Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
After another two months of hard practice, here is PrincessGirl at it again. When you see her smiling its for she saw me in the audience or saw also babymums making lots of cutie baby noises! This piece is almost 6 minutes long. I am a very proud mother for she worked so hard at it!
May God keep blessing you, my sweets!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class.. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.
He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?' The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.
'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.. They get used to this side and start to eat again.
You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run> around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at a time. One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
"Dear brothers and sisters," the Holy Father began, "In these Easter days one often hears the words of Jesus: 'I have risen and am still with you.' Echoing this announcement, the Church exultantly proclaims: 'Yes, we are sure! The Lord is truly risen, alleluia! His glory and power are forever.'"The victory of Easter, the Pope explained, makes Christ the "invisible head" of the people of God, who are "intended to grow over the centuries, until the fulfillment of the plan of salvation." "Then, the entirety of humanity will be built on him, and every existing reality will be permeated with his total victory. Then, as St. Paul writes, he will be 'the perfect fulfillment of all things,' and 'God will be all in all.'"
"Therefore, the Christian community rejoices because the resurrection of the Lord assures us that the divine plan of salvation is fulfilled indeed," Benedict XVI said.
Have a Blessed Easter Season!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Jesus is Crucified
My executioners stretch my arms;
they hold my hand and wrist against
and press the nail until it stabs my flesh
Then, with one heavy hammer smash,
they drive it through ---
burst like a bomb of fire in my brain
They seize the other arm;
and agony again explodes.
Then raising up my knees
so that my feet are flat against the wood,
they hammer them fast, too.
I look at you and think:
is my soul worth this much?
What can I give you in return?
I here and now accept
for all my life
whatever thickness, torment, agony may
To every cross I touch my lips
O blessed cross that lets me be ---
with you ---
a co-redeemer of humanity.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Speaks I lie, collapse, upon the cobblestones.
My body cannot move.
No blows, no kicks.
can rouse it up.
And yet my will is mine.
And so is yours.
Know this, my other self,
your body may be broken,
but no force on earth
and none in hell
can take away your will.
Your will is yours.
I see you take a moment’s rest
then rise and stagger on.
So I can do
because my will is mine.
When all my strength is gone
and guilt and self-reproach
press me to earth and seem to hold me fast,
protect me from the sin of Judas ---
save me from despair!
Lord, never let me feel that any sin of mine is greater than your love.
No matter what my past has been
I can begin anew
Friday, April 3, 2009
Jesus Meets His Mother
Speaks My mother sees me whipped.
She sees me kicked and driven like a
She counts my every wound.
But though her soul cries out in agony,
no protest or complaint
escapes her lips
or even enters her thoughts.
She shares my martyrdom-----
and I share hers.
We hide no pain,
from each other’s eyes.
This is my Father’s will.
I know what you are telling me.
To watch the pain of those we love
is harder than to bear our own.
To carry my cross after you
I, too, must stand and watch
the sufferings of my dear ones-----
the heartaches, sicknesses and grief
of those I love.
And I must let them watch mine, too.
I do believe ---
for those who love you
all things work together unto good.