I have thought often about the leaven ever since you sent that file to me a while ago.
It stays with me and returns in different situations, or afterwards when I am thinking
about something that happened. I just keeps on revealing itself.
I have always enjoyed working with yeast, especially getting my hands in the dough and turning it over and over and then putting it into a bowl and watch it grow. That is what I think about my faith. I have experienced my faith life in so many different stages – as a child I probably enjoyed participating in the excitement of receiving the sacraments (including the parties and good wishes afterwards). I was so fortunate to have a mother and grandmother who were strong in their faith. I also have to include the religious sisters who taught me. These people of faith gave me the direction I needed. As I grew and married my husband it was another type of growth and I am so fortunate that we both share this faith. I feel that faith is the yeast of my life. Of course, there have been many times when it is hard to know where I am heading with one thing after another working against me. But faith has taught me that I must let go, let God. Some days I can’t do it – I am so engrossed in my problem. Thank God I can think about it and eventually I give in and let God. What a blessing that is! I hope my faith shows through and that I am an example to others. I want all to experience the “extravagant power and love of God in their lives.”