Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The peace of St. Paul


  1. Hi Barbara! I am playing catch-up today on your blog! My fall has been a whirl-wind, and I am hoping things will slow down with the end of volleyball season next week ... I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for writing about your anxiety. I know it's not easy, but like you said, if it helps one person know she is not alone, it is worth it. I have struggled with anxiety, too, and while I currently am OK, I do have tiny flare-ups from time to time. It is hard to describe and hard to let people know about. How do you even describe it? How you can't just ignore it or push through it? How it can paralyze you from moving forward? It's like a living thing inside of you, fighting you for peace. I love your knitting projects! I admire how much you get done! I also like that you are adding your recipes to this space. I wish I cooked the way you do. It's not one of my strengths, but I appreciate your culinary delights! And your living room is SO pretty! I love it!! Well, that's a lot in one comment ... Most importantly I wanted to say "hi!" and that I'm praying for you!

    P.S. On Tuesday, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite Rosary, which you made. A couple other ladies chimed in, and we ended up talking about what we had in common: YOUR Rosaries!! Kelly D., Barb S. and Regan ... It was fun! I just thought you'd like to know you were being thought of and that you have touched so many with your generous apostolate! God Bless!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Sarah, and the time you took to write it. I am trying to get your rosaries, et al, repaired. I have bags and bags of rosaries from fellow parishioners I'm trying to repair, order parts for etc. I hope Our Blessed Mother is pleased.

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    1. Mine, too, Jamie. The entire reading brought tears to my eyes. That reading is in my funeral plans.


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