A lovely quote and reminder from St. Francis de Sales….
“Theotimus, we must be always rendering ourselves pliable and tractable to God’s good pleasure, as though we were wax.
We must not trick ourselves into willing and wishing for things, but leave them to God for Him to will and do them for us as He pleases, “casting all our anxiety upon Him, because He cares for us,” as the holy apostle says.
Note that he says, “all our anxiety,” that is, not only our anxiety as to accepting events but also that of willing or not willing them. He will have care as to the outcome of our affairs and to will whatever is best for us.
Meanwhile, let us lovingly use our care to bless God in all that He does, saying after the example of Job, “The Lord has given much to me, and the Lord has taken it away from me. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
No, Lord, I do not will any event. I leave events to You to will them for me entirely as You please. Instead of willing events, I will bless You because You have willed them.
Oh, how excellent, Theotimus, is this use of our will, when it gives up all care to will and choose the effects of God’s good pleasure in order to praise and thank that good pleasure for such effects!”
-St. Francis de Sales, Finding God’s Will for You
Our March has been very cold, but we are finally getting a little whiff of spring! I thought you’d enjoy some photos….
Rosie creeps down the stairs a bit to watch the fun.
Magdalene and Agnes….so cute!
School days at Gin’s
Juliette, Peter, Nathan
School days at home
Newest little grandbaby visiting Rosie.
Gin made this table runner for my birthday. Perfect for spring!
Rosie hid this one from me as she crocheted it for my birthday.
Cute! Card from Sienna to Rosie. I thought the figures on the bottom were supposed to be angels. I found out later that they are birds. I should have known! 😀
Beautiful homemade card from Jeanette.
This is a typical Sunday. Boys are playing here.
Girls playing here.
Listening to Father Adams.
Father always has good stories to tell!
The girls have other ways of listening….
Devin has an excellent voice and will be singing for the Talent Show. He also plays the viola.
Gemma and Tobias
Blocking and starching my birthday doily. 🙂 One of Rosie’s better days….
Rosie blocking more doilies.
Birthday wishes for Mom/Grandma!
Gin and Juliette revving up for Lent! Notice the door on the table Gin is revamping for her wall.
Here it is finished and hanging up on the wall. All the art was done with a sharpie!
Angelo and I repainted our kneeler.
Then I did a “Gin” thing and used a sharpie to dress it up …and for a good reminder to all who kneel there!
Vin and little Pete-Pete.
It’s been a cold March, says Nini as she does her school work!
Reading time with Dad! (Devin, Theresa’s hubby)
Angelo drew this Crown of Thorns. A little lopsided but we like it! The flowers continue to be added….
Making the Crown of Thorns.
Done! Each time a sacrifice is made, a silk flower is put on the end of the toothpick. It will be lovely by the time Easter comes!
Theresa’s little people are starting their Spiritual Lenten Journey. (Thank you, Mary, for this lovely activity!!)
Clipart is colored and added to the scene.
Each day is something new and the kids are loving it!
We have four new puppies and Rita is ecstastic!
LIttle Rita….So sweet!
Vincent is our gardener (when he has the time). These pansies will be planted soon.
It was refreshing to go up to his greenhouse when the winds were blowing and the snow was flying. Ahhh…..the scent of spring!