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A Transformed Morning in Ten Minutes

+J.M.J.+ 7:30 a.m. is the hardest part of my day. Breakfast is over and Ethan packs up his bag and heads off to work. I love my girls and our days together, don't get me wrong, but sometimes knowing the whole days worth of work is just starting is so hard for me to get… Continue reading A Transformed Morning in Ten Minutes

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Pray for Father When He Receives Holy Communion + A Challenge For Your Week

+J.M.J.+ When was the last time you prayed for your priest? In the past at Holy Mass, I had so many intentions, prayers of thanksgiving, and people in my heart that I would forget to pray for the man who is literally there in Persona Christi, in the place of Christ. Our priests never stop working once… Continue reading Pray for Father When He Receives Holy Communion + A Challenge For Your Week

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Why All the Repetition? – The Rosary

+J.M.J.+ October is the month of the Holy Rosary, and so I want to quickly reflect on something some non-Catholics object to in the Rosary, and how it is beneficial in so many aspects of our lives...it's repetition. Some argue that this prayer given by our Blessed Mother to Saint Dominic over four hundred years… Continue reading Why All the Repetition? – The Rosary

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Am I Enough + Litany of Humility

+J.M.J.+ Something that I really struggle with interiorly is worrying if I am enough to others; enough of pretty much anything. I do know I am never holy "enough". I remember a great FSSP priest at a Lenten mission years ago saying that you can never stand still spiritually. We are either becoming holier and… Continue reading Am I Enough + Litany of Humility

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You Take Care of It – A Novena of Surrender

+J.M.J.+ My husband gave to me a very special prayer this summer, knowing it was at a time I desperately needed it. I am a worrier by nature. I know there is this great God who loves me beyond all comprehension, yet I often fret and worry about my problems as if He doesn't love… Continue reading You Take Care of It – A Novena of Surrender