Trust in God

“If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.” -Blessed Mother Teresa

Are you trusting in your own power or in God’s? Take courage–if you put the Lord in charge of your life, in all its struggles, joys, confusion, pain, and peace, you will find that you have the fortitude to endure all things, because He gives you strength. (See Phil 4:13)

Check out this audio and written recap of a lecture given by Dr. Theirfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College.

Holy Daring: Fearless Trust in the Public Square

“The title of his talk was taken from a book by John Udris entitled Holy Daring: The Fearless Trust of St. Therese of Lisieux.  The author highlights her bold confidence in the power of God’s love and the courage to put that trust into action in her daily life even to the moment of her death.” (Explanation taken from the IntegratedCatholicLife.org.)

Could your child use a $23,000 scholarship from Belmont Abbey College? If so, act now.

“That’s right. There’s some serious ‘money on the table’ right now for college-bound Catholic kids who apply early for the Belmont Abbey College ‘Hintemeyer Cgot-scholarshipsatholic Leadership Program.’ The scholarship amount is normally $17,000, but if you apply before October 20, 2010, under the college’s “early decision” program, you may be eligible to receive an additional $3000 in scholarship money if selected for the program. So, click here to apply today and start the ball rolling. You don’t want to miss out on this big of a possible financial break for your child’s college expenses, now do you?…” Read more on Patrick Madrid’s blog.