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A Prayer for Wisdom

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How Often Do We Think to Turn to God for Wisdom?
Lord, There are things in this world that clearly perplex me. Illness, Death, Poverty Just to name a few.
There are things to surprise and delight me as well. There I need your guidance on which you have for me and to know my limits.
Generous are your ways, it is clear you hold nothing back except for that which is not for my best. For YOU know the plans you have alone for me.

Motherhood Matters

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In Motherhood Matters, Canadian author Dorothy Pilarski writes with profundity and wit about matters practical and divine. Full of anecdotes and humor, this book makes us take an honest look at the lives of women today, and helps us to focus on what matters most. Has "liberation" truly led to greater happiness for women? Are children to be viewed as commodities, to be acquired just as we acquire a house or car? Or should children be seen as the gifts from God that they are, given to our stewardship? Dorothy makes it clear that until we rectify our confusion about such basic questions then peace of heart will elude us. To quote:
We will find happiness in living out God's purpose for our lives, not our own. The culture of the early twenty-first century makes it easy to follow mistaken paths. The media bombards us with the temptation to fulfill ourselves, to find ourselves, to meet our own needs. It is a message of selfishness. And it is spread constantly. Maga…

Spiritual Guidance - Becoming a Saint

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Happy Feast of St. Anthony of Padua!

The following is from an old Catholic newspaper article that my mom has on her refrigerator.  I find it useful to read and follow at least one of these suggestions daily.

"...1. No matter what happens, try to let no displeasure appear.

2. If possible, attend daily Mass and secure God's blessing on your work.

3. Bear daily annoyances in a spirit of resignation in your imitation of the Mother of Sorrows.

4. You are aching to tell a bit of news. Wait an hour; it will keep.

5. Are you in bad humor? Laugh if possible.

6. When you hear the clock strike, repeat the indulgenced prayers, "Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying and release souls from purgatory."

7. Have you received a letter? Wait a while before reading it.

8. Do you wish to avoid certain persons? Say a little prayer and put yourself in the way to meet them. God goes before you.

9. Do good to the souls of others by a kind word o…