$10,003 Ask and You Shall Receive?

 

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Ask and you shall receive. Words that I have heard over and over again. I always seem to have a battle I admit with Jesus as he’s the one that says those words. I answer back but Lord I do ask and he answers yes and you get your answer. It’s never as we intend at times but our Lord does answer us.

With each worry or inquiry we have there will always be an answer to it. More than likely it’s not what we expected. One thing is for sure you have to put your effort into as well.

Hard work does pay off, pairing it with prayer is how it works. Your prayers can not be those that just come out of your mouth they need to come from your soul. Heartfelt and full of love.

Giving it up to our Lord truly and completely can be so hard. Trust me I know. The words come out but are you fully giving it up to our Lord? What I have learned it can take time. It can bring tears but once you release it to him you feel a peace. Although you may not get an answer that you had hoped in your prayers you will know he has heard your plea.

Our Lord is merciful and loving. Are you wondering what is up with the title of my post? Well that is what my family would need to move. (Yup I calculated to a tee)

It’s something that has been in our hearts as there are issues but never the less we are so blessed to have a house even with the issues at hand.  Right now not going to lie it’s really hard but again our Lord has been merciful to us and we have been able to do what we need to do for our kids.

As I watch my husband work so hard for us my heart aches. How I pray I could do more. I pray for guidance and say let thy will be done.

I know my prayers never go in vain. I have seen them answered one way or another time and time again. I give praise and each day I try to learn more about patience and trying to be silent so I can listen. It is so hard especially with how busy life can get but we have to take time to stop and listen.

Yet our hearts yearn and know this is something we must do  not only our well-being but our children.

I hear our Lord saying not yet and be patient even if it’s hard and tears come to my eyes because of what we are dealing with does make me sad.  Issues that need more than just a “band-aid” to fix in the house.

Never the less I am thankful and joyful. This house is a shell. What counts is the well-being of family and knowing the love we have for each other which is the most amazing of blessings.

If you could do me a favor. Let me know what are you thankful for and if you could say a prayer for us. For guidance and answers.

I am thankful for the chatter and conversations  I get to listen to as my kids greet one another arriving from school and come to me to tell me the other tales of the days. To be able to live these amazing moments. Worth more then anything.

What Mother Teresa Taught Me

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I always have loved Mother Teresa even before she became a saint. I remember hearing about her and when I saw her little tiny fragile self I must say I almost felt bad she was in her situation but to hear all she did always made me be in awe of her and the happiness that seems to ooze out of her was just so beautiful. Looking at her just makes you happy and want to hug her.

I’ve learned many lessons from her without even knowing that she had any connection. Like when I’ve been in a need I pray the Memorare and guess who would always pray it yup St. Mother Teresa.

I learned that even when we think we are in periods of darkness that is the time we shine the most. I must say I did laugh because I though well right now I must be so bright that I’ll need shades.

I’ve learned that doing the things we think are little everyday things the attitude we do them  is really a gift to someone even when we don’t think it so.

As I clean our home and feel like it’s unappreciated as there is hardly ever a thank you givenI have to stop and remember how we must do all things even the smallest of things with love. Me getting upset because I don’t get help or a thank you wouldn’t make anything better. I need to just use that for moments of reflection and in whatever I do, do it with the love I have for each person that I am doing it for. THAT is a hard really take but I’m slowly getting it (mind you yes V E R Y slowly but I’m coming along)

The evil one feeds off our doubts and that’s when we can get even more darkness. I have seen myself fall into the trap of questioning what is my purpose. What is my calling. When I stop and listen I hear the answer. THIS is my calling motherhood.

I always sit back and can say honestly if someone would have told 22 year old me that I would love being a SAHM I would say they were lying. That I would have more then one child I would have laughed. Now it’s the reason why I breathe it’s my happiness even when my youngest makes puddles from the milk she just asked to drink and now I have to clean up.

No matter the worries and concerns I have because of finances that have had me awake throughout the night I will give it to our Lord. Bills and debt can take a toll and make one so tired because of it. Yet with it I have learned I know that giving ALL my energy to it wil lnot do anything. Instead I have to plan out and calmly focus on how things can be tackled one at a time. I may not have the answers but one small bite at a time it can be taken care of as best of our abilities.

I am working hard in trying to figure out the part of bringing in income although right now it may seem bleek I have faith and am working hard something will come about.

Thank you St. Teresa for being there showing me that even when we think our actions are too small to be noticed they are the ones that do the biggest impact. Help me to trust Jesus as you did.

As the next weeks are uncertain I trust all will be OK. I will conuntine to pray and work as hard as I can.

 

Jesus I trust in you.

 

 

 

 

Running On A Hamster Wheel

That’s how I’ve been feeling as of late. I’m running at top speed but going no where. What’s up with that. I’m putting all my energy and trying to balance it all.

Isn’t it nuts though that no matter how much “I KNOW” it’s not my will. I am in a constant fight to be in control. Why do we do that? It is hard remembering I can not do it alone. Sure we can sit in the ditch of the “Why not me

That is just what the evil one wants us to do. Sit in the why me ditch. It is SO hard to get out of that ditch.

We sit there and question and give all the reasons why we should be doing that job, losing that extra 5 pounds, going on that vacation and so on.

While we question it all we forget there are arms out stretched reaching for us to help us get out of it.  We just have to look up.

Why is it so hard to let go of our control or is that just me? Today I will remember to pause and give it all to him once more. Doing so always brings me the peace. It will come as it always does. His love will cover me if I let him.

I know after this moment I’ll forget again and once more I’ll get on my knees once more and pray to help me quiet the noise and give me the peace I need.

Lord thank you for your graces and for always having your arms open to giving me the love and peace that I need just when I need it. Jesus I trust in you.

 

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Sink ok Or Swim?

I was up early thinking and praying. Thankful for the Grace we received at the end of last week.  I am still in awe and will be forever humbled. Now here we are today I got up and went and take care of some of the dark clouds that seem to be following us as of late. It felt so good to push them away.

I made sure to stop and give praise to our Lord even if it was a few minutes and he is listening to my plea there isn’t anything like going to his house and being able to bend your knees and say thank you.

Swimming once again felt like Nemo’s dad finally letting go and enjoying the coast it was awesome but then of course the worries stick in and I just about let myself go and remember hey I can’t swim!

Here I am holding on swim or sink that’s a daily decision we have to face. Whatever we are facing we can’t let negative vibes take us over.  We can’t let resistance win. We can’t.

Here I am with NO clue how we are going to make things happen when we have a huge hole of issues piling up. All I know I can do is pray and hold on to that raft that’s our Lord and pray that he shows us what to do.

drowningI will not lose faith. The power of prayers is more than I could explain so if you do read this I would be so thankful if you would say a prayer for me and my family.

Hurricane, Tornado oh wait it’s Just Life

*I’ve been writing this post for the last 3 weeks and can’t seem to hit post. I guess this is more then I usually share but this is part of life my world & once it’s out I pray there is solutions to the storm. Jesus I trust in you. *

My Title Life, that’s what it’s feeling like right now. I have been working non-stop but getting nowhere just seems all is falling upon me/us. Sure I hear the keep going but what is it producing.

Is this my midlife crisis? In a way it just might be that. I’m over 40 (can’t wrap my head around that still) and I don’t feel as if I have done what I need to do. I keep thinking is my purpose just to clean and tend to my children? To worry every moment? This can’t be it can it? See midlife crisis. Told you.

I almost just about went to start a GoFund just to try to get enough funds to get a new camera. I know insane (again I’m blaming this midlife crisis thing) but no I haven’t gone over the edge just yet. Although Dear Canon if  by some insane reason fall upon this post… know I love you.

I want to be able to tell my stories via the images I capture and can’t do it on my phone because it’s not going to capture the details of the wisps of the curls that fall just right as one of my girls is jumping into that rain puddle like I want, but right now that is just my head in the clouds because truth be told times is hard and a camera is the least of my worries.

Where am I headed. No clue. It’s kind of scary you know. I am trying to figure out what to do yet the more I walk the more I am feel still. Can someone get me off this treadmill?

Wonder if this is anything like what St. Mother Theresa felt? It’s a darkness almost loneliness, yearning for light but not losing faith in that our Lord is listening perhaps that’s why I have been clinging to our Mother recently and perhaps it’s that. I have no clue.

I wish I could go on a retreat and just be in total quiet in prayer maybe all the nose isn’t letting the answers be heard but that’s another me thinking in the clouds.  I still need to learn how to drive which means I need lessons and yup you guessed it no money. OH the root of it all and you know what that sucks. There I said it.

I have been reading the book Resisting Happiness  and what I read does hit home. Resisting is an everyday thing and I feel as it right now it’s got the upper hand  and I want it to stop but can’t figure that out yet.

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I am about to start putting things online for sale on Ebay and see what happens and even made a link to a saving  Piggy Bank which I never really wanted to share but how it is right now it’s getting way to hard.

Actually it’s the hardest it’s been but with the grace of God we will once again go through this storm so until then if you pray please keep us in your prayers. That’s all I have left.

In a way I am glad nobody really reads this blog because to be truthful this is the hardest post I’ve ever written but I want to post it so when our Lord gets us through it and we are in another situation I have this post to remind me that no matter the darkness our Lord is our light and we just have to hold on and believe.

Planning For May

Hey all! First off thanks for stopping by. I’m still trying to figure what I will be doing more of on this blog as I do have a “main” blog I  want to post more regularly too.

I did say this blog would share our memories and tales so lets see if I do that in today’s post.  I’ll focus on my personal goals for this month (If you want to read about my blogger goals you could stop and see that HERE)

Being that it’s May that means it’s Mama Month. Not only us that are mothers here on earth but for Jesus’ mama Mary. Truth be told it took me a while to warm up to her. Even though I was born cradle Catholic there was something that didn’t jive with me as I would think hey but if I already pray to Jesus why do I need Mary? I actually have learned her love for us is just as a mother for her children.

It is a beautiful thing to discover how she can actually get us closer to her son which I really have loved seeing this bloom. For the month of May I want to pray the rosary each day. I also want to ante up my workouts and I found a workout you can do while praying the rosary!

I mean maybe I’m just too excited about this but this is AWESOME to me. I get to workout my body & spirit at the same time YES please.

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So I am excited to get this month started. I also want to finish a book I had been reading and take to action what I am learning from it. It’s called Resisting Happiness * if you go to that link you can get the book free just pay for shipping * I know what a name but it really has given me lots of Ah ha moments.

I must admit I’ve been a tad stressed because as I had shared in my first post that I am trying to find a way to make an income from home and I was hoping I could find a way to do it via my blogging at the moment it’s not working so I am looking at other avenues we shall see but have faith something will come and let go.

Remembering I really can’t do it all (imagine that!ha) because although I want to do certain things it is not my will but our Lord’s.

Oh another personal goal for me is to drink my proper amount of water I’ve been slacking even though I drink 30 oz I’m suppose to drink 70 oz a day! So I’m gonna get back on that as well.

It’s gonna be a jam packed week. Starting with this week it’s my youngest son’s last dance at school before graduation EEK! My nephew has his first communion plus I have to start planning for my youngest 4th birthday! (wait didn’t I just have her!!) I am looking forward to what is to come and in the mist I will remember to grab my camera!

 

What are you looking forward to doing this month?