“Currently living in and writing about a real-life love story with Jesus” ❤ Follow my story at https://catholicdiary.substack.com/

A heartfelt and moving narrative that can inspire you and give you hope

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Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Expect a Miracle written by Sandy and David Petrovic gives a comprehensive account of a mother and son’s journey to conquer countless challenges in various stages of David’s life.

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s, David’s journey had never been an easy one. It was something that demanded everything he and his family could ever give together with the support of friends, mentors and teachers who all provided the assistance David needed every step of the way.

Parents and educators could learn so much from this book as it gives a very detailed account of the different methods applied to help David develop his full potential. …

Prayers to help you find healing for your broken heart

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The most painful feeling of someone with a broken heart is that of being alone. Suddenly, there is no one to talk to, no one to call, and no one to lean on to. Just when you need it most, the most important person you have ever counted upon has abandoned you. And what could you possibly do?

For those who believe in God, it may be time to pray. Because even if the rest of the world walks away, and even if you seem to have no one, there is Someone who still sees you and who is just waiting for you to spend some time with Him in prayer. …

A Poem

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There was a time when we had faith,
When we believed in God.
There were days of doubt,
There were days we suffered,
But our faith urged us on.

There was a time when we had hope,
When we believed in God.
It was not always easy,
Many days were dreary,
But our hope kept us warm.

There was a time when we had love,
When we believed in God.
There were times when we fought,
But we never gave up
We forgave because we loved.

Now our days are but fleeting fragments,
And all our joys are illusions we make
For all that we gained, we have lost our souls
O, how we used to be whole,
When we believed in God.

A lesson on letting go

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Photo by Rainier Ridao on Unsplash

There will always be a pain in saying “goodbye”

No matter how much we seem to understand everything, it breaks our hearts to ever see anything beautiful die.

It seems we weren’t really made for sad endings, and parting is hardly a word we recall when we enter into a relationship.

How do we know then when to say our goodbyes?

Should a relationship end even if you still love each other?

I used to think love is all we need to keep a relationship. It sounded so simple, so tested, and so romantic. But few of us dare try to answer these questions: What kind of love do we really need? What kind of love can make a relationship work? Is it a love that lets the other person be true to himself? …

There are certain methods we can use to investigate the existence of God

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Is it really possible to love God like loving another person?

How can we even begin to love Someone we cannot even see? But if we say we can only love those whom we see, do we also say that the blind cannot love? If we say we can only love those whom we can hear, do we also say that the deaf cannot love as well? Yet we all know such things cannot be true. For all we know, those who cannot see or hear can love even far better than we do, for they rely not on such things to know a person well.

Ah, but some may argue that even those who are deaf or blind can still touch those whom they profess to love. Maybe it is in this last resort to the senses that we can still base our love upon. …

A brief reflection

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“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” — Matthew 5:7 (WEBBE)

We can easily interpret this to simply mean that God withholds His mercy from the merciless, such being an act of justice and a punishment for those with no compassion.

Let us not forget however, the other side of this.

The merciless does not obtain mercy because such a person does not believe in mercy. How could he accept the same?

Mercy is not a part of his being and being so, he does not want anything to do with it. He does not obtain mercy because his heart is proud.

A brief reflection

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“The LORD, your God, is amongst you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” — Zephaniah 3:14–17, WEB-BE

The world has failed you, lovers have hurt you, friends have turned away. Why continue seeking love from whom it could not be found?

It isn’t that we are meant to be alone. It isn’t that we are not to be channels of love to one another.

But if we do not allow God’s own love to fill us, our hearts would be so empty that no human being could ever love us the way we yearn to be loved. …

A Poem

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Sometimes I try to remember
The last time I saw you.
I try to picture your face,
I try to recall the sound of your voice,
I try to imagine the warmth
Of your touch.

It's been so very long
Since that time,
And I have lived
In emptiness and cold
Since then.

Many times,
I can't shrug off
The fear
That you have just been an illusion
I made up,
Because I felt
So alone.

What if you're not real?
What if I have only imagined you?

Had I been loved
As I thought I was?

Was there another person
Who saw me
And found me
All the sacrifices
You've ever done? …

A brief reflection

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Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

When a relationship ends, it’s hard to separate the good memories from the painful ones. It’s hard for us to let go because we don’t want to put to waste all the good things that have happened to us all those years. At the same time, we can’t just discard the painful memories, we can’t pretend that those things never happened because they have, and they have taught us things we just can’t leave behind.

Maybe one way to reconcile this is to think that even our painful memories have turned out to work for our good. We are now wiser and stronger because of them, and they’re as much a part of us as all the other good memories we had with the people we loved. …

A Poem

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Image by Thacia Stirling from Pixabay

Have you seen the face of love?
Then you must have seen
the face of silence.

That silent joy
when you are there,
someone who is simply happy
to be with you.

That silent gaze
urging you on,
not wishing to embarrass you
but to give you hope.

That silent longing
to be closer,
and to never let go.

The kind of silence
that will let you be,
that can set you free.

The kind of silence
that will not argue with you,
that will not hurt your heart.

How many times
have you seen love?

And how many times
have you turned away
because you cannot bear
the silence in her eyes? …

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