Romans Day 17 // May it be Pleasing to the Saints

Romans Day 17  //  May it be Pleasing to the Saints

I always turn off the movie as the credits roll. Don’t even bat an eye. 

I mean I may keep them on if I really like the song, or if my husband and I have a bet to settle about the name of an unknown actor we couldn’t quite agree upon. 

Romans Day 14 // Strength and Humility

Romans Day 14 // Strength and Humility

A few years ago, there was a story that circulated social media. It was a positive one (for once). The setting was a high school state track championship; the act was one of selflessness and good character: In the final leg of her race, Meghan Vogel didn’t hesitate to stop and help a fellow runner who had collapsed just 20 meters from the finish line.

Art for the Heart // Romans 12:9

This is "Art for the Heart". Each Sunday we create + share a new lock screen for your smart phone or tablet (or both), and/or desktop screen saver, featuring a thought for the week. We access our devices constantly - so that means this is a great way to constantly see God's inspiration & love. 

We encourage you to share it with your family & friends on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest too! 

Don't forget to use #HOMWF when sharing Heart of Mary with others :)

Romans Day 12 // Love for the Other

There are a few phrases that annoy me as much as this one... well, actually a little more than a few. But, there are few over-used-misinterpreted-watered-down phrases that annoy me more than this one. Yeah, that’s a little more accurate. To no fault of St. Paul, “love your neighbor as yourself” is one of them. 

Romans Day 7 // The Hope Which is Unseen

Romans Day 7 // The Hope Which is Unseen
“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” 

You could have me fooled that this line was written 2,000 years ago. For, surely it could’ve been written yesterday. 

Romans Day 6 // Understanding the Flesh

Okay, can we make a promise? You cannot tell my husband the following (I fear it will inflate his pride): He is usually right when it comes to making logical decisions, and I’m usually just a big bawl of emotions (pun intended). Usually, this is evidenced when sweets are involved. (I apologize for fulfilling so many stereotypes already, but seriously, this is so true.) 

Romans Day 4 // Our Righteousness is Gift

Every so often, a new song comes on the radio that really surprises me. Not because of its incredible vocals or instrumentals, or because of its creative lyrics, but because it speaks truth in such a lost culture. One song of this sort came on the radio a few years ago, sung by Katy Perry. These were the lyrics that made my jaw drop to the floor:

Romans Day 3 // None are Free From Sin

“Claiming to be wise, they became fools…” 

Since college, I’ve always enjoyed to run. I’m one of those crazy people that consider a few miles as stress-free relaxation. (Unlike my husband who calls it “every other sport’s punishment.”) 

Romans Day 2 // I am not Ashamed

It was one a.m. and traffic was scarce on Highway 22. I was dozing in and out of sleep but my nerves didn’t waver. We were on our way to Pittsburgh to pray in front of a hospital that performs abortions, and as a part of the 40-days for life campaign we were on our way to take the 2am shift. 

Romans Day 1 // Called to be Saints

“To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints.”

It happened. I tried to stifle the laugh, but it was impossible. She was just too funny, too sassy, too real… St. Thérèse of Lisieux had literally made me laugh out loud in adoration. How embarrassingly awesome.