How to Love God’s Will

The will of God is one of my favorite subjects to read about. The Will of God in Other Words by Dom Hubert Van Zeller excited me because it was published in 1964, not too long ago really, compared to most of the spiritual “classics.” This book is out of print but you can still find it used (click on the image to buy it on Amazon or read more information about it there.)  Also keep an eye out to see if it is one that is republished by Sophia Institute Press. Van Zeller wrote: “It is important to think…continued

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Praising God, Loving Life

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Indian Shores, Florida I was sitting at the beach tonight alone, but not alone. The waves whispered continuously to me of God’s love, the wind was His breath caressing me. The beauty of heaven spread out before me in the soft white sand, the sea-green Gulf leading to the blue of the sky.   The sky itself a miracle of light as the fiery transformation of light to dark unfolded before me – the orange glow extending across the horizon line where the water meets the sky. The colors of the sky melting through the colors of the rainbow until…continued

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A Crisis of Faith or Crisis of Holiness?

“Some people say there is a crisis of faith or of authority, but I think there is actually a crisis of holiness. Any trials you can encounter can refine you and seperate the good from the bad in you.” The Road of Hope by Bishop Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan I am so excited to now own this book! I first learned about it through a presentation by a Vietnemese seminarian to our little prayer group. He shared a qoute from this book and I wanted to read more. Last month I read another qoute from it at Beginning to Pray and I knew I had to get…continued

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Three Favorite Scripture Verses

Thank you, Anne at Imprisoned In My Bones, for tagging me in my first ever blogging meme. A meme (rhymes with dream) is a blog post topic that is passed around, shared. This time around the theme is “Three Favorite Scripture Verses.” The rules are: 1.Write a post on your three favorite verses from the Bible and why you like them.2. Link back to this post.3. In your post tag three other bloggers to carry this theme forward, link to you and tag additional bloggers. Yes, it is hard to pick a top three, but here are three I love right…continued

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Living What We Pray

What happens when we live what we pray? Beautiful things happen. Little miracles that are beyond our personal strength. This has been a daily prayer for the last twelve years. I say it. I try to live it. It changes me. Cardinal Mercier’s Secret of Sanctity Holy Spirit, soul of my soul I adore you; Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me, Tell me what I should do, give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me, And to accept all that you permit to happen to me, Let me only know your will. This is the prayer…continued

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Our Soul – Use It or Lose It

At my physical therapy appointment today I was given the disappointing news that I had lost 25-50% of the strength in my arms and shoulders since the increasing elbow pain had caused me to take a four week break from therapy. Those weeks were spent with doctor’s appointments, testing, ineffective cortisone shots, but with none of the exercises I had worked so hard building up to during the recovery from my neck surgery. We are now back to work with lots of tape, ice and ultrasound. I have been sent to look for an elbow brace to support my partially…continued

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God’s Will is Our Happiness

Our true happiness, our holiness, consists in breathing  the breath of His will back to Him from whom it comes. The Will of God, Dom Hubert Van Zeller p. 23 This is a beautiful thought to sit with in prayer, asking the Lord to explain it and to teach us the way to happiness and holiness through His will. How will we breath His will back to Him? I can’t tell you how to do this; you must listen for His voice to teach you in the silence of your heart.

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