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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Ann keeps us on the practice of Faith… and so does God.

Since hearing Katie, I continue to wrestle…

to ask the questions only He can answer…

grappling with "what does faith looks like here?"

…now…right in the midst of my struggles…


My struggles…that is my first battle…
my mind knows God cares about everyone of us…
but my worries over finances, schedules and other strains…
seem so trivial compared to those whose faith is tried by life and death choices…
those who pray for the next meal …the next dollar…
no space between their poverty and God.
My conflicted heart reminds me of Ann, when she first started counting…
how trite did those bubbles seem…
but bubbles prepared her for the hard eucharisteo.


Isn’t faith to be exercised?

Building faith muscles is like building our physical muscles…

we have to start with light weights…easy runs…as we get stronger …

we build up…we build a strong foundation…

so when the weights get heavier…and the runs get tougher…

we don’t crumble under the weight…

we don’t collapse and not finish the race.

         So today …I am finding my bubbles of faith… slowly exercising… 
                                  building my faith muscles…               





12 comments:

  1. nice...as we excercise them they become stronger and prepare us for what is to come next...and each small thing matters...it can be overwelming looking at the big picture...

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  2. Brian...yes...learning not to despise the small things...
    Great day to ya...

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  3. It's so true that practicing prepares us for when it gets hard. Wise words. Thank you for the encouragement!

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  4. I always say excercising our faith is like swimming upstream, it takes courage, its hard work and often counter to the where the rest of the world flows. Praying God gives you tangible hope today. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  5. christina...thanks for stopping by...blessings to you.

    Yes..swimming up stream... your right...He gives does hope and the strength to swim...thanks for dropping by...have a blessed day.

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  6. Love that thought of building our faith muscles, awesome!!!

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  7. yes..working out those muscles...thanks for stopping by...blessing

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  8. our constant connection to God is what gives us strength to endure.

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  9. One of those kind of posts you need to tuck in your purse and reread....
    T

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  10. Happygirl...so true...so true...blessings~

    T...thanks and blessings to you as you run on full:)

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  11. this building of faith muscles.... i love this. i'm going to exercise today. thank you.

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  12. emily...we will exercise together...blessings~

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