In Walk in Her Sandals - Option A

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JOIN THE WALK IN HER SANDALS LENTEN BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

Option #1:  Read the quote, ponder the question and leave your thoughts in the comments below

Feel free to reply to the comments from the others on this walk with us!

Option #2:  Join the WINE Lenten Book Club on Facebook

Option #3:  Do Both!

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  • Allison
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    I’ve always wanted to be an author, this dream goes back to childhood. I pursued a degree in English and practice by journaling everyday. God has given me wonderful opportunities to be part of books like the Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion and to contribute to the Created to Relate Journal but the elusive ‘big book’ still seems like the impossible dream. When my desires of the heart go unfulfilled, I have to question is it God blocking them or me! The Psalms says “He delights in giving me the desires of my heart”. Am I open to RECEIVE them or does fear or doubt keep me from allowing these blessings in my life? Perhaps they are being worked out in a way I could never imagine and they will be realized but it is not the time yet? In the unfulfilled I’ve seen many lose hope or faith in God – but really it is in the waiting that I learn to truly trust God and HIS desires for me!

  • Shirley Willenbring
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    Todays Book Club posting reminded me of a recent comment I received from a favorite Catholic author and speaker. He said “What is it we really want and what things will make us really happy. God wants us to be happy, but in a deep way and to want things help us become the best version of ourselves. We have this God-sized hole within us that is waiting to be filled – problem is only God can fill it. All the material stuff we are trying to fill that hole with is saying we have not allowed God to take a big enough role in our lives, causing us to become disoriented and confused because we are putting something other than God at the center of our lives at this moment. So, then we tend to say “OK, God, I will do whatever you want, I am 100% available” and we put God back in the center of our lives and our God-sized hole is filled. But then little by little we take everything back from God, moving him over a little bit at a time until we realize He is no longer the center of our life. ” So, this spiritual time of Lent and Easter would be the perfect time to work on filling our God-hole.

    • Allison
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      OH that has to be a Matthew Kelly quote! I love the ‘best version of ourselves’ that he shares. That is sums up beautifully what you just shared. God just wants Heaven for us- the best for us; but this side of glory I think so many struggle to put and KEEP Him at the center. I am going to spend some time contemplating what is in the way of being filled completely with God in my heart!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful reflection!

  • Judy
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    Friendships. I can’t drive at night so feels like I’m missing out on life. I have a vision condition plus I am not near my parish sisters in Christ.

    I long to have deep friendships. There are sisters in Christ at my parish but activities to keep these relationships flourishing have dried up.

    • Allison
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      What about hosting?? I do not like going out at night, so I reached out to a few women from my parish and invited the here. It has been over 4 years now and it working out very nicely.

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