Sunday, November 6, 2011
Break From Blogging
I have not posted much here over the last month or so. While I have had a thought or two that seemed post~ worthy, nothing seemed to come of them. From the day I began this blog, I never wanted to post for the sake of posting. This blog belongs to God and it is His message that I always wish to convey in some way, shape or form. So in light of all that I simply have not written.
I have taken this all to prayer and feel that God is telling this Daughter that a break is called for. I believe the maxim: "You cannot give what you do not have." I am going to spend this break time in more and hopefully deeper prayer. I have also neglected my journal writing which adds so much to my spiritual life, so I need to get back into that as well.
I will be serving on the team for my archdiocese's upcoming Rachel's Vineyard weekend (Nov. 18~20) and would ask your prayers for all those coming who are seeking God's forgiveness and healing from abortion.
The last two years I have begun the new Liturgical Year by offering my readers a patron saint to be there companion during the year. I will continue that tradition and offer all of you the invitation to participate in this again this year. For those of you who are new readers of this blog, this is how it works: Leave me a comment saying you would like a saint for the new year. I will prayerfully choose a saint for you and send you the saint's name. It is your job to get to know the saint~Google him or her, perhaps read a book or two by them or of their writings. Those of you who have participated in this before know that I truly believe that the saint chooses each of us and that through prayer you come to see why that particular saint has chosen you.
Leave me a comment on this post if you wish to participate. The saints will be chosen before the first Sunday in Advent and I will send their names to you by that time so you can begin the new year with your saintly companion. If I have your e-mail, I will e-mail it to you. If I don't have an e-mail you can leave it in the comment (which I will not publish for security and privacy reasons).
As for when I will resume regular blogging~ I am hoping to return with a reflection for the First Sunday in Advent. We will see if that is God's plan as well. In the meantime please keep me in your prayers and know that you will be in mine.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.