1. Are you peering into my should?! We’re on the same wavelength because I was planning on writing a blog post about that very same quote Dr. Thierfelder shared on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show! Thanks for writing it for me so that I don’t have to. ;) I love that quote so much that I’m thinking about getting it put on a canvas to hang in our kitchen where we all can see it often. Starting my day with the Morning Offering and going to my new spiritual director is making a big, big difference in my everyday attitude about my day-to-day life as a wife and mother. Oh, how I’d love to go to coffee to chat all about the good, bad, and ugly and everything in between! I most definitely do not choose to act like a world-class mom in every moment, but I’ve noticed the Holy Spirit giving me more nudges to acknowledge the baby step improvements, pat myself on the back when I keep my cool during epic temper tantrums, or give myself a break instead of instantly thinking, “I’m the worst mother ever!” every time something goes wrong. From now on, when I close my morning prayer time with the Morning Offering, I love that visual of moms across the world linking arms–in prayer, in sacrifice, and in love for the salvation of the world. Let’s do this, World-Class Mamas!!! Prayers for you as you discern those big life changes.

  2. I remember a long time ago in what seems a far away galaxy i.e. when my kids were young, I was struggling. My spiritual director simply said to me “Bloom where you are planted”. I needed a simplistic mantra to remind me to live in the present moment. Great post, good thoughts my friend.

  3. I had the same reaction when I listened to this podcast. I LOVED his perspective!! I need to say “Thank you Jesus” more often instead of wondering why I am being punished!
    Also, to be present in the moment is to be In Union with God. Sigh…my biggest struggle in life. So glad that you posted this.

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