Finding Your Calling

He who climbs never stops going from beginning to beginning, through beginnings that have no end. He never stops desiring what he already knows. –St. Gregory of Nissa- Many of us go to work each day to fill a basic need of survival.  But, does that satisfy the heart?  Are you feeling like you are…

Scripture Verse Of The Week

Scripture Verse Of The Week Scripture Verse Of The Week — Read on mylordmyfriend.com/2018/10/21/scripture-verse-of-the-week-50/

Acquiesce, only after you know yourself

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination. – Robert Frost Acquiesce means to accept, comply or submit tacitly or…

The Divine Mercy – These reflections were received in prayer. It’s not meant to be a theologians treatise. I share as they may deepen your personal examination and prayer. 🙏 The soul’s overwhelming desire to be perfectly united to God is met with the agonizing struggle of our human condition in trying to come nearer to God + be loyal to Him… _______________________________________________________________ 🌹 Reflection _______________________________________________________________ “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.” —St. Francis of Assisi (I believe Francis is referring to his life before conversion. I’m seeing it in light of his lifelong sinfulness.) His words sound exaggerated, but this is seeing our soul in full reality, this is humility. Yet, Francis does not despair, although it seems to push one to the brink. Francis is filled with faith, realizing God lives through him, and hope, seeing God can work through any soul, and awe, at the humility of God that chooses us poor creatures. Realizing God can work through ANY soul, comes only in seeing the depths of his wretchedness, seeing no good of himself, no worthiness, deserving of hell for all his sins. Yet God’s Mercy offers Francis forgiveness, and opportunities to suffer for Him, as countless as the sands, as infinite as the ocean, time, the present moment, to sacrifice his whole self, for a love worth being martyred for, a thousand lifetimes over. Only offering suffering, gives any kind of satisfaction, for this sinful reality, ever present before ones eyes. The distance, that only seems all the more vast, as one approaches the Throne, urges one, to suffer to heal the chasm. It pushes one further… The vastness looks infinite, vileness takes on terrible depths, as Truth pierces one’s soul. The soul, only reaches out for God, with cries and desire, that touch the very core, of the heart of God. It is painful to turn toward God, when our unworthiness, our rejections, our vileness, make the light of Christ unbearable, to approach, to touch. Oh, how much one suffers, to receive, and what little courage one has, to accept an offering, made out of pure mercy, and love. An offering of Christ Himself. Lord, You are life itself. Let us suffer the worst martyrdom, than to ever part from You. Love beyond all loves. Nothing in life compares to You. We are nada, nada, nada… Take all that we are, all our “nothing,” and make us ONE with You. Only on that Holy Day, will we rise with courage, to see, our hearts restlessness cease, all searching come to an end, bloodshed on the souls battlefield over, gone are the cries for all the wrong turns we took, all the illusions that deceived us, all the inclinations that tore us from Your heart, all the pain we caused others, all the inability to stay true to Your love, all the suffering for turning on Your infinite love and goodness, over and over, being unable to give up our infidelities and struggling for the courage to turn to your mercy, suffering with our sinful self until we can finally be secure in You without wavering, and no longer see self or our sinfulness, but look within, and see only YOU. My Beloved speaks: …[ I ] will wipe every tear from your eyes. What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what I have prepared for you who love [Me.] Amen. | Facebook

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GLORYMICROBE : 50 FACTS ABOUT MICROORGANISMS

The world is filled with many microorganisms.  Some are good; some are bad.  This is a very insightful on micro life.  Enjoy!     GLORYMICROBE : 50 FACTS ABOUT MICROORGANISMS

Happy Grandparents Day!

I understand that today is Grandparents day. I would have to say this is a truly special day! Have a good one!

Seeds of Greatness

Each person is created with a uniqueness of purpose.  Many times throughout our lives we fail to see how integral we are to whole of the universe.  We doubt how very special we are.  Please take a moment to realize that God made you just the way you are and appreciate it. Each of us…

St Augustine, the Son of Tears —

Fra Angelico’s painting, The Conversion of St. Augustine, offers a great insight into the spirituality of the Doctor of Grace. At the forefront of the painting, commanding the immediate attention of the viewer, is the figure of St. Augustine sitting and weeping. The painting portrays the moment of St. Augustine’s conversion as it is described […]…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.