grace notes

 

happenings. God making music with our lives. attracting our attention. we’re not meant to linger on them. but grace notes make the music richer. they let us know Somebody is there.

~the excerpt above is from chosen. it’s where i’ve got my nose every free chance i can get. sending chills up and down my spine. bringing tears to my eyes. making my heart sing that I. AM. A. CATHOLIC. making me curious about the faith. the apostles. the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus in the EUCHARIST.

the thesis of the book is simply this: Christ, not man converts, and while His shepherds may flee, He stays, drawing until the end of time the lost and weary to life upon the unbreakable rock of HIS Church.

i am often lost and weary myself.

conversion is a  lifelong process.

and frankly it feels so good to be a part of something  as big. ancient. solid. and outside of the constraints of time. as the Church.

happy weekending friends! hope you are finding lots of little grace notes in your own lives.

i’ve missed this place. but absence makes the heart grow fonder, does it not?

xo.

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6 thoughts on “grace notes

  1. annita on said:

    I know this… that Christ converts… but I needed reminding as I worry very much about some beloved family members who have made life choices contrary to their upbringing.

    Lovely pictures… as usual! Happy weekend!

  2. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I subscribe to yours, too!

    And you are so right. Conversion is a constant re-turning of our hearts back to God. It’s not accomplished in a moment or a day or a year.

  3. The book looks very good … conversion stories are a little prod to keep looking and learning for me.

    Love the teapot! And the rose, the scent is ‘felt’.

  4. Sarah Oldham on said:

    I’m so fond of you, it’s ridiculous! ! ! !

    I enjoy your posts and the lovely pictures. Gorgeous pick me up! Have a blessed weekend, my charming friend. The love of God and all His Saints be with you!

  5. Chrisitne on said:

    I ditto Sarahs comment.

    Your blog is a little ray of sunshine on my cloudy Minnesota days.

  6. hope your weekend was great! i love a good conversion story, too. they’re just so…inspiring…and motivating…and they remind you. that’s the best. the reminding, i think.

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