I cherish the hope that one day Thou wilt swoop down upon me and carry me up until I am lost, a willing victim, in the fiery heart of the furnace of Love. ~ St. Therese of Lisieux A friend of ours would often remark when times were tough that, "I'm being burnt up, not … Continue reading Burnt up, not Burnt out
Tag: Mary de Turris Poust
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwefyT4_80 You did not create me to worry, You did not create me to fear But You created me to worship I'm gonna leave it all right here There is a distinct difference between knowing something, and experiencing something. And sometimes when the experience of something is so incredibly beautiful you want to go back … Continue reading Moved
Control—that ever-elusive dream. We all crave it, and yet our faith reminds us that we’re never really in control. We may try to convince ourselves otherwise, but usually we find out the hard way that even our best attempts to steer every last detail of our lives won’t give us what we’re seeking. So part … Continue reading Control
Happy Wednesday! It is good to be here in 2018. It's a good time to be a quilter. It's a good time to be discovering something so hang with me here... So often we look in the mirror as if through a glass darkly, seeing not what God has created but what we have created … Continue reading Untangling
Change my Heart o God
I've been working on an impractical color wheel using thread I have on hand, I have a lot of thread, this is a hazard of being a quilter for a long time. Check out my progress over on instagram. This is a class I'll be teaching in January at a local to me quilt shop. … Continue reading Change my Heart o God
Life Lines is a feature I read regularly in Catholic NY. I enjoy Mary Poust's writing style, and as a woman I do appreciate her take on faith. Saying "Thank you" for the hard stuff that happens in life, seeing these moments, these experiences as a blessing is something of a challenge. I'd certainly love everything … Continue reading Thank You
Noticing a Difference
Over the last week or so reading Cravings has been a little bit low on the priority list as the need to do some writing for the magazine, and make a quilt bubbled urgently to the surface. Like the urgency of the work needing doing some memories, profound ones have bubbled up as well. As … Continue reading Noticing a Difference
As you love your Self
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30, 31 Do not look forward in fear to the … Continue reading As you love your Self
Reading the first chapter of Cravings throughout the day memories bubbled up to the surface. Mary speaks of the image with which we view our self, that more than likely it's not image God sees. The memories hinting, oh hell they were saying at once, "see you're not all that good," and "here's where some healing … Continue reading Cravings Tribe
Where are you leading?
I read this post by Mary deTurris Poust on her blog Not Strictly Spiritual Friday. Something deeply resonated in my heart, particularly after something I said earlier that morning. In some way I wanted to be part of something, a particular group of people. In an effort to not be whiny I'll leave it at that. Mary's … Continue reading Where are you leading?