Saturday Morning Sit Down 8/5/17

Good Morning Ladies!!!

Time for another Coffee Chat Saturday!!!

So grab your favorite cup of joe and lets hang out!

Meditation:

For this weeks meditation, I wanted to talk about one of my new favorite chapters in Isaiah.  Isaiah is probably one of my favorite books of the bible because it has so many hidden gems.  I Highlighted bible picstumbled upon Isaiah 49 earlier this week and absolutely loved reading and praying over it.  Isaiah 49 calls to mind the mission of the servant.  The call to servant-hood is so important in the Catholic Church and everywhere.  This chapter also talks about Christ’s specific call to each and every one of us and the great honor that we have been given as children of God.  Christ is always with us in our walk as Christians and He will always encourage us along the way.

Please take some time this weekend to read over this passage.  I know you won’t regret it!!!

Songs:

In Awe | Hollyn

“I’m livin’ in awe, You don’t need me at all, But You couldn’t love me more, I’m livin in awe, Every day I fall, But You never let me go, I’m livin’ in awe…”

As humans, living imperfect lives filled with mess ups, it is amazing to thing that the God of the Universe could love us in the way that He does.  He loves us immensely and He will never stop loving us in this wonderful way.  We stand in awe of His presence and know that, even as He knows our deepest and darkest secrets, He will always be here for us.

Great are You Lord | All Sons and Daughters

“You give life, You are love, You bring light to the darkness, You give hope, You restore, Every heart that is broken, Great are You, Lord. It’s Your breath in our lungs, So we pour out our praise, We pour out our praise.”

Oh Great are You Lord!!!  There is power in that statement.  Like the song says, You are Life, Love, Light in the darkness, hope, restoration.  The simple name of Jesus has power to do so much good to the darkness of this world.  How blessed we are to be Christians, that our God is as Great as He is!!!

The Cure | Unspoken

“You are the cure, Everybody’s searching for it, Everybody’s reaching out
Trying to grab a hold of something real, You are the cure, Only you can satisfy us, Fill up the void inside us, Never been a heart you couldn’t heal, You are the cure.”

Whenever this song comes on the radio, I can’t help but sing my heart out.  It is so catchy and beautifully written.  Think about it: Jesus is the cure to all of life’s problems, annoyances, and heartaches.  Everyone on this earth is looking for His solace of hope in someway or another, even if they don’t really realize it.  He is the answer that everyone is looking for.

Videos:

I’m 17 | Kate Simonds | TEDx Boise

(This talk seriously made my day!!  We need more ladies in this world that are willing to put themselves out there as Kate has.)

Jackie Francois-Angel | Women’s Session | 2015 Steubie Main Campus 3

(I found this one a couple months ago and it was just so wonderful.  As you know, I love Jackie and everything she ever says is *spot on*.  Check it out.)

What are the Differences Between Born Blind and Becoming Blind | The Tommy Edison Experience

(Tommy, who has been blind fron birth, gives such interesting insite in all of his videos.  I love hearing about his experiences.  This video in particular was very interesting.  Enjoy!!!)

 

Books:

Sacrament of Charity

IMG_4002Do encyclicals count as books?? I’m going to say yes.  I’ve tried reading encyclicals a couple of times and haven’t always had the best luck.  This one, however, has been wonderful.  It goes into the great meaning and purpose of the Eucharist in the church and our lives, showing how multi faceted it is.  The Spirit is truly at work through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  We are so blessed as Catholics to have Christ visit us in such a personal way!!

Note: Yes, I know it’s not tecknically an encyclical, but you get the picture!!  Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation : Encyclical.  You see the problem.  haha.

 

Building Bridges: Interreligious Dialogue on the Path of World Peace:

I picked this book up at Catholic Family Land this year, intrigued by the title, and the discount price on the cover.  HA.  I am so glad that I got it, though, because it has not9781565482036-us disappointed in the least.  This book consists of an interview done with Cardinal Francis Arinze.  Cardinal Arinze, a native to Nigeria, has visited CFL on many occasions and is such an inspirational theologian.

In this interview, Cardinal Arinze talks extensively about the need for better communication between the thousands of religious organizations of the world.  He talks about how many problems could be solved just by striving to better appreciate the ideas and feelings of others.  Our evangelization as Catholics should spread much farther than just our parish communities or towns.  We are called to be considerate of all people’s religious beliefs and to work towards christian love for them, even when we do not necessarily agree.  This book is so moving, a true key to better understanding in usually tense topics.

I hope you enjoyed this post!!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Maddy

 

 

2 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Sit Down 8/5/17

  1. I just checked out Tommy Edison and I must say he is pretty awesome for a blind person!
    God has made amazing people in His Image.

    Hope you are having a great weekend Maddy!

    God bless you in this journey of yours.

    Julia ❤

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