Sharing a Prayer

I have pondered this prayer since my teenage years.
I awoke this morning with it going through my head and thought I'd share it with you all.

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
St. Francis of Assisi

Through the Fire

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2

Walking into the kitchen about half an hour ago I smelled gas and noticed the oven was on to bake something but the flame was not flaming.
I had opened the oven door to check on that.

Without thinking I just pushed the reignite button which promptly resounded a loud BOOM as the ball of gas that had built up in the oven and surrounding the stove/oven ignited into a fire ball.

The hair on my head was singed;
the hair on my right arm is singed off;
my eyebrows are partly singed;
my forehead and right arm feel slightly painful....
but I am thanking God for protecting me and not having any major fire or burns caused by my not thinking.

So, I'm heading to my hair dresser this morning for him to fix my hair!

I've been very absent minded since Jerard's death. So I am thankful God is protecting me!

14th Birthday Celebration

New Hair Cuts

Ben and James recently got new hair cuts!
Handsome boys!!!!

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