Our Lady of Guadalupe

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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The Narrow Way

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.

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The Little Flower and One Small Rose

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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