America: A Dangerous State Of Disagreement!

While Praying The Rosary, I saw the American Eagle.

America seems to be in a permanent, not to mention, dangerous state of disagreement right now.  Will our country survive?  Will our country return to what it once was, The City on the Hill?  Will we once again put Faith, Freedom and Family first?  Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, we don’t know yet.  We must pray for whoever wins the next election and pray for the American people.

In Acts 15, we see the church in a state of disagreement.  In verse two we see they had “no small dissension and disputation”.  But disagreements need to be settled by someone.  As in this case, our disagreement in America must be settled by God and our willingness to listen to God and be obedient to God 😊.  If we do not, America as it was, will not survive.

We are here on this earth to serve God and each other, not ourselves.

We need not have doubt as to what God commands us to do.  God made His Will for our lives clear in the Holy Bible.  But in order to understand God’s Will, we must ask the Holy Spirit for Help, and read God’s Word Daily.  And we must be willing to obey God’s Will as it is written, not as we wish it were.

Prepare, Pray and Be Ready…

Be “Marked Safe”

While Praying The Rosary, I heard God Say “Marked Safe”.

God has a history of “Marking” people “Safe”. Remember Exodus 12?

 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.”-Exodus 12:13

The “lamb” mentioned in Exodus 12, for us- is Jesus.

Read Exodus 12: Exodus 12.

Be “Marked Safe”.

Prepare, Pray and Be Ready…

The Song Of Mary :)

“And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.  For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever.”” – Luke 1:46-55

A friend sent me these Bible verses in 2013. They are so beautiful, now and then. May they Bless each of you as well 🙂

Mary, Our Blessed Mother & Ukraine

Why is October 14th important?

Thank You!

“What is the warning of Fatima?”

“In the second, she warned that World War I would be followed by a far worse conflict unless people stopped “offending God.” She called for the “consecration of Russia to my immaculate heart”; otherwise, Russia would “spread her errors throughout the world.”

Today, October 14, is often referred to as “Feast of Intercession and the Protection of the Theotokos”, (Mary, our Blessed Mother). In Ukraine it is a public holiday. And indeed, Ukrainian soldiers and veterans have a very special relationship with Mary! A soldier in the current Ukraine war was even seen with a drawing of Mary taped to the back of his helmet.

Why do many Ukrainians celebrate Mary on this day? Dating back to the 10th century, to a church in Constantinople, many have long considered Mary, our Blessed Mother, their Protector. “Around a century later, in 1037, Yaroslav the Wise, the Grand Prince of Kyiv, dedicated Ukraine to Mary.” Since then, Mary has been celebrated as the Queen of Ukraine!

Praying the Rosary for the Ukraine is a true Gift to give in these hard times. Letting them know that we are Praying The Rosary for them is a true Gift as well 🙂

The Rosary Is A Place :)

Thank You!

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel once said, “The Rosary is a Place”.

And it is. A very comforting and wonderful place. 🙂

When praying the Rosary I saw the most beautiful garden filled with Amazing flowers. Each more beautiful than the last.

I heard Mary, our Blessed Mother, say “Don’t forget how you got here, Pray the Rosary”!

Mary, Our Blessed Mother :)

Thank you!

Mary is so crucial in Christ’s story.  Mary never claimed that importance herself, but it’s there.  She raised Him, She encouraged Him, Her love strengthened Him and She suffered with Him.  She stood at the” Crossroads of History” with Him and walked the road with Him-all the way to the end 😊

 As for Jesus, He loved His Mother just like any other child does.  As a little boy He carried water for Her in Egypt and helped Her with the household chores.  (Yes, they had them even back then 😊).

When Jesus received a boo-boo, it was Mary who bandaged it and kissed it better.  It was Mary who carried Him on the long road to Egypt and who played with Him and raised Him, and He loved her.  As He grew, she prayed with him and taught Him many of life’s lessons.   And just like most sons, there is not much that He would not do for Her, because He loves Her.

Jesus IS God, but He was also human.  He loved Mary with a son’s love and God’s Love.  God’s Will always came first, His mission of Salvation always came first, but His love for His Mother Mary came as a close second, for the love a son has for him mother is incredibly special 😊

For Mary, the responsibility to raise Jesus well was huge!  Can you imagine being so young and raising the Savior of the world?  She knew He had come to Save the world.  She knew He was special to God and always would be.  And yet, as much as She sought to raise Him in a way that was pleasing to God, She also loved Him as any mother loves her son.  She carried Him for hours each day; she nursed him, and kept him close always.  She taught him to walk, to play, to eat…And when He suffered so, She stood by His Cross with Him and offered what comfort she could.  And after He died and rose again, She was a constant friend to the Apostles and a great resource for the early Church.

Asking Mary to pray for us is a privilege.  And one we have because She loves us with a Mother’s Love too! Not asking Mary to Pray for us is to miss out on Her help, which we will greatly need in the days to come.

How Blessed are we to have Her 😊

Mary, Christ’s Mother

There is one thing that the children, both at our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima, shared in common: They prayed the Rosary 🙂

Many have heard of the appearance of Mary at Lourdes. Many have visited Lourdes and have been healed. In 1858, Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette 18 times and thousands came along Saint Bernadette. People from all over the world still visit Lourdes and pray for healing of all kinds, and many are miraculously healed!

Written about less, is the shepherds nearby who saw a ray of light that led them to a statue of Mary. And Mary’s appearance in the 16th century. Mary appeared to Angleze de Sagazan. She was very, very poor and uneducated. But she was also very doubt and loved our Lord very much! Miraculously, “abudant” food was provided. A chapel was built and people were healed. One message that Mary gave was, “Do not forget to Thank God for His Blessings!” A message we still work on today 🙂

There is something else we learn, if God does not want something moved, it will not be moved!

But what can we learn today from Mary’s visit to Lourdes? There are so many lessons to be learned from Mary’s appearance in Lourdes. We learn that our Father is still in the business of granting Miracles, and we are reminded to Thank God for His Blessings! Our Father does indeed answer prayers and provides for us :). God still heals the sick, whether that is a physical sickness or a sickness of the heart :).

But we also learn that those who Follow Christ often face opposition and disbelief, but the price is infinitely worth it 🙂

We learn that Mary is kind, gracious and loving. She is constant in her prayers to God for sinners. And in her reminder for the need for Pennance!

And we are reminded one again that Mary loves us with a Mother’s Love, and can pray for us if we ask Her to 🙂

There is one thing that the children, at both our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima, shared in common. They prayed the Rosary. I do to, and it has helped to greatly deepen my faith, for which I am very grateful for. Praying the Rosary can help us all 🙂