Do you ever wonder why you are so quick to anger? Do you ever stop and listen to what you are telling yourself in the way of self-talk? Colleen Duggan, wife and mother of 6, shares with all of us how she has worked to overcome this notion that she is supposed to be perfect, have a perfect spouse, perfect children, and be in control of everything in her life. Our life journey is our calling to walk out this path of sanctification while realizing that God loves us right where we are and that it is only by his grace and in his timing that we will overcome our sins.
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Colleen Duggan is a Catholic writer whose work has appeared in Catholic Digest, Creative Catechist, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, and Integrated Catholic Life. She is a catechist, leads Bible Studies, and speaks on Catholicism and Catholic parenting. Duggan earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and psychology from St. Mary’s College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. She is a contributor to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion and author of Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions Of An Imperfect Mom.
- Good Enough Is Good Enough Group Sudy Notes
- Humanae Vitae – the Papal Encyclical on Sex and Marriage
- Micromanaging Your Family’s Prayer Life Before Tending to Your Own, by Colleen Duggan at Aleteia
- Good Enough Mom T-shirt
Call to Action –
Ask the Lord what his expectations of you are and to also show you what false expectations you need to let go of. And, as always, the grace to follow Him.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,[a] 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” – Hebrews 12:1-3
Saint Quote –
“It is a lesson we all need – to let alone the things that do not concern us. He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.” – St. Katharine Drexel