Category Archives: praying

Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

source Hi, I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! While praying this morning, I had the distinct impression of me sitting at the feet of Jesus.  I pictured those who sat at the feet of Jesus before me:  His parents, the teachers in the synagogue when He was only 12, His disciples, and …

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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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Morning Prayer

  Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I wake up in the mornings and I immediately start thinking of all the things that need to get completed that day.  I’m making lists in my head, then transferring them onto paper…first, so that I can prioritize and second, so I don’t …

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Interior Practices

Faith is more than our exterior practices.  It is more than the action of saying and of doing.  There is a deeper element – the interior.  Allowing God’s words to wash over us and the meanings to penetrate to our innermost self, allowing it to penetrate our thoughts until it speaks to our heart and …

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Reversing my Prayer Priorities

Hi, I’m Melina, a homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 1 (and a half!) and Servant of God. Prayer is important.  We can all agree on that.  I’ve tried adding prayer into my life.  I think I do a pretty good job.  I make prayer a priority.  I enjoy my conversations with the Lord.  I …

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New Year’s Resolution #2

#2 – PRAYER I’m putting this down as number two but really this is my first priority.  I have to get my prayer life back in order!! This doesn’t mean I haven’t been praying but it still feels incomplete.  My best days are when my days start with a walk and a prayer.  As I’m walking …

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A Year When Laughter Returned

2015 Theft Grounding Yelling Probation Officer Social Worker Tears Goodbye Hello Birthday Party Patter of Little Feet Laughter Barrie Broomball Fun Another Theft Another Loss No Chance for Goodbye Kids Playing Joyful Banter Laughter Soccer Conquest Youth Centre Honour Roll Waupoos Summer Camp Steubenville God’s Glory Hello Again School Again Fudge Again Karate Again Football …

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How do you Know a Loved One is in Heaven?

Lisa from The Practicing Catholic had this article to share about knowing a loved one is in Heaven.  This article gave me extra confirmation about my Dad. If you’ve read my post about my Dad, you’ll know about his schizophrenia. Lisa shared that “the Holy Spirit will send you confirmation” to know if your loved one is …

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