Suggestions for Making Lent Meaningful this Year (FB Live Video)

I did my second ever Facebook Live Video on Thursday (February 8, 2018) on some specific ways to make Lent more meaningful and purposeful for you this year. (I won’t be posting the Lives very often so I suggest you join the FB Group so you don’t miss out of future videos.)

A Prayer for our Veterans

(Repost)

A Prayer for Veterans

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public domain

God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.

We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for the light of day.

We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger and bring them home.

Turn the hearts and minds of our leaders and our enemies to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.

Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!

May the peace you left us, the peace you gave us, be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.

Christ Jesus, hear us!
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!

Amen.

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Tweetable: Prayer for Veterans

(Prayer written by Concord Pastor)

Here is a video tribute to our soldiers:

No Controversy? Yeah, Right…

Have you seen this yet? Melinda Gates and the big-time abortion providers are trying to force contraceptives on the poor women of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

To learn more and  share the facts, go to the Human Life International website.

Memorial Day Tribute

God bless our troops!

Hat-tip to Anne for bringing this video to my attention.

A Must Watch for all Christians

Glenn Beck. People either love him or hate him. Personally, I’m a big fan think he is a prophet for our time. But, matter how you feel about Mr. Beck, I urge you to watch this video. Think about this video. Pray about what you hear. Act.

If you are seeing this and you aren’t Catholic, don’t fool yourself. Like Mr. Beck says, Obama’s attack on Catholics is an attack on all Christians – and ultimately on all religious freedom. Please, watch this:

Catholics Under Attack

(P.S. On a completely different note, I’m giving away two copies of the awesome e-book “That Works for me!The winners will be chosen this afternoon, so hurry over here for details and to enter! The link to the book details is an affiliate link. See my disclosure policy here.)

Saint Michael, the Archangel

Today is the feast of the great Archangel, St. Michael (along with st. Raphael and Gabriel). His intercession is so necessary and important in these uncertain times when it seems like evil and darkness and overcoming the world.

Saint Michael

But, we must take heart! The victory has already been won in Christ and we have St. Michael battling on our side! Evil will not overcome, and even in our darkest days we must remember that in the end, God will prevail. No matter what is battling against us, we must take courage and continuing fighting the good fight.

It is so important to have devotion to Saint Michael and we should pray the prayer of St. Michael every day! Did you know that the prayer to St. Michael that most of us are familiar with is the shortened version of the original St. Michael Prayer? The original prayer is quite powerful and it would be good to pray the longer version regularly, too.

Here’s the longer version of St. Michael in video form:

By the way, this devotion is something not only for ourselves. We should endeavor to instill devotion to St. Michael in our children. We can teach them and encourage them to pray the prayer to St. Michael every day – even make it a regular part of morning or evening prayers.

If your family doesn’t  have a particular devotion to St. Michael, today would be a great day to start! Many of us Catholic moms do different activities to mark special feast days anyway, and today is definitely an important day of the church calendar and worth celebrating.

A quick search online will bring up different activities and crafts to do; and, if you are the crafty type you can probably put together some fun ways to teach your children about St. Michael (and the other Archangels). Unfortunately, I’m not very crafty. I will read about St. Michael in our saints book, have him color this coloring page and plan a special meal and dessert (Angel food cake, of course!) similar to what I found here.

What are you doing (or have done) in your family to commemorate this feast?

St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for us!

Be Still and Know That I am God

Need a few minutes to refresh your spirit and quiet your heart? Then take a few minutes to listen to this beautiful YouTube video and rest in the Lord:

 

(Linked to Fearless Friday.)

You are Precious (My First Video)

I posted my first video to YouTube recently. It is a little encouragement from Isaiah 43: 1-4. I pray that this little video touches your heart.

(P. S. I look so serious, don”t I! I didn’t mean to, but I was nervous doing my first live video. I was going to re-do it; but, I had already done the video several times so I went ahead and left it as is. 🙂 Hopefully the videos will get better in time.)

Here are the verses written out, in case you didn’t understand my reading of the passage. Again, It is from Isaiah 43: 1-4. I read from the New American Bible, Personal Edition:

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine. When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the holy One of Israel, you savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in return for you. Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you.”

Come, Let us Adore Him

Hat-tip to Dymphna’s Well for this fantastic video:

Are You a Johnny?

The video of Johnny the Bagger is so inspiring, I had to share it with you. 😉 It’s how one young man inspired kindness in all those around him with one simple act.