• The voice within: If an idea comes to you out of nowhere, ask yourself if it could be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
• Be suspicious of coincidences: Is it a coincidence or an incidence of God? When you’re startled by the convergence of two things you didn’t expect, consider whether God is trying to tell you something.
• Pause and reflect: If it seems like God never has anything to say to you, do some journaling on the events of the past few months. See whether some of the events in your life reflect the movement of God.
—by Annemarie Scobey from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the 2012 Best in Class award from the Associated Church Press, as well as a First Place General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association for the past three years running. Here’s a sample issue.
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