Below is my very first blog post at the pillars. But may I say first, that it has been both a time-consuming endeavor and a delightfully rewarding past-time. Hopefully, this year I can control my time better, so that I can sew/quilt/crochet, and play with my kids more, all the while continuing to grow in love with Our Lord and the faith vehicle I am "climbing!"
Each and every blogger that has stopped by and commented, those I have grown closer to, and those who have prayed, cried, and laughed with me during these past wonderful months, I am totally thrilled to know you! Please continue to teach, inspire, encourage, and bless for it is this community that has made me a stronger person!
Here is that first post for you:
For the past several months, I have been wondering about starting a blog. What would I talk about, share? I know!! My faith and my desire to help other mothers in their Catholic faith. I come from a family of 5, three kids and our parents. Today, I am the only practicing/devout Catholic child, my two brothers are either not practicing, or not Catholic all together. Too many times, I have heard parents day that they don't know enough about their faith to share it and live it within their own families. The next generation depends on the parents of today to pass down the Catholic faith. Our beautiful Catholic faith is a heritage that should be cherished and lived, and shared and utilized!! We have the fullness of what Christ gave the 12 apostles, the sacraments of forgiveness, spiritual food, the Word, the Holy Spirit, prayer. Every Sunday, folks walk into Church to attend Mass and looking at them, they neither have the proper reverence, knowledge, and/or reasons for being there. I want to help. I want to share what I know and read. I want the holy Catholic Church to flourish and be the wellspring for our beings, families, marriages, and society.
Dear Father, I pray that this is the purpose of my blog, that I may share the love and devotion that you have given me to others. Especially, I want to reach the mothers of Catholic families and even those who are not Catholic, but interested in knowing more about our faith and give them the courage and resources they need to pass the Catholic faith down to their children. I ask this in Christ Jesus' name, who lives and reigns with you in the union of the holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.