In beautiful Spring Lake we can see that the season is changing. As we visibly see that God is getting the Earth ready for a new season it is God's way of reminding us that we need to make some changes in our life. For He says in His 1965 hit song "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)*" that there is a season for everything. Fall is a season for us to slooooow down and get ready for the Holy days season. Maybe take some time this week to start thinking about what you will start or stop during Advent**.
Also, you could think about which Saint you would like to dress as for All Hallows Eve, or study about.
OR this just came to me! We could think of a virtue that we want to work on for Advent and find a Saint that emulates that virtue and study how that Saint imitated Christ by emulating that particular virtue super awesomely.
* The Byrds actually wrote Turn!Turn!Turn!, but it is evident they borrowed from God in
**Fun fact. Advent is like a little Lent where the Church also recommends we give something up or start something virtues. I'm a cradle Catholic and just learned this a few years ago, after grad school no less. Anyway, I've found that what works for me is working on something during Advent and as my New Years resolution makes it much easier to fulfill during Lent. Therefore, something birthed during the Advent and Christmas Season comes to fruition right around Easter! Wow, the Church is truly awesome sometime.
RCIA has had their first formal "class" last night. All is well with them. Please continue to pray for them.
Tuesday morning Bible study went over this coming weekends readings so be sure to pop quiz them! We learned or re-learned that we need to totally depend on God like little children. Man that action can be so difficult some time, for me anyway it seems like the older I get the less feel like I should need God. I mean come on I know how to drive and do all these ADULT things. But yet, I have all these other responsibilities that I really NEED to totally abandon myself to HIM.
Holy Spirit guide us to a deeper trust in Jesus.
St. Faustina...Pray for us.
We have started our Tuesday morning Bible studies this week. Visit the Bible study link to learn more about that. We have also started our RCIA inquiry sessions you may view those links as well. We will be starting a Catechism session in the near future along with Wednesday night sessions on Marian apparitions . Please pray that these ministries go well and that we all learn and grow close to our Lord. God bless, -dave