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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Unborn...

Unborn- Caitlin Jane from Glen Elliott on Vimeo.

A friend share this with me and I just had to share it with you.. This one for you.. the unborn.. the forgotten ones... May We protect you, a fight for you... May God forgive us for the harm we let happen to you.. May God have Mercy on us!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Its a Winter Wonderland--in our Backyard!

We had a great fall of snow this weekend... Today it was a beautiful sunny day and we play out in the snow... I thought huh.. I bet we can use our deck as a small hill to go sliding... Sure enough it work out and we had a great time...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Its that time of year--Baking cookies


Our Annual.. Christmas Sugar Cookies..


















Cookie Monster.. some how.. got one and just sat down to feast on it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Christmas Story "The Frozen Tongue"

Have you seen this Movie? It seems not many have.. this year there are two families friends that are getting their children BB guns.. I ask have you seen this movie..one yes and there other no.... Its a great movie, in its way! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday---


We are very Thankful for my husband's job.. we had two weeks of unknown about his job and God at the moments is keeping us still.

We are very Thankful for our many friends who pray hard and strong so that God's will can be done with just joy and peace!



Life Is an Advent Season

CONNECTIONS, 11-28-93

"Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.

"The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us—as one of us—give us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.

"May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe



Getting ready to see the Face of Our Blessed Mother..
Our Lady of Guadalupe..
The children made "tissue roses", and each one a name is written of a person, family, friends and the forgotten ones.. the unborn children.. who live dangerously in the womb of many.
We offer these roses to Our Most Beautiful Mother..
May She protect them, and shower them with her roses.


Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, intercede for the Church, protect the Holy Father, help all who invoke you in their necessities. Since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the Grace of a firm faith and sure hope amid the bitterness of life, as well as an ardent love and the precious gift of final perseverance.

Amen.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beginning Again - Heroism

Well, I can't believe its been a week since I had post on something.. the truth, I don't care to post much lately.. Don't know what it is.. just not in the mood. And than that had me thinking about today's reading, which I read in this morning : In Conversation with God; Daily Meditiations, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany...
It hit me hard and maybe you can relate to it as well...
"Some people, for His sake, would not even rise from a place which is to their ease and liking, unless by their doing so the sweetness of God came to their mouths and hearts without their moving a step and mortifying themselves by losing any of their useless desires, consolations and pleasures. But until they leave these in order to seek Him, they will not find Him however much they cry to Him.(St.John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle)
Ask ourselves how much we struggle against our own passions, defects, sins and bad inclinations. This struggle is a violence used to fight your own weaknesses and miseries, a fortitude which prevents you from camouflaging your own infidelities, a boldness to own up to the faith even when the environment is hostile.(St.Josemaria, Christ is passing by)
Doesn't that make you think of today's world. We catholic have more now than ever to own up to the Faith, Our Most Beautiful Faith since our Environment is Hostile.. and it is only going to get more hostile.
We finish here:
Today, as yesterday, heroism is expected of the Christian, a heroism in great struggles, if the need arises. Normally, however the heroism will be in the little skirmishes of each day. (St.Josemaria, Christ is passing by)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Death--and Life--


" A Christian should think about death; he should serenely meditate on this truth until he is quite familiar with it; he should learn to treat death as a sister full of light and experience, who can give him sound, disinterested advice."


" Remembering death also gives us a wonderful sense of detachment, for it teaches us how to renounce the things of the earth. When we think, in the light of death, about our life and things around us, we discover the great wisdom contained in knowing how to live as someone
" who has nothing yet possesses everything" (2 Cor 6:10)."


Last Sunday, my husband was talking to his family from Mexico and was taken by quite a surprise by the story told about his only sister..

You see, the Sunday before hand.. she was traveling back home for a long trip.. a travel that isn't quite safe.. lonely roads, curves ...

The Cell phone rings... she moves to pick it up and loses control of the car..

It goes through the metal bars.. it does flips and flips in the air on the ground,

just like a ball going down a hill..

BAM..

The car lands up right..

A trooper saw the whole thing.. runs to her and helps her out of her car..

Again.. helps her out of her car..

How is that possible? No scratches.. Nothing..

The Trooper says..

"Do you believe in God? I can't believe that you survive that.. I saw it all and I was for sure thought you had die.."

She says..

"I started to pray to my Dear God to please protect me.."

"I felt that there was this great bubble around me and I felt nothing.."

I believe it was for sure her Guardian Angel hugging her tight..


"Our Life is always short, like that of a "wild flower" (Ps 102:15), the Scriptures say, and like a shadow it passes fleetingly (cf.Wis 2:5).

What use are you and I making of this short life, this little time we have to live here below? If the end came for us now, would we be satisfied with the use we had made of our time and of the gifts we received from God?


" Let us live intensely, with a holy desire to make good use of time and of all the opportunities we get to sanctify ourselves, let us try to give every minute of our life an echo of eternity."