Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Jackie Stammen

10/7/2013 (2 years ago)

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

Do you ever find yourself completely frustrated? Frustrated with your circumstances? Frustrated with the people around you? Frustrated with your job? Frustrated with the government? Frustrated with any number of things?

I am so Frustrated.

I am so Frustrated.

Highlights

By Jackie Stammen

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

10/7/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: start with yourself, humble yourself, humble, stammen


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Do you ever find yourself completely frustrated? Frustrated with your circumstances? Frustrated with the people around you? Frustrated with your job? Frustrated with the government? Frustrated with any number of things?

Frustration usually coaxes us into looking outside of ourselves at all of the people and things appearing to be 'wrong' by our personal measure. It's easy for us to point fingers and place blame on those around us. From our point-of-view, it's usually the 'other people' that have gone awry.

"If you want to do something about the 'other people,' start with yourself."  
~Father Joe McMahon~


The next time you feel this frustration boiling up, I challenge you. I challenge you to swallow your pride and pinpoint the source of frustration. Start with yourself. I'm willing to bet the source is coming from within. We tend to be on edge when we are out of spiritual alignment. That is the way the devil works on us. Slowly and slightly. Chipping away at our goodness one piece at a time.

We must humble ourselves in order to counteract a slow decline. We must strengthen our prayer life and walk hand in hand with our Lord. We must stop blaming the other people and begin to work on ourselves.

Click here to learn about our Saint Michael the Archangel conference this Nov 1-3!



Comments


More Blog

Orlando: Finding Peace in Tragedy Watch

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

It is hard to be at peace watching the news these days, especially after seeing the coverage of the Orlando Shooting that just killed 50 innocent people and injured 53 more. As the world seems to be spinning out of control with mayhem, hatred, evil, and increased ... continue reading


Citizenship Begins at Conception Watch

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Today, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic votes necessary to be the nominee for her party. A legendary and outspoken supporter of abortion, I am dismayed at the thought that Hillary could be president for a myriad of reasons, but especially her cold-blooded stance on ... continue reading


Abort! Abort! Watch

Image of

By Michaela Daphne

I was saying goodbye to a friend the other day - a friend who isn't from my Christian circles - and two little words tumbled out of my mouth before I could gather them up again:""God bless!"The thoughts that followed in my head went something like this:"Did I really ... continue reading


The idea of female ordination offends me Watch

Image of Not so fast!

By Michaela Daphne

My Uncle said that one day I'll be Pope. I'd like to point out at this point that I am female. He was joking of course, but unfortunately there are many people out there who would have taken his proclamation quite seriously and encouraged me to show the world that ... continue reading


A Corpus Christi Lament

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

When we entered Church yesterday on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ,was it any different than walking into a movie theater, a school auditorium or other public place? How much consideration was given to He Who is really truly and substantially present ... continue reading


Thank You for Giving Me Something to Work With

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

I feel led to give a simple testimony that may help others who pray. There are certain prayers I do on a regular basis. Today I expanded the scope of these prayers and included a wider group. When finished, I heard the Lord say, "Thank you for giving me something to ... continue reading


When Bad Things Happen Watch

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

The question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" has been asked more than once.  Job, in the midst of his trials gave a clue where to look when there are problems. But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in ... continue reading


The Political Rise and Fall of Dr. Ben Carson (Part Two)

Image of

By Justin Soutar

Within two and a half years' time, Dr. Ben Carson's political star had climbed with extraordinary steadiness from the horizon to the zenith, where it shone with dazzling brilliance, and then suddenly it plunged toward the opposite horizon, disappearing from view ... continue reading


'Tolerate as I have tolerated you' Watch

Image of

By Michaela Daphne

Jesus is not nice."Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword." (Matt 10:34) BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - It's no accident that C.S. Lewis used a lion to represent Christ."Safe?" said Mr. Beaver; "don't you hear ... continue reading


Believing in God's Providence Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

This is a tough one for me, but I am certain this is a lesson God is desperately trying to teach me. It's a lesson I need to learn if I want progress in this journey of life with the Lord. NASHVILLE, TN - When I say 'learn' I don't mean to simply understand what God's ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Amos 8:4-6, 9-12
4 Listen to this, you who crush the needy and reduce the oppressed to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131
2 Blessed are those who observe his instructions, who seek him with all ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 9:9-13
9 As Jesus was walking on from there he saw a man named Matthew sitting ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 1st, 2016 Image

St. Junipero Serra
July 1: Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of ... Read More