Smile, Live, Love, and Pray

* * * Smile, have no fear, I am with you till the end of the days.   Live, in my name, Celebrate my Resurrection for everything began anew.   Love, all you can, Bring my Love to the ends of the world.   Pray, and persevere, For with My Coming, you will finally arrive….

The Truth of the Cross

* * * You don’t have to suffer great pain to be brought down to the point of helpless surrender for God to accomplish His will. Remember Mary’s simple Fiat. Through one simple Yes to the call, and selfless obedience to His will, Jesus came into the world to complete God’s Plan. If God chooses a servant…

Lord Jesus Christ, in Your Name

  * * * Lord Jesus Christ, in your name, I pray for the conversion of the world. Look upon our lowliness, not our evil deeds, only remember our sacrifices.   Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we find redeeming grace, We pray to You, Holy One, Heal the darkened eyes of the world, Cleanse us…

Change of Heart

* * * “Change my heart.” was my request in the darkness. I was laying in my bed, trying to fall asleep, and as it happens almost every night, my past memories were resurfacing again, attacking me at the most vulnerable moment. I made my request, so desperately wanting to ditch my filthy heart in…

It Is Not Us, But Jesus Christ

* * * My sister and her husband lead a prayer group of 4 married couples. They are anywhere between mid 30’s to early 40’s. They call it “The Cell”, as in the cell of the body of Christ, the Church. These small sects meet up once a week, usually on fridays, and meditate on…

Heartbeat

* * * * * * No one makes my heart beat as fast as Jesus does. My heart knows no better lover. If I can make his heart beat half as fast as He makes mine, I’d call that a life best loved.   I feel His heart beating when I reach out my…

Running through Love and Fear

* * * I am nearing my turn around point on my run. It’s a four way intersection where I have no intention of crossing, so turning around at that spot is always a sensible thing to do but that’s not the only reason why. A sign that reads “Abbey” hangs on the tall fence…

Cry

* * * “It was there that I realized That forever was in your eyes The moment I saw you cry..” – “Cry”, soundtrack from A Walk to Remember * * * With your agony, suffering, and tears, you can help God collect His dear children. Pray day and night along with the grey monk….

My Fifty Five

The digital clock reads 5:55 when we get into the van. 555. I used to believe these “angel numbers”, thought they were signs from the angels letting me know that they are near. I believed that they were giving me messages and directions through these numbers and I followed. Very faithfully. “It’s 5:55!” I shout…

There Is No One Like Me

~ ~ ~ I am at the church praying in the darkness. It’s 6 in the morning. Worship music plays gently, but I am in my own world. A world of fear.  Why do I fear so much? And what do I fear?  I know the answer. It’s an abstract fear. It’s the sort that…