Put All Things At His Feet

When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and stars that you set in place—

What is man that you are mindful of him,

and a son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god,

crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him rule over the works of your hands,

put all things at his feet:

All sheep and oxen,

even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,

and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,

how awesome is your name through all the earth!

Psalm 8:4-10

 

The Lord put it all here for us – are we taking care of it?

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Be Strong, Fear Not!

Thus says the LORD:
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God,
he comes with vindication;
with divine recompense
he comes to save you.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,
the ears of the deaf be cleared;
then will the lame leap like a stag,
then the tongue of the mute will sing.
Streams will burst forth in the desert,
and rivers in the steppe.
The burning sands will become pools,
and the thirsty ground, springs of water.

Isaiah 35:4-7a

You Say

I chose Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” for this Tempo Tuesday. Listen to it. Hold on to the truth that the Lord says you are loved, strong, held and HIS. And Believe It.

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe

The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)

Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory, (ooh oh)

Saint John Vianney

Saint John Vianney is this Saintly Saturday’s Saint. He is the patron saint of parish priests. Saint John Vianney worked tirelessly to serve his parishioners and all children of God. Parish priests do the same. The diocese I live in has a low number of parish priests who work hard to serve God and, in turn, His children. While they are stretched thin, I am always amazed by their ability to take time to speak to each individual who comes their way: after mass, in the parish office, in the grocery store.

Saint John Vianney, please pray for all parish priests and all those who serve You, give them strength in body and mind, love and hope and peace. AMEN.

Rolling Through Recovery

Pepere Jim headed home today from the hospital. It was a joyous time when he was rolling in the wheelchair to the car. We are grateful that he was able to go home today. We continue to pray for his recovery and we look forward to spending more time with him (and Memere Dee) this summer at the lake.

It amazes me what humans have thought of, discovered and invented in the medical field so that we are able to live better physical lives.

God is Good.

Always My Favorite

This weekend was one filled with family and I always cherish our time together – especially seeing my best friend cousins. They are always my favorite. While it’s great to see my beautiful family, it feels like there is never enough time. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

I stopped by my grandparents’ farmhouse on the way out of town and found Memere sitting in her rocking chair. She said she was processing the whole weekend. Her eyes were moist, already missing the family that left. It’s a whirlwind of a good time and when the dust settles we have memories. I can’t wait until next time.

Letting Go

Below are some lyrics from Sarah Kroger’s “Letting Go” for this Tempo Tuesday. It’s a catchy song about letting go and letting God. 

I’m letting go
I’m letting go
For once in my life
I don’t even know
I’m just letting go
Oh I’m letting go

And like a friend
This heaviness is settled in my soul
I don’t have to hold it anymore
You whisper to me
Be still, don’t fight
Just let me make the burden light

I will not be afraid
To open up my hands
I will not be afraid
To let you in
I will not be afraid
Your love is more than I could know
So, I’m letting go

*Song be listened to in full on Spotify

 

Masterpiece

I love the first page Ayla decided to color in her new coloring book. It reminded me of His Own’s “Little Girl.” So, I’d like to introduce you to this song for Tempo Tuesday. We are beloved children of God, made in His image and likeness.  I want my daughters to know that they are God’s masterpiece.  They are just who God made them to be and they are beautiful.  I want that for my son, too. 

The King of Heaven and Earth is seeking your face and He is all that you need.   

“Little girl arise and see that He’s not finished yet
The King is calling your name
The King is seeking your face
The King is here in this place
and He is your Lord
and He is yours

[…]

The King is all that your need
The King won’t stop till your free
Oh daughter look up and see
Your father is here”

  

Power in Love

“There’s power in love. There’s power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will. There’s power in love to show us the way to live.” –The Most Reverend Michael Curry

On Saturday morning I was up early with the kiddos so we watched the six (6!) hours of Live coverage of the royal wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The wedding ceremony was broadcasted in its entirety.  Is there anything else that is treated with such a level of intensity in our media?

I think people desire to see two people come together to profess their love for one another. There is a longing for tradition, selflessness, and Love.  Everything was beautiful, from the songs to the dress to the message by The Most Reverend Michael Curry.

“Love is not selfish and self-centered. Love can be sacrificial, and in so doing, becomes redemptive. And that way of unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive love changes lives, and it can change this world.”    –Curry

*Harry and Meghan’s wedding was beautiful but I’m partial to my own almost 8 years ago 😉

Making Me New

“Your dreams over me are bigger than my own.” ~His Own

This past weekend at the Maine Catholic Women’s Conference I had the great pleasure of hearing and meeting the Catholic-Christian music group His Own.  All of their songs pierced my heart – I felt close to the Lord. I feel that music is a vehicle to a closer relationship to Jesus.

For this Tempo Tuesday I have to share His Own’s “Making Me New.” God wants to be in a relationship with us.  He has big dreams for us.  He wants us to succeed, be joyful, be hopeful.  The three women of His Own are using their talents to minister to all women.   

Making Me New
by His Own

You are Alpha and Omega
Beginning and the end
No place that you will take
you have never been
you have walked my desert
you felt my every pain
You gave your life to take me
where I have never been

I fall down and surrender
I lift my hands to you
you are making me new
for you have called me chosen
my heart is your pursuit
you are making me new

you are the gentle healer
you touch my every fear
and in my darkest hour
I know that you are here
I know that you are near

Your dreams over me
are bigger than my own
Your dreams over me
are bigger than my own

I fall down and surrender
I lift my hands to you
you are making me new
for you have called me chosen
my heart is your pursuit
you are making me new