What Was Her Secret?
How did Mom manage to raise a huge family and gain so much love and respect from all of us? She told us endless stories of her life‒and I remember all of them. None of her wisdom came from books; she was far too busy to read. It wasn’t from formal education since she never attended high school. And it didn’t come from wealth or fame; she was never concerned about such things. In truth, Mom’s wisdom didn’t come from anything outside of her own soul, whose messages were from God.
In writing this book, I have gained a greater understanding of my mother’s life. I also have a better insight into her holiness and the crown of grace and glory she wore, one she richly deserved. Mom’s inner joy, which she radiated, was based in her absolute dependence on God. Her love and service toward everyone gave her a happy, successful life. She often told us that nothing about us is as important as the joy and privilege of serving others, especially our own children, because “They can’t speak for themselves.” From the seventeen miracles of life that came through our mother, I know she reached that place of hearing God while she was here on Earth with us. And what a powerful thing to know!
Excerpt Imprinted Wisdom ~ Catherine Nagle
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children