|Some cute, happy nuns!|
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|Some cute, happy nuns!|
"What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" - Matthew 16:26
|The girl in the cowboy hat is getting married!|
|calm before the chaos|
|There she is in the middle to the right of my head haha. Making lemonade at the carnival!|
|At LAMP, a Catechetical soup kitchen run by the Sisters|
|We did a scavenger hunt for some team bonding!|
|We got up really early one morning and prayed over the city. Awesome.|
|At a home renovation site|
|The whole motley crew! Loved my team|
|Hanging out with kids from Tower of Power church. So fun!|
The other day, JP had a huge splinter in his hand and was freaking out as I was about to start removing it. Through his tears he said "Hold on, just give me a minute to pray to God first." He ran to the couch and prayed and came back and said "ok, now I'm ready."Talk about a great reminder to pray in the midst of trials, and we will be given strength!
I got home from work the other day, and JP ran over to me saying "Maggie! I just want to hug you! I love you, I love you! But I don't love you the most, because I love God the most".If only we all had such unreserved expression of love for our Creator....
And then proceeded to yell "I love you" to the sky because he was telling God he loves him. Heart puddle.
|Little man also had his first Confession last night, so he is a holy roller ;)|
My 12 year old sister, Rachel, asked me a couple days ago if I was planning on going to 6:30 mass this morning (Wednesday). In my head I'm going Um...wasn't planning on it... but I should probably go.... snap.... So I told her "maybe". Why did she want to know? Because she wanted me to take her to mass. At 6:30. Before school. How can I say no to that?Needless to say, that was plenty of motivation to get my butt out to the car and to church this morning before the sun even came up. (Thank you, daylight savings).
|Sorry for the awkward selfie|
"You seem like a really great girl and I know you will find someone great if you just keep centered on your faith and pray about it, God will help you meet someone great! Don't ever doubt that either! You are awesome and a guy would be lucky to have you, so don't settle for less than someone who is a good Christian man who respects you and treats you right! And remember, the right guy will like you just how you are, and love that you're faith is so important to you because it will be important to him too. I wish you the best of luck though! Keep praying and God will help you meet someone :) " (emphasis added)
|It really did look like a castle :)|
|My friend Caitlin and I with the castle in the bg.|
|Ivanka, one of the visionaries, in the green shirt!!|
|At the top of apparition hill! Where Mary appeared|
|Top of cross mountain|
|The amazing view!|
|Just being artsy :)|
|Me... obviously... great view in the background!|
|Statue of the Resurrected Christ that leaks human tears from the right knee. They actually tested the properties of the liquid and found it to be same make-up as is found in tears! So cool!|
|We stopped in Split (Croatia?) on the way back. Beautiful little place.|
"Wait, it is Bunch's birthday, right?"
"Yes dad, that is why you made the Cinnamon Rolls"
"Oh....right.... coffee..."Needless to say, this made my morning. But I am also greatly relating to this early morning sentiment as I am enduring the crash hours of the day.
|My sister and I acting out the picture...except I forgot I was supposed to be smirking.. ;)|
|I don't really know what this is, but it looked fun. I think it is saying that it is delicious.|