Friday, February 22, 2013


I am reading an amazing book right now called My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell.  It is a memoir about how certain saints aided her life journey.  The first saint she writes about is Teresa of Avila and this excerpt is one I need to read daily:

"She came to understand that while God wants us to treat our bodies with respect, excessive focus on perfecting our bodies or indulging their insatiable desires - including the desire to busy ourselves with good works to avoid the discomfort of solitude and silence - distances ourselves from God.  The same goes for social status, popularity  and professional achievement  things that are not evil in themselves but that can wreak spiritual havoc when we value them more than God."

May His gaze upon us from the cross with his arms open wide to wrap us in his ultimate love always be a reminder of what we must value.


  1. That quote is beautiful and most certainly something I should visit on a regular basis. It's so easy to get caught up the society we live in today.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Perfect, I love it, Britt!


  3. So true! I really love this Teresa lady:) Thank you for sharing, Britt!

  4. I too am reading this book and love it!! Also, I love that picture of the cross. On an unrelated note head over to my blog, I nominated you for a Liebster award.

  5. Definitely want to read this! It was on my Christmas wish list - but, of course, the item that was overlooked because most don't realize the greatness of a good read *sigh*. I may just have to purchase it now that I've been reminded that I don't have it yet! I'm excited! And, like above person, on an unrelated note, thanks for the Liebster award, I'll get to it asap! love you! :D

    1. It is one of my all-time favorites! How is that precious Eli??

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