Thursday, August 15, 2013

Theme Thursday - Faith

My first thought for this theme was to drive on over to the Poor Clare Monastery by our house and take a picture of Jesus in the monstrance.  Believing that that is really Jesus in there takes true faith. 

However, I then had another idea and it was the picture above.  Having a large family in the world today takes a lot of faith.  Faith that God will take care of all of us.  Faith that we will be given the grace to do a good job as parents.  Faith that they'll all grow up to be faith-filled adults. 

Just a technical note; there is one young man in the above picture who is not mine - he's Ms 21 yo's boyfriend.  Letting your daughter bring her boyfriend with you on vacation takes faith - no, I'm just kidding, he's a really nice young man and we all love him to pieces :)

Join up over at Clan Donaldson for more pictures of FAITH!


God Bless!


  1. You're so right about the large family and faith. With large families it just doesn't seem to be a choice though. Faith is just there. At least, that is what I have seen of all large families I've met.

  2. Beautiful family!
    Wonderful example of faith.

  3. It takes a lot of faith to have a big family. I'm one of 11 kids and my parents leaned on faith a million times throughout our childhood. We are constantly trying to discern having more children and it can be scary. Your family is lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  4. Yes! to all your points about a large family.

    I am also looking forward to your post with a photo of Jesus in the monstrance.

    Have a good weekend :-)