Today is my day off. I have lesson plans and another project but my mom duties are on the back burner. This is good since, as is usually the case after a hectic few weeks, I am dealing with a rather wicked throat ailment and Mr. G along with me (Kellie, I beg you, don't even think the "s" word ;0)) So I'm resting for the most part which is good because, while I'm resting I can do some planning on my laptop. There is a lot to plan and pray for over the next several days.
This is the beginning of a really big week! So many exciting things, so many people for whom to pray. First, of course, our Holy Father, who will be arriving on US soil in a very short amount of time.
|Wouldn't it be a miracle if his visit could spur us on to making big changes in our lives? Changes to avoid distractions and focus squarely on God's plan for us.|
|I can't wait...wood burning fireplace and lots of room to run.|
The final excitement for the week is the embarking of the pilgrims from ours and a few other parishes to attend the ordination to the transitional diaconate of our dear Adam Potter and his classmates. This man will make such a wonderful priest. He is honest and forthright and genuine. How blessed we have been to know him during this journey.
|Join us in praying for the safety of the pilgrims and God's blessings on the deacons!|
Today's project was finishing Adam's book. We went on our pilgrimage to pray for him and his classmates back in August and since then I've been working on a photo book about our journey and the lessons we learned. I have to say, I am extremely pleased with the way it turned out (even the mistaken city that I corrected with black sharpie...it shows my humanness.)
|DH reading it to the kids. It was so fun to relive our experiences!|
|The plain packaging ;0) They are little black crosses...I had to dress it for travel. Not sure if it will have to be unwrapped...and no giant bows.|
Please pray this week - for the pope, for the deacons-to-be, for traveling mercies, for anything that you know needs prayer. I have a feeling it's going to be a wonderfully grace-filled seven days.
We are blessed.