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Always a good idea to marry a women who will get outdoors! 10/26/2018.
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Oh my Childhood best mate,still remember how I cut off your legs? #grasshopper #jealous #stronglegs #coolshades #beautifulcamouflage

Belalang daun.. atau daun belalang yaa.. 😊
Beautiful camouflage.. Beautiful You.. ☺

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Several thoughts came to mind during this weekend'a readings. But, the biggest thought I had centered on the Gospel Reading from Matthew 20:1-16. In the Gospel we hear about the laborers who work a full day, only to see their counterparts who worked for about an hour (my interpretation) receive the same amount of pay as the full day laborers. And, understandably, the full-day workers get a little upset.
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What struck me, though, was how applicable this is to our eternal reward, and our goal of entrance into heaven! God reveals Himself to each of us on His own time, and how easily it could be for me to be wounded if I felt another, "newer" Christian jumped the line to what I felt was my birthright - my heritage. .
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And, yet, what does Christ say about the last being first? That *the last shall be first* to enter the Kingdom of heaven! Go back to the beatitudes, folks - those who struggle, those who mourn, those who face obstacles will find themselves richly, and timely, rewarded when it comes to the end of our earthly lives! .
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So, if you are like me, and sometimes struggle with wondering how someone else appears to deserve something you felt entitled to, I'm here to say you're normal for feeling that way. But, I'm also here to challenge you - to recognize the gift you have been given in waiting for God to reveal His plan for you. If He has revealed Himself, and His reward to another person first, it doesn't mean you will receive the shaft. His love is plenty big enough to go around!
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Isaiah 55:8 sums it up perfectly, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord." He will not abandon us, and He has great plans for each and every one of us.
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Be patient for His goodness to unfurl.
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I don't typically talk about Saints or those on the path to Sainthood. I find the topic a little odd to discuss - for reasons I struggle to articulate. I've never had a saint (or a soul waiting to be declared a saint in the Catholic Church) really register on my radar.
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At least, not until recently. After a series of incidences, I texted a trusted friend all the reasons why I felt Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen would not leave me alone. And, asked for her recommendation on a book.
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She recommended, "A Life Worth Living," along with encouraging me to look up YouTube videos of his segments. While I haven't done the latter, yet, I am (slowly) making my way through his book. .
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To say it is speaking to me would be an understatement. I have so many thoughts swirling in my head, and I want to get them out! But, they are still jumbled thoughts for now.
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So, let me leave you with a quote which struck my heart today, and has almost made me cry. I have seen the quote before - but, reading it in context of "How Mothers are Made," makes the quote all the more beautiful. Such simplicity, and yet so profound. For Mary truly did hold Heaven in her arms.
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She held our Savior in her arms. She saw Love and loved Love, for the sake of us. .
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Today was a Mass with just the Mom 'n Kids day! However, it was also a day which saw a Mass said outside, and a great time meeting others in our Catholic community, encouraging them to join our local Catholic women's group.
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Today, I was reminded of my love for St. Peter. He was just so human. So real. So... me! He loved our Lord fiercely, but yet, he screwed up a LOT! And, our Lord forgave him - every. single. time. Our Lord believed in Peter, even when Peter didn't see his strength in himself. .
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Peter never gave up trying to follow our Lord with faith and love. He screwed up, he owned it, and he tried to set things right again when he needed to do so.
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So, in My Sunday Best, I am contemplating the similarities between Peter and myself. I am also praying I have the courage in my Faith to continue to seek to do my best, and to turn to our Lord for forgiveness when I falter.
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St. Peter, pray for us!
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Did you have a thought you took away from Mass today? Let me know in the comments.
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Sometimes, a mom just has to recognize - there are forces larger than herself at play in her house. Like the forces of imaginations at work, the forces of love put into every act, and the forces of giggles when children hear her "fake yells" about a dinosaur in the bathroom sink, heading for us all. Where will you find the forces at play in your life today? #beautifulcamouflage #bctgp #momlife

Today, I had two blog posts go live regarding Mary, the Blessed Mother. Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a day to celebrate the Catholic dogma that Mary, upon her earthly death, was assumed body and soul into Heaven. Check out my blog post at Beautiful Camouflage, and my post over @everydayediths to see my thoughts on this beautiful woman.
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Today kicks off the 54 Day Novena for our nation. Now, more than ever, I feel the need to buckled down and pray this Novena. I am going to begin today. Will you join me?
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Our nation's problems won't be solved with just prayer. Yet, prayer will transform us... bring us closer to Christ. And, in doing so, will change the way we look act, and act toward, those we meet along our journey in life. .
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Evil is real. The only way to banish its presence is to acknowledge the darkness - call it out! The only way we will defeat it is to shine a beacon of light into the darkness - calling in the brightest light of Christ. Let Christ dwell in your hearts and lives, brothers and sisters. Let Christ's light shine through you, as I hope I allow His to shine through me.
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And, don't forget to be fed by His word on this beautiful celebration of Mary's life, death, and Assumption today!
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This morning, as we passed through the military installation, we yielded for a soldier in the crosswalk.
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From the back seat, in the same voice you typically hear the beginning of a "Why did the chicken..." joke, my son piped in, "Mommy, why did the soldier cross the road?" I chuckled and replied, "I don't know... to get to the other side?"
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And, made me wonder - what's the best comeback for "Why did the soldier cross the road?"
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Best/funniest answer gets bragging rights until the next time I have a joke question!
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Life can sometimes be brutal. It can drag us down. Life can get heavy. And, for moms, there is a certain expectation that things must go perfectly... at all times.
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Yesterday was one of those "horrible, no good, very bad days." My husband had been out of town since the day we returned from vacation (he's back now), the kids are still staying up until about 11 PM as they try to readjust to East Coast time (from the vacation I briefly blogged about earlier this week), I had unexpected news about a knee injury I have been nursing for the better part of two months, and my children have been running rampant because, well, they are small children and mom can't chase them too easily. Top it off, I lost my car and house keys for almost 24 hours... only to find them in the front door of the house. .
After finding the "lost" keys, I prepared to take the garbage out to the curb, literally running on fumes. Until I realized yesterday was Wednesday, and garbage gets picked up Wednesday mornings.
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And, all I could do was find some humor in the week... find some humor in the day... find some humor in the situation. Which led to the creation of this little picture. 😉
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Because life is going to get rough and tumble. We're going to all have those days (or weeks) where nothing goes right! But, when we take a moment to find some humor, some beauty, some brightness in our day - or week - our spirits are automatically lifted!
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Today is a new day... I am a hot mess, I am running on fumes, and life is tough right now. But, I am choosing to find the beauty in the hot mess, through the fumes, and in the midst of tough stuff. And, I am grateful for all of the beautiful mess of my life.
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Will you join me in embracing the mess in your life today? Will you join me in finding the humor in your day today? Will you join me in finding the beauty in your life, and the little moments today? .
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