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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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Our Lady of Fatima – May 13th

Click HERE to get your copy of the above colouring page. May 13th, 1917, in the middle of World War I, Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal – Lucia and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco.  Appearing six times, Mary stressed the importance of praying the rosary. On May 13th, 1981, on the Feast …

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A Mother’s Challenge – Letting Go and Letting God

                 

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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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To my #2 Daughter… A New Stage of Life

As I walk around your bare room this morning, I feel an emptiness now that you’re gone.  Then I passed the shoe rack and saw your shoes gone, and it hit me again.  To be so proud, and so sad is an interesting combination.  Will you miss us as much as I miss you? University!  …

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To my #2 Son…The Value of Waiting

Dear Son, When you were a baby, there were many things you taught me.  You taught me that accepting a situation rather than fighting it takes the bitterness away as I sat with you fussing night after night.  The tiredness was more manageable when I realized the gift of sitting with you.  You taught me …

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Living as a Woman of Laughter

Well, since receiving this Word, I have had time to practice being a Woman of Laughter.  There have been some ups and downs in my life, as usual, and I have to say that it is a great Word to remember to bring me back to laughter and joy. I have noticed that I don’t …

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Joyful Mysteries: Women of Laughter Part II

Well, it certainly isn’t easy every day to be a Woman of Laughter. I have to admit that yesterday evening I was upset and hurt.  I resorted to snide remarks and tears in private.  I wanted to give up.  I was tired of working so hard every day – working with my family, my house, …

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