"The whole trouble is that -- literally -- we do not know what is good for us; and what makes the trouble still worse is that we think we do. We have our own plans for our happiness, and too often we merely regard God as somebody who will help us to accomplish them. The true state of affairs is just the opposite. God has His plans for our happiness, and He is waiting for us to help Him to accomplish them. And let us be quite clear about it: We cannot improve on God's plans." This Tremendous Lover, M. Eugene Boylan, O.C.R.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The whole trouble is...

I don't know where to start.

My journey to this moment started with Google Reader. Really. I know that sounds like a "plug" for them, but I never followed blogs until my husband showed me how to use it! Then, I was hooked! I have truly been blessed reading about other people's lives, current events, crafty ideas, inspirational stories, and much more. I actually have to limit my time on there because I get so lost in all the posts!
Step two came in desperation looking for more ideas for my Sunday school kids and also ideas for living our Catholic faith in the home with the girls. I am not a very creative person, nor am I a very patient person. But I am good at implementing other people's ideas! Buying crafts or looking through books was tedious and expensive, but I found that I could quickly and easily (for a lot less money!) implement the crafts and activities I found online.

Step three comes from the fact that I have had a hard time finding blogs that really fit what I am doing. That is, being an active, Melkite (Byzantine) Catholic. There are lots of Roman Catholic ideas out there (love them!). I have even found some great Orthodox resources. But Eastern Catholic blogs seem to be few and far between (correct me if I'm wrong here!).
Step four. I wanted to have a place where other families like ours could come together and share ideas. A place to be inspired, as I have been, by other people's ideas and efforts to live a faithful, creative, and joyful life.
And now, here we are:


Attempting to blog. (is that a verb?)

Not sure how to begin or where to start.

I will probably share a lot of other people's ideas. And some of my own thoughts (because I have a hard time keeping my opinions to myself anyways!). I can never go too long without 'loving on' my husband and kids and telling you the funny things they do, so I'm sure that'll be here too.

So, along the way, I hope that you enjoy it, as I already am. I am excited about the opportunity to share. In the end, I hope that I end up with a beautiful record of glimpses of my family life and a great resource for families looking for simple, fun ways to live out their faith.

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