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How merciful God is when it comes to second chances.

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Two and a half years ago, I was blessed with a second chance. At the time I divorced, my faith sustained me, although I can’t say I didn’t have my doubts. I knew my vocation was for family life, but I was suddenly without a family. But six months or so after my divorce was finalized, I “met” a man who has changed my life. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Ineffable.

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My stomach was growling. And then I remembered why I was starving. Penance. 40 days of penance, in preparation for the coming savior. And I had this quick thought of how much I love him. How his love nourishes what my body could never fulfill on its own.

And that love is expressed in the first time I said “I love you” and was held tightly for it. In silence. In darkness. When it was least expected.

And now, I weep (literally) for the joy of it.

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February 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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Rifting

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September 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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What’s So Devastating Anyway?

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I was reading a few sermons by Bishop Fulton Sheen on the subject of the heart, i.e., love.  And his words so eloquently evoke tears from my eyes, as if he knows what I need to say aloud.  It causes me this reflection on my former marriage:

When I got married, I never really considered divorce.  I knew that people did it, but it wasn’t something Read the rest of this entry »

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June 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Rummaging

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I am exhausted.  My old house is no longer mine.  All that was in it is now crammed into my smaller two-bedroom apartment.  Dozens of friends have helped and the depth of my gratitude will have to be expressed once I have slept.

Among many of the items that were in the attic of my house were boxes that contained belongings of my late aunt, grandfather and grandmother.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

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Trials, Trials, Trials

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It’s downright criminal how difficult it is to avoid sin.  I feel like the harder I try to avoid it, the more tempting it becomes.  I wish I could learn my lesson from this and move on.  I’m trying to see the big picture.  I’m trying to remind myself that I deserve so much more than what sin will offer me.  I’m trying to remind myself that I am loved and missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Another Excerpt from Jacques Fesch

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt)

And where would infinite love pour itself out, if the greatest forgiveness were not extended to the greatest misery? This, I suppose, is what eternal happiness consists in: to see clearly one’s own absolute failure, and to know and enjoy the splendor of God.  (From Cell 18)

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March 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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