Well, there's no doubt where I fit between these 2 categories! Sinner for sure, but getting better as time goes on. I'll never make it even to the same "ballpark" with the word "Saint," that's for sure, but I am a very good prayer warrior. So if ya need one (a prayer) just let me know. When I am going through a crisis involving a loved one I always ask for prayer, especially from those I know believe in the power of prayer. I think praying is the best gift we could ever give.
This is the image I plan to use for my art piece from the on-line Collage Camp classes presented by KC Willis. It is an 18th Century rendering of "Our Lady of Perpetual Help." What sounds more wonderful than that? I have had such a wonderful time gathering my supplies and that whole process starts such an inspirational whirlwind for me. That sounds like an odd way to put it, but it's the best word, even if the "whirlwind" is in my mind coming up with ideas.
My teacher in the class (KC of Lipstick Ranch...) She is such a generous, giving teacher, holding nothing back, and she is such an inspiring lady! I've said a lot about her, and I have more to say, but since it's Mother's Day I thought I'd share my choice with you. Isn't She beautiful? Am I a good Catholic? Not so much. Am I a Christian? No doubt.
I am also open to what others believe. Going to Vespers makes me feel close to God, so does praying with my rosary. I think it's Holy and beautiful, but am I faithful to all of that? No, but I long to be. I was born and raised Catholic, but yes I did "stray" and went to church with the "Holy Rollers" (as my Grandmother called evangelicals, or any "protestant"). Yep, loved it while I was going too. Assembly of God, Evangelical Free, Baptist, Lutheran, you name any Christian church, and yes, I've probably gone or will go there. Do I think that's all okay? Mixing it up like that? Yes, absolutely.
Happy Mother's Day with lots of love and prayers,