Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Gospel reading today Mark 1:29-39
"Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house. He went out of town to a lonely place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35

I have a New Year's challenge for all of you mothers out there. What if the news, magazines, restaurants, commercials, newspapers all talked about getting fit spiritually as a New Year's resolution? What a drastic change that would have on our world. Instead, all one hears is how to get physically fit through diet and exercise. Sure, that is a great thing. I am all for eating well and exercising, but you never hear anything about getting spiritually fit. Reality is, our bodies will eventually die, but our souls will live forever. How backwards does our world have it? The most important thing we should all be focused on is walking with our Lord daily and nourishing our faith.

What a wonderful example, once again, with have in the Gospel today. Jesus gets up and leaves early in the morning to go and pray. If you go onto to read Mark, you will see after his prayer time, Jesus knows exactly what He needs to do and His purpose of life seems crystal clear. The same things happens to you and I. If we exercise our soul each morning, we have an extra skip in our step through the day and our purpose in this life becomes crystal take care of our families and raise these little souls for eternity. And we will have JOY in doing this through prayer!

Challenge: I know, I hard it is to rise up early in the morning before your children. For we are the most sleep deprived human beings on earth! However, if you want to see a drastic change in your life and you are seeking a peaceful heart and a happy soul then you have to discipline yourself and rise early in the morning to spend time in prayer. Even if it is for 15 minutes, you will be amazed at the difference it makes in your day and in your mothering. I am a huge coffee drinker. (Coffee and wine...beautiful helpers in Motherhood.) I get gitty..giddy (however you spell that..)the night before at the thought of drinking my coffee and spending time with Jesus and the Blessed Mother. I know that sounds strange, but it is truly the best part of my day. So if your not a coffee drinker, than go to the store and get a yummy box of Tea or Hot Chocolate. Something you can wrap your hands around and feel the warmth of your cup and the silence in your heart. Order Living Faith for 12.00 online at It is a simple devotional book that has the church readings for the day and then a reflection. Do whatever is your thing....pray the rosary (even if it is just a decade) and meditate on Jesus' life, go to Borders and find a devotional book that suites you. Or just sit in silence and let God speak to your heart....or pull up this blog and read some archive posts. Whatever it is, make this happen! Make a promise to yourself and to God that you will try your best at being discipline enough to give sometime to Jesus and yourself. The more we can do this, the better wives and mothers we will be.

So today, figure out what your prayer time will consist of and get everything ready to start in the morning. All you have to do is start getting up 15-30 minutes earlier and you will see that your prayer time was so much more worth it than sleeping in those extra few minutes. Keep me posted on how things are going. If you need any extra ideas or motivation, just feel free to email me at Your soul, your husband's soul, and your children's souls are at stake.....and alot of it is up to you, girl, to make sure everyone gets to Heaven. Start TODAY! Don't waste anytime.....for our life here on earth is short but Eternity is forever!

On your mark, get set,....GO! Have a blessed Wednesday!

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