WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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Wow! The computer I usually use has so many protections on it that your blog has been showing up blank for some reason. But I found you. This is amazing, Maggie. So beautiful. I would be more than happy for you to tell me anything God tells you about me! I can hear your authority and see your beauty!



This post reminded me of something that happened to me on a college NDCF retreat. I was a senior, and I was doing a senior track at the retreat that was supposed to help us prepare for post-college life. We were asked to form a picture of our minds of where we would be five years down the road. I think it was supposed to be a bit of prayerful consideration to visualize that picture, and I sat there for the entire time with a completely blank image in my mind. I literally could not picture anything about my future. Everyone else is sharing themselves with their home and job and spouse, and I was blank and on the verge of tears. But through that exercise I realized that God purposely didn't send me an image. He wanted me to have zero expectations and to simply trust where He was taking me. I think that if that image would have come to me, I would have placed some weight on it, almost expected it or if nothing else, worried about what I didn't like about it. Instead, God just wanted me to trust Him wherever it was that I ended up. Also, my moms group at church (the first one that meets in the evening so I can go!) just started a new series featuring Nancy Guthrie, and in the introduction to the series (it's about finding everyday, modern wisdom in some of the mid-Old Testament books - Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, etc.) she mentioned multiple times about her skepticism when people say that God talks directly to them, at least when they don't follow it up with a Bible passage to support it. She's not saying it doesn't happen, but she emphasized that God's word is really where that wisdom should come from, not from a "feeling" we have. Anyway, I know you get God messages in a lot of different ways and I sometimes think God has to purposely be really obvious with me because I'm either not listening well enough or I'm just being dense. I'm interested to see where she goes with that train of thought, though, just because so many people do think God communicates with them directly and I was surprised to hear her deviate from that a bit.

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