We have a home! Part TWO

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We have a home! Part TWO

By Rita Davidson

By now you’ve heard our remarkable story of losing our home, business and our journey for the last 15 months struggling to stay afloat without falling through the cracks.

Living from place to place with no sign of what our future held was a difficult cross to carry. I remember this time last year, how the cold winter slowly descended upon us. We always thought a home was right around the corner! We spent most of our days driving as, there was always a new reason to drive. We went out daily to find a WIFI signal so we could connect to the internet. Straddling first my donated Iphone, then my donated Laptop in the van, while the boys snuggled in the back with the DVD player. (not always so quiet!) We anxiously waited for important answers from builders, carpenters, and benefactors who would give us a glimpse to what our future would hold. Our future was now a blank slate.

As we would pass by house after house in the dark, the warm glow from house windows would enchant us. An overwhelming feeling would overtake us making us realize we were “outsiders”.  We belonged NOWHERE now. No matter how we tried to convince ourselves otherwise, it was as if God’s grace had left us.

We had no warm glow to go back to. No place to call our own. We felt exposed and vulnerable to the elements. It was all we could do but rely on God and His promises, while longing for a warm, glowing window that seemed to contain our promises of family, faith, togetherness, and hope.

Fast forward to today and we are blessed to have come through those dark days. Our hope in God’s protection didn’t let us down. Our faithfulness to His promises have paid us back twofold.

On our Lady’s Birthday September 8th, we found what would become our long lost, warm glow home. Fittingly, it is BLUE just like Our Lady’s gift to us on HER Birthday! Fittingly it is THE “LITTLE BLUE HOUSE” like our popular book series from our talented author, Colleen Drippe! Doesn’t God have a sense of humor?

We didn’t know at the time it would be the house we would end up with. We had no idea the obstacles it would take to get us there either! From offers to counter-offers, to lawyers and amendments, financing and no financing, and short of finances and closing dates and delays. So many it makes my eyes blurry just thinking of it. If your on my Facebook page you shared some of our ups and downs, including our amazing St Therese week we wrote about here.

Even today we still DO NOT have the keys. God is still writing this story so more struggles and obstacles to overcome. But God is good and faithful and we struggle through each day with the hope He will make it all work out, for HIS Glory.

As you can imagine our lives have been overtaken with this immense job of finding, getting and moving to our new house!

Enjoy this amazing pic of our boys on the day we signed the offer and this new pic of our new neighbors…THE COWS. And thank God for us for this one step forward in our journey!
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I am so thankful for all of you that have supported us with your prayers, donations and comforting words! You can still donate to us here: www.gofundme.com/davidsonfamilytrust

God has done amazing things for us and I pray our story gives you hope in YOUR struggles!

Watch for more news from us as God restores our home and our LFFA business. I can’t wait to share with you my upcoming, 3rd Edition, Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue and more! God’s will be done!

Love

Rita Xo icon smile We have a home! Part TWO

IMG 0905 150x150 We have a home! Part TWORita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

 

 

 

All I can say today

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All I can say today

by Rita Davidson

I’ve been pondering what this blog post should be about. Praying what I could possibly say that would help you today. With everything that is going on with our house purchase, homeschooling, taking care of my elderly mother and just regular “LIFE” happening, nothing was coming to me.

Sure I have tons of things saved for my upcoming launch of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” and more I have planned for you based on what you have asked me for. So exciting! icon smile All I can say today

But then today I realized there is one thing I haven’t said, that needs to be said.

“I’m sorry.”

I’m sorry for all those late orders ‘some’ of you got. I’m sorry for some of those orders you never got, because of our fire, or just because of something you don’t even know.

I had orders packed at our door the night of the fire…Ready to ship, and then when fire ripped through our home and business I felt such a helplessness about it all.

Some of you are new to us so just settling in to enjoy who we are and what we offer. Some of you have known us for 10 or 15 years.

I am no one special. I am much like you, I get discouraged and I get tired. I get weepy and I get angry. I look at the hundreds of names I recognize and the thousands that we’ve contacted in all these years. Amazing…I have no special training to have accomplished what I have in 18 years. Those souls I have touched. The people I have been blessed to help. I am so humbled by the many lives I have touched all these 18 years. I am blessed by the souls I have come to know and now call friend. You know who you are… icon smile All I can say today

Truly God has done great things in me. This was not just ME!

I don’t know why God asked me to do this work. I don’t know why He placed me with this responsibility. But, I am honored to be here for you all each week. And that is why “Sorry” needs to be said. For all I have failed to do through the years for you. I am truly sorry.

I pray God will help me rebuild LFFA for HIS glory and to serve you better. But for today, know how thankful I am for you, and all I can say today, is I’m sorry and how thankful I am for YOU! Thank you for putting up with me all these years.

God bless you,

With love,

Rita Xo icon smile All I can say today

IMG 0905 150x150 All I can say todayRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

We have a HOME – Praised be God!

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We have a HOME – Praised be God!

By Rita Davidson

BIG thanks go to St. Michael, and St. Therese the Little Flower, who you will see were big helpers in getting this for us!

For all those that have been following our story, you know how many long months we have been waiting to find a home after our fire.

After losing everything in July 2013, and living homeless for 6 months, we lived with no running water, no indoor toilets, no indoor showers, no internet and moved six times in six months!

This was no easy feat with 4 boys, and three of them with autism. Just keeping their needs under control was a huge challenge.

Those six months we were homeless moving around, we thought coming home to our land, was the answer. So, we finally found a trailer to put on our land in December, but delays kept us out of it until after Christmas in January. But by spring, we realized this was not going to work.

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It was a hard decision, after living here for 10 years, but after being refused to borrow for rebuilding, we realized we were left with no choice. If we were to get in a REAL home, we had to move, as we could not find financing from anyone who would help us rebuild.

So the long journey of finding a home began.

The first house we found, was our favorite, but it was gone before we could even blink. But it stayed in our mind for everything we seen after.

A month later, the next house we found, was in a different town, and was everything we thought we needed. A beautiful old place, on 8 acres and huge house. But after two offers on it, we lost it by being outbid. Our boys were really devastated now.

We took a break from looking as the summer closed; as our hearts could only take so much. We couldn’t stress our boys any more either. All the while pleading for God to show us His will.

After a little break, we visited 10 more houses in 2 days. Exhausting! None of them matched anything we needed, we were stumped.

Then going over OLD listings, we found a place still sitting there…. Hmmm. We decided to investigate.  Well it looks good, has all we seem to need. Maybe? So, next a visit, a tour.

We put an offer in, and waited. We countered it, waited again….Oh the agony of waiting. We finally got an offer accepted! Yes!

Then the details: First, it was to try to get the financing. (remember we lost our business in the fire too!) The one bank that would work with us, took so long to decide since they were backlogged we didn’t wait one week but nearly two weeks. With only 10 days to decide, we had to ask for an extension too! More waiting! The waiting was simply agony.

More details and I really thought we were going to lose this house. Then our St. Therese week started. It started with roses popping up in my Twitter feed. (Thanks John!) icon smile We have a HOME   Praised be God!2014 10 02 14.33.09 300x225 We have a HOME   Praised be God!

Then a St. Therese Novena at my mothers house she handed me.

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Then an old drawing of St Therese found tucked away in my moms back room.

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An old catalogue with our St. Therese Relic Cover.

2014 10 01 19.35.34 225x300 We have a HOME   Praised be God!It really started becoming too much. When the appraiser showed up and her name was Therese, I really started to wonder. I mean St. Therese feast day was coming but this was ridiculous I thought. LOL

So, when our extension was extended until Friday, St. Therese Feast Day, I thought, something is brewing here. So, I asked St. Therese for one final sign.

Surely enough all our waiting started paying off. The day before her feast day, the financing came through! But not without some struggles, we need some special government ID, we are STILL WAITING ON, and had to push our closing into November. icon sad We have a HOME   Praised be God!  But as we were waiting to sign the purchase on her Feast day, I found a Rose Bush, a beautiful climbing rose bush, hidden behind a bush, there at the house! That truly was the last sign I needed.

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So it’s a done deal, Praise God, and not a day too early! Our boys have been stretched to their limits living here.

Feast day of the Guardian Angels was Oct 2nd.  I found an old Medal from our fire, so corroded I couldn’t tell what it was. We were so busy, we didn’t think of it, then Sunday I remembered and asked Mark what he did with it. It took him over an hour to shine it up and when he brought it to me, I nearly squealed, sure enough it was of St. Michael and Guardian Angels!

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We still need to raise $3900 before the closing date, (which we still don’t know the date!) so please KEEP PRAYING and DONATE if you can –>HERE

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Thank you for all you have done for us! Our boys thank you! This has been an amazing journey! St. Therese, pray for us! St. Michael, pray for us!

With love,

Rita Xo icon smile We have a HOME   Praised be God!

IMG 0905 150x150 We have a HOME   Praised be God!Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

 

St. Michael, the archangel, pray for us!

St. Michael, the archangel, pray for us!

Blessed Feast of St. Michael, a humble warrior for God!

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St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

 In this day and age when God is mocked and forgotten, let us not forget to call upon St Michael to protect us and to protect the Church.

Today is a special day for us as we wait to hear about our house today. I cannot thank you enough for putting up with all our begging and pleas for help. We need just $6400 more for our house now. And only one more day left to find out if we can even get financing. We will be depending on St. Michael today to get us to the last step. And I pray if you feel called to donate, please donate in ANY amount on our website —> HERE.

Just $100 from 64 more people will get us there! So CLOSE!

or on our Trust Fund —> HERE.

We can’t wait to share with you the news of our new home and to give God all the glory for restoring us after our fire!

God bless you,

with love,

Rita Xo:)

IMG 0905 150x150 St. Michael, the archangel, pray for us!Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall – photo Journey #3

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How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall –  photo Journey #3

By Rita Davidson

 Fall brings such lovely colors, different smells and, for some of us, cooler temperatures. aaahhhh

There seems to be a real pull against bright summer colors, and a pull towards richer tones for fall that match the season.

Many of you told me you have trouble, staying the course with modesty?  I haven’t done a Photo Journey since before our fire. But I figured you all needed to see some ideas! I hope my Photo Journey helps you find your style to make it work!

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DAY 1: My fall scarves! Oh how I’ve MISSED them! It suddenly got VERY cold here FAST. So out came the fall clothes! Here is a brown fake suede skirt and a part wool sweater I took from Mark. Heehee he didn’t mind thankfully, he said he didn’t like it! icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

2014 09 16 13.25.05 2 300x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 2: Who says, you can’t be COZY AND MODEST? Here I am curled up on the couch editing my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (I’m up to Chapter 4 now!!!) I posted this on my Facebook page, and got so many comments how cozy I looked even Mark said I was so cozy looking! LOL HINT: Wear wide skirts so you can curl up with them on the couch! icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

2014 09 17 12.17.05 225x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 3: Here is Liam my sidekick with me when I got the mail and a donation that came from Deborah! (“Hi Deborah!”) See what kids can do? Yanking and pulling on our clothes? Well I survived this time! Here is a lime green shirt and new brown, denim skirt I got last year. HINT: Be prepared for anything with kids around. icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

2014 09 19 11.47.14 300x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 4: A cozy, black velvet skirt from Coldwater Creek, I got for $5 and a new sweater I got last year from Sears. That grass behind me is right where our house used to be. *Sigh yes, a reminder everyday.

2014 09 15 14.27.30 225x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 5: Here I am in denial,  trying to be warm with my coffee at my ‘outdoor’ office. Haha…Brown skirt with sweater from Mark and my scarf. oh where art thou summer? icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

2014 09 15 13.54.01 225x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3Then look who STOLE my tall socks?? LOL Liam, always bringing some joy to my day. icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

2014 09 19 11.50.33 225x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 6: My black velvet skirt again, with a burst of orange color in my scarf! It was started to warm up again from the deep freeze we had. Jacket and shirt were free from somewhere (that’s what you get after a fire, living in crisis mode.) icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3 See that bit of stone behind me? That is what USED to be our basement. That’s all that’s left.

2014 09 21 15.27.22 225x300 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3DAY 7: We finally warmed up here, so I tried some lighter colors. (Fall comes too soon and then we have snow!) Used Denim skirt $7, with a donated shirt, plus cute scarf to add a bit of bling. icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3 This is me and my trusty laptop on my way out! icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

And that was my week! Now what success have YOU had with modest dressing? Are you still STUCK? Share with me your struggles and I’ll see if I can’t solve some of it for you!

With love,

Rita Xo icon smile How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3

IMG 0905 150x150 How to be Modest and in Style, for Fall    photo Journey #3Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

 

Comforts in this Life…

Comforts in this Life

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With love,

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IMG 0905 150x150 Comforts in this Life...Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

Catholic Wish List for Rita & Little Flowers Family

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Catholic Wish List for Rita & Little Flowers Family

 

We want to THANK YOU for the CARE PACKAGES some families have blessed us with! The care each one was wrapped with, the lovely soaps some sent, the teas others sent! It just warmed my heart!

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So many of you have asked for a wish list.  I had this posted on my Facebook page and realized many of you are not on there.

2014 08 22 09.07.33 1024x768 Catholic Wish List for Rita & Little Flowers FamilyPlease pray for the repose of Cheryl Kraus the mom, who sent us these lovely soaps last summer 2013.

Recovering from a fire is enormous (see www.davidsonfamilytrust.com). If I think back to the 17 bookcases of books that went up in our fire, oh my, it would make you weep! The rare Catholic books we owned some limited editions. These were the first things I thought of, as the flames grew and devoured our home.

Losing hundreds of books from our 20+years of homeschooling was a tremendous loss as well. Imagine all the Catholic storybooks you have collected for your family, suddenly gone. Not one Catholic storybook to read to your children at night. icon sad Catholic Wish List for Rita & Little Flowers Family

A year later now, we still don’t have a real home and realize there is no way we can replace 40+ years of belongings. We must now concentrate on those things that are most important.  Our Faith.

As some of you know we had an extensive collection of very rare and unique Catholic books. Especially our large collection of ‘Father Bernard Kunkel collection’ writings in every form.

 

PLEASE consider donating to us any originals you have from Father Kunkel’s Marylike work, so we may move Our Lady’s Modesty Crusade forward, if this be God’s will.

NOTES:

Please consider sending us your used books whenever possible. Extra books your family is no longer using, books you find at church book sales, donations from closed libraries or estate sale books handed down to you that you can’t use.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Please pack well, especially old books.
  2. Send by USPS only. NO UPS please.
  3. If you require acknowledgement, please include a note with your contact information. We LOVE to know who you are so we can PRAY for you! J

 

CURRENT SHIP TO:

  • Rita Davidson & Family
  • 2988 Elphin Maberly Rd.
  • McDonalds Corners, ON
  • CANADA K0G 1M0

 

CURRENT WISH LIST:

  • *Father Bernard Kunkel, Marylike Crusader, and Divine Love publications
  • *Catholic Books, leaflets, booklets, prayercards (pre-1950)
  • *Catholic Books, leaflets, booklets on purity, modesty, virtues, commandments, spiritual life (pre-1950)
  • *Catholic children’s books and Catholic DVD’s
  • *Catholic homeschooling books & Catholic picture books

 

*My Catholic Faith

*Haydock Bible

*Catechism of the Council of Trent

*Catechism in Pictures

Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Angelus Press)

Life of Christ (Angelus Press)

The Sacraments (Angelus Press)

Treasure Box Books (TanBooks)

Religious Customs in the Family – Father Weiser (Tan Books)

Catholic Coloring books (any) (Tan Books, or others)

Saints for Boys – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Jesus and Mary – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Manners in God’s House – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Saints for Girls – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Angels Food for Boys and Girls – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

I Believe – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

An Alphabet of Saints – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

American Cardinal Reader set – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Story of St. John Bosco – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Story of St John Vianney – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Story of St. Catherine of Alexandria – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Story of Saint Lawrence – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

St Thomas More of London Town – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Margaret – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Legends of Saints and Beasts – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

The Little Flower of Jesus – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

Saints and Friendly Beasts books – (Tan/Saint Benedict/Neumann Press)

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This list by no means is complete! Whatever you send would be MOST appreciated, even if not on this list.

We are indebted to you for all your support, whether books, donations or prayers.

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You are always in our thoughts and prayers,

God bless you and keep you,

With Love,

Rita & family Xo:)

IMG 0905 150x150 Catholic Wish List for Rita & Little Flowers FamilyRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

Trusting God to the End

 

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Trusting God to the End

By Rita Davidson

 

How far would you go on an empty tank of gas?

Today was one of those days. Long day arranging for a new home we found. Phone calls, calculations, many prayers, and worry.

Mark was banging in the background behind me prying open my dad’s toolbox that we had salvaged from our fire. There is still boxes of things we have to salvage. My dad passed away 10+ years ago, but I think of him often. He was an auto body man all his life and was a farmer on the side. J

So this toolbox was my dad’s tools from his work. The toolbox was some 100 lbs when we brought it here. It went through the fire, a lot of water and got crushed by the backhoe that rolled over our ruins to put out the fire. So it was in bad shape.

 

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Then Mark brought me this:

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Wow, I thought, a relic from my dad. Most of his belongings I had saved were lost in the fire. His school books, rosary and his medals, all gone. Then here was something pulled right from his toolbox, not opened since he passed away. Jennifer on my Facebook page called it a, ‘heavenly hug.’ After I read that, I couldn’t agree more.

After our excitement, I realized we had to go out. Unfortunately our closest store is 30 minutes away. When I looked at our gas tank it looked like this:

 

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How far do you think you would drive on an empty tank of gas? Well, we were about to find out. So off we went a little sheepishly. While I was driving, I felt in my pocket the St. Christopher medal of my dad. I now realized I had little to worry about.

So, I continued to pray, taking the long way to town, which unnerved Mark. I told him why should we worry? God would surely get us there. In no time we pulled into the station in the local town. We made it!

Mark laughed as he realized we had that new St. Christopher medal and said, “of course, you probably had that new medal on you.” I said, “Of course!”

It cleaned up really pretty too. A heavenly hug for sure. Thanks Dad. icon smile Trusting God to the End

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No matter what you are suffering, God is always there; planning a way to carry you through to the end. Just Trust HIM.

With love,

Rita Xo icon wink Trusting God to the End

IMG 0905 150x150 Trusting God to the EndRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy! 

 

ROSARY TIME!!! Praying for your needs NOW and for PEACE!

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ROSARY TIME!!! Praying for your needs NOW and for PEACE!

Almost every night on my Facebook page, I put out this request. And I pray for peace and everyone including anyone who read my blog, supports our work or follows us! That means YOU!

So while we are always asking you for your prayers, we wanted to give you a chance to tell us your needs and intentions! So, while we pray our rosary for you tonight, won’t you join us and put your intentions here, where we can all pray for you too!?

 Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Will you pleeeaze pray for us!

Thank you!!!

God bless you all,

With love,

Rita Xo icon smile ROSARY TIME!!! Praying for your needs NOW and for PEACE!

IMG 0905 150x150 ROSARY TIME!!! Praying for your needs NOW and for PEACE! Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

Where have all the children gone?

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Where have all the children gone?

By Rita Davidson

I feel the wind on my face. I hear the breeze through the trees. I’ve since taught Liam that God is on the wind. Now each time we hear and feel the wind, we think of Him who made us. Little children have such wonder.

The sun is shining so beautifully. Why is it always so late in the summer before the “perfect” weather appears. LOL Likely God planned it that way so we would appreciate it more. J

I have little to complain about. This being our first summer after our fire and I have all my boys here thankfully. Thank you, thank you God. Did I say thank you? The smell of the sun is on my face and I thank God for such a lovely, perfect day.

But where have all the children gone? We are sitting at the park on the first day of school. Those swings are swinging without the laughter of children, just blowing in the wind. The sun is shining not on glowing red cheeks but on an empty playground.

The children are gone to school!

Today was a busy day with appointments so I decided today we would have our first day of HOMEschool at the park. Just packed up our school books, and kept it simple. A chalkboard for Liam, some new colors and a coloring book. Audio stories on iPod for everyone.

It turned out to be extra lovely day. I think we got more done at the park then at home!

Of course the boys had the joy of being able to run and play right in front of them. LOL

But where have all the Children gone?

Showing up here today was a shock. This normally busy park was left behind. Government schools draw children in droves on the first day of school. They go in wide-eyed and so eager to learn. They are so excited to explore but in time come out talking and looking like copies of each other.

There is an unfortunate absorbing of minds because children have to behave in a classroom. Let’s assume it’s all for good; when children ask questions out of place, they have to be taught to raise a hand. Having 20 children in a room asking all different questions would be a zoo. So, the controlled hand-up, and wait is taught early on. Herd control.

The first instinct of learning is crushed. That wide-eyed optimism gets blunted by having to wait. Add more years to this and now you have dissenting views crushed for the good of the classroom too.

All while freedoms in vice is taught so loosely, it is like a school of Sodom. These unknowing children are being taught that it’s “all about them”.  It’s all about their feelings, their ego and their confidence, not about their salvation, their souls, their eternity.

Enter high school and you now have children with no moral restraint yet no understanding of responsibility. These are the children who have left the park to enter a government school.

Who is to blame for this? Is it the kids who have been taught it’s all about them? Or the parents that were taught it’s all about them? Or the government who has forced them to believe there is no God, it’s good for one it’s good for all.

ONWARD BRAVE HOME SCHOOL SOLDIERS

Who is going to pick up the pieces after this generation falls apart. This generation that will be helping our society fall apart when they are in control and you and I are old. I am sad that society has fallen for the lies of the world. In a world that has so much to offer. For this beautiful world that God has given us if only we love Him enough.

“LOVE is the only sign that distinguishes the children of God from the children of the devil”, says St. Augustine.

So what is your Home-school accomplishing this year?

  • Training your children in LOVE.
  • Not just a “love-your-neighbor-type-of-fuzzy- love”.
  • But a BURNING LOVE of God to combat the hatred of God today.
  • And a true LOVE of God’s laws to combat the lax morals today.
  • A zealous LOVE of His Sacrifice and love for us.

We cannot be satisfied with the lukewarm Catholics we see today. Who are just as satisfied with passing by the needs of their suffering brothers as much as putting on immodest attire for Church. They who care less about what the Church says, as long as it doesn’t interferes with their Sunday plans.

What this world needs today is SAINTS. Moms and dads, it is up to you to bring up your children as Happy, God-loving saints! Bravo to all you brave home-schooling moms!

Because just when you were ready to throw in the towel, you realize you are Gods plan for saving this moral torn world and filling up those lonely parks with your fruitfulness. And heaven with it’s reward.

Always love to hear from you, so please share YOUR comments too! J

With much love,

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IMG 0905 150x150 Where have all the children gone?Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!