“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”

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“Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things”

1 Cor 13:4-7

by Rita Davidson

 

READY – These past few weeks we have been having some very difficult days that you have all been praying for.

I haven’t shared the details yet but have been uplifted by your faithful prayers.

I shared this on my Facebook page, FRIDAY. That was the day we moved my elderly mother into our home. (yes this is my newly done office) She was been recently diagnosed with mild dementia. You can only imagine our heartbreak. After much prayer Mark decided this was best for her. Can’t argue with an amazing husband can I?

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We have a long story to share but and the time never seemed right until now. Bear with me. :)

I have been supporting my mother ever since my dad passed away 10+ years ago. A few years ago we learned she had severe hearing loss for a long time. Because we never knew before, she also developed tinnitus, a condition that often comes with severe hearing loss.

Her Hearing specialist says, Tinnitus is, a “secondary channel of audio information” that can be ringing, buzzing, music, talking. Her tinnitus was the worst of her condition when it was most active since it lead to her being confused by mixed messages coming from her tinnitus. The phone ringing when it wasn’t; the door knocking when it wasn’t, you get the idea.

Living alone only accelerated this and as we tried to manage this, with increasing visits and in home help, we wanted assessments done for her cognitive function.

This was my first encounter of medical personnel that didn’t understand ‘my mother’. So it seemed to be an uphill battle trying to get them to understand her hearing loss difficulties.

When her cognitive function was tested her hearing aids were not working, and so could not get an accurate example of her condition. They didn’t care, but tested her anyway when she could barely hear the questions. Needless to say, I was appalled how little care they demonstrated to get the ‘truth’ about her condition. And not surprised she was diagnosed with mild dementia.

She landed in the hospital, quite by accident actually, and it was there I was told I have to place her in a nursing home. Here I met the anti-life system refusing to acknowledge real geriatric needs and quality of life, through no fault of their own, but simply the narrow-minded training that sees only one answer for everything.

I reluctantly did my homework and visited area nursing homes and prepared for the worse. I BEGGED God through my tears that I would do WHATEVER HE willed if HE would just show me the way. Driving one day to see her, I told Him I would put my EVERY effort toward what needed to be done, as long as I KNEW it was HIS will. I mean what do I KNOW what is best? At this point I held little hope she would escape a nursing home.

In hospital she continued to deteriorate after being given heavy drugs (that she has never taken) and got increasingly aggressive with staff.

Their answer for her sudden aggression? They blamed it on her dementia getting worse, (not on the increasingly strong drugs they were using) when my mother has never shown aggression ever. It was a never ending cycle really trying to assess her needs from what I knew of my mother and trying to understand a system that thinks it is just better to ship them off and be done with them.

It was at this time Mark said to bring her here – well I ran with that. Thinking this might actually work better for all of us in the long run. So here we are today.

If not for my stubbornness, my mother was scheduled to be drugged, in a nursing home today. I think God answered my prayer didn’t He?

Fight for your loved ones my friends. While I LOVE the medical profession for the kind and gentle doctors and nurses and care they give. Our elderly are falling by the wayside because the society has stopped valuing them any longer. The blindness I see when new research is not acknowledged or used is deplorable. How can we make our elderly more comfortable in an increasing anti-life society, who refuses to look at their health status instead of drugs for management?

Through no fault of their own, their only answer to elder care is nursing care, where they are out of sight and out of mind as they wait for them to die. I know many of you have struggled with loved ones like this, from all the comments I got on my Facebook page the day we announced this. My hearts go out to you. <3 Living with three boys with autism has taught me there is always more answers than what we are given if we just are stubborn enough to look. Dementia like autism, is a modern disease that has answers we just haven’t found yet.

While it may be too late for many of you who have lost loved ones already. But for anyone else with a aging parent (who are we kidding we are all aging!), take the time now to look at resources to prevent this from happening or ease the burden of it’s severity. Just a few I have found so far:

  1. Get their hearing checked by a HEARING specialist, not an audiologist. A Hearing aid specialist is what we have. (Hearing clinics have become a multi-million business that can’t customize the care a hearing specialist can)
  2. Get GOOD bloodwork Look for deficiencies in Vitamin D, Folic Acid, B12 to start. Many of which can give symptoms that mimic depression, , memory loss, restless legs and more.
  3. Supplement to build up their immunity and balance missing nutrients.
  4. Good clean diet of GOOD Fats to feed their brains, like coconut oil and bacon. YES BACON! :)  Lower the carbohydrates and sugars and be sure they are getting good protein. Remove the chemicals like cola’s and such that we know increase aggression in children with ADHD.
  5. Consider Glutenfree. So many of us are suffering from gluten sensitivity that can increase chances of developing deficiencies that can lead to dementia’s later. The elderly have more difficulty with absorption which is why they have deficiencies and removing gluten can help with inflammation and help with absorption. The earlier you do this the better.
  6. If you can take on their care be sure to get all the help you need. It won’t be easy but with help it will keep burnout from growing. If you don’t have family to help, see what programs are available in your area. Keep asking, googling. and praying! God will find answers for you.

We hope to see improvements with my mother now that she is under our care. So far, after three days home with us, not one bit of aggression shown, that they said was her dementia decline. (Heavy meds are gone). NO anxiety, they said she had this from her dementia too.

She is happy to be here and loves to fold our laundry and drink coffee. (at least I got her decaf!) :)

Thank you for you prayers as our family as we make this transition. I pray this will help some of you facing this as well. Plan ahead even if your parents are younger to protect them from this disease that is taking away so many of our parents at an alarming rate.

Just like we must be prolife for the unborn, we must be prolife for the elderly.

“Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things”

Who else can care for them except those that love them and owe them; “Honor Thy Mother and Father” ?

Please let me know if you are caring for elderly parents.

With love,

Rita xo :)

 

Rita summer 2015Rita 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 cross with JOY!

 

 

Where Does God Show us HIS love?

Where Does God Show us HIS love?

by Rita Davidson

When crosses come, sometimes they bring up questions we are not prepared to answer. WHY would God do this to us? is the most common question.

  The WORLDS answer to this is:
“well cause there IS no God.”
“Why would God let THIS or THAT happen?”

                                                 Oh ye of LITTLE faith.

The problem is the WORLDS answer to this CATHOLIC question is wrong, because they are not SEEING this from GOD’s EYES.

FBAug10You see, when we SEE life through GOD’s eyes then SUDDENLY the blinders are pulled off and we can SEE more clearly what before was so difficult.

St Ignatius writes, “It is God’s love for us whence flows all the bitterness as well as all the sweets of this life.”

THAT is seeing it from GOD’s perspective. We were not made to have a HAPPY life, we were meant to have a JOYFUL life.

The world is looking for HAPPINESS which is why they are so unhappy.

As Catholics we have to look for JOY. Since Joy is what arrives when we finally embrace our cross.

I pray this lightens your burden today as it helps with mine.

Praying for you all today.

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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!

The End of my Peonies

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The END of my Peonies

By Rita Davidson

They didn’t come to a “natural” end as you might imagine. This came when they were in FULL peak. Liam decided it was time to “TEST” out his ‘wood sword’.

If you remember, these were a beloved memory for me from my childhood and our home before our fire. You can imagine how I GASPED! How could Liam cause such destruction in 5 minutes and Why?

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Well he IS 5 years old and I figure a little impulsive. (It LOOKED FUN) So after giving him some examples how this CAN’T be fixed, I only hoped to make an impression.

Then a thought came to me; SIN. These fallen petals are like our SINS. Sure none of us are murderers ( or are you!?) 😉 no we didn’t embezzle a million dollars (if you did can I be your friend?) (just KIDDING!) But many of us don’t think twice about fudging our income taxes (it’s SO hard to make ends meet). Or wearing that skirt that’s a little TOO TIGHT (well it will be ok TODAY).

What about that story you told your friend that you were sick so could SKIP her party (when you weren’t sick at all). Lastly what about that online purchase you SHARED even though it is copyrighted, (well your friend said she was really broke and this might help her)!

Yes all those SINS are like those scattered petals on the ground. We can’t SEE them but they are there. We are destroying the life of Christ in the CHURCH with our small invisible SINS.

And there is an INVISIBLE mess being made that WE haven’t cleaned up. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING AT BIG sins. But it is these little sins (venial) that are more prevalent than any others. Why? Because they are so small we never get caught. It is just between us and God and well, He won’t tell on us will He?

But GOD can’t clean up that mess we made. You see He died on the cross for our sins so we can be wiped clean in confession, but even AFTER confession, we need penance. PENANCE is for the damage we leave behind from our sins.

I can’t put these petals back on the flower. And even after confession there is still penance owing to clean up our “petal mess”. Now how about all those others in the world who know NOTHING about SIN? Who will pay to clean up THEIR petals? Someone must pay the price for their SINS (mess) or they won’t get to HEAVEN! #thisworldneedsmorepenance This is why Our Lady said to PRAY AND SACRIFICE for sinners.

Now you can understand the importance of this request and I pray you always see “fallen petals” this way so you will pray and sacrifice for sinners too. Thank you Liam for the lesson you taught me today as sad as it was for me may it inspire many souls to pray for poor sinners as Our Lady asked at Fatima.

With love,

Rita Xo 😉

TWEET THIS if you agree #thisworldneedsmorepenance

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 cross with JOY!

My new Writing Desk Project was a surprise!

My new Writing Desk Project was a surprise!

by Rita Davidson

BlackTableAs many of you know I’m a writer and published author. Since our fire, writing and teaching has become my main work, mostly due to the NEED I see. AND because God was SOOO good to save my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” from our fire, under 6 feet deep of charcoal. THAT was a sign I better get it done for a new set of readers! But, my tired old black table (my writing desk) needed a lift. (much like some of us moms eh?) :)

 

2MarkStrippingtableSO I convinced Mark to start stripping the top. THAT took LOTS of coaxing (he hates chemicals) and well I’m not too fond of them either that’s why I asked him! LOL  But the good hubby he is, there he is stripping it for me. (God love him) This was a table donated to us after our fire. Everything we own has come from donations. How generous God was to us and how wonderful those souls that thought of us. We pray for them EVERY day. Now see those nice pine boards underneath? I was dead set on imagining a nice clear pine top, with white legs. That is what I was thinking…that’s not always what you get.

RitaPaintinglegsWhile Mark was stripping the legs, I proved to my Facebook readers, that you CAN PAINT in a SKIRT. That went over pretty well. :)  You can see that blur of a brush in the lower right corner? That is Joseph, trying to PAINT for me. It was all I could do to keep him from ruining the work. haha

5redonwoodMark and I were NOT prepared for THIS? What is that RED coming under that black?

3tableRedAs Mark was stripping the black off, this red started coming through EVERYWHERE. WHAT IS that, it WAS pine underneath? What will we do now I thought? By this time it was Day 2, and we were getting pretty tired of working on this in the heat.

white legs doneI finally got my new legs all done…well NOT MINE, but you get the idea. :) The one on the right is just with the primer, the three on the left are done in a nice cream white, with some ‘aging’ to add character thanks to inspiration from Jennifer @themagicbrush. :)

legswhitedetailsHere’s a close up of some details of the “aging’ I did. I kinda like it don’t you?

redtable2But back to this, what to do with this splotchy red? 4 Days had passed (we took a day off too) and we were about done with this. I posted this on my Facebook page, and everyone was saying, strip it again and restain it. I was like WHOA…I’m WAY too tired for that. (I’m impatient you see). So, after much thought, I just coated it with Tung Oil. Quite a few coats of it and buffed it up and it’s good to go I think?

FinishedTableTA DA! This boring black table didn’t turn out what I thought, but wow, this is a nice diversion isn’t it? Much like our lives, when things don’t go as planned. We whine and cry and can’t see how God gave us a good detour from our plans. Until we finally ‘land’ there, and look back then we see how much better this really was for us than what we first planned.

Oh Lord, that we may SEE! That we may SEE that your WILL is best for always!

Now to wax my new OFFICE floor and put my office back together. I’m SOOO Excited to finish my “Immodesty” book with my new desk and even MORE excited to share a LIVE CALL with you all next Tuesday. (see it HERE if you missed it).

With my new office done, I’ll have lots of surprises for you all!

May you all have a blessed day!
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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!

7 POPULAR CURTAIN Ideas for your Home

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7 POPULAR CURTAIN Ideas for your Home

(some for sewing)

By Rita Davidson

 

Sunday was the 2 year anniversary of our fire. What a sobering day it was. We moved in the last dresser, mine; and unpacked my clothes for the first time since our fire July 19th, 2013. We had been living out of Rubbermaid containers for our clothing since then. There is still so much to do for the house before winter. Tearing out the flooring, repairing moldy walls and basement. Slow but sure. I’m reminded you can never be in a hurry for these things.

We still have no curtains and I’ve been itchy to get my donated sewing machine working! So exciting!

While I have a mending pile to attack including clothing to make more modest I’ve also got some fabric to for some maxi’ skirts. YES! You’ll have to join me on my FACEBOOK Page if you want to see those. :)

But I’ve also been looking at curtains as I want to make use of some fabric that was donated and cover our windows. Here are some interesting curtain ideas I shared from my Facebook page I hope you will enjoy?

 

Popular Painted Curtains! A NO SEW style for those with limited sewing skills.

http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/2011/09/crafty-how-to-painted-curtains.html

 

Proof that regular sewing techniques can make a house of curtains! J

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/decorate-my-home-part-20-gathered-top.html

 

Stenciled Curtains make another fast and easy Curtain

http://www.girllovesglam.com/2011/03/stenciled-curtain-tutorial.html

 

AN alternative window – a Scarf Valance

http://www.alternative-windows.co.uk/en/top-treatments/scarf-valance

 

DIY Curtains and Blackout Curtains

http://www.twotwentyone.net/2012/08/how-to-make-curtains-diy/

 

Pretty Curtains for any window

http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-your-own-curtains

 

NEVER have to BUY CURTAINS AGAIN! 27 Different Designs

http://www.viewalongtheway.com/2013/07/never-buy-curtains-again-27-inspiring-diy-ideas/

Our families NEED beauty in the home. It becomes the best way to inspire them WITHOUT words!

ENJOY! :)

Do you sew? I’d love to hear what your favorite sewing is? DO you WISH you could sew? Or are you a seamstress for everything? SHARE with me your creations!

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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!

Where WAS I ?

Where WAS I?

by Rita Davidson

It’s going to be our 2 year anniversary of our fire July 19th, 2015. A sobering reminder to July 19th in 2013 when we walked out of a burning building with just the clothes on our back.

Fast forward to today, some think we have done pretty well. Despite how much of a challenge it has been to recover everything we lost, we have had to realize we can’t get back everything we had. But we are blessed all the same.

As I am nearing the completion of my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” I have had to purchase TONS of books for my research to get it done. ALL the books I quoted from I lost in our fire. It’s been a HUGE undertaking to track down all the resources I used to bring you “Immodesty Satan’s Virtue”.

You see the life of a writer, is composed of so many other wonderful writers. When you are an author, you benefit from so many other wonderful authors who (in my case) came before us. And because I want to make this the BEST edition EVER for you, I’m working hard to find the BEST resources and the BEST editor to work with too.

But all work and no play, makes Rita a DULL girl they say. And it’s so TRUE. The more I write, the more I need a break – so my brain can get a fresh start.

This is a brand new area we moved to just last November, and so we have barely found our way around. So, yesterday we took a trip south, (just 27 minutes away actually) and found the US/CANADA border !

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Just across that water is the USA so I was “Waving” Hello to all my US friends!  “HELLO”  \o/

(Many of you might be surprised to learn 90% of my fans and friends are American- sad state for Canada I say) So, I posted this on my Facebook page and everyone went wild.

Merlita “Waves” from  VA

Lydiawaving” from TX

Margaret, Chris and Sharon all “waving” from OH

and so on…

I felt SO close to you everyone. They LOVED THIS saying how they all want to MEET one day! Imagine a PARK of FAITHFUL Catholic moms and grand-moms all together? I WOULD SO love to make this happen!

My friends you are REALLY missing the community on my Facebook page. Sharing and praying for each other all day. Did you know you can have a Facebook page and don’t even put ANYTHING on it, just so you can reach the Catholic pages, Like mine, that your missing?

So my friends as I continue to work on ‘Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” here, I hope you are all enjoying the summer and staying MODEST in the HEAT. :) I can’t wait to SHARE my book with you all and maybe we WILL all get to MEET one DAY soon!? :)

Will it be COFFEE or TEA? :)

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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with joy!

 

 

 

What was your favorite chapter in “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue”?

What was YOUR favorite chapter in “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue”?

by Rita Davidson

Well summer is in full swing and so is the immodesty. I dare say, immodesty is a year round vice now around the world!

I am feverishly, working on “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” 3rd Edition here. Printed off my 2nd copy to edit. ARE you all ready for a BIGGER book? Or were you hoping for a SMALLER, more convenient copy? FAT CHANCE ! LOL

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I am SOOO excited to get this done for you. My friend Marilyn writes, I have been DYING for you and Little Flowers to come back. Your message is so very necessary!

Well I guess God thought the same thing when we got us out of a burning building in the NIK of time AND saved THREE PAPER copies of my “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” book for a new generation of readers!

Your book is so badly needed, Rita Davidson! I can’t wait to see the new version as soon as it comes out! says Marilyn again. :)

Well, it’s not been easy I’ll tell you. In fact I’ve had to get over my FEAR (yes, FEAR that I would lose something more with this book). So since last year I’ve been working with some business mentors, and coaches to help me get this book done.

It’s finally getting CLOSER! And the more I read it the more I realize how much this book is SOOOO needed! In fact the more I read it I realize how this book written in 1999, was actually prophetic in some ways! That really shook me up when I realized that.

PLEASE pray for me, that I make this book a BETTER book, more clear and compelling for readers who need it. And MORE with the HEARTS of JESUS and MARY behind it. That is my only wish.

Now, for those that HAVE read this, WHAT is your FAVORITE CHAPTER?

What did you LOVE about this book?

What comments did you wish you sent me that you put off that I could read now?

How much do you HATE me for this book and would love to tell me finally! LOL (well you never know?)

As I get closer to this I REALLY need your input. YOUR comments will help others see how valuable this message is for THEM. I may even use your comments in the upcoming edition, so PLEASE be GENEROUS with your comments! I’m writing this book for YOU! :)

God bless you all,

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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!

 

Entangled in the World

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Entangled in the World

By Rita Davidson

Living in the world but not of it. How NOT to get ENTANGLED.

Modern MUSIC pull you in first with that addictive rhythm – then you ignore the words.

Movies pull you in, first with catchy, emotional soundtracks and favorite actors and actresses – then help you let slide things you normally wouldn’t allow.

Technology, pulls us in making us think we have to be PLUGGED in at all times, giving us the feeling we are missing something. – then we neglect our spiritual life and sometimes our families without even knowing we’ve been sucked in.

Cars keep us pulled in updating our vehicles every three years so we can renew a lease before we lose all that money we put into this one – beware of the trap. Being careful with your cash you can easily purchase a vehicle USED that will last just as long for cheaper.

Clothing will pull us in if we get stuck in NEEDING fashion that keeps us changing to keep up. – soon enough modesty is abandoned because it’s just too hard to find. Be wary of what you approve and like.

Each day we are on a dangerous stairway. It spirals UP and DOWN. WE cannot stand still on one step, but each day must make a CHOICE to MOVE. If we aren’t moving UP which way ARE we moving?

 

What choices today are pulling you in? Are you traveling UP or DOWN the eternal stairway?

Talk to me HERE!
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 finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!

Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue Day $^%^%

Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue Day $^%^%

by Rita Davidson

Really? Is that my title or a error? LOL

Seriously, I cannot figure out WHAT day I am on editing, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” but if you have been wondering WHERE I have been, I have been right here, working on THE BOOK! :)

If you are on my Facebook page, you would have seen all we have been doing the last week.

From getting a Professional Mold Test on our house by a real “mycologist” (imagine such a thing?) Another lovely Christian man, who who after hearing our story, did a full test for free! So knowledgeable, highly recommended too! www.moldmanager.ca

moldtestdayTesting the basement for mold and our good friend, Earl talking about options.

earlmoldThen we got a POSITIVE test back. *sigh  :( and having to do some work to get this fixed.

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Then working on my book the FINAL CHAPTERS now…nearly done to send to the Editor. YAY!! :)

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Taking my mother to her appointments has been taking up ALOT of my time lately too. Here she is in her lovely new dress at the foot care clinic. Doesn’t she look so sweet in her dress? She will wear nothing else but dresses!  She is now 74 :)

grammafootclinic

Then pulling out the dusty rugs we have here to put in the hardwood we got on sale. Now that we have tested positive for mold, we are glad we are finally getting this put in. See our little worker? :)

Liambaseboards

Our trusty friend, Earl was here again putting down the hardwood and teaching Mark and the boys how to lay it. Even Liam now knows how to put it in and I couldn’t stop laughing at how good he was at it.

liamEarlfloorLook at our little Liam, age 5 GO!? :)

But we could really use your prayers! Poor Earl punctured his leg while working at our place, and never told us.

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By the next day it was all badly infected and now he has to take  a week off! Please pray his leg heals quickly and he is back on his feet. I’d hate to think his kindness to us, by putting in our floor for free, would cause him to lose so much time. The rest of our flooring has been put on hold for now…

That’s about it for us this week. Another busy week ahead for us.

We have been praying for you all and thank you for your prayers for us, Earl’s leg and my mom too please?

If you can support us see www.davidsonfamilytrust.com

THANK you and God bless you!
With love,

Rita Xo :)

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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!

Jesus, my love, take my hand, never let it go.

FBApril7Jesus, my love, take my hand, never let it go.

Sometimes when things get really tough we need to just LET GO and LET GOD.

When things are going really great, its so easy to forget how hard things can get, and then it just ‘surprises’ us again and we are left gasping for air.

Remember, we are living in a veil of tears. Always be ready for the next cross, knowing AND TRUSTING that God has it all figured out. When you can do that, you will finally find the JOY that comes from living a good Catholic life.

May God bless and keep you all!
With love,

Rita Xo :)

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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 the