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Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 22

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 22

What might have been going through the woman’s mind at this point? She was left alone with Jesus after He had rescued her from those that sought to condemn her for the sin of adultery. Every other man she had been left alone with had used her. 
January 22, 2023
Weekly Wallpaper // 352

Weekly Wallpaper // 352

  The Lord is my light and my salvation. Phone Wallpaper Desktop Wallpaper
January 21, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 21

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 21

We all have hopes and dreams, imaginings of our happily ever afters. So do the Saints. Saint Gemma dreamed and longed to be a nun. There were times in her life she thought that dream was finally coming to be fulfilled, only to be thwarted at the last minute.
January 21, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 20

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 20

My mom claims my favorite sentence when I was little was, “I can do it myself.” Though this attitude is helpful as a child learns new skills, as an adult, it can build walls instead of bridges. This attitude has helped me try new things, but has also spilled over into my prayer life at times. 
January 20, 2023
Blessed with Less

Blessed with Less

As I sat on the couch today reading my daily devotion, I was reflecting on what it’s like to be grateful when you don’t have enough.
January 19, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 19

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 19

“Jesus spoke very strongly to me. ‘What are you doing?’ he said to me. ‘What have you to say? Aren't you ever moved at all?’ Then it was that, not being able to resist any longer, I blurted out: ‘Oh Jesus, how is it that you who are most perfect and all holy choose one so full of coldness and imperfection to love?’”
January 19, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 18

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 18

A good dancer who knows how to lead is art in motion. They have the ability to make even a bad dancer look good, or even a bad dancer feel...
January 18, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 17

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 17

Saint Gemma Galgani. She had the stigmata. She had piercing eyes.  

This was about all I knew about Saint Gemma, and I couldn’t really relate. Then a friend received Saint Gemma’s name at religious profession, and I became intrigued. 

January 17, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 16

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 16

Friend. Redeemer. Lord. Creator. Almighty. Savior. These are all titles of God that we are familiar with, and often use to address God. However, the title of husband is not one we hear in worship songs or devotions, and might even make us squirm a little bit.
January 16, 2023
How Do You Live with the Guilt?

How Do You Live with the Guilt?

The Baroque church had a bone-chill dampness to match the dreary Italian evening. I crossed myself, shoulders hunched, and went to the front row. The Rosary had already started, the...
January 16, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 15

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 15

“Give me a drink.” (John 4:7) These are the words of the Lord to us this day as we come to rest with Him and spend precious time with Him in prayer. He is the One who invites us to this rendezvous. 
January 15, 2023
Weekly Wallpaper // 351

Weekly Wallpaper // 351

We can bear it all with Him. Join us for Lent 2023. Get New Wine here. Phone Wallpaper Desktop Wallpaper
January 14, 2023