I wouldn’t normally blog about a typical Saturday just doin’ family stuff but considering where we were 3 years ago, 2 years ago, even 1 year ago this March, the Lord reminded me of the incredible, miraculous really, things He has done in and through the head of our family, since his return.
Spicy was so excited to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day so it was the perfect opportunity to finally put to practice what Dean and I have talked about wanting to do with our kids since we got married, for special days and certain Saint’s feast days. And the rain was the ideal weather to light a candle and enjoy crafts, stories, a warm homemade meal and baking all in honor of the courageous Saint Patrick!
Toasting with our “Green Machine” drink. The kids have always enjoyed this stuff which is great because it has all kinds of wonderful vegetables they wouldn’t normally consume (like garlic!). It took me a bit longer to get over the sight/color of it, but once I did, I have enjoyed my liquid wheat grass and spirulina very much 😉
We found a super easy, super healthy, super yummy Shepherd’s Pie recipe since we learned that at 16, St Patrick was sold as a slave in Ireland & forced to work as a shepherd. The cookies were to celebrate his eternal happiness in the company of the hosts of angels
It was so neat to hear Daddy read about this man’s life and explain to the girls about the symbolism of the 3-leafed clover/shamrock to represent the Trinity. (I was rather surprised but I think Alizea actually got the whole “3 persons in 1 God thing”, at least with faith of a child) 😉 It is times like those, when the verse in Matthew’s Gospel immediately comes to mind: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”.
Thank you Lord for showing us through St Patrick that it is possible to be sanctified and to “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”, to have supernatural strength and courage and do amazing things like convert hundreds when we are completely open to Your will. Thank you for the miracles you have done in our family especially in the last 3 years. May we never fear Your will and allow You to lead us in all things.
Saint Patrick, Pray for us!!!