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Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Gifts Of The WorldWide Marriage Encounter Community

The leaders of WorldWide Marriage Encounter for Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho met at Bellarmine High School this weekend. And here are some of the ways
the Encounter Leaders are helping me to become a healthy, happy human being. First, the couples share many loving hours working to help family members, couples, and their local parishes become welcoming and loving communities. Here is one of those couples.

Couples who have worked for many tough, happy years in Marriage Encounter generously shared their experiences with the rest of us. This couple helped us work through our financial issues and our budget planning. God bless them!!!

The hours we spent working and sharing our sorrows and joys honestly and openly moved me to feel accepted, valued, and a contributing member of a community whose ideals I share. Aren't these folks precious?!

With hope and joy we joined in prayer frequently during the weekend. The prayer frequently focused on thanking God for calling us to work with other individuals and groups in renewing the church and changing the world.


Lorraine Hart said...

Happy Giving of Thanks, my dear Joseph.

I'm thankful to have you in my life.

JosephMcG said...

I am smiling, Lorraine... you are a blessing to me...

Stephanie Frieze said...

It sounds like you have an energizing weekend, Joseph! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving for this one.

JosephMcG said...

Very energizing, Stephanie... Happy Thanksgiving to you... Joseph

Kim Thompson said...

You sure have a passion for your life's purpose, my friend!

Keep on shining!