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Infertility, Healing and the Gift of Baby Jesus at Christmas

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By Laura Durant There are many reasons why Christmas is special to me, many reasons why it is the second most special time of the year for me (second only to Easter). However, last year, Christmas became infinitely more special. 
The Gift of Peace in God’s Will
My husband and I began trying to have a child after a couple of years into our marriage. That was eight years ago, and we have not been able to conceive. We have been to the Vitae Clinic in Austin, Texas, which I highly recommend to anyone trying to conceive. While we were not able to become pregnant ourselves, I know many people who have through the help of this wonderful clinic. They were always very kind, always mindful of the struggle we were going through. I could go on and on about the kind and thoughtful ways in which they treated us and others struggling with infertility, but that is the subject for a different blog. After some time, and with a sense of peace from God to do so, we decided to discontinue trying to concei…

St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Mums

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I have recently discovered that my spirituality is very similar to that of St. Thérèse the Little Flower probably because I have lived with children under the age of 18 for 33 years. 

 I think that many mothers can relate to this saint as well. She lived thelittle waylike all people who are not rich and famous but want to serve God their loving Father through their littleness and simplicity. She chose to stay as a child in they eyes of God, performing all of her duties with love and obedience, no matter how small and insignificant they were.  Matthew 18:3: and said, "Truly, I say to you,unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  I like to say that a child, frog and tree are holy because they are who they called to be without a mask or false persona or large ego.
St. Thérèse said, “Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.”
 I pray now by simply resting in Him, looking into the light and His eye…