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, February 28, 2011

The Child. Your Child. God's Child!


Next Monday, March 7, Watchman Cinema’s parental rights documentary The Child: America’s Battle for the Next Generation will be aired on National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) network. The film will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and again four hours later at 12 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. NRB is channel 378 on DirecTV or channel 126 on Sky Angel.

Take the time to view or even just sign the petition. Its real and its out there!

May God protect our most beautiful given right, to bring a child into this world and raise them as true daughters and sons of God.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Hand of God

Many of you might of heard of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the obstetrician and leading pro-abortion advocate who changed his views on abortion and later converted to Catholicism, died February 23 at the age of 84.

He wrote this unbelievable book called: The Hand of God: A Journey From Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind."

Dr. Nathanson was the director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health in New York City. In his two years in that position, he oversaw some 60,000 abortions. In addition, he performed some 5000 abortions with his own hands in private practice, and supervised residents in training who performed another 10,000 abortions and worst of all, he even aborted his own son.

In The Hand of God, Dr. Nathanson writes, "I have aborted the unborn children of my friends, colleagues, casual acquaintances, even teachers" (p.61). He also aborted his own child. He writes, "Yes, you may ask me...[W]hat did you feel? Did you not feel sad -- not only because you had extinguished the life of an unborn child, but, more, because you had destroyed your own child? I swear to you that I had no feelings aside from the sense of accomplishment, the pride of expertise. On inspecting the contents of the bag I felt only the satisfaction of knowing that I had done a thorough job. You pursue me: You ask if perhaps for a fleeting moment or so I experienced a flicker of regret, a microgram of remorse? No and no. And that, dear reader, is the mentality of the abortionist: another job well done, another demonstration of the moral neutrality of advanced technology in the hands of the amoral" (pp.60-61).
My friends, with God nothing and I am mean nothing is impossible. His man went from killing innocent babies to being a big pro-life advocate and to find the beauty of the Catholic Church. He described himself as a Jewish atheist, and he converted to Catholicism in 1996, with the aid of Opus Dei priest Father C. John McCloskey , read his book review. He was baptized that year by Cardinal John O’Connor in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.


Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time.

Well, I am one of those working progress in all aspects of my life.. I guess those who are saints were working progress on Earth and we now see the end results. What did they do? How did they do it? Oh.. were did they get the energy to do it!

As I work on my mortification this week, wastefulness: TIME. (she's a dear friend and an enemy all at the same time, a love and hate relationship we have.)

A Few of time saving things:

Over at Family-Centered, they are having a Great SALE on their planners. (I have one to help me with prayer intentions, to feast days, to what are we doing today). They are so beautifully done and very useful.
A Little Way Chore Chart/Kid's Rule of Life:

I got this great idea over at Raising(&Teaching) Little Saints . What I did different (we are on week 4 now) is that I made it a kid's chore/schedule all in one place. I laminated it and we just check off with a maker: what is done or not done or done poorly and what is next or not next for them. I have to tell you its be easier and we have saved on Time in what is next for the kids to do or not do and where I should be. For my oldest, since she can read it has no pictures and for the younger two (not counting the 2year just yet) is all in clip art so that they can see and just do and save me from wasting time! :)

What mother doesn't have one of these time saving love making slow cooker:

So Have I wasted time yes, but I have to see that I have been first of all more aware of where my time is going and I learn to use some useful tools.

God Bless you !

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just a Vase

Here is a little late post on a St. Valentine's or any other Saints or birthday vase craft. I made this for a very special friend those birthday was on the 15th.
Dollar tree Vase $1
Modpodge $3
red/pink tissue paper $1
a sponge paint brush .50
a image of St. Philomena. free
Pink/red flowers $9.50


A Vase for a dear Friend.. Priceless!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Black History: We need to Save them.




For many its very hard to believe in something of this sort. They think its a right-wing racist movie once again, bring lies and hater towards those who "love " to help the poor. No, my friends, you are wrong. Since 1973, abortion has killed over 13 million, yes 13 million African American Babies, reports the U.S. Center for Disease control.

Maafa 21 is the result of almost three years of research and, since its release, the response has been nothing short of astonishing. One black pro-life leader described it as “lightening in a bottle” and said that for the first time since he’s been in the movement he has a tool that could bring the African-American community on board writes Mark Crutcher

Take time to view if you can, see if you get your local pro-life community to view it, get the word out. In this month of Black History, we need to save them so they will not be history! Remember all that we are all created in His Image!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Put on your walking/running shoes: its A Nun Run!

God has given me more than I can ever give Thanks. I see once again if one opens up oneself to the Holy Spirit, beauties of the Church pour out.. One of these beauties is seeing other sisters in Christ wanting to do the same.. to Glorify God with Our Temple of the Holy Spirit with Our Sweet Mother! Its a community of sisterhoods for Christ with Mary! Two of these lovely ladies are Melody over at Mama's Little Ditty and Lena over at JOYfilled Family.

Lena has created a wonderful Team called Team ALL FOR!


I have NOT ARRIVED.
I am far from the finish line.
But I am on CHRIST'S TEAM.
His love ignites me.
...His power fuels me.
His mission compels me.
I AM COMMITTED to Christ
and to this race.
I will run STRONG and run LONG.
Who will join me?
Team ALL FOR!

Please join us in participating in the 2nd Annual NUN RUN 2011 - March 12, 2011.

The Nun Run will be held in Tempe, AZ but you do not have to live in AZ to participate. It will benefit the Our Lady of Solitude Monastery and the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (Mother Angelica’s Order) in AZ.


Team ALL FOR! will be participating as a Shadow Team and will NOT be running in AZ. As a member of Team ALL FOR!, you will run wherever you are and participate as a Shadow Runner.

You can select to run a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, or 1 Mile Walk.
While you say the ROSARY!!



For all of you local mamas, email me so that we can set up a place for our walk/run!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Heroic Momment!

I just wanted to share with you a post from my other blog " A Temple of the Holy Spirit" where I write about my own journey in bring my Temple back to God's plan of being Holy from fitness to the rosary, since Everything with Mary bring us to Our Lord Jesus Christ..
What is your mortification of the week? What will you give up for the greater glory of God?
I have been on this bumping road of a spiritual journey and I finally got off to ask for directions.
So God puts in my lap (really on the computer screen) a beautiful part of a great book called :
Counsels of Perfection for Christian Mothers Monsignor P. Lejeune. (Please click on link to view the book) I get to chapter VI; PROMPTNESS IN RISING .. and wow...

Father writes: Rise early! This slogan holds the secret of a complete and perfect life. By rising early the best hours of the day will be yours; hours when the mind is clear, hours well suited for meditation. If, on the contrary, you defer your rising, an irremediable disorganization will continue throughout the day from this first fault. The intellectual and moral life of a person who rises late, Pére Olivant was wont to say, is seized by an impotency like to that of the Romans at Capua. Hence the words of Holy Scripture: "My son, love not sleep, lest poverty overtake thee." Poverty? Yes, but not so much in the sense of material goods, as of the mind and heart.
He goes on to this beautiful point: To rise at an early hour will be irksome. However, this sacrifice will be a very sweet act of love to our Lord. Oh! how happy that day is in which our first actions are stamped with the sail of sacrifice. Be assured, my daughters, that such a day will be replete with good works. It will be a day in which the heart will overflow with peace.
I always remember a saying of St.Josemaria :

The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and... up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

St.Valentine's Love Fest...

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13
We started a new tradition in our home today. St. Valentine's before hand was something, I guess we shared it among my husband and I besides the candy hearts and cards to the children. I wanted to do something to really show them what St. Valentine's is all about: Love and what better why to celebrate this Love than as a family. We have to fight back to bring these sweet days such as St. Valentine's , St. Patrick, St. Nicholas , Easter , and Christmas, back to their true meaning and its roots: Our Most Beautiful Church!

We started off by making heart sandwiches for Our Social gathering at church.

After Church, my husband took our oldest daughter to their first Daddy and Daughter Dance put together by our home school co-op. (Boy would I love to be a fly on the wall and see it all).
So while they were away dancing, we were at home getting ready for our Love Fest.
We set the table with our finest and a small token of our love for the children.
Dancing with their Daddy! We had Frank Baby to help us in the mood with his famous,
" My Funny Valentine" (the kids love Frank)


Someone got a hold of her "after" dinner treat before dinner.

The kids played with their new puzzles,

Friendship necklace making,

Magnetic dinosaurs while we share a drink or two!


Some more dancing....
I just love how my little guy loves to dance with his sisters!


He is going to be a good dancer after all of this practice.


Finally, we all sat down with our Sunday's Best for dinner.


Can't forget dessert: Strawberry pie with whipped cream
and




Some Heart chocolate to end the night!



The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

Dulcis domus
Sweet home


Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweet Mother of God.

"Lovelier than I have ever seen" said St. Bernadette.

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.


Its a very special day in our home for its my sweet 3rd child's baptismal day four years ago. We celebrate our Children's baptismal days just as a birthday yet more special. For its the Day that my own child becomes a daughter or a son of God. (today my sweet child is sick with some type of stomach flu)

St John: "See how greatly the Father has loved us; that we should be counted as God's children, should be indeed his children."

God of mercy,
we celebrate the feast of Mary, the sinless mother of God.
May her prayers help us to rise above our human weakness.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
+Amen.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Rosary Workout Give-away!!

Greetings.. in Celebration of the finish of the 1st Level, the Angel Level of the Rosary Workout,
I will be giving away a copy of the Rosary Workout by Peggy Bowes.
You may choose either a e-book or hard copy.
What do you need to do ?

Head over to A Temple of the Holy Spirt Blog for more details!



Drawing will take place Sunday Night!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Perfection for Mamas

I found this great book online (not the full book as of yet) but enough thoughts in just one page (there is more than one page)..


Counsels of Perfection for Christian Mothers by Monsignor P. Lejeune and translate by Francis A. Ryan.


I can't say much because its just full of aww and wonder and I am just few pages in. I feel the need to read and read and read again the same page. I also feel that he wrote this just for me and only me.


What is perfection? Here is what he wrote: "My daughters, I trust that the definition of perfection which I shall give, will sink deeply into your hearts. Perfection is accomplishing the will of God in a constant and generous fashion. That person, then is perfect who does at every instant what God wishes."


Yeah.. wow.. But before hand he also writes something that just took my breath away..

He writes: "When Saul's servants sought David in his house, Michol, laying a statue in his bed, and covering it with his clothes, made them believe it was David himself: thus many persons, by covering themselves with certain external actions make the world believe that they are truly devout, whereas they are in reality nothing but statues and phantoms of devotions."


He finishes the first chapter with a prayer that Mme. Elizabeth, sister of Louis XVI, said every morning and he charges us to repeat it everyday.


"My God, what will happen to me today, I do not know; but I do know that nothing will happen to me which Thou hast not foreseen and ordained for my greater good. I accept, then, Thy thrice holy will; I submit myself to it, and desire to delight in it despite all the revolts of my reason, and the repugnances of my nature."


Who is an example of a perfect woman?