Real Catholic Beauty, finding God in the chaos

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Real Catholic Beauty, finding God in the chaos

by Rita Davidson

Life is chaos isn’t it? If you have many little kids under your feet, you are running from dishes, to meals, to activities and wiping running noses, doorbells, tripping on toys, dirty diapers and laundry. Sound about right? :) With our 7 kids this is pretty much what my life looked like, on top of our home business, and my writing.

As our children have gotten older, things have changed a little and I miss those busy days, even though I still have 4 boys at home, including a BUSY 5 year old. :)

Once our children get a little older, we look back and realize it all passed SO fast, like a dream. Wasn’t it? I mean just where did the time go? We were so busy DOING we forgot about BEING.

We are all desperate to find God in the chaos of our lives. I see women, in particular, struggling to find the straight and narrow path while raising families in today’s Godless world.

As I edit, a new edition of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” I’ve been pondering beauty a lot. With my background in “beauty” as ‘the world sees it’; namely Hairdressing and being a Make up Pro, there is a BIG gap I see here.

  • I see mothers struggling to be MODEST, yet losing their kids to the WORLD.
  • I see mothers suffering to hold things TOGETHER, when the world is threatening to pull things APART.
  • I see women sacrificing BEAUTY in hopes of keeping in God’s graces and losing THEMSELVES in the process.

Welcome to my world. A calling that has been on my heart and mind for so long. I have a PASSION to help women feel alive again. I have a passion to help weary women LOVE God again. I have a passion to help women embrace their Real Catholic beauty. So, I’ve decided to pull together my beauty background and my faith, and dedicate Monday’s to challenging your Real Catholic Beauty.

Today I’m looking at dishes. Those mundane tasks we do each day. Rather than just DOING the dishes, FIND God in those dishes. MEDITATE on how Our Lady took care of the dishes of the Holy Family. How she took such care to make sure meals and dishes were done as PERFECT as she could. Don’t go looking elsewhere for God, find Him right there where you work. HE is waiting for you there.

My gift to your dry parched hands and soul. Here is my favorite Hand Scrub I keep at my sink all the time.  It will refresh your hands and your soul. :) Make it and enjoy soft hands to caress those babies and heavenly smells to reward you for finding God in the chaos.

St. Martha’s Dishpan hand Scrub

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops Vitamin E oil

Mix all the liquid ingredients in a metal or glass bowl.

Once mixed, then add your essential oils. You want to thoroughly mix oil-with-oil. These are a few that I have used:

  • 6 drops Frankincense
  • 5 drops Lemon (instant pick-me-up)
  • Lavender (would be really nice and relaxing!)

Research your favorite blends HERE.

Mix well.

Then add:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup sea salt

You can add more or less salt/sugar if you like it thicker or more runny. If you desire more smell, you can add more essential oils as well. Store in a wide mouth jar near your sink for daily use. Even Mark admits how much he loves this when his hands get dry!

To use: Scoop up a teaspoon or so in your palm and rub all over wet hands, top and bottom, up to wrists (or elbows if you need a good elbow scrub). LOL

Then rinse off the crystals but not ALL the oil. That’s it!

If your not sure where to get pure essential oils, I only use Young Living Brand after I broke out in a rash from using one from my natural food store. You can join me HERE to get 24% off.

At first it will feel a little oily, but fight the urge to wipe it all off. In a few minutes it will be dry and soak in and your hands have never felt so smooth! And for nearly pennies! :) Now remember to BREATHE in DEEPLY, those oils are relaxing and can help your day get back on track.

Dishes anyone?

Don’t forget to join me here each Monday as I begin a new series exploring your Real Catholic Beauty with tips, advice and more all designed to challenge you to go from weary mom to the beautiful saint God is calling you to be. Invite your friends, let’s get this conversation started…it’s LONG overdue. What is #RealCatholicBeauty to you? POST below.

With love,

Rita :)

RitaBiosmRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys.  Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!

How did we get this far?

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Tuesday was the 30th anniversary of our first “date”. I shared this on my Facebook page. How did we get this far?

LOL it takes ALOT of perseverance and prayers to get through all the troubled waters of life intact. We’ve had about it all. Health issues, disabled boys, poverty, losing it all in a house fire and being homeless for 6 months while we wandered for 18months. Just to name a FEW of our crosses.

I have been reading many of YOUR crosses too and my heart always goes out to how I can help you have more peace, more happiness no matter what comes in life.

We have survived the storms with Gods grace not our own. 30 years is a victory for us! If life has you feeling like your ship is sinking, know God is there walking on the water waiting for you to take His hand.

Trust Him. (I can never say this enough!)

He really WILL give you the strength you need if you just STOP fighting and believe. I believe you can do it, do you?

Love you guys. :)

God bless you.

With love,

Rita & Mark

1908197_811707958910025_1991702795682638756_nRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys.  Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they 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!

 

Do you think the world needs more purity?

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Do you think the world needs more purity?

By Rita Davidson

I asked this question on my Facebook page the other day. It got some interesting replies, and NONE of them were “NO”.

Do you feel the world needs more purity? Why is that? Is it the smut we see in movies? Or maybe just the advertisements you see while driving in the city? Maybe your lucky enough to live in the country and not notice that.

More shocking is the styles you see on the street, or young girls from families you know. These good Catholic families you once knew and you can’t understand how the girls are now wearing tank tops, or maybe mini—skirts? How did this happen?

Maybe even mothers you knew are now wearing styles you never thought you’d see them in?

Or maybe you have been struck by the styles you see at Mass? Those low cut shirts, or too tight shirts with bare backs showing, or worse. What about those flip flops and general sloppiness at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Summer is coming again..

In 1999 as I was writing my first book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue”. I had no prior writing training. I loved writing and over the years wrote numerous articles for various magazines and home-school newsletters.

But then God placed this on my heart, and I was struck with an urge to write a book on a topic that had become near and dear to my heart; –> Modesty.

As I dug deep on this topic (One of my favorite things to do – research!) I was struck to discover a concerted effort to keep this information from reaching the faithful. Article after article made this most obvious and then in 2001, I finally got, “Immodesty, Satans’ Virtue” in print.

Fast forward 16 years and I have been knee deep in research again and praying how I can get this message out to closed hearts.

July 2013 , after walking out of a raging fire, when our house burned down, your fragile life suddenly looms BIG in your face. Picking through 6 feet of charcoal, the remnants of our lives, and finding my “Immodesty, Satan’s VirtueSAVED from under all that melted GLASS and METAL I realized God was showing me how important this topic was. We lived homeless for 6 months (well really 18 months, but I digress).

I had a lot of time to reflect and pray about this topic as I watched families around me blindly fumble in the dark.

“Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” was the name of my book simply because “Immodesty” is the opposite of “Modesty”

So ‘IMMODESTY” is the tool Satan is using to blind us to the important things needed for our salvation.

When I asked this on my Facebook page, one replied, “Absolutely. It is sinful the way a lot of ladies dress.”

That about sums it up doesn’t it?

Without MODESTY, we will NEVER recover purity in the world.

Without modesty, Purity is LOST.

That is why my book was so important. Important enough that a raging fire couldn’t burn it. It’s not about me, it’s about this message. And that is why I am working hard to get this message out to a new generation.

Yes, this world needs more Purity. It can only begin with a return to Modesty.

This can only begin with YOUR help. Will you help me?

Post here to show your support, if you will pray for my work?

(Others LOVE to see how this concerns all of us!)

  • SHARE this message with those you love.
  • Tweet this #withoutmodestypurityislost
  • Tweet #realcatholicmodesty

With love,

Rita Xo :)

RitaBiosmRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys.  Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they 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!

EXCLUSIVE: Beyond the Mask Movie – Review

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EXCLUSIVE: Beyond the Mask Movie – Review

In Theatres April 6th, 2015

By Rita Davidson

Imagine, it’s 1775 England and the East India Trading Company is showing itself to be up to some shady deals. William Reynolds, one of their top men, that includes some stealing and killing. He has finally decided to hang up his dark habits and start out fresh.

The “Company” is NOT so pleased with that decision since he is a liability, so they have plans to do away with him. His boss, John Ryes-Davis (aka Lord of the Rings) plays a spectacular BAD guy here.

What is interesting is that William didn’t decide to leave that work because he was finally “converted”, but just wanted get away from the grimy life he was leading I guess.

He gets framed and escapes and ends up hiding out as a “Vicar” in a Village. Ironically he doesn’t really figure out that God is “important” until he meets Charlotte, and falls in love, and she is going to be lost to him. Charlotte is the young lady that rescues him from the water when he first arrives. They take a liking to each other right away.

But things start unraveling quickly in his life when his past comes back to haunt him and he must go on the run again. First part of the film had shades of “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme to it…just a tad, then another time, I distinctly thought I noticed a “Batman Begins” feel here….hmmm? Though MUCH cleaner.

William is surprised when a man helps him escape and then dies telling him “Redemption not Revenge”. As he dies tells him, “Only one who can make you new now”.

He is touched by his death and maybe some stirrings of dust in his soul are ruffled here. He makes a small promise, “God if you will help me redeem my name, I will lay aside revenge & show Charlotte I can change because of her.”

This is the beginning of a journey of a soul, as he tries to redeem his name for Charlotte, but God works on his soul waking up some things that had been asleep for a long time.

A reminder, if any of us want to walk with Christ, we have to walk the walk. What I really liked about this movie, (that I just shared with some friends we visited with tonight) is how this film was strategically made so anyone looking for a great film would enjoy this. It has action, it has romance, a love story, some humor, and some delicate seeds planted about the faith ever so slightly. Though there is not a lot of bible verses what is there are powerful statements that anyone with common sense would pick up.  So clever, BRAVO. We don’t need to beat people over the head with the faith!

I was also pleased to see the modesty in this film, impeccable. I mean the necklines could have easily been made much lower to match other films from this time frame. The women’s characters could have been more ‘slinky’ here to match similar films, but these were really perfectly and tastefully done as well. AND I do mean PERFECTLY AND TASTEFULLY done. The balance was just IDEAL. Need I say more? :)

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Here is some fun American history of 1176, Benjamin Franklin, those 13 Colonies and something’s about, 1776 Declaration of Independence. :)

I can’t pretend I know much about American History but I guess I learned a bit with at the end credits where they showed the real history.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers here, it’s an exciting, swash buckling story with some nice twists and turns. Perfectly clean for younger watchers and not overly gross violence, while not too whitewashed either.

The soundtrack was professional and the scenes were all very well done enough that Mark (my husband) even mentioned how he loved the cinematography.

This was a clean, American history love story, plain and simple. Very tastefully done, absolutely clean and decent and not cheesy at all. The sets and costumes were all very believable and I was really impressed by the overall look and feel to the movie.

Now a BIG surprise that makes me SO proud of this film: this was produced by two homeschooled cousins! Now what does THAT say for homeschooling!? Eh?

Chad Burns and Aaron Burns from Burns Family Studios have a passion for creative storytelling aimed to share the joy of Christ. HSLDA has even come out for this film and it opens in BIG theaters April 6th, TODAY!

MUST SEE VIDEO, about Homeschoolers and HSLDA !

 

What excites me is we have some amazing talent bringing some real amazing films to the big screen, into BIG theaters too. First the “Old Fashioned movienow this.

This is an amazing time to see the tables being turned. When strong Christians are using their talents to take back what was rightly ours. To offer society a better, cleaner, different story from the junk food they are always fed. Decent films are returning to the big screen! And that makes me EXCITED! How about you?

GO –> HERE to find out listings in your area for this film. Unfortunately Canada, here is another film I’m not sure if we will see this in Canada?

HALooOOO? CANADA or FILM companies are you listening out there? We have some anxious viewers who NEED stories about Redemption & truth up here!? :)

Will you go see this? Come back here to report how you liked it and TELL your friends! :)

With love,

Rita Xo :)

RitaBiosmRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys.  Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, 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!

Apple Betty – a fast, family favorite in our house, now Gluten free

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Apple Betty – a fast, family favorite in our house, now Gluten free

By Rita Davidson

Don’t you love the food we all grew up with? Those familiar smells from the kitchen basking our noses. Our family didn’t have a lot of money when I grew up, but we had FOOD.

I remember my mother always in the kitchen, starting with breakfast it was like one big long cookout for our large family. Spreading from breakfast to lunch and once dishes were done, time for supper. The revolving life of a housewife!

Growing up we don’t think much of that “Kraft dinner” lunch. But the older you get the more special memories of your meals and everything from that time. My dad is gone, and my mother is getting older. Her memory is not as good as it used to be. So when I find a recipe of hers, I’m anxious to make it again and preserve the memory of it for our family.

That is my “Apple Betty”. (My mother’s “Apple Betty”) for those who didn’t agree with my mothers name for it.) My mother used to make this often, especially when apples from our orchards were in abundance. It’s a VERY simple recipe that was popular with vanilla ice cream. OH I can see the melting ice cream now!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we still do, be sure to come back here if you make it. :)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5+ Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (optional)
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 box Gluten Free White Cake Mix
  1. Peel all your apples. Once peeled, core them and chop them into little chunks. Great chore for kids to do while your doing something else. J Set aside.
  2. Coat your pans in coconut oil, (my preference when baking but you can use what you have) so they won’t stick.
  3. Place the chopped apples in the bottom of your coated cake pans. (I’m guessing your making multiple cakes here, as this will be popular!) You can likely fill 3 pans from Large to medium depending on how much you fill or how much cake you want. Fill them up half way.
  4. Sprinkle sugar (optional) and Cinnamon overtop the apples. Stir to coat them all. Set aside.
  5. Mix up your Gluten Free Cake Mix, (or your scratch cake, GF or not). Once that is ready, pour it over top of your apples, just enough to coat them. The more you pour on top the thicker your cake on top. Be sure not to put too much that it will bake over the sides of your pans. Been there, done that. :)
  6. Follow your cake directions, cook for the recommended time.
  7. That’s it! Now top with your favorite dairy-free cream or some vanilla ice cream (if you do dairy) and ENJOY HOT!

Hope this makes a nice Easter dessert for you all. I long for the days from my youth, when days were simpler. Time passes oh so quickly doesn’t it?

Our oven door just broke as I was writing this, so it will be slow-cooker for us this year.

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What is your favorite Easter meal for your family? Share with me HERE.

With love,

Rita Xo :)

IMG_0905 Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a published author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” and speaker, she is a licensed Hairdresser, Professional Make Up artist with a degree in Natural Health. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, 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 Tell a Catholic from a Communist

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I was sifting through our ‘fire’ boxes yesterday. So many memories covered in smelly soot. If you haven’t joined me on my Facebook page that is where I share most of our day to day ramblings. I found this pamphlet among some other fairly miraculous ones (if I do say so myself) and thought this was SO important to share. What an eye-opening look at Communism. Now after reading this, tell me if you think Communism is dead?!

The Catholic believes in the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The Communist follows the teachings of Marx, Lenin and Stalin

The CATHOLIC believes in heaven and hell as a reward or punishment in the hereafter.

  • The COMMUNIST denies a life after death and calls heaven and hell a myth.

The CATHOLIC says every man has a personality that is sacred and inviolate.

  • THE COMMUNIST says that man is a machine

THE CATHOLIC is a lover of peace.

  • THE COMMUNIST foments conflict.

THE CATHOLIC believes truth is sacred and falsehood is immoral and unlawful.

  • THE COMMUNIST rejects the moral law and lies freely in order to deceive.

THE CATHOLIC uses the word “democracy’ to mean ‘the rule by the people.”

  • The COMMUNIST talks ‘democracy” but pushes the dictatorship of Moscow.

The CATHOLIC desires social justice.

  • THE COMMUNIST fans class struggle.

THE CATHOLIC defends the oppressed because of Christian charity and justice.

  • The COMMUNIST aids the oppressed to win their support for a revolution.

THE CATHOLIC opposes racial discrimination for all men are equal before God.

  • THE COMMUNIST opposes racial discrimination to gain aid for his party.

THE CATHOLIC has high esteem for the individual because Jesus Christ became man and died for man’s salvation.

  • THE COMMUNIST will kill man’s body or enslave his soul because he thinks man is a mere animal to serve creatures.

THE CATHOLIC distinguishes capitalism from both communism and fascism.

  • THE COMMUNIST calls those who disagree with him fascist and capitalist.

THE CATHOLIC supports co-operatives to check capitalism and foster oneness.

  • THE COMMUNIST uses co-operatives to wrest property from the capitalist.

The CATHOLIC condemns capitalism only when it exploits labor or consumer.

  • THE COMMUNIST condemns capitalism because it recognizes property rights.

THE CATHOLIC condemns all dictatorships as a denial of man’s natural rights.

  • THE COMMUNIST supports dictatorships as he recognizes no rights.

THE CATHOLIC is a patriotic citizen who gladly gives his life for his country.

  • THE COMMUNIST pretends patriotism, but seeks to overthrow our government.

THE CATHOLIC supports good causes in the fulfillment of the teaching of Christ.

  • THE COMMUNIST supports good causes as a wedge for communistic propaganda.

The CATHOLIC believes man has free will and is responsible for his actions.

  • THE COMMUNIST says our actions are determined solely by economic forces.

THE CATHOLIC knows that man was made to know, love and serve God here on earth and enjoy eternity with Him.

  • THE COMMUNIST believes that man’s only concern is his physical well-being here on earth and that death ends all.

After reading this, Do YOU think Communism is dead?

With Love,

Rita:)

By Dr. Helen C. Potter of the Department of Economics, Setoh Hill College, Greensburg, Penna. Reprinted in the Catholic Home Journal.

©Copyright 2015 Rita Davidson & Little Flowers Family Press All Rights Reserved.

IMG_0905Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a published author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” and speaker, she is a licensed Hairdresser, Professional Make Up artist with a degree in Natural Health. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, 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!

Day 34 – Immodesty Satan’s Virtue 1st Edit – done

Day 34 – Immodesty Satan’s Virtue 1st Edit done!

by Rita Davidson

Well, right on time, my first edit of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” is done! What a trip back memory lane reading my own book from 16 years ago! My children were younger, I was writing about a topic that I was fired up about since there was NO OTHER comprehensive book on Catholic modesty in print at THAT time! ALOT has happened in 16 years…both good and bad.

After ALL the crosses I have been made to suffer after this book was first started in 1999, I shuddered to even start editing this book. I’m being transparent when I say I nearly walked away from touching this book at all.

From betrayals, court cases, estranged children and then losing EVERYTHING in our fire, I have to admit I’ve had a FEW panic attacks. But, I pressed on…

I realized my heart still goes out to those who have NEVER heard of this subject. My heart weeps for those who have become DISHEARTENED at trying to stay modest in an diabolically immodest world. My soul wants to SCREAM at those who have taken the message of modesty and TWISTED it into something it is NOT.

I’ve realized by re-editing this book, that I still have that same ZEAL for those needing to understand this. So many of you that read my First Edition said, “how it changed your life”, “opened your eyes” and “confirmed what your heart already knew”.

Take a look at the Table of Contents from my torn, and burnt copy:

2015-03-23 12_optMy book was so comprehensive it touched on fashion history, Church history, Femininity and Womanhood and modesty for Men, just to name a few!

It was the foundation reference for members of Our Lady’s Martyrs of Purity Crusade© that I started in 1999 in a yahoogroup where I coached and challenged hundreds of women on difficult situations or questions they had on modesty.

Now with a fresh editing ready, I’ve got some surprises up my sleeves for this new edition. What I need from you is your COMMENTS!

As you all know, we lost our home, business and van in a devastating fire July 2013. That means I lost the BOXES of letters, comments, reviews that first readers sent me. :( Oh, yes, my heart still aches for all that we have lost, but God now expects me to move forward. So I ask you all, to please continue to PRAY for me.

And if you HAVE read an earlier edition, (whether you LOVED it OR HATED IT)  PLEASE send me your COMMENTS HERE. (YES, I can take even the criticisms)

PRAY I WILL have COURAGE to overcome the ODDS it will take to bring this title back in print for new readers. And watch for upcoming news on the re-opening of “Our Lady’s Martyrs of Purity Crusade© Membership League!

With love,

Rita Xo :)

IMG_0905Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a published author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” and speaker, she is a licensed Hairdresser, Professional Make Up artist with a degree in Natural Health. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, 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 can we Pray for you today?

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How can we Pray for you today?

by Rita Davidson

The world is full of sufferings. On my Facebook page I regularly ask people how can we pray for them. The crosses run from estranged children, to illness, to pain, to diseases and more.

How can we pray for YOU today?

You are all like a BIG EXTENDED family to us! What little prayers, our noisy, distracted boys can offer, we will do our best to pray for you!

So many of you have prayed for us over the years, supported us with your donations after our fire, and comforted us with your words. I’m not joking, you are like family to us! Our “little flowers family”!

I know so many of you are hurting out there. So many of you are wearing of your crosses. Sometimes they come so swiftly it leaves us breathless. I know, I truly do. After suffering my stroke, continuing anxiety, estranged children and our house fire, just to name a few things. I really know what it’s like to be stretched by God. That is partly why I opened my Class – Organize Your Soul - to help others understand their crosses, and with that insight have more strength to carry them better. Even to find joy. Yes, Joy.

So please POST your prayer intentions below. This way EVERYONE on this page can pray for you too! It’s an amazing community we are building here. I’ll be keeping you all close in prayer here.

Organize your Soul Class 2 starts tomorrow – Join us HERE.

With love,

Rita Xo :)

©Copyright 2015 Rita Davidson & Little Flowers Family Press  All Rights Reserved.

IMG_0905Rita 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. 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!

 

When you feel just like a Puddle

When you feel just like a Puddle

by August, Andrew and Rita Davidson

SPRING, SPRING! Oh the dripping, dripping! Even though we are still in lent, the first signs of spring brings with it hope. Hope for a new start. Hope that God will finally hear our intentions and prayers. There is just something about the new fresh air that sings of God’s promise to us. What could happen if God FINALLY answered our prayers?!

Well THIS is what our backyard looked like this week. Kinda how we feel sometimes eh? Like a puddle…

2015-03-10 16_optYou wouldn’t think THIS is HOPE? LOL Quite the PUDDLE I would say. :) But then THIS APPEARED to come out of our yard……

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2015-03-10 16_opt-4They MEET... This was one of August’s snow creations. The MAN.

2015-03-10 16_opt-5Then Andrew got in on the game. And of course, what did he “discover” in the snow?

2015-03-11 16_optOH THOMAS you came to visit! :)

2015-03-11 17_optOh Andrew and Thomas, best buddies! :) Andrew’s snow creation.

Then the BABY came……

2015-03-11 12_optYES, THAT Baby….YES! August made the Nativity for me

2015-03-11 12_opt-1Look at that Blessed FOOT! Can’t you just grab It?

2015-03-11 12_opt-2He is REACHING out for you and me. Will you pick Him up? Imagine His weight in your arms? What joy our hearts would have?

Sometimes we all just feel like a PUDDLE. Just not much to work with, a failure, tired, worn out. But God loves all His little puddlesyou and me…And the secret is if we just LET HIM work with us, Let HIM MOLD US…Look at the AMAZING Creation He can make out of us – the PUDDLE?! :)

So, LET HIM do HIS work in YOU today! and BASK in His Graces!

With Love,

Rita :)

P.S.

I couldn’t let this post go without a pic from Liam…his drawing is getting pretty good, don’t you think? :) He took this picture for me to share for you. (Yes, he’s good with a camera too!) :) And a BIG THANK you to my talented boys for letting me share their creations. :)

ENJOY!

2015-03-11 17_opt-1How will you let GOD do HIS work in you today? Share with me! :)

©Copyright 2015 Rita Davidson & Little Flowers Family Press  All Rights Reserved.

IMG_0905Rita 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!

 

The #OrganizeyourSoul – WHY God sends crosses & HOW to find Joy Program – CLASS 2

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The #OrganizeyourSoul –  WHY God sends crosses & HOW to find Joy Program – CLASS 2

Did you miss us the first time around? JOIN US for Class #2!

As many of you know we suffered the loss of our home, business and vehicle in a devastating fire July 2013. That event made us homeless for 6 months and started us on a journey we were not prepared for. This journey taught us A LOT. How to understand my crosses, how to be better prepared for future crosses and how to get the benefits from the crosses God sends.

We are just finishing up Class #1 and I’m so amazed at the crosses shared in our first class.

Here is just a FEW of the comments from Class #1:

“Listened to the audio w/o one problem!
Your counsel, intuition & wisdom are such a blessing for us. Will listen again (at least once more) to take notes- especially the “aha! Moments”. Have a great Monday. Stay warm!”

“Thank you, Rita! That was really thought provoking and helpful. I’m looking forward to moving forward with the new video tomorrow”

“Thank you for that! Loving this so much! You are such a good teacher – such wisdom! Wow!”

“so many gold nuggets in that audio I want to savor, ponder, and put into practice! XO”

“Thank you so much for the big blessing of that wonderful audio today Rita – it has blessed, encouraged, and helped me so much! XO”

“Thank you Rita for all those health tips, which, if we follow them, will help us deal with the crosses which will come our way”

“Thanks, Rita Those crosses, one after the other, are tough. At times all you can do is hold on for the bumpy ride and catch your breath every so often. I get discouraged often Thank you for your insight into this. It really helps!”

“Please let me know if you teach other classes esp. writing Catholic books! I will save up to take the writing class with you! I really have it on my heart to write a book! Thank you! XO”

“Thank you! I love the topic for this week’s class. My St. Andrew’s Missal has a list of short ejaculatory prayers -which are such a blessing. God has sent such blessings to us through you, Rita. Thank you for answering His call to do this. I just read your post about the family in Manitoba- such a tragedy. Your insight as to WHY God allowed these 4 to die at that time is such a wake-up call, in more ways than one.”

“Would love a class or program or a book from you on Reparation. You have my affirmative vote on that!”

“Yay! I got through both videos. Thanks for putting the time into these, Rita. It’s good to be able to listen as if we are in the same room, having coffee”

“Several awesome resources!! Thank you, Rita! You are a Wonder-filled gift from God for us.”

“And this is one of the main reasons I so needed to take this class! For healing, understanding, the truth, ect. Thank you to whoever made it possible! XO”

“Another powerful story to lift our spirits and keep us focused on the little signs God gives us that most of us over look. I needed to hear this story to help me see more clearly God’s hand in ever detail of our lives, whether we think it is good for us or not at the time, it’s His way of trying to get our undivided attention on Him, one way or the other!
Thank you for sharing the best and most important parts of your life with us.”

“our re-telling of this your last L & D was so touching. My heart ached for you during your labor. And smiled when Liam smiled at you. The significance of the 3’s! Thank you for sharing this with us.”

“Another great video! I like the reminder that we need to try to view our crosses objectively. That’s a hard thing to do when you are struggling just to carry it. My tendency is to complain the whole way I will have to take the temperament test.”

“Always look forward to your videos, you have given us plenty of Food for Thought!”

“Great video. Lots lots to think about. Thank you.
I listened to the audio again. More to think about-again.”

I really enjoyed this second video. You gave some great points about suffering, the whys and how God is trying to mold us into perfection. Thank You also for sharing your inner most being with us. Oh and you looked great and more relaxed this time! “

“Rita, I really LOVE the video esp. the 2nd.”

“Thanks, Rita, Theresa, everyone. Sharing tidbits of wisdom gained is a blessing in this group.”

“I wasn’t expecting people’s post to make me cry – Thank you for such a beautiful testimony of what God can and does in Our Lives, sometimes even when we don’t even ask.”

“Awww, thank you for that. Didn’t expect that to start tears for anyone. And thanks be to God for all our silver linings- they ARE there . Somewhere.  Love this Our Group more each day.”

“Rita, thank you so much for your wise counsel & warning! You are so “here” where we need you to be, leading us in this GROUP.”

“Anyhow, here I am ready to learn something profound from such a great lady, Rita”

“Thank you, Rita, for offering this course. Looking forward to what God has in store for us!”

“Yeah, Rita! I had success in listening to your very first talk with us…loved it! Now I need to find the worksheet…and do my homework!”

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 I will teach you step-by-step to understand your crosses, how to survive very difficult crosses, how to be prepared for crosses God sends, how to stay faithful when times are hard and how to find the JOY. It will not only CHANGE the way you think, it will change the way you LIVE!

WHAT TO EXPECT: What you can expect from me is 7 -10 to 20 minute video’s and worksheets per week with tips. No live calls with this On Demand Class.

HERE is your CHANCE to grow closer to God, and have the strength to face each day with Joy!

 

You will be so grateful for the opportunity to see like-minded Catholics carrying similar crosses and knowing you are NOT alone.

LIVE CLASSES ARE NOW CLOSED. SEE ON DEMAND CLASS now available. Same great teachings and worksheets now you can do it on YOUR schedule!



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IMG_0905Rita 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!