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Offline CathMomof7

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« on: June 02, 2015, 03:45:12 PM »
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  • If you could, please remember my family in your prayers.

    We are having a difficult financial time right now.

    Since my mother's passing, we have added debt to pay off what was left of her nursing home and funeral bill.  (This has been split in half, a part each for me and my brother.)

    My husband was passed over for a promotion and a subsequent pay raise.

    Also, another project he was working on, had invested in, fell through and he will receive no compensation.

    We are behind on our bills.  It seems very dark for us.

    I tried to return to the work force, because we just did not see how we could make it financially, but that did not work well.  Our entire family suffered and was overwhelmed.  

    We have cut corners just about everywhere.  We have sold everything we have of value.  

    All we can do now is pray.  Please pray that somewhere the Lord opens a window for us.

    Thank you for your prayers in advance.

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    « Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 04:49:02 PM »
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    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


    TEJANO AND PROUD!


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    « Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 11:29:46 PM »
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  • Certainly.  :pray:
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    « Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 11:42:18 PM »
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    « Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 04:56:23 AM »
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    But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
    Luke 10:42


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    « Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 07:34:23 AM »
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    From: Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

    It is clear then that we do not receive anything because we do not ask enough. God could not give us little, He could not restrict His liberality to small things without doing us grave harm. Do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that we offend God if we ask for temporal benefits or to be freed from misfortune. Obviously prayers of this kind can rightly be addressed to Him by making the condition that they are not contrary to His glory or our eternal salvation. But as it is hardly likely that it would redound to His glory for Him to answer them, or to our advantage to have them answered if our wishes end there, it must be repeated that as long as we are content with little we run the risk of obtaining nothing.

    Let me show you a good way to ask for happiness even in this world. It is a way that will oblige God to listen to you. Say to him earnestly:  Either give me so much money that my heart will be satisfied, or inspire me with such contempt for it that I no longer want it.

    Either free me from poverty, or make it so pleasant for me that I would not exchange it for all the wealth in the world. Either take away my suffering, or -- which would be to your greater glory -- change it into delight for me, and instead of causing me affliction, let it become a source of joy. You can take away the burden of my cross, or you can leave it with me without my feeling its weight. You can extinguish the fire that burns me, or you can let it burn in such a way that it refreshes me as it did the three youths in the fiery furnace. I ask you for either one thing or the other. What does it matter in what way I am happy? If I am happy through the possession of worldly goods, it is you I have to thank. If I am happy when deprived of them, it gives you greater glory and my thanks are all the greater.

    This is the kind of prayer worthy of being offered to God by a true Christian. When you pray in this way, do you know what the effect of your prayers will be? First, you will be satisfied whatever happens; and what else do those who most desire this world's goods want except to be satisfied? Secondly, you will not only obtain without fail one of the two things you have asked for but, as a rule, you will obtain both of them. God will give you the enjoyment of wealth, and so that you may possess it without the danger of becoming attached to it, He will inspire you at the same time with contempt for it. He will put an end to your sufferings and even more He will leave you with a desire for them which will give you all the merit of patience without having to suffer. In a word He will make you happy here and now, and lest your happiness should do you harm, He will let you know and feel the emptiness of it. Can one ask for anything better? But if such a great blessing is well worth being asked for, remember that still more is it worth being asked for with insistence. For the reason why we obtain little is not only because we ask for little but still more because, whether we ask a little or we ask a lot, we do not ask often enough.
    For a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. - Thomas A Kempis

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    « Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 08:14:07 PM »
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  • Stubborn,

    Thank you.  Much needed reflection and direction.

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    « Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 09:34:46 PM »
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  • Hang in there. Prayers for you and your family.
    Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one's self unspotted from this world.
    ~James 1:27


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    « Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 11:41:04 PM »
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