI share these every Monday and they always include: two gluten-free recipes, a reflection & prayer based on Sunday’s Mass readings, and links to budget-friendly fashion & home decor.

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