Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Family Tragedy

A tragedy has struck our family.

I struggle to see God's hand in this situation and there is so much within me that wants to turn away from Him; but my deepest core continues to know there is some plan here. All I see is pain, loneliness, orphaned children; but God sees so much more.

I recall my first level 2 formation leader saying that children of the atrium (who have had all 9 years in the atrium) have a "particular kind of hope." That when bad things happen in life and even when they choose some downright awful things, they have a hope within them that allows them to come back to the Good Shepherd.

Please pray for my family; that the next 18 months will not only go by quickly but may be drastically shortened.

May purgatory be emptied.


  1. Dear Jessica, I am praying with you - for you and your family. Thinking and Lifting you all up in prayers all the way from Singapore. You all are well-loved, beloved children of God. The Good Shepherd is with you.

    hugs from a fellow L3 catechist

  2. Perhaps a debate on the Eucharist will wake you up out of your spiritual coma...

  3. Jessica, I am reading your blog for the first time. (I'm hoping to have my Level I atrium opened in October and am looking for lots of ideas from loving CGS veterans, as yourself.)
    Please know that I am praying for you and your family, and will lift your needs in prayer daily! May a smile be brought to your face knowing that you have made significant and long-lasting effects in the Kingdom of God.
    May His name be praised forever XO
    Julie Bailey

  4. You are part of a search and rescue for lost Catholics.

    Regular updates to the countdown to the Day of the Lord by the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven at :

    What to expect in the final days :

    I've had a similar 18 month experience; it led to this.