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You have gone to Mass. You have prayed. Now, look over your Measurable Goal Idea Pamphlet. Where do you sense the Holy Spirit is calling you? What sparks do you feel in your soul? Mark the ideas you think He may be calling you to do ONLY this month. Now, which of those are you called to do just this week? Perhaps it is two goals or maybe it is ten. Work within your own beautiful design. Write those goals in your Journal Section. Remember, this is kind of scary, because it makes your goals real. When feeling that fear . . . embrace it. God LOVES when we lean into Him and walk in faith. Put it all in His wheelbarrow. He has got you. He is a good, good Father. You will also write anything in this Journal section regarding any thoughts/ideas/insight that you have. You will want to reflect upon these in the future. You will also
Kingdom Builders is a new once-a-month prayer group for women. It will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, IN. We will focus on prayer, scripture, and the sacraments as a foundation. However, we will also incorporate other concerns that the Holy Spirit lays upon our female heart – physical health, financial stability, family dynamics, holy friendships, good parenting, strong marriages, and more. These are ALL part of what make up the genius of God’s beautiful design of us and we want to honor Jesus in all we do. We will have fellowship, faith sharing, and teaching at the Life Center and then we will walk over to the Church for Eucharistic Adoration. The Eucharist will be exposed and we will lift our hearts and voices to praise Jesus through song and then we will allow Jesus to simply love us in silence. Ladies . . . this is not just another meeting on your ‘to-do’ list.
I have mentored women for much of my adult life and as I worked and prayed with them, I began to see a similar struggle continually evolve. These wonderful women would feel guilt for not clipping coupons, but not recognize the grave error of missing Sunday Mass. Somehow the need to save 30 cents on cheese slices became a more serious concern than going without Jesus in His Word and His Eucharist . . . their desires had somehow become disordered. That disorder created chaos within their lives and caused many despair, destruction, depression, or just numbness. However, the universal effect among these amazing women was this: lack of peace and joy in their lives. As I reflected back upon my own journey I could see the times where I lacked peace and joy – my desires were also disordered. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,and all these things will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33
I heard this story years ago and found it so inspiring that even years later, I still sometimes hear Him say, “Mary Jo, do you have faith in Me?” God was about to walk across a tightrope between two mountains. There are miles of free falling space below. He looks right at you and asks, “Can I walk across this tightrope? Do you have faith in Me?” You know that God can do ANYTHING, so of course you say, “Yes! I have faith in You!”God walks across the tightrope. Then God grabs a wheelbarrow. He looks right at you and asks, “Can I walk back across this tightrope WITH a wheelbarrow? Do you have faith in Me?” You know that God can do ANYTHING, so of course you say, “Yes! I have faith in You!” God walks across the tightrope with the wheelbarrow. Then God looks at you, staring directly into your eyes and says, “Do you think I can walk back across with this
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