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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I've been really convicted lately about my role in our family as the domestic church. Maybe it's because I have two small ones now, but I find it harder and harder to put the energy into really celebrating our faith at home. It is easy to build church up for Joan on Sundays, reminding her about what Mass is and how to behave during it. But during the week, other than night prayers with her papa and the occasional lesson about why we need to be nice, we're not living the way we're called to.

It's my challenge now to incorporate Christ into our daily lives, or more accurately, to mold our lives after Christ. I'm just thankful that He's only asking me to do what I already do...

Now my baked goods will be in celebration of Feast Days and Holy Days. My songs will be cute Bible songs and hymns. My blog posts will be about our spiritual journey. My nap time stories will be about Jesus and the lives of the saints. Our craft projects will reflect our spiritual life. And with every action in between, from the poopy cloth diaper that needs to be washed immediately to the snotty nose that needs to be wiped, I'll try to do joyfully with a servant's heart. Even now as I type this, which has taken over an hour, I have a fussy nursing newborn who's already spit up on me twice and the laundry needs to be switched to the dryer...

I'm not sure what prompted such a revelation in my life, maybe it was Mary's intercession on her birthday. Whatever the case, I'm thankful and I'll keep you posted on my attempts - as long as you'll keep me accountable and in your prayers. Here's a little video that showcases my efforts. And truly, I post not in vanity - but because my kids are so adorable! God bless you!



And this one's just for kicks!

2 comments:

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

This is awesome. I'll be praying :)

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