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2/27/12 10:06 A

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Amen and Well-said!

"Autumn"

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
- Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)


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2/21/12 8:39 P

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I will be finishing up my Novena tomorrow saying two Rosaries, since it is Ash Wednesday.
I have another path I am being led onto for Lent.
I anticipate being part of another 54 day Novena after Lent. It has been a great spiritual learning experience for me. I have received many graces, answers to prayer, and learned so much about the power of Our Lady when it comes to petitioning her and seeking her intercession! I have seen first hand how my Blessed Mother takes one by the hand and leads you to her Son's Sacred Heart! What joy there is in obedience! In commitment!
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful offering of love to our Blessed Mother and to God!
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2/13/12 1:40 A

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That was very well said!
Hang in there. We know who wins!


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Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.
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2/10/12 8:30 P

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Saying my Rosary each day has been an anchor for me. I had a real meltdown last night. I felt like darkness was wrapping around me and I was enfolded in solid blackness. The lack of nourishment(I hadn't had anything since noon), water, and my DH's behavior sent me over the edge. The devil hit me where I was hurting. I was overwhelmed, tired, and let my guard down. I went to bed, and I said my evening prayers. Bad dreams all night. I awoke saying the Our Father. It was then I realized I was under attack, and I was too weak to fight. I said a HM, the Act of Contrition, told Jesus I trusted in Him, and got up.
When I got into my car, to make my hour drive to work, I put on my Scriptural Rosary. I set my heart on listening to what the Rosary had to tell me this morning. God had a lot to say!
Whatever goes on around me is from His hand. It is because I am loved so much that I am being allowed to grow as I am. I am drawing closer to my Mother's Immaculate Heart every time I say a Rosary. I am pleasing the Father each time I meditate on the Mysteries. I am offering my prayers to cover the world in the Divine Mercy. I am causing the devil much pain and hardship. He is losing his battle faster because God's Mercy is enveloping the whole world, touching souls who may not even realize it.
I am being tried by fire so I may be like gold. I want to be such fine gold that I cannot help reflect my Savior's light to the world.
I have been humbled. I feel like I have been crushed, but I am not broken. I am being reworked in the Potter's hands.
All because I am committed to saying a Rosary every day.
I have something to help me hold on to the hem of Someone's garment...
I cannot fall. The darkness may come. It will not prevail!

Step into the unknown with confidence! Trust that in the darkness of that first step there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!


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2/9/12 3:13 P

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Wonderful!!

"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
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2/5/12 5:17 P

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Belief is the KEY

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2/5/12 12:20 A

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2/4/12 12:41 A

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Wow! That is amazing!


cj

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2/1/12 5:25 A

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Amen! My mom had a miracle too with a 54-day Rosary novena she said some years ago - I know these miracles happen all the time!

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2/1/12 1:17 A

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1/30/12 11:42 P

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Thank you for sharing this part of your journey with us!

And thank you especially for the part about the devil not being pleased. That explains a lot right now for me! It gives me hope to push on. The devil wishes me to despair. I will not give him the satisfaction.

All praise be to God!
God is so good.

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1/30/12 7:47 P

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Amen and thank you its great isnt it HUGS

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1/30/12 5:41 P

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I would like to thank God for all of you, my Catholic Critters Spark friends! His leading me to SP was a great gift in itself, but the finding of this team is an even greater gift! In the short time that you have welcomed me into your community, I have been so blessed that I cannot even begin to tell you all about it...
Saying a Rosary was nothing new to me. When I was away from the Church, I still carried and prayed my Rosary daily(even in a Baptist church! They thought I was crazy...) . I have said Novenas to the Little Flower, St. Anthony. But in my 56 years on earth I had NEVER heard of a 54 day Novena...until now.
God's timing is not ours, and I certainly have realized this over the past four months. I will not speculate on where I would be without my Sparking right now. My life has taken a turn, and there is a "new normal". It is ok.
Saying my Novena prayers each day has brought me to a whole new place in my soul. A quiet, still place that is aligning me with God's will in my life. I am hearing His voice so much clearer. I am able to listen and wait much better than ever before. There is a new sense of focus unlike any I have ever experienced. I can live my Faith... I can occasionally use words to share the Gospel. I am practising the presence of God, as Fr. Lawrence calls it.
The journey is just beginning for me. The devil is not pleased. I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, and enveloped in my Mothers mantle. Whatever the outer circumstances that swirl about me, I am at peace. My Rosary is my weapon, and I know Who wins the war. So I wll continue my Novena, and make it a part of my spiritual life until the HS shows me a new path.
Our Lady must be very pleased with the roses we offer to her... she can use them to draw souls to her Son's mercy.
May the Divine Assistance be always with us!
Again, I give praise to God for all of you!

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