Google+

Sunday Prayer: Family

Dear Lord, Thank you for our relationships with our families. Thank you for having them in our lives and blessing is each and every day. We know that there maybe times when families can be trying, but at the end of the day they are all that we have. Without families, special events would not be as fun to celebrate. Thank you for keeping our families in your safe keepings....

Sunday Prayer: Perseverance

Dear Lord, We are very aware of the challenges that lay ahead of us each and every day. Please grant us the grace to get through the challenges and difficulties. Help us keep our heads high, and focused to finish what we start. Even when things seem impossible, we know that nothing is impossible with your help. Grant us perseverance in all that we do, everyday....

Sunday Prayer: Routine

Dear Lord, Thank you for the blessed mornings and sacred nights. Just knowing that there are some things that we can look forward to in the morning is more than enough to make anyone’s day. Lord, it is in these routines that we feel the most at ease and in our element. Thank you Lord for allowing us to carve out time in our days to do somethings that are familiar to us. Remind us Lord, that even though we are used to doing things one way, it is okay if we switched things up or change things. After all, change can be good sometimes, and often it is needed....

Sunday Prayer: Celebration

Dear Lord, Thank you for allowing us to see another year of joyous occasions. Be it Birthday, Holidays, or Anniversaries, we are fortunate to experience them once again. Lord, we know that these celebrations can be costly, but we know that the cost is well worth it because it could be the only time when family gets together. Please watch over our loved ones all year, since they are what matter to us the most. Also, remind us that as these special occasions that pass are not only a celebration for a person, but a celebration of our relationship with our loved ones....

Sunday Prayer: Goals and Achievements

Dear Lord, Every now and then we set standards for ourselves. Be it weight loss, writing, spending time with family or even earning more money. But we know, Lord, that any gains in our goals that we have made is because it has been your will. Lord, help us remember that slow progress is still progress and our goals will not be reached over night. Give us the patience to see our dreams a reality, but also Lord remind us that our relationship with You and our family’s has to be in our sights at all time. Please teach our families to be supportive as we will be supportive of them. Also Lord, remind us that not all goals are worth achieving. There are some goals that are best to be left alone....

Ash Wednesday 2013

Ash Wednesday for me was something that I just did because well…I had to.  I went to a Catholic school for all of my elementary and junior high years, so it was something that I just grew up with. While I am still a practicing Catholic, Ash Wednesday has taken on a more significant meaning for me. It is a preparation of the arrival of Easter. It marks the true beginning of Spring — which for me means renewal. It is a way to cleanse the mind, body, and soul. A reminder of our fragility and mortality. The last two parts are the parts that stands out for me and my family the most.  In the Catholic tradition, we usually go without something during the 40 days of lent (excluding Sundays). Traditionally, we give up something that we like, or crave and set aside our desire for it for this time period. We sacrifice. This minor sacrifice is a reminder of the major sacrifice that our Lord has done for us in order to forgive us for our sins. One thing that I have noticed is that when we do give up something, we tend to crave that thing more.  It’s like the withholding is creating the need. But, it’s through this withholding from something that we can truly understand that we, like everyone else crave. Need. Want. We are not always as strong as we want to be, but we are — reluctantly admitting — weak, and fragile. During Lent we are reminded that our time here on earth is short, and we should keep in mind of...
Google+