Surprised by the joy

Discussion in 'Spirit of Ireland' started by garabandal, May 4, 2023.

  1. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    I was talking to a colleague/friend at work today about the sign of the times. She is not a regular church goer but is awake to things (didn't take the jabs etc) so I mentioned to her that I had written a book on the Rosary that was available on Amazon so she asked me to send her a link to the book by Whatsap - first she was completely amazed I had written a book and was so chuffed she text another friend in the school about it. So I had spare copies in the boot of my car and decided to give free copies to both girls.

    I took a copy into the class of the first friend and she didn't want to take a free copy and said she would pay for it. I told her I was doing this as a non-profit project and I could see her amazement at this and she gave me the biggest hug (in front of the class lol) she was so delighted it was obvious there was a wee spark there in terms of grace. I proceeded to the next classroom to give the second book away and again was so warmly received with smiles and joy - she said she was going to read my book tonight (and she said her aunt would be open to this so I am bringing in a free copy tomorrow again she wanted to pay for this but I told her it would be free as our Lady is generous and I will get back at least two-fold). I told them both I had written the book to help people to prepare spiritually for the times ahead. Please God this bears spiritual fruit.

    What amazed me was the joy I saw in their faces in receiving a copy of my book on the Rosary I too was pleasantly surprised by this so the faith in Ireland is still there just beneath the surface.
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  2. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    I have given away at least 15 free copies of my book this way -

    I get tongue-tied trying to explain the faith to people so I love doing it this way. Much easier lol!!
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  3. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    How wonderful. Many blessings received because of your book. :)
  4. Katfalls

    Katfalls Powers

    Love it! Can I have the link to your book? Is it on Amazon?
  5. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Oftentimes acts of kindness and generosity related to the Faith, rather than apologetic defenses, better lower defenses and touch hearts. How wonderful to see the fruits of your personal initiative!:ROFLMAO: Thank you, Dear Lady!
  6. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

  7. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Yes - this is true - they have known me for years and we have become friends - now they will know me even better as the book is a spiritual testament to to the love of our Lady.
  8. Mario

    Mario Powers

    she was completely amazed I had written a book and was so chuffed she text another friend in the school about it...

    Being a Yankee from the USA, I had to look up the meaning of this "foreign word": chuffed = very pleased!:LOL:
  9. Byron

    Byron Powers

    That is wonderful Garabandal! I just bought mine.
  10. Sam

    Sam Powers

    Thanks for the translation, the word sounded to me to mean the opposite at first-offended but of course didn't fit in context. o_O:LOL:
  11. Shae

    Shae Archangels

    Simply beautiful!
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  12. AED

    AED Powers

    This is wonderful Bobby. To see that joy. It confirms what I suspected. Our Lady was behind this "project" from the beginning.
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  13. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I’m so happy for you, Bobby,
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  14. You are very much inspired by the Holy Spirit ;)
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  15. Shae

    Shae Archangels

    Most definitely agree with you AED!
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  16. djmoforegon

    djmoforegon Powers

    What a wonderfully kind gesture on your part. I’ve been struggling to find the time and energy to pray my rosary so I’m hoping that your devotion will give me the boost I need. I just ordered my copy, thank you for the link!
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  17. Katfalls

    Katfalls Powers

  18. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    I bought your book and sometimes take it to Adoration to help me meditate on the Rosary. It is wonderful..
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  19. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Thankyou - what a great idea.

    I actually use it myself sometimes for inspiration when saying the rosary at home.
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  20. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Bought your book, Bobby. My biggest problem when I attempt to say the Rosary is keeping my mind from wandering. Any advice?
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