Put Your Heart at Ease — The Devotion Cafe’

Psalm 23:1 says The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. When was the last time you relaxed? This is not a trick question but I want to talk about resting. Often times when we think of relaxing we associate […]…

Have you ever wondered how you breathe?

There is a lot more to breathing than just taking air into the lungs.  There are nares and conchae which bring the air in through the nose and warms the air before it even gets to the lungs. You see the air has to be warmed before it ever reaches the lungs. If you are…

Working with a Dietitian

Recently I had the pleasure of spending time at a veteran’s hospital as part of my service learning. I spent the majority of my time with the dietitian and her staff. Prior to volunteering there, I thought dietitians primarily dealt with meal planning and losing weight. There is so much more to their jobs especially…

What do I have to give?

This past Monday was my first day with service learning. And MAN am I learning…I originally thought this given task was going to be others. But, it is all about me. I know that sounds crazy to say. It is about others, but what they are giving me is much more than what I am…

THE REASON YOU CAN’T GIVE UP TODAY…

THE REASON YOU CAN’T GIVE UP TODAY… THE REASON YOU CAN’T GIVE UP TODAY… — Read on beblesstified.com/2018/01/26/the-reason-you-cant-give-up-today-2/ Don’t give up. Keep going

They took my 8 year old brother!

Can you imagine losing someone (under eighteen) by someone stealing them?  It happens quite frequently, and it is becoming more frequent.  Imagine yourself outside with your younger sibling.  You go inside for a second to get a drink of water.  You come back they are gone.  You become distraught.  Police cannot do anything for twenty…

It’s easy to point fingers

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your…

$50/Month & Food?

According to many articles the Mediterranean diet is supposed to be one of the healthiest in the world. With that in mind, I decided that use it as a basis for my menu planning.  Below is the basic menu plan for a month based of  Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 450 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes I have…

Set the world on fire!

  He said to them, “Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 Be what you can be.  Believe in…

Service Learning

As part of being a student at a local private catholic university, the students are asked to volunteer in the community through various classes.  I have chosen Catholic Charities for my Diet and Nutrition class.  Catholic Charities helps numerous factions of the community.  They work with immigrants and refugees, homeless, abused, and underprivileged to name…

Spinal Cord

These are some of the parts of the brain we will have to know.  Please follow the link below to see more. Anatomy Spinal Cord

Please don’t judge me!

Recently in one of the groups on a social website, someone asked why a person who appears to be faithful to Our Lord would not go to communion.  It stirred my emotions because I see how innocent this question might be and how easily one can judge.  Nevertheless, it bothered me because there are so…

The Jewelry Tree

Originally posted on Netdancer's Musings:
To answer TRAVEL WITH INTENT‘s challenge, multi-color, I thought I would show you a unique jewelry display I saw while I was in Athens.  I loved the delicacy of the presentation.

The Sewing Gnome by Sue O’Very

Originally posted on AURIbuzz:
@sueoverydesigns Sue O’Very is a machine emroidery genius. We have long admired her in the hoop embroidery designs and have been educated and entertained by her effervescent instructional videos for years. She works on projects ranging from stand alone embroidery designs to applique, simple zippies to intricate sewing room accessories &…

“Throwing Pottery” on the Sewing Machine

Originally posted on tierneycreates:
Are you familiar with the phrase “throwing pottery”? This phrase relates to creating some type of clay vessel/bowl on a pottery wheel. Recently I made a fabric bowl by “throwing” it on my sewing machine! This bowl is made from batik fabric strips wrapped around clothesline using the instructions from the…

Absolution

Originally posted on DarylMadden:
The old and the young The rich and the poor With heart of the humble They come to restore Relationship stained Through evil of sin They come to the light Let cleansing begin They speak of their sin Confession impart To an open ear And compassionate heart With Word of wisdom…

Multiplying your gifts

“Teach us to give and not count the cost.” Saint Ignatius of Loyola How can we multiply our gifts?  We are so busy.  We have so much that needs to be done.  In addition, we need our rest, too! Are we called to give more of ourselves than what we feel capable of doing?  I…

Ebola

Clinical Symptoms • Incubation period—Approximately 43 days (It can be as little as 21 days) • Acute illness with rapid onset of fever (104⁰ – 109⁰ F) • Sore throat • Massive vomiting • Diarrhea (3 gallons/day) • Poor Kidney Function • Poor Liver Function • Internal & External bleeding (bleed out of every body…

I hate gossip!

Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. James 4:11 I hate gossip!  Why do I say that?  Gossip…

Annulment process

Today it is not unheard of that a marriage breaks up for one reason or another.  Sometimes they were ill prepared; sometimes they can be immature, or pressure from within the family or a variety of other reasons.  For a practicing Catholic as well several other religions the separation can be mentally hard.  No one…

AP II First Class-Digestive system

We will study the digestive system in the class ahead of the lab.  On the AP page, you will find both the digestive and nervous system (nervous system studying in the lab).  I will go in more detail on that page.  If you have a chance, please check out Professor Fink‘s videos on the digestion…

How far will you go to be like Christ

So you say you want to be like Christ. Really? How far will you follow him? To the cross…Are you willing to endure the pain of others sins? Do you love him and me that much? I started thinking about it this morning. At first, I thought sure no problem. I can feel his pain…

The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)

Recently I finished reading a book by Saint Louis de Montfort named The Secret of the Rosary which he speaks of the method of saying the Our Father in regards to demeanor, and cadence. He states that we should take our time when saying the Our Father, not to mumble or rush through it. He…

To Keep a Promise

  What is the value of your word?  Children playing in the field chiming to each other pinkie promise for whatever secret or scheme that they have dreamed up.  Gleeful sounds from times past…We remember those days.  Growing older we say we are going to keep promises.  Some examples of promises we make as adults…

The Farmer & Johnny Popper

Once there was a farmer who went out to the fields every day.  Frequently, he went in the rain.  His days were long and hard.  The blistering sun would beat down on him during the hot summer days.  He always took his trusty companion with him to seed, and to plow the fields.  Everyone called…

Carve

Carve. What does it mean? I mean seriously, what can be said for this word. It is just a word, right? Words change meanings, develop new character. They evolve. So let’s look at this word more closely. Where did it come from? Carve is a verb in the Old English language which originally was coerfan…

Discerning the Correct Path

“Wait for the Lord: Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 “Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is…

Feast of the Three Kings

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod,* behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star* at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Matthew 2:1-2 January 7th is the Feast of the Three…

Beginnings

We all have our first beginning, the moment when we were first born. Throughout our lives, we have many beginnings. Whether it is the first time we crawled, rode a bike, had a snowball stand, or first day of college. We are constantly beginning this journey of life.