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About Becky Ward

Becky is a wife, mother of four (One in heaven), grandmother of five, and a ‘re-formed Catholic’ who, after receiving the gift of a deep conversion in 2006, and working through the Disciples of Jesus and Mary faith formation program, now considers herself to be ‘fully Catholic’ What this means is that she now, at last, understands and appreciates the beauty of the Catholic faith in such a way that she wants to share it with everyone. “I’ve heard that the Blessed Mother told a visionary, “If Catholics really lived their faith, the whole world would be Catholic.” I see the truth in this, and it is my deepest hope to be a living example that draws others to Jesus. Given the nickname Rebel-Becca by her mother, Becky strongly identifies with St. John the Baptist and his call to “make straight the path of the Lord.”, and with his role as “Friend of the Bridegroom”. The poem, “Broken?”, written through her hand, is a reflection of the journey of the soul, and Becky explains what the Holy Spirit is teaching her as she writes posts for each stanza.

Broken? – Stanza XIII – Part II

August 15, 2014 by  
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“Take up your cross” You tell us still; in this is our salvation won. Not by strength or mighty actions, but little things, done with great love. The words “…but little things, done with great love.” in this stanza were inspired by St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Blessed Mother Teresa.  Both are very good examples of the kind of souls God sends into the world to help us find, and stay,... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XIII – Part I

August 1, 2014 by  
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“Take up your cross” You tell us still, in this is our salvation won. Not by strength or mighty actions, but little things, done with great love. Just what does Jesus mean when He tells us to take up our cross?  After what I have learned about abuse, trauma, neglect, and spiritual warfare in the past couple years, I would suggest to you that what Jesus means by this, is often not what we understand... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XII – Part II

February 21, 2014 by  
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“No pain, No gain!”  You led the way, and showed the path we too must find. Your saints remind us through example, on what to set our heart and mind. The lives of the saints and martyrs are full of absolutely amazing stories that demonstrate what a life dedicated to following the path Jesus set for us may look like.  Far from being boring cookie-cutter examples, the variety is fascinating, and... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XII – Part I

February 7, 2014 by  
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“No pain, No gain!”  You led the way, and showed the path we too must find. Your saints remind us through example, on what to set our heart and mind. Human beings are noble creatures.  God made us in His own likeness, and if He is good, then it follows that we must be good, as well.  The concept of nobility, goodness, or dignity does not include any selfishness or inclination toward evil. ... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XI – Part II

October 18, 2013 by  
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Broken? ~ Stanza XI ~ Part II You never said it would be easy, following Your footsteps here. In fact You promised pain and sorrow; much suffering for those who persevere. It is not easy to truly follow Jesus.  As I write this I am reminded of an expression I learned as a child.  “Nothing that’s easy is worth having.”  It sheds a great deal of light onto the phenomenon of a generation of people... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XI – Part I

October 4, 2013 by  
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You never said it would be easy, following Your footsteps here. In fact You promised pain and sorrow; much suffering for those who persevere. It was an enlightening moment of my formation when I first heard Fr. Pinto, founder of the Disciples of Jesus and Mary, say that believing in Jesus doesn’t mean simply believing that He exists, (Which is pretty much where I was at the time.), it means putting... Read More

Broken? Stanza X – Part II

August 23, 2013 by  
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Broken?  Stanza X Part II Your call Dear Lord, is to something better, where peace and love and grace abound. The soul united with its Master, this is where true joy is found. The desire for God is a built-in part of every human being.  It’s like a homing device that attracts us to Him.  This desire is also subtle, and in the noisy, chaotic world we live in, it can be difficult to discern;... Read More

Broken? Stanza X – Part I

August 9, 2013 by  
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Your call Dear Lord, is to something better, where peace and love and grace abound. The soul united with its Master, this is where true joy is found. I’ve lived most of my life in ignorance of what words like this really mean.  The examples I saw and the teaching I received said that we live our lives on earth, with all the included suffering and drudgery, in the hope that we will be rewarded by... Read More

Broken? Stanza IX – Part II

June 21, 2013 by  
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Broken? But peace cannot be found this way, nor will lasting joy be had. Only temporary pleasures, self put first in a world gone mad. A sad irony in the debate about abortion is the fact that women are asking, no,  demanding, to be abused.  Abortion is abuse, plain and simple.  It is a violation of the dignity of a woman’s body, which was created to participate in the mystery of creation.  God... Read More

Broken? Stanza IX – Part I

June 7, 2013 by  
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Broken? But peace cannot be found this way, nor will lasting joy be had. Only temporary pleasures, self put first in a world gone mad. This is the stanza that took the longest to write, and it is also my favorite from the first half of the poem because of the last line.  I see very clearly that we are losing touch with God, who IS reality, and putting ourselves in first place.  After much laboring... Read More