Posted by: wordofthevine | January 29, 2013

Learning Not to Deny God Anything

My kids and me

My kids and me

I have made a commitment not to deny God anything, anything he asks of me. Sometimes his will is discerned by paying attention over time to the inspirations that persist. That is my experience. For the last several years, I have been drawn to study Spanish and immerse myself in the writings of several Saints or Venerables that lived during the Mexican Revolution: Ven. Concepción Cabrera, Ven. Father Felix Rougier, M.Sp.S., Ven. Archbishop Luis Martinez. The thought to travel to Mexico surfaced in me but I rejected the notion, thinking it not consistent with my duties and life as a wife and mother. The inspiration continued, persisted and intensified. I took notice of this. My husband supported my going, and a close friend from Mexico helped me arrange studying at Cirimex Language Immersion in Guadalajara. Money came to me, in fact, just the amount that I needed to undertake this adventure. My kids do their own laundry, as well as cook two meals each so they can take turns preparing meals. I am going to Mexico to study Spanish and the Spirituality of the Cross. God has a persistent desire to bring us to wholeness and to use us to help others. God can even ask a mom to step out of her comfort zone to accomplish his will. I hope that my kids also live with their hearts and minds centered on God. I’m used to the puzzled looks that I get in the grocery store visiting: “Well what does your week contain?” My response: “Well, I’m going to Mexico.” The reply, “You’re what? What are you doing that for?” Join me in these next several weeks of blog posts where I’ll share the adventure with you and what God shows me. Maybe you’ll get the chance to do something outlandishfor God too!  ~Mary

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