Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks..34 Reasons Why

Today is another day another year, my birthday.. I will give thanks for 34 things..(one for each year)

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
— Psalms 107.1

1. My Merciful God

2. My beloved Husband who is loving and forgiving.

3. My oldest daughter for she always wants to snuggle.

4. My Son.. he is always either laughing or crying.. He shows his true emotions.

5. My Blondie.. she is always making me laugh with her big girl attitude!!

6. For my curely sue, who is just too cute.

7. For my Faith that is always there no matter what I feel or think.. She stands tall in this world of darkness.

8. For Confession and the beauty of the Holy Mass.
(where else can you see love in action)

9. Books.. great books, kids books, cooking books.
To those authors who took a chance wrote great words to pass on for generations.

10. Violin Music.. all great music.. for moving my soul for the yawning for Heaven.

11. Internet.. for bring friends from world wide , who share a common love for Our Faith and the good of mankind.

12. Our home, with great space that we are able to
invite dear friends over to help us on our journey to Heaven
why having a drink or two and some great food.

13. Friends.. in making life more enjoyable from being away from family.
For letting us be us and forgiving us for being us..
for their children that bring great joy to ours.

14. My Husband Job.. for his hard work and his vocation ..

15. The freedom (at the moment) to home educated my children in matters of faith and world.

16. Our Car.. able to carry safely our family to destinations ..

17. EWTN... being able to bring fourth great shows and thoughts of our faith.

18. Heat/Air... the comfort of those goes a long way.

19. Dishwasher-- no more needed on that.

20. 4 Seasons-- helps to understand the seasons on our own lives..

21. PC - to be able to do many things on here and print out without leaving my home is priceless.

22. My Neighbors-- great people who love our children and
bring over a glass a wine when its needed.

24. Wine-- aww life is good with some great wine!

25. My sisters-- to have those two ladies as to share what women go through with unconditional love and forgiveness.

26. My brothers-- even thou they are wrong on few issues..
they have shown me the great love for FOOTBALL.

27. Football-- I know some think grateful for this but.. you see on Sundays..when a family gets together and has a common ground to cheer for.. some how it brings you together!

29. Drive Thru Banks -- don't know what great pleasure is this when you don't have to bring down 4 children.

30. Supermarket - where else can you get everything under one store (when in Florida you can get wine and beer)

31. Facebook - its such a blessing to see friends you haven't heard or seen for almost 14 to 10 years..

32. Our Country

33. The Grill - my dear husband favorite toy is also mine .. since I don't have to cook its great!!

34. LIFE - Once again.. I Thank God for my life!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

May God Forgive us!

(Sadly this is not a Joke)

Use the the Purity Communion Host Dispensers during the cold and flu season to prevent the passing of germs or use it all year long to reduce the cost, time and personnel needed to provide communion by as much as 50 percent.

The Purity Communion Host Dispenser is capable of dispensing communion hosts and is small enough to be used by clergy to provide communion when visiting homes, hospitals, senior living and care centers. It can also be used in the field by military chaplains.

Most recipients prefer to receive communion from clergy. Reducing the time and personnel needed to provide communion will allow clergy to provide communion to the entire congregation.

I have no words just tears after I came across this from another blogger, The Crescat . How far is the Catholic Church American going to go? When will Rome put a stop to this? I wonder when will God end it all!
I am sad today and I sorry for this post but it shows us that our prayers are much needed more and more and our sacrifice is needed daily at all time!
Please, My Lord, forgive me for the lack of love and faith in the
Most Holy Body and Blood.
Lord, Have Mercy on us and the Whole World.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

St. Cecilia --My Patron Saint

St. Austin teaches that
"Music is useful in moving piously the mind and kindling the affections of divine love."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Food for Thought Friday

Well it seems that my theme is still on this Call to Holiness...It seems so out there so unreal but its not...its closer than we think. At times we can smell it, almost feel it, well actually can do so especially if you are a mother.. your holiness is in your cooking, cleaning, your touch on your children, on your home and in your heart.

" When my friend, are you going to lose your fear of holiness? When are you going to convince yourself that our Lord wants you to be a SAINT? Whatever your circumstances, whatever your job is, no matter what age you are or your physical condition, independent of your activities and your social position, if you are a Christian, Our Lord wants you to be holy, to be a SAINT!

"be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect"..Mt 5:48

Jesus addressed these words to everyone, to each he proposed the same goal. There are different ways, because there are many different mansions in the Father's house, but the goal the aim is one and the same for all Christians..-- HOLINESS"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Domestic Must Haves!!

Well.. Being the homemaker that I am.. Not really... I honestly wish that at the high school that I went they had such a class..

But anyways.. there are few things that I love to have in the my home.

1. A timer.. its my best friend and I have about 4 of them throughout the house.. No one can get mad at a timer .. it just beeps.. more time out.. no more computer.. your time is up.. time to stop reading (it works for those children that love to read and read yet time to work on lets say Math is a big nooooooooo) You get the idea.. it helps run things a bit smooth!!

2. Crock pot.. Don't need to say anything else on that! Right.. who doesn't love the smell of the food cooking throughout the day and you all had to do is everything in the pot and hit.. COOK!! Love it.. especially on raining days..

3. Pressure Cooker.. I don't think many people have one of those as much as everyone has a crock pot... Its a great favorite.. for I can never remember to soak those beans the night before but I can cook some great black beans, red beans for those Chillis (in the crock pot).. I grew up this in my home and its a great tool to have ..

4. Laundry baskets.. 1 per child.. Ok.. so laundry is not my thing.. it just piles and piles and than I fold all of those cute kids clothes and when I need something (b/c it takes me another day to put it away!!) is always at the bottom.. right.. well.. I bought 4 baskets (4 kids for now) at Dollar Tree, all gray, all just $1.. I tied different color ribbon for each child and hot glue (don't you love a hot glue!!) the ends together.. BAM!! Every clothes goes folded in each child's very own basket.. they take the basket up to their rooms and do their best to but it away!! is good!

5. I keep cleaning supplies for the bathroom under each sink.. that's 3 bathrooms, that's 3 pile of cleaning supplies.. why.. I'm just lazy that's all.. it makes me clean those bathroom.. right when I am in the mood (never but I force the mood.. you know). Oh.. I also have dust cleaner/ rag on each floor of the house.. that's 3 floor 3 dust/cleaners.. why? lazy to go up to the main floor to get it and lazy to take it downstairs.. I guess.. maybe its not lazy but just its a crazy place here.. I bet you know what I mean.. I am very forgetful person.

There are so many more little things here and there but that's all I can think of as now..
Who says a women can't run the world.. If we can run the house somewhat smooth.. we can rule the world.. don't you agree..

Please share your few Domestic must have for it is through the examples of you great ladies out there that I have improve in my
vocation of Motherhood.
May Our Blessed Mother protect, bless and you love you always.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Charity That Should Stay At Home!

This Sunday, the USCCB will ask you to give your hard-earned money to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a charitable fund which has in the past been used to fund anti-life, pro-homosexual and pro-prostitution groups.

As Catholics, we should always give alms to the less fortunate – but we should ensure our money is being spent responsibly and never on moral evils such as contraception, abortion, or the promotion of the homosexual agenda.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Madness Monday

Madness meaning ;
Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:

Madness..why do I have a hard time believing this meaning of madness?

When I am told by the "World".. its madness to have more than 2 children, its madness to educate your own children, its madness to believe that a piece of bread and some wine can be the Body and Blood of Son of God.

the King of Kings.. ..

I'm really mental ill?

(can't really ask my sister, she might answer yes..)

Can it be that my faith and my love for Christ has impaired my capacity to function normally and safely?

I believe that I function normally, live in a home, cook, clean, sleep, read, play.. etc... etc..

Safely.. You can't live unsafe with a husband that works for company that Safety is #1

I don't do drugs, get drunk , ride motorbike, skydive, rock climbing, swim with sharks..

Yet.. to many people this idea of having 4 children or wanting more, this idea that to educate my jewels at home instead of the real world, to pray to a God, believe in Angels and Miracles and to

Worship the Body and Blood of A God is

totally Madness..

Huh.. than I guess I am..

Now how do I tell that to my children...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Food for Thought Friday

"It doesn't matter what age you are; it doesn't matter what your position is or what your circumstances are or who you are; you have to CONVINCE yourself, COMMIT yourself, and DESIRE holiness.. You well know that holiness does not consist in extraordinary graces received in prayer or unbearable mortification and penance; nor is it the inheritance only of those who live in lonely oases, far from the world..

HOLINESS consist in faithful and loving fulfillment of ONE'S DUTIES, in joyful and humble acceptance of God's will, in union with HIM in your everyday work, in knowing how to fuse religion and life into a fruitful and harmonious unity and in all sorts of other ordinary little things you know so well.

This path seems...

The path is SIMPLE and CLEAR.

CONVINCE yourself..


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Please Remember Me

Thank you..for you have done to keep me safe in my home, in my country, with my children ..thank you for not looking back one day and looking towards our future as a great nation that we are.. to bring freedom to those who never dream of it.. and to protect our freedom even if we don't deserve it. May God protect you! Thank you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

La Loca de la Casa

Would you choose a madwoman as an adviser on the most delicate problems of your life?

This madwoman will confuse us with her fussing and distract uswith her chatter.. she injects us with her various fears and makes us apprehensive.. she whispers her baseless suspicion in our ears, tyrannizes over us with her ambition, and infects us with her envy. This madwoman makes us walk away from reality, leading us into a dreamworld, full of elation or pessimism; subtly she feeds us with the poison of sensuality and self-love. She is we know from experience- the great enemy of our interior life, she is the eternally ally of the world, the flesh and the devil. It is she who disturbs your prayer life and makes you fear mortification; who introduces into your soul the temptation of the flesh and of pride, who gives you a false idea of God and deprives you of a supernatural outlook, who lulls you asleep with frivolities or drowns you in the lethargy of lukewarmness, who puts out the flame of charity or kindles the flame of distrust and discord.

This madwoman is the imagination and how often we choose her, more or less consciously, as our adviser in the most delicate problems of our SOUL.

Highly recommend this book.. great short meditations that Father presents in simple and clear phrases a practical way to deal with the key points of common spiritual struggle. He reflects the insights of St.Josemaria Escriva.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Favorite Films on Fridays
Our Great Friend JMJ.. has this new ..
Favorite Films on Fridays..

Want to join us on Fridays? Copy the Movie Marquee and link back to me and we'll share some of our Favorite Films of Fridays.
Awww ...Emma...
I just enjoy these types of movies especially after reading the book.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Card Needed ASAP

Christmas will be upon on us so soon.. Yet for one little 5 year old boy .. it never come again...Please take a moment and have your children or yourself make a card for this little boy that has been fighting with Neuroblastoma cancer for 2 1/1 years and its at the end of the fight. Their family is going to celebrate Christmas next weekend and Noah..loves receiving Christmas cards..

Please take a minute to make this a very

Merry Christmas for this brave young man.

The address is:

Noah Biorkman 1141 Fountain View Circle South Lyon, MI 48178
May the Love of Christ Shine.