Posts Categorized: GWF Blog

Novena to St. Paul the Apostle of Love

As I was contemplating the upcoming Pentecost celebration; as I have shared with you before,  has been placed on my heart to keep watch over this day by committing to a public Pentecost Novena, a thought hit me to do a novena to St. Paul.  Now, I am not at all familiar with St. Paul…. Read more »

Worthy ?? Yes You are!!

When Our Lord calls us to participate in life, we must jump in with both feet. Hesitation is our nature.  We want to have answers and be prepared.  However, listening, as we have established, is doing and trusting.  Far be it from me to be an example of such a strange concept.  Not, I.  I… Read more »

Self help

We are constantly looking to change ourselves to the picture society has created for us. We walk through any bookstore only to see rows of self help books asking us if we have enough self confidence to find the man of our dreams, make the money we desire, have a body to kill for, and… Read more »

Effort

Sometimes finding the desire to push yourself to do what you ought, can feel like a lost cause.  Really what good is going to do? Who really is going to benefit or for that matter miss anything I do or say?  Low self esteem? No not really just….sometimes a realistic view at your life (my life) makes you… Read more »

Thoughts on a childhood without a mother

Once I began reading Motherless Mothers and looking at myself and my “attempt” at mothering my children, I realized why I felt so inadequate as a mother. A few years back, feeling depressed and lacking in my skills as a mother that I began to realize that one of my biggest problems, in raising my… Read more »

Motherless Mothers

I came across a book by Hope Edelman titled “Motherless Mothers” and it caught my eye, being that I myself am– a motherless mother.  I have begun reading it and though I am not done, I have already found so much insight into the mother I am and why.  Being a mother, raising children, is… Read more »

Praying for Success of Catholic businesses.

Today, December 8th, the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to begin a monthly prayer for the success of all Catholic (Christian) businesses.  Looking around during this Christmas season, it is saddening ho strw many small business that were struggling last year are now gone. What a perfect… Read more »

Advent–A beginning

Recently I was introduced by a friend to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, since then our Lady has been finding me . The season of Advent has begun. I know that I am running a bit late in sharing my desires for the season but I have come to a stage in my life ….it… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!! The one special day of the year set aside to help us to remember to be grateful!! As I sat thinking about this day, my thoughts went back to the pilgrims…who are credited with bringing us this beautiful day. Thoughts of why they got together with their “enemies” in a peaceful celebration came… Read more »

About Angels

Looking around, I can see the beautiful faces of angels. Chubby cheeks, sparkling eyes, infectious smiles, sweet attitudes. Eyes so full of love that you can’t help but want to hold them in your arms and just stare into those pools of welcoming, non-judgemental, serene blue eyes. Yet, angels must be allowed to do their… Read more »