January 2nd is the birthday of Saint Therese of Lisieux. I'm so excited to celebrate because she's become a really good friend of mine these past few months.
In honor of her birthday, I'm posting photographs of my day in Lisieux, France (!!!!!!!!!!!) and a little bit about how she's been interceding for me...something I'm so grateful for. It's going to be good.
However, that post has gotten really...really...long. So as to not overwhelm you/force you into hatred of my blog posts...I'm sharing some things in this post. Like a sneak-peak. Or an over-flow post. Or something along those lines.
L I S I E U X , F R A N C E
“I am now at a time of life when I can look back
on the past, for my soul has been refined in
the crucible of interior and exterior trials.
Now, like a flower after the storm,
I can raise my head and see that
the words of the Psalm are realised in me:
"The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall want nothing.
He hath set me in a place of pasture.
He hath brought me up on the water of refreshment.
He hath converted my soul.
He hath led me on the paths
of justice for His own Name's sake.
For though I should walk in the midst
of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils
for Thou are with me."
Saint Therese | Story of a Soul
(While away in Europe I made a few videos for my family to keep them updated on my adventures. They were often messy, one-take clips that did little more than show all those back at home that I was still alive and that I was seeing cool stuff. For kicks and giggles, I thought I'd include the video from my day in Lisieux, France--undoubtedly my favorite day of all of 2014.)