Monday, May 17, 2010

Patience and Acceptance

Well, I don't feel like I have solved all the world's problems or figured out what I am going to do with the rest of my life. I didn't have an ah ha! moment but I've had a few small ones. Unfortunately the small ones seem to tell me I do have to work on patience (can that lesson speed up already?) and a bit a acceptance. It seems to be possible that I already "know" what I am called to do but I don't like it as much anymore.

It is easy to be excited when you are just starting out and there are new people to meet. the new pro-life group that was so young and enthusiastic, hasn't gotten very far and seems to be dwindling. I don't live in the city where they meet and I'm not the most outgoing so I don't seem to be the best fit for the job - luckily I didn't become president and feel comfortable in my role as secretary, but I am itching to do something new and exciting. I'm anxious to reach more people with my message. So right now all I know is I can't give up and I'm searching for inspiration. If anyone has a good book recommendation or other insight let me know. In the meantime, I still love reading your blogs :-)


  1. Jenelle, you must read "Full of Grace; Women and the Abundant Life" by Johnnette Benkovic and if your parish offers it get involved with a Women of Grace study series. It's absolutely beautiful and necessary for Catholic women to experience (especially those our age). While it may not immediately strike you as containing the 'answer' you're looking for, it contains amazing lessons about the only path TO that answer. 2 other suggestions that have been recommended to me but which I haven't picked up to actually read are both by St Francis de Sales (how appropriate, huh?) - "Finding God's Will for You" and "Introduction to the Devout Life". Blessings...

  2. thanks for the recommendation, hope all is well in ur neck of the woods