Monthly Archives: September 2014

This Time, Next Year…

Is it too trusting of me to say that there must be a reason He allowed this? I’m not mat at God. Things are what they are. But I can’t help but wonder – what is the purpose of wasted time? And if this ever happens again, how will I know whether or not God has truly spoken?

L’shana Tov!

I love fresh beginnings. I may be one of the only people in the world that loves change as much as most people love for things to stay the same. So I am kind of delighted with the changes taking place,  both seasonally and personally.  Fall is here! The crisp air, the crunch of fallen […]

Adventures In Rosaries // In Summary

I realize that in my last two entries I declared the entry that followed to be the “final” post in this series, but this time it’s for real! This is the last Adventures In Rosaries that we’ll see on this blog! As I mentioned already, I’ve really enjoyed delving into the Rosary and pondering it […]

Adventures In Rosaries // Hail, Holy Queen

As I came to the end of the Rosary, I found that I had recited five decades of the Hail Mary (also called a chaplet), with the Lord’s Prayer, the Glory Be, and the Fatima Prayer interspersed throughout. At the end of the chaplet, the final prayer is a prayer called the “Hail, Holy Queen.” […]

Adventures in Rosaries // The Glorious Mysteries, 2.0

The last two Glorious Mysteries of the day were based on Mary’s assumption into heaven and her coronation as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Because I was raised in a Protestant background, I have always taken it for granted that Mary is, of course, with God and with her son in heaven. That was […]

Adventures in Rosaries // The Glorious Mysteries, 1.0

One thing that I never knew about the Rosary is that there are moments of pause from the recitation of different prayers, where the one praying is to contemplate specific events that took place in the lives of Jesus and Mary. These stories of contemplation are called “Mysteries” and each day – at least on […]

Adventures in Rosaries // Hail Mary, 2.0

“Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.” A few days before I decided to learn to pray the Rosary, I found out that a long-time family friend (really, more like a family member) had recently opened up about her battle with what had become stage […]