One of my absolute fave books:
I have mentioned this before, but, I enjoy He Speaks to You by Sister Helena Burns, FSP.
I have to say, when I brought this topic up to Morgan, I wasn't necessarily thinking that the resources had to be specifically related to our singlehood. ha. I don't know why?! So, the next few are just my ways to stay close to the Lord in general. :) But, if you need more inspiration for good things, please check out Raquel's AWESOME list! :) It looks like I will be dusting of my Kindle quiiiiite soon. :)
There was a time when I prayed the Liturgy of the Hours all.of.the.time. I was intimidated by LOH when I first heard about it in college, so it was years later before I actually cracked one open and prayed it. It's incredible, you guys.
|My well love prayer book in all it's glory.|
This will help you understand LOH if you have never prayed it or to refocus you on it's beauty if you are an LOH junkie. :) You guys, really consider it! I love to be able to hold the prayer book in my hands, but their are tons of options for tablets/iPads/phones if that's more your style. It's SO much easier to pray it now more than ever. Let me know what you think once you start praying!
Similar to what I said about my fave ways to pray... adoration, praise and worship (!!!) and listening to music. Audrey Assad and Matt Maher always fill my heart up.
These are the things that help to keep me focused on the Lord. As Natalie mentioned, it's also great to surround yourself with good, holy friends. Ones that will challenge you and build you up. And, of course all of the amazing blogs that I read. Yours, and of course all the marrieds. :) I learn so much and am inspired by reading about others' lives. It's just really, really awesome.
What about you? How do you stay close to the Lord?!
NEXT WEEK Aug 6:
Envy and Singlehood
(Interpret as you like...)
Talking about our challenge!
What steps did you take to meeting new people?
Or getting to know a religious community more?
I can't WAIT to hear about your experiences.
WE NEED MORE TOPICS, LADIES!!!!!!!!!!
Be sure to link up at Morgan's! See you next week!