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Praying Your News Feed

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#WorthRevisit - Praying Your Newsfeed         4/20/20160 Comments Prayer is a power gift. Perhaps you have not thought prayer in terms of gift.
The interesting thing about gifts to be USEFUL — they need to be:
Received,Opened, andwell...Used. In putting it to use the receiver can truly express gratitude for the gift. If we are presented with a new book, dress or game, and put it in a drawer never to be touched again, couldn’t we be considered ungracious?  The irony is the only one missing out from not using the gift is the recipient.  Even Great Aunt Hilda’s itchy multi-color sweater can be put to some use with a little imagination; and should we not want to try to figure out how to do that, after all Great Aunt Hilda put into getting it for us?
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above.    James 1:17 If it is important to be attentive to sweet Auntie Hilda, how much more should my response be then to every good gift God offers such as faithgrace, and of course, prayer

Get Yout Advent On!

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Today's post features Advent ideas from lots of great places: Catholic Mom, USCCB, Our Sunday Visitor, Holy Heroes, Loyola Press, and much more. If you've ever wanted an easily-accessible collection of great family resources, this is it!

Please join me at Praying with Grace today!

Join the Pope's Official Prayer Group!

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The Pope has a prayer group, and it's called the Apostleship of Prayer.

The international Apostleship of Prayer website has a map of the prayer group's offices around the world:

These offices serve the Church by uniting people in prayer for the Pope's personal intentions. I love clicking on the links to Apostleship of Prayer sites from various countries. Just a few minutes on these sites helps me work on my foreign language skills and provides a glimpse into the vibrant prayer lives of our brothers and sisters around the globe.

When Pope Francis visited the US last month, he asked at every stop for people to pray for him. The worldwide Apostleship of Prayer gives us a concrete way to do exactly that.

Find out how to become a member of the prayer group St. Therese of Lisieux joined at Praying with Grace!

Too Wonderful To Not Share

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I was spending a little time this late afternoon on Pinterest and came across the above pin, which took me to this wonderful story of conversion. It really made my day! 

If you're on Pinterest, please re-pin!

Happy Friday to you and yours,
Sabrina

I'm in the final stages of writing Trusting God with St. Therese

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This week I began bribing my kids to help me finish my book. They each start with $1, and lose 5¢ each time they interrupt me with discipline problems or goofing around during school hours. We’re doing lots of worksheets right now!
I wrote my final chapter of Trusting God with St. Therese on Tuesday. Now I’m doing some final rewriting and editing. I hope to send it out to a few Beta readers in about two weeks. Then there will be one more round of editing and final formatting before I make it available to select book reviewers.

If you have sent me an email lately and haven’t heard back right away, please know that I am not ignoring you. I am just really  focused on my book until this stage is complete. I will try to reply to as soon as I can.
In the meantime, here are some links related to Trusting God with St. Therese that you might have missed.

I have 4 Pinterest Boards related to my book:
St. Therese of Lisieux: Pins of all things related to St. Therese.Trusting God: Peop…

Mary in the Art of J. Kirk Richards

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I went on a image search binge this week, unearthing countless images of Mary onto and from Pinterest.  It is an eclectic mixture with everything from obscure fine art, modern abstracts, old, icons, stained glass, statues and even ethnic and folk art. So in honour of the Feast of the Holy Rosary, a collection:  Mary in the art of J. Kirk Richards Annunciation many more images>>