Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Prayers to St. Jude

Saint Jude the patron saint of lost causes is here and ready to take on our burdens. Prayers to St. Jude offer solace and comfort in dark and trying times. here is a link to a website for prayers and a novena. May blessed St. Jude lighten your heart, heal your wounds and comfort you in your times of trial.


Thursday, May 29, 2008


Accepting the things that happen to us on our journey of life is often hard and agonizing. Life is not fair and yet the burdens we carry are so often of our own making. Accepting the burden and giving glory to God is the goal . Today I pray for God to give me the strength to bear the things I cannot change or fix. To accept that I cannot bear it all without God's direct intervention and to help me to have faith in the guiding hand of the Lord on this journey.

" I will go before you and make the crooked places straight..." (Isaiah 45:2)



Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Expecting abundance is true faith. Faith that God will provide and faith that worry changes nothing. I work on this every day. I think the real test is that abundance is around me in every minute of the day and I am too closed off to see it. Today I will grasp at the moments, drink in the blessings and thank the Lord for all that I am experiencing. Gratitude goes hand in hand with abundance and Faith is the cornerstone.
Thank you Lord for your abundant blessings and for helping to strengthen my faith in you.


Friday, May 23, 2008


The small things in life add up to the larger burdens of worry. Christ said, "Be not afraid" So why do we not believe and stop the worry or fretting. Worry is a wasted emotion and yet we spend so much time doing it. If all of our burdens are laid at the foot of the cross, they are less burdensome. I am trying to let go of the fret...a true test of faith.

Peace today,


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Be still

Guest author, Ruth writes:
Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
This is of my favorite Bible verses, with its call to focus on the simple, the essential, and the eternal.
It also speaks to me on a personal level, because all of my spiritual growth has happened when I either forced myself to be still or was reduced to stillness by the overwhelming and compelling force of external circumstances that were outside my control.
I think it’s this way for most of us.
The command in the verse to "be still" comes from the Hebrew verb rapha which means "to be weak, to let go, to release". It could be better translated in the context of the verse as "allow yourselves to let go". In Hebrew grammar, the emphasis in commands such as "Be still!" is on the second imperative, which means that we are doing something in order for something else to happen as a result. In other words, we let go in order to know that God is in control. When we are truly quiet and truly honest, we realize who we really are – weak, feeble, and ineffectual, especially on a cosmic scale – we can let go of our desire to control every outcome and entrust the care of the world to God.
Inside each of us is a still, calm voice that is eternal. It can only be heard in stillness, and it says "I love you. I am always here."
That would be God, talking to you.
Thank you Ruth


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Welcome to Dona Nobis Pacem..Today

Dona nobis pacem. Three latin words that are as powerful today as they were two thousand years ago. Grant us peace. Peace is the purpose of this blog. Peace in our lives, peace in our hearts and peace in the world. By sharing this divine message, I hope to encourage other women to find a peaceful place, if only for a few moments everyday. I am committed to finding more peace in my own life and hope to share my journey toward contentment, a deeper faith and trust in the Lord.,