Do you find yourself fearful, having a hard time to pray?

 

 

 

Do you find yourself fearful, having a hard time to pray?

by Rita Davidson

 

 

Now just what is all that?  Well those are just some of the headlines I have seen in my own email inbox. I’m sure you’ve seen them too. If your online much at all, you come across them as much as you try to stay away from them.

 

Do you find yourself fearful, having a hard time to pray?
Do you feel as is all your prayers are for nothing and the world is falling faster than ever?

Do you wake up often with no hope, only dragging yourself through the day?

 

If any of this sounds like you then I think you’ve been bitten. Yes, bitten by the “newest bug” of the day. And guess what it is terminal too.

 

What is this “newest bug” you have not heard of?

Its call FEAR.

 

Yes, Fear. Sound familiar? Well, it seems that you’ve been bitten by that bug and it’s eating away at your soul taking away all the joy that should be there.

 

Where does this come from?

 Well for one thing, we are living in difficult times. With Church leaders backing down from their duties to defend the faithful and governments making unjust laws against Christians it seems as if all is lost.

 We hear talk everyday of ‘financial collapse”, “recession”, ‘radiation’ exposure’, the coming crisis, and more.

 We all know this society we live in is fragile. We know that our financial stability even our weather is fragile.  That is why as Catholics we thank God everyday for what we have. (Or we should be?)

 

Perspective

 

Lets get some perspective.  Around the world we have the Chinese government dragging women from their homes, from the streets and forcing them to abort babies as old as 9months pregnant. Have you ever heard of such a horror taking place today, as we sleep, eat and enjoy life? Well news and pictures are finally hitting the public, after much sacrifices by Chen Guangcheng.

 

We live pretty good with our food crops and cars, and air conditioning, and heated car seats, and drive thru’s and books and IPods and stoves and more. Yet we are the ones that are fearful everyday that ‘something is surely going to go wrong.” While our ‘brothers’ around the world are living in destitute, dirt floor homes, sorting garbage for a living.  Perhaps it’s because it all seems false even to us?

 

 

 

History of Christianity

 

Throughout the history of Christianity, Christians have been persecuted. Think of the early Church, the early martyrs. Look further in history and we see the Reformation and the killing of Catholics there. Looking further we see the French revolution and the thousands that were slaughtered as they overthrow the Church and the government. And more.

 

Scaremongering

 

Today we see scare mongering coming from the news stations. Recession is coming, then the unemployment is going up, you have a friend that loses their job, and so you believe this must be true.  I can’t say it’s organized, but ‘someone’ that runs all our news know that many people don’t ‘think’ when they watch the news and automatically believe it. It’s like the TV numbs our thinking.Then we also have the Catholic scaremongers. The ones that are always threatening with the End of the world, and the End times, and oh lets not forget the “Three Days of Darkness”.  (That’s a blog post for another day).

 

You know, I grew up in a large Catholic family. I had an aunt that was famous for this kind of scare mongering. She would always call my dad and ask him if he had all his canned goods saved up, as it was ‘coming soon.’ We became so afraid of this one aunt, we would hide in the closet when she would come and try not to ‘think’ because she might ‘read our mind’.

 

But I see similar tactics by some well meaning Catholic websites today. (Perhaps some are not well meaning, but I’ll try believing they are.) The Internet is rampant with people presenting themselves as Catholics, but before you know it, there is a spear of poison in what they are saying too.

Life is hard enough without having to find this kind of things from websites we are supposed to trust. Wise as serpents we must be.

 

Where to go from here?

 

Let me tell you a story. You remember the year 2000? You know the Y2K scare. Remember there was some bug that was going to shut down everything. That year 1999 was a tough year for us. I gave birth to one of our sons that year. Right in December. I spent much of that year sick as a dog (not knowing my gallbladder was acting up).

As the year came to a close and we had a new baby with us and Christmas joy, the scare of the Y2K possibility dragged us down. With no money to speak of at all, (as is our story), we could not store up all that was ‘recommended’ we should have. No canned foods, no beans, no water supply, and no dried goods. We lived in an 800square foot house with 5 children, no basement or even a closet. How could we store anything, let alone afford it? It was then that I asked God to protect us. I begged Him. It was then that I placed all my trust in Him to take care of us no matter what. I had to trust in Him, as I could not do anything for myself. It was not easy, but I forced myself to believe that it would be all right.

 

When I woke up January 1, 2000 - the world was still turning, I knew then that God does not wish for us to fear. He does not wish for us to remain fearful, store up goods, hunker down; stay low, and rotate our stores of food storage for that ‘fateful day’.

 

I learned then that it was ‘fear’ that allowed people to loose their charity. That fear, caused them to store up goods beyond their means sometimes. It caused them to worry unnecessarily and caused them to be unkind to people, to not fulfill their daily duty, as they should. This ‘fear’ caused them to neglect what they needed to do to save their souls.

 

And that is why I no longer allow myself to read, hear or see negative programs that only want to allow us to ‘fear’ the future.

News programs that tell us that ‘people are not spending we are in a recession’, yet a little research will show you the Growth National Product for the same time shows people are spending in hoards.

 

Lies come from you-know-who. And it is those lies that keep us bound up in fear. Then we read the same on Catholic websites and we find ourselves thinking negative about everything. Never hoping for a brighter day, just waiting for ‘the day’.

 

Frankly, anything that can keep us fearful and keep us from accomplishing our daily duty is not from God. All that is important is that you do what is required to save your soul, Today.

I do not know what God has planned for the End of the world, as I know surely it is coming. I do not know what God has planned to restore His church, as that surely has to come as well.

 

What I do know is that you and I may not live to see that time come. You and I may not live until the end of this year, this month, this day. Why all the fear for the future, when you and I may meet our end sooner than we think? We better be prepared for ‘that’ end.

 

Faith, where is God in all these scares we hear?
Where is thy faith? Why so weak ?

Why do we succumb to the fear mongering of the world?
 Where does this fear really come from?

 

Satan’ - the father of lies. He wishes to keep people in fear. He wishes to keep you and me in fear. If we can be broken, if we can be afraid, that is all that the devil wishes. For a population in fear is a population that can be controlled.

When we are fearful we become desperate. When we are fearful we lose hope. When we lose hope, we go through our days unhappy, not doing our best, not trying our best. And here is the key: When we lose hope we lose : our joy.

 

And joy is the one gift from God that no one can take away unless we give it away. Joy helps us get though our days even when we carry heavy crosses. Joy is what let the Saints go to their martyrdom singing.

Joy is what makes our heart sing, when our child takes its first step. And that joy makes our hearts joyful when we see a beautiful sunset.

 

 If you find yourself slugging through your day without joy, look again at your thoughts. Are you reading a lot of negative news channels that only give you the bad news of the day and the bad news to come? Are you reading Catholic websites that are always talking about dark times ahead? I say cut them all off. Stop reading, unsubscribe, disconnect. Do not allow these people to take away your joy, as well meaning as they may be.

 

Instead,

1. Take the day off from laundry (or whatever), and go spend time with your children. Get down on the floor with them and forget about your bills and your worries.

 

2. Pray sincerely offering up to God your worries and asking Him to help you to trust in Him more.

 

3. Then be sure everyday to fill your heart with joyful thoughts about the faith. Talk to God. So that your soul may be barricaded against the torrents of fear that seek to bring you and your family down.

 

 ©Copyright 2012  Rita Davidson All Rights Reserved.

 

Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began 'Little Flowers Family Apostolates' to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, 'Immodesty; Satan's Virtue'. She was editor of 'The Catholic Health Letter' for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com

 

Modesty isn't just about rules, it's about Love!

 

Modesty isn't just about rules, it's about Love!

 

  by Rita Davidson

 

 

  Summer is underway! And well, I'm sure you all noticed the immodesty around your town in this heat, have you ? If you haven't noticed, then you must be living near a lovely Amish Community?
 Or perhaps, you don't realize that modesty is a very important virtue for every Catholic from birth to death.

 Let me explain;
 
You have likely heard talk about all those silly rules we have for modesty. This long, and this short. I mean what is all those rules for anyhow ?
 
Well, for one thing, it's true. The Church as given us guidelines so we can use them to be sure we are at least on the right track. For some they hate to think of all those rules. Laws that they say, don't apply to them.
 
But what about scrupulous souls. Who spend a lot of time worried they may be immodest ? Worried this might not be modest enough and just trying to do what is expected from them ? Or what about those lax Catholics we all know, that say God doesn't care what you wear, it's just what's in your heart ?
 
Well, the Church gives us rules so that we have clear guidelines about what to do. Not too severe, and not too lax. Why else did God give us the 10 Commandments ? They were a set of 10 rules that we were to follow. Very specific they were too. We all follow those. Or we should be. Why would God give us such specific rules to live by ? I mean can't we just live and be good. Isn't that enough ?
 
Well, God knew we needed some guidelines. I mean He has to give us all the best tools to save our souls right ? So, when we steal, we are sure to know what stealing is. Or do we ? (well that's another blog post for another day!)

 But, if God gave us the 10 Commandments so specific for us to live our life by, why would He not also want to give us a set of specific guidelines that we could use about modesty ? Clothing ourselves is something we have to do everyday!

 Do you think God perhaps knew that times would soon be changing and He needed to give us something to carry us through to calmer times ?

 I think so. Especially after Our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1920 and said: "Certain fashions will be introduced which will offend Our Divine Lord very much. Those who serve God ought not to follow these fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same. " Then she added: "More people go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason."

Just 10 years later, in 1930, Donato, Cardinal Sbaretti, Pref. of Congregation of the Council; Feast of the Holy Family, Jan, 12, 1930,  gave us these basic rules.

  So what are these rules, these guidelines for modesty ?

" a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat,

which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent materials are improper."

 Simple isn't it ? But remember in 1928, there was no pants for women being manufactured. There was also no two-piece bathing suits, hot pants, shorts for women or belly button shirts.
But there was, sleeveless shirts and dresses then. And there was spaghetti straps.

So what do you think the Church was trying to show us ?

 Well, for one it was trying to correct the sleeveless shirts that were becoming popular at that time. It says 'cover the arms at least to the elbows'. That pretty much eliminates sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps and cap sleeves.
 
"Two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat' pretty much covers the neckline issue. Two fingers measurement (how practical Holy Mother Church is, to not use a ruler, but a guideline like fingers, handy enough you always have it with you!)

Now the one that really confuses people is, "scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees" We all know where our knees are and they are telling us the minimum is just beyond the knees. Well, I know of no shorts that cover that far down ? Nor any pants either ?

 I know I'm going to be kicked out the door for saying that, but I'd rather say the truth here than what is popular. If I can't speak the truth, there is no point for this blog.
 
I'm not going to give all those 'studies' that say where men look and such to convince you. Frankly if you need that to prove it, your like doubting Thomas.
 
When this guideline was given it was 1930, there was no manufactured pants or shorts for women. There just weren't. The Church at the time didn't give guidelines for pants, but for dresses and skirts. Because they were the standard clothing for women for the past 1920 years!
 
Now I could go on for an entire book on this one, (but that's what I wrote Immodesty; Satans Virtue in 1999 ) and I know many of you are going to disagree with me here. That is fine.

 All I would say is don't disagree with me, as I am only repeating what the Church has told us. So your fight is really with the Church then.

Remember, it was Our Lady that told us, "The Church is always the same". And so it is! Century after Century it repeats to us what we need to do to save our souls.

  God asks us to be faithful. He asks us to obey the 10 Commandments and live our life by them. He asks us to do His holy will and faithfully our daily duty. Practicing modesty is just one part of our daily duty. It is our responsibility to cover ourselves as we are 'temples of the Holy Ghost' (and men this means you too) and so the Church has given us guidelines so we can do so simply without worry.
 
God simply wants to see us save our souls. He wishes to see us all back by His side in heaven one day. Modesty is just one step in our spiritual life. Don't worry and fret about the rules for modesty. This long or this short. But realize the guidelines are there to help you as you start dressing more modestly.

The key is it's not just about rules, it's about Love. It's about how much are you willing to sacrifice to show Our Lord that you love Him ? (No don't accuse me of garbage bags and burkas here)

How much do you love God, to know He abides in your heart each holy Communion, and to know you too shall be veiled like the Tabernacle He resides in on the altar ?

  However you practice modesty, all that matters is that you start, that you take it seriously, and always ask for Our Lady's help.  And ask yourself, am I doing enough for the God I love ?

 What do you think ? Do you love God enough ?

 

©Copyright 2012 Rita Davidson, All Rights Reserved.

(Thou shalt not steal, remember? But thou shalt share ?) 🙂

 

Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. A homeschooling mom for 20+ years, she has been honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys; through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com

 

Review: Little Blue House series by Colleen Drippe

 

Welcome Summer and welcome heat!

by Rita Davidson

Summer is turning out to be hot, and dry here. With our well running dry this week and just trying to stay cool it's been busy. We are working on new titles for fall, and our new website. Watch for our upcoming survey where you can have your say. You will get to tell us what books you want to see this fall !

  We have plans to launch our new website soon, so please keep this in your prayers! It is a huge undertaking and we have a few hurdles to overcome. I pray you'll all be pleased with the end result. We listened to your input for this.

 

  For today I wanted to share with you a new Guest post. A review by Dessi Jackson of Christmas at the Little Blue House and Growing with the Little Blue House. Both beloved by Catholic homeschooling families. She is a mom of 6 beautiful children and will be making periodical reviews of our books. We hope you'll enjoy a look at her family and her insightful look at our books and her family.

 

We have neglected our emails for a few weeks. We are soon going to have some help with our work. So praying this works, we won't fall behind so much. There is just too much work to do for so few hands. So many souls to save, so little time. 

 

If all goes well, you'll hear from me on Monday again. Please connect with me on Facebook if you want to see me daily. And please send us your questions for me to answer with an upcoming post on my blog!  We want to hear from you!

 

 God bless you all,

~Rita

 

 

 

 

We are in Love!

by Dessi Jackson

Just a few months back we finished reading The Little House series. It was an amazing adventure, one that captured us all, but there was something lacking. My children enjoyed them, but wished there was a book like that with Catholic children and parents. We all thought how much cozier it would be to read familiar words, customs, and prayers. A few days ago I got the sweetest package in the mail. The children could not open it fast enough. It was from Little Flowers Family Press.

There they were: two books. The little ones could not wait until family reading time. Christmas at the Little Blue House opened for hours of enjoyment. We were drawn in from the beginning. There is no way we can now have sweet potatoes without thinking of momma and her family. We could see the characters, we could taste the split pea soup, and we could relate to their lifestyle.

 

The Angelus Prayer will never be the same as we picture the six Catholic children praying in the open field. How wonderful to hold such a gem of a book in these times, to read and see a Catholic family living their faith, celebrating and offering up sweet offering for our Lady and her Son! We flew through the book and were so sad when it was over, but the greatest part of a great book is that it is never over. The characters and places are forever in your heart.

The next book is Growing with the Little Blue House. My older daughter especially loved this book. The struggle with friends who are different is only a bit of the new adventures that the children get into. When the entire family cannot wait to read the next chapter or when even the littlest ones ask for one more chapter, you know you have stirred their hearts. They have found something in which they can see themselves as part of a greater whole. Their minds are busy thinking out the way we live our faith in everyday situations and their hearts are touched by the beauty of their Catholic faith. We have discovered a diamond and we intend to hold on to it, and my children are already reflecting its beauty. These books are a must for every Catholic family. They will delight and charm you for many years. These are the books you would love to open over and over and read it to your children, grandchildren and (Lord willing) your great grandchildren!!!

 

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Dessi, says it's no coincidence that her name rhymes with "messy."Her  life is full of beautiful messes. She has 6 beautiful children: and an immigrant from Bulgaria, in Eastern Europe, who now lives in the countryside of Maryland.  You can find her on her blog: Life with Many Blessings

Just what is a Catholic Home Altar ?

Just what is a Catholic Home Altar ?

by Rita Davidson

Catholic Home Altars are a must for every Catholic family today. A place they can go to with their devotions, concerns and needs. A place they can dedicate to God and give glory to Our Lady and the Saints - a Catholic Home Altar.

During a time that seems to be attacking our faith from all sides, we must fight back. Pressure from governments to betray our faith, should not take away our joy. The traditions of our faith have stood the test of time. During difficulties in the past it was the faith that comforted and protected people. I see many websites today too busy scaring people about the next crash and the end of the world, so they can make another sale. Granted we are living in frightening times. And yes, perhaps a crash is just around the corner. But has not the Church always had crosses that tried the faith? We are told that we have been living in the end times since Our Lord returned to heaven. These times have been dwindling down since His ascension. As God's grace weakens because of the lack of faith from people. More and more we see society falling away from commonsense and asking for more government control.

But, your home should be the sanctuary that gives you comfort during difficult times. It is not a time to be stocking up on canned goods to wait in fright for the day to come. No, now is the time to have hope. Now is the time to work, while there is light, for the salvation of your family. Now is time to put your trust in God and know that if you are faithful He will take care of you no matter what may happen in the world. Even if you could not afford canned food, or couldn't afford a garden. Even if you didn't buy all the sacramentals you needed, your faith alone can save you. It does us no good to fear, worry and doubt. That is what the devil would have you do. The devil is always seeking out whom he can devour and believe me he is working to take away your joy if he cannot take away your faith.

So, just what is a Home Altar ?

A home altar is simply a corner shelf, a tabletop, a cupboard, where you keep your home altar supplies. Things like blessed candles, blessed incense, holy water and various linens.


 Linens can be changed depending on the liturgical season like purple for advent and lent.


Candles should be 100% beeswax as this was always the tradition in the Church. Lighting them before a statue gives honor to that statue. Saying a prayer while lighting asking God to hear your prayer is the way to make sure God hears your prayer. That is why you can light candles in Church. For all the while that candle is lit, your intention is brought up in front of God. You can say more formal prayers once you have prepared the altar.


 Incense; is tradionally used during Mass. Resin nuggets are distilled from trees. Burning of incense pellets are used to bless a Church. By using them at home, it helps to bring some of these traditions home. The smell of authentic incense can set a mood for prayer and bless your house. It will give memories to your children they will appreciate as they get older.


Coal disks are required to use authentic incense as they have no way to burn on their own. Some places sell incense sticks or cones that are not Catholic. I would warn people against using incense sticks or cones since other faiths such as Buddhists, and east Indian make those and also use that kind of incense in their worship. I would be concerned using incense from those faiths.


Prayers; can come from any traditional Catholic prayerbook. Depending on your need your prayers will change. The rosary should become a mainstay in your home. Now when everything seems to be tearing apart families. The rosary can be that one weapon you use to keep your family together. No family should neglect this one devotion. Rosary books can be found easily. Picture rosary books for little hands are ideal. Even for adults rosary books with pictures help to keep your attention.


Statues: can be found easily. After a while you'll find you collect quite a few of them. They can then be rotated, or start a little shelf in another room. Statues can be changed based on the feast day or the time of the year. Nativity displays can be used during Advent and Passion displays used during Lent. Other times of the year simple displays for Our Lady can make an Our Lady altar in May, or a Sacred Heart altar in June. July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood so a good time to use any statues of Jesus you may have.
Our Home Altar is the centerpiece of our living room and visitors see that our Faith is the main source of strength and is the centerpiece of our life. It has carried us through joys and sorrows. We must persevere in renewing the Traditions and practices of our Faith. We have lost so much. Families are suffering and society is becoming more and more anti-Catholic each month. To restore the family we must restore those traditions that sustained families in the past. We must fight back with the most powerful weapon we have, our faith. And the rosary.

We never know who may be watching us. Our children, cousins, friends, neighbors. We can never tell whose life may be changed forever, for better or for worse, because of how devoutly we are, or are not, practicing our Faith. It is so vital that we love our Faith for it is our lifeblood. Our children are the one's who will inherit what we pass on to them. May God help us all to pass on to them, and others, a Faith that is on fire for Him who redeemed us.

 

May the Precious Blood of our Sweet Savior, continue to shower blessings on all your families!  

"Watch for my upcoming, How to Start a Home Altar Tradition: Sacramentals & Devotions for the Catholic Family" - manuscript also found on one hardrive salvaged from the ashes after our July 2013 fire...    Watch for it in 2016!

 

©1998-2015 Rita Davidson. All Rights Reserved.

Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith.
In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. A homeschooling mom for 20+ years, she has been honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. S
he continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys. Rita is working on a much anticipated new book: "How to Start A Home Altar Tradition: Sacramentals & Devotions for the Catholic Family". Visit their website for more information:    http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com/

To Homeschool or not ?

 


  To Homeschool or not ?
by Rita Davidson

 

 

 

    There was a time, when we could all depend on our local Catholic schools to take care of our children's spiritual needs. The faith pouring out of these institutions was evident in the charity, truth, courage and holiness of these priests and sisters that took this job seriously.  

   

We can all agree that times are a-changing. While there are pockets of private Catholic schools that still look like this, government run Catholics schools do not. Recent developments in Canada now mandates government-run Catholic schools to go against Catholic teaching to institute Gay alliance clubs.  The government does not have the good of the faith at heart. What has been much more troubling is that Canadian bishops have backed down from fighting the government on this. So our shepherds have abandoned the flock too.  Do you think your children are safe in these schools ? Do you think these Bishops would impart the faith of all time when they do not see how cowardly their ways?  They do not feel called to defend  our children ?

  In the U.S. things are not looking much brighter. With the HHS Mandate developments pressing against the faith there too. Pressure is coming from all sides. We only need to look at the recent movie For Greater Glory to see how terrible governments can get when they outlaw religion.   

 

 For anyone struggling with the decision to homeschool or to allow their children to continue on in our diocesean schools I would say - pray. Pray that God would enlighten you to understand how to protect your children. Pray that God will give you guidance how best to educate them. Research what is your duty in regards to your children. As Catholic parents it is our right and our duty to protect our children at all costs. Schools today are rampant sources of evil; teaching evolution, liberalism, impurity and more. The students in schools today come from families that give only lip-service to being Catholic. That means those children are just like public school children with little thought of purity and truth. Those are the students playing in the playground with your children?  Can you really be sure your children are not picking up seeds that will grow and tear out their faith ? 

 

   "It is the duty of parents to make every effort to prevent any invasion on their rights in this matter, and to make absolutely sure that the education of their children remains under their own control, in keeping with their Christian duty, and above all to refuse to send them to those schools in which there is danger of inbibing the deadly poison of impiety. " Pius IX, Christian Education of Youth 

 

It seems pretty clear. But that doesn't mean it is simple. Many obstacles might need to be overcome to pull children out of school. A top priority to contact is the Home School Legal Defense Association (google them in the U.S. or Canada). Join them and get your family protected. Believe me, today, every homeschooler needs their protection.    

 

  What does this mean for your family? It might mean some cutbacks if one of you have to stop working. It might been some sacrifices to keep your children safe. It might mean you eat a bit different to save on grocery shopping.  It might mean you have a couple rough weeks getting it all together. 

 

  It might also mean you'll have less stress since you don't have to worry what your children are doing. It might also mean more joy because your able to bake a pie with your children or read a book under a tree together. It might mean saved money if your smart with your shopping and no longer have to buy work clothes for you, or fancy clothes for schooling. It definitely means improving your chances of having a successful family. A better education is on the horizon and above all, a way to save the souls of your children. The ones entrusted to you by God Himself during a time when society is upside down. Now that is a plan I would vote for.

 

 

What do you think ? Comment below and share your story ? 

©Copyright 2012 Rita Davidson  All Rights Reserved.

 

Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. In 1996, Rita began 'Little Flowers Family Apostolates' to reach out to other families with her new found faith.
   In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, 'Immodesty; Satan's Virtue'. She was editor of 'The Catholic Health Letter' for 7 years. A homeschooling mom for 20+ years, she has been honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. S
   he continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys; Get a sample of the unique materials here:    http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com/