Waiting…

“All will be right with time and a little patience.” ~ St. Mary MacKillop

I wrote a post about waiting last year. At that time, I was in a personal situation that required patience.

Well, I’m still in a period of waiting and being asked to practice patience at this very moment!

So, I’d like to share this post with you again. If you read the original post, I recommended re-reading it here.

Waiting is a reality each of us can relate to, and there is often a lesson waiting for us…

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Mary’s Powerful Intercession

“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

Since May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, my posts this month will continue to honor her.

I’d like to share one of my favorite conversion stories!

This true story demonstrates Mary’s powerful intercession, specifically through the Miraculous Medal and Memorare.

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One Year of One Small Rose

Dear Readers,

I started One Small Rose on February 16, 2018. Since the one year anniversary just passed, I decided to reflect on the journey…

I learned a lot over the past twelve months. (One thing I learned is there’s so much to learn!)

Here are two lessons. These lessons are not only relevant for me and blogging. They are relevant for each of us in all aspects of our lives.

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Waiting…

When we’re faced with a challenging or puzzling situation, do we try to figure it out on our own or do we ask the Lord for guidance?

When we’re surprised by something that happens, or something that we hope for doesn’t occur, how do we react? Do we become worried and discouraged or do we place our lives in the Lord’s hands and trust the plan that He has for each of us?

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Change

Change can be difficult to experience and accept. We’re creatures of habit, and we get “comfortable” with our routines. We usually want everything to take place in a particular way because we think we know best. The truth is, we’re only able to see a small piece of the picture; our view is limited and narrow.

When we pray for a specific intention, events may start to occur and create a “shift.” This may appear to be different than what we prayed for, causing us to feel confused, uncomfortable or angry.

Even when we experience a “positive” change in our lives, we may feel resistant to accept it at first! We may not realize that in order for prayers to be answered, some kind of change is usually involved.

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