The world is full of wonders to behold and temptations that can imprison the soul.

Freedom comes with a price, sacrifice, courage, wisdom, strength, and sometimes tough love.

This month, I contemplate the many who defended our freedom and prayerfully remember my dad’s birthday. He was dynamic in his dedication to his family of nine children, leading us in prayer and working tirelessly until his death.

When someone asked my dad why he worked so hard. He replied, “I don’t want my children to be pushed around. It’s survival of the fittest!”

Speaking of being fit, my dad also instilled in us the values of exercise and healthy living. I’m grateful for that and leaving us a legacy to value prayer, hard work and love. He taught us that the easy road was usually not the best road and to follow Jesus.



Our family prayer

“You my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.” – Galatians 5: 13

Wishing you the freedom to love in truth.

Maria Lauren,

AKA Maria Elena Alberici

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4 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. Thank you for sharing your family’s prayer. You have always been inspirational to Dennis and me. I shall continue to make my life as powerful as possible( in my Catholic faith I’ve been taught’anything is possible with God’).

    We have been exploring many hiking trails. The outdoor community pool just opened and a Zumba class has recently been advertised.

    We wish you all the best.
    Laura and Dennis

    • Laura, I’m so glad to get your message. It makes my heart smile to know that you continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle, physically and spiritually. It sounds like you have a lot of options for keeping fit in fun! Way to go!
      Sending blessings your way,

      • We started to play a game called’pickleball’. It’s quite fun.
        Maria,if you ever think of vacationing and or entertaining in the Pacific Northwest,let me know. Port Townsend has lots of great entertainment.

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