Today, December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared under this title in Mexico on December 9 and December 12, 1531.
I’d like to share facts about this event in honor of her feast.
“Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth…” ~ Our Lady of Guadalupe
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I’m not usually interested in poetry. Figurative language doesn’t make much sense to me.
I’m a straightforward, literal person. I prefer for someone to just tell me what they mean, rather than use fancy techniques to make me figure it out.
Recently, I saw a quote posted on a blog:
“But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
I was intrigued, so I searched online to find out more. (If it’s not obvious why I like the quote, look at the title of my blog.)
I discovered that the quote is actually a line from a poem written by Anne Brontë.
I have to tell you, I’m excited about this blog! I’m truly grateful for all of the support and encouragement I’ve received from family and friends.
This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me; so thank you!
Now for the explanation of the name. (I know, I know, you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat for this.)
Once I felt that God was calling me to start a blog, one of my first thoughts was that I needed to choose a name.
I’m a perfectionist, so this sort of task would normally take me a long time to accomplish.
I often don’t feel comfortable with a decision or action unless I feel it’s completed “perfectly” (which I know sounds ridiculous because “perfect” does not exist).
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