Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/11/13

New Beginnings

As I may have mentioned before, one of my favorite sayings is “Oh God of new beginnings and second chances…..here I come again.”

This time of year, I feel like it is an opportunity to take that new beginning, that second chance. There are two reasons for this, mostly. First, December is the month that my family renews their consecration to Mary, along with our LifeTeen brother and sister missionaries. It is a annual consecration for us all, because LifeTeen does have as one of its pillars an especial devotion to Mary. We don’t put her above God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, of course, but she is very special to us as a movement. The book we are using for the second year is below. The book talks about Louis de Montfort, Blessed Mother Teresa, Thèrése of Lisceaux, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Blessed (almost Saint!) John Paul II, all of whom had their own new beginning in some way.

The other reason for this new beginning is the season. Advent represents a time of waiting, but also, in the Catholic Church, a time of cleansing in preparation for the birth of Jesus. It’s a bit more like Lent than some people realize. It is truly a time to make a new beginning, to try to restart our prayer life, if it has lapsed, to try to be more of the person God knows we can be. To have a second chance to wipe out the bad habits, to begin anew with the good habits.

So, God…..? Coming at you once again ! Yes, again. You know I am a work in progress; one day I’ll get it right. With Your help.

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Responses

  1. Hi there! Welcome to this year’s A to Z challenge! Stopping by to say hi, and let you know about two things:
    1, there is a new badge available for this year, you can download it from the A to Z website, and
    2. If you plan on having a theme this year, there will be an A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest! You can sign up for it here.
    Cheers!
    Tarkabarka
    #TeamDamyanti minion

    • Will do, and thanks for the info.

  2. I am also a work of art and just hope to get better at the things I do as I a gratefulf for the Lord and all I have.

    • God’s not finished with any of us yet. Thanks for stopping by!


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