The beautiful poem of highlights that Mary gifts us with each year. Enjoy!

 

…Fan into flame the gift of God that is in you.

Open up the heavens, we want to see you!

I’m looking out at over 400 miracles

I can still remember the ground bologna and egg salad sandwiches

You are cooperating with God in getting the world ready for Jesus’ return.

Open our minds and hearts to you. Our flame is ready to be ignited with you, Lord.

Jesus, ignite us.

Start a fire in my soul.

This piece went missing.

The mountain of God.

Here I am.

The place where you are standing is holy ground.

I am your God.

The nearness of my savior brought tears to my eyes.

The earth is crammed with heaven.

God works with the least of us. Praise be to Him.

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

We are all humble sanctuaries – Jesus loves humble sanctuaries

Within my heart, there is a burning bush.

Keep cleansing me, oh Lord.

I know there a lot of people who think I’m super-wacked, but I don’t really care!

This girl is on fire.

Welcome to this castle.

In about 30 minutes, you’ll probably want a refund

Little cup of fire Award

There will be no chaos with prayer partners

You will pray for her until next year.

I’m not done; I get a half hour!

Let it go – – I challenge you to open your heart and let God in.

And what do I do now?

We are here to do a little stretching this weekend.

People can still love me even when I’m not nice.

The neighbor was kind of a crabby pants.

She bit me.

 

It’s better to get over things than to walk alone.

 

You have no idea how important you were in my life

You listened to me and you never made fun of me.

 

Love is caring for each other even when we’re angry.

 

This is one of the most amazing days of my life; that a total stranger from a whole other world listened to my story.

 

Be open.

We’ll be doing all that stretching in order to reach God…and it will happen.

 

I’m kind of like God when I talk.

 

Isn’t it hard to spit straight when it’s so windy???

 

We’re gonna stretch today so we can sing with a stranger and love a nut bag.

 

Those who make it happen…

Those who watch it happen….

And those who ask what just happened?

 

Mom came home on fire.

 

Holy buckets these are Catholic women??

 

Being small serves no one.

I know you know people—start praying!

 

God’s delay is not His denial.

His timing is perfect.

 

I knew I was in the loving presence of Jesus.

Ask…Seek…Knock…

We are called to be the face of Christ for others.

 

My sister is pregnant!

 

I need to learn about the word and then I need to live it for others to see.

 

It takes only one to make a difference. Ladies that one is you!

 

CCD   Catholic Cooking for Dummies OR Cooking for Catholic Dummies

 

The power went out and sister didn’t know how to get off the escalator.

 

See me later.

 

If you want to learn to love better, start with someone you hate.

 

I just helped him cry…

 

Sometimes God doesn’t let you say no.

 

I will be with you always.

 

We sometimes have to step outside our comfort zone to hear what God wants us to do.

 

Your suffering is your sermon.

 

God and I are BFF’s!

You are so worthy!

 

Become aware of how best to spend your time and then spend it that way.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

 

What fans my flame is laughter…it’s like cocaine, only legal.

 

Find a way to pray that works for you…

Just say Jesus for everything else.

Give us this day our daily bread…

Believe that He will get us through today and today only.

 

Surround yourself with Godly people.

Fake it until you make it.

 

A “manifesto”

God made you exactly the way He wants you to be.

 

Faith found me because of a deeply unmet need in my soul.

 

…sweatin’ to the oldies!

 

I believe in the power of testimony.

 

All things remain possible with God.

I entered this world at my greatest potential.

I had big dreams…

 

I began to do the opposite of who I really was.

I was in some deep trouble.

 

Who would even know if I was dead?

That life was all that I knew.

 

I wanted to be a soccer mom so I cried out to God.

Ever since, God has been leading my life.

 

I need a Jesus moment all the time.

 

The devil can’t win…I’m coming back next week.

 

I’m just gonna trust God.

 

Stoic—completely at peace because God knows the outcome.

 

I planted a seed!

I’m going toward the sunset.

Show me a sign…I’m still here Lord…

 

I release it Lord.

Immediately, the sky turned the brightest pink you’ve ever seen.

 

I will never reject your repentance.

 

Our lives go between nothing and way too much.

 

God goes to the extreme for us—our God just forgives—our God just loves.

 

Our God is extreme in love and grace and goodness.

 

God catches all our foul balls and He never calls us out.

 

Healed and humbled by the extreme patience God has with us.

God really does love me!

 

Everyone needs compassion

Everyone needs forgiveness

My God is mighty to save

Forever Author of Salvation

 

Holy Spirit come with your fire

Let the fire fall

Set your church on fire

 

Lord I seek you, help me find you

Come and make me new

 

Fill my cup again…heal my heart and make me whole

 

I need you now; pour your spirit out

Christ in me arise!

 

Time gets better with age.

…just when I get my room the way I want it, mom makes me clean it up.

…children and grandparents are natural allies

…whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.

…life, once in a while, will give you a second chance.

 

We have learned a lot. We’ve learned it with our hearts.

There is an energy in this room. The Holy Spirit is in this room

 

Exhilaration finds us when we are in the presence of something beautiful.

 

Overwhelmed with gratitude

I was exhilarated because of all of that support.

The common element in any experience of exhilaration is fire.

 

While it relaxes you, it gives you energy you want to burn.

We have felt our flame and we have glowed in the fire of those we love

 

Some came to have their fire started.   Others came to have their flicker turned into a campfire.

 

Wherever you are is okay; it is just where God wants you to be right now.

 

Let this become a moment of exhilaration.

 

Christ in me arise And I shall rise with you.

 

Be now my footsteps

Onward to the Kingdom.

Pour out your blessing and healing

Light the fire in my soul

Fan the flame; make me whole.

 

Your spirit moves through me like a mighty rushing wind

So light the fire in my heart again.

 

You’re the one that guides my heart

Lord I need you. Every hour, I need you

My one defense, my righteousness, Oh God how I need you.

 

Holiness is Christ in me.

 

Here I am Lord…I will go Lord…If you lead me…

 

Whisper words of wisdom

There will be an answer

There is still a light that shines on me.

Let it be.

 

The happy tradition of eating s’mores

Graham Crackers—we need people to hold us together…the Church…we need graham crackers.

 

Chocolate—we need to be people of joy. Nobody likes a crabby pants.

”I want you to be joy-filled.” …we need to be the chocolate.

 

Marshmallow—the only part that gets close to the fire.

We have gotten close to the fire. It’s the marshmallow that spreads the warmth…we need to be the marshmallow.

 

After all this, we have become one big s’more!!

 

S’more faith, s’more passion, s’more of you in my life

 

I will worship you with all of my heart, with all my mind, with all my strength

 

You are my God.

 

It is good to praise the Lord.

To proclaim your love and faithfulness all the day and through the night.

 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine; let it shine; let it shine; let it shine.

 

Do you know in the depth of your heart that you are a daughter of the Lord?

Precious to Him, precious to Him.

 

I was waitin’ for ya, darlin’

I’ll help ya, darlin’

I absolve you!

The Lord set you free, darlin’

Darlin’, He’s always loved you!

 

Let yourself be loved.

Because love transforms.

He can do it.

He knows your story. He just wants your love.

 

He misses you when you don’t come close.

You don’t have to be different for Jesus to love you.

 

I knew I was in love. An overwhelming love was hitting me. Yes! Lord!!

 

The best prayer is to be with Jesus.

 

He’s living, He’s loving, and He’s looking at you!

 

Femininity – Receptivity

Receive the Holy Spirit!

 

“Sista does Mother better than Mother.”

 

Pierced by the Spirit.

We become what we receive.

 

God lit the fire, but how we tend the fire is up to us.

 

We go back strong; we go back fearless.

 

Fan into flame the gift of God that is in you.