With the cold snowy/sleety winter weather here in Minnesota acting very Minnesota-like, I thought it was high time to bring out my new white coat and my new rain boots–the first pair I have owned but so glad I now finally do. I guess today is a day of new things because my glasses are new too! Feeling so very Blessed to be able to treat myself after all my long hard hours of work. (I would also like to point out that I got the coat for 50% off because of the winter sale, 15% off that because I had a code for signing up for the e-mail list, and I got 10% back for using my Discover Card. Awesome).
What is your favorite piece of outerwear to stay warm?
I have been reading the book “Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves.” It is made up of several essays written by women who at one point had difficulties with a particular teaching or aspect of the Catholic faith, and through various revelations and experiences they have come to embrace them. How fitting that today I read the essay titled “Beauty, Bounty, Balance: Avoiding the Hazards of Having.” Mrs. Hallan FioRito recounts a time when she came to own a used Lexus but was really embarrassed and self-consious that people would think of her as a hypocrite–claiming to be a Christian but owning nice, expensive things. She came to realize that nice things are a gift from the Lord that we should accept and use joyfully. What matters is where your desires, priorities and faith lies, and how you use the gifts you have been given. She also pointed out that many saints had money and desires for clothing, fashion, nice things, etc. I encourage you to pick up the book at the library if you have any extra time!
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