"One great means of preserving constant peace and tranquility of heart is to receive all things as coming from the hands of God, whatever they may be, and in whatever way they may come."
- St. Dorotheus
Help me to see your hand in all that happens to me today, God. Give me serenity to accept the life you have seen fit to give me and the trials you see fit to send me today.
Do some small, slow, deliberate task with your hands—folding laundry, sewing, making bread, dusting bookshelves. Offer each movement of your work in thanksgiving to God for the privilege of blessing your family with your hands.
My favorite aspect of this book is the "think" portion. I can glance at the saint's quote of the day and ponder it as I go about my day. My life has never been so busy and full as it is right now with twin newborns to nurse, a toddler to chase, three big kids to homeschool, a husband to love and a home to create! Glancing at that quote quickly each morning is often all I can get to, but it makes such a difference in my day if I do. I appreciate the care Danielle and Elizabeth took in choosing quotes that would uplift, encourage, and raise up the heart of the mother. I may not be able to make major offerings of time and prayer, but using this book, I can do something of a tiptoe toward holiness.
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