But He Never Asked…

Last week I had a Zoom meeting with a stranger-turned-fast-friend. I had met her through a mutual friend and was instantly impressed by her intellgence and eloquence. 

By the end of our conversation, I knew we were going to be friends for life. And then she hit me with such a generous question: “What can I help you with?”

I didn’t even know what to say except “Thanks – I don’t even know what to ask for.”

This woman – let’s call her Sarah – is so far ahead of me in the business world. It was comforting to have the feeling that someone was looking out for me.

And then on Sunday we go to Mass and the message is “Look out for each other.”

Not to mention that I saw the musical Godspell 5 times last week when my youngest daugher performed it at her high school… where the message was “Love one another.”

For me, this has me asking myself “who needs help, but is anable to ask for it?”

It’s easy to say “yes I’ll help you” when you are asked, but what about those among us that don’t have the voice to ask for help, or have been told “no” so many time’s they’ve stopped asking?

Looking out for each other is a 2-way street. This week I’m looking around for those that NEED help, but haven’t asked.

How many of us had a stuborn grandparent who would refuse help if we asked “Hey Grandpa – can I help you carry the groceries?” because they didn’t want to be a burden, but secretly would have loved the assistance?

I certainly don’t have the answers, but I would love to know how we can help those who never ask but really need it.

Love to all,

My friend Jesse is a prayer artist. She paints her prayers and then cuts the art into bits to make into jewerly, but not before scanning in her creation so she can make prayer cards and greeting cards.

I’m so excited to be carrying her new line of greeting and prayer cards. This one is “In the Wait”. It’s about the space of stillness between you asking something of God and awaiting His response. 

There are a seriese of 10 pieces and 10 prayers that we just added to our website. They are so inspiring and thoughtful <3

You can see the whole collection here: https://www.discountcatholicproducts.com/J-Hazel-Paulson-C1604.aspx

Made and handpainted in the USA, this vinyl statue is made for the weather. This durable Infant of Prague statue is 24″ tall and is vibrant in any garden!

Many other saints and devotions available.

The Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (also known as the Brown Scapular) was given by Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, promising that the faithful who are invested with it and who wear it daily will “not suffer eternal fire.” 

Hand made by the Slave Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, each scapular is made for long wear, and is even washable! This traditional Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is made from 100% wool and brown cords that are 18 inches in length. It features the image of Mary presenting the Scapular to St. Simon Stock, as well as her promise for wearers of this sacramental. 

Brown Catholic scapulars also available in bulk packs of 50 or 100.

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