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Embrace Faithfulness

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To embrace Faithfulness and be faithful to God, we need to ask for His guidance in all matters, an increase in faith, an increase in trust, and an unwavering loyalty to Him. We are all created in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we all have the capability to be faithful. Yet when we allow self-pride, doubts and fears to creep into our psyches, thus eroding our faith and trust in God, we are in essence giving more credibility to the devil than to God; for it is the devil who is the promoter of self-pride, doubts and fears. When we allow these negative feelings and attributes to take over, our loyalty to God diminishes.

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Meaning of Life from a Third Grader

Rocking ChairFinding the meaning of life – It’s what we all do from birth to death. We ask questions. We pose “what ifs” throughout our lives. Yet when we are at the end of lives, what will we regret the most? Well, the answer comes from a third grader of all people! Wise words that we should all consider, given the time we have left on this earth to find the meaning of life – the life meant for each and every one of us. This video is both inspirational and motivational. I hope that you enjoy it as much as my husband and I did. My thanks to my friend Sam Kneller for sharing it with me.

 

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Faithfulness: God’s Promise! How Do We Respond?

Faithfulness Faithfulness is both a virtue and a fruit of the Holy Spirit. As a virtue, it is a belief in and trust of another with an unwavering loyalty. As a fruit of the Holy Spirit, God’s faithfulness to each of us is just that – unwavering. He will never turn His back on us; He will never leave our sides. God calls us to be faithful to Him in the same way that He is faithful to us. Therefore, He asks us to trust in Him. “Trust in the Lord and do good that you may dwell in the land and live secure. Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:3-4). Continue reading

Zeal: Is Your Heart Afire for Christ? If Not, Why Not?

Zeal Hearts AfireZeal, either the interest and passion burns within you, or it does not. You can’t fake zeal, just like you can’t fake true love. Zeal will come when you open your mind, heart and soul to God and place Him first in your life. It will light a fire within you when you give your life over to God, completely, for Him to do with as He wills. Zeal will abound. You will feel compelled to openly profess your faith with the zeal of the saints.

Zeal: Is your heart afire for Christ?

If you’re not quite feeling the passion, but would like to, then open your mind, heart and soul to God. Align your will with His will. Continue reading

Why Embrace Zeal Today?

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To embrace zeal is to take that intense interest and passion for God and faith, and act upon your strong desire to please God, based upon knowledge of what is true, tempered with love and humility. For example, the love of God and faith is so strong that persecuted Christians will not temper their zeal. No degree of violence and coercion will make a zealous person deny Christ, when that person is zealous about the Christian faith. The atrocities that we see happening in the Middle East against Christians, only serves to create many more saints who are martyred for their faith. They are witnesses to Christ. Yet, zeal for God and one’s faith does not always correlate with martyrdom. Continue reading

Zealous Behavior: What is It? What Can it Do for You and Me?

Zealous Behavior Zeal is a sense of enthusiasm, coupled with intense interest and passion for God and one’s faith. Zeal inspires us to put God and one’s faith above all else; to think big and to do big things in the name of Christ; to see a need and to do all that we can to fill that need for others. Sounds like a tall order doesn’t it? Well, what I describe could be applied as a characteristic trait of any given saint.

All of the saints possessed zeal in their earthly lifetime. Saint Paul was zealous about evangelizing the Good News and bringing souls to believe in Christ’s efficacious salvific action. Saint Francis of Assisi was zealous about rebuilding Christ’s Church Continue reading

Great News to Share with You!

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I have great news to share with all who follow my blog posts on the virtues. As of this week, my posts are also carried on http://www.catholicbloggersnetwork.com! I encourage everyone to pay a visit to Catholic Bloggers Network to feast upon the talented writing of many Catholic bloggers. The Catholic Bloggers Network website has so much variety to offer to anyone who seeks inspiration. I am honored to have my work included with the company of such talented people. Take a peek and look around. You will definitely find some high quality writing that will be worth the read. You will also be able to link back to my website by clicking on my name in Continue reading

Get Wisdom and Change the World!

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How do you get Wisdom? Through the persistence of prayer, along with the opening of our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit, we may be graced with the gift of Wisdom. In my opinion, Blessed Mother Teresa is the best example of a human being that possessed Wisdom. She saw Christ in everyone. Her heart and mind were always open to doing the Lord’s will. She was filled with compassion and love for everyone around her, because she viewed the world through God’s eyes. She saw the deplorable living conditions of the people of Calcutta, India. She heard the groans of hunger from the poorest of the poor, and she stepped up to do something about it, by dedicating Continue reading