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    Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4:19 PM [General]

    I had an appointment with an internal medecine specialist today . I am happy that nothing needs to be done with the goiter . i asked him what the intermittent pain in my cheek was all about . I have tic douloureux . The cause a hit on the head by a falling sign . What next ? I will not take more meds for that pain Hoping it goes away .

    Taking some friends out for dinner  tonight .  Probably going to a church service with the priest a member of the extended family . A pretty fair day so far .

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    This is the day the Lord has made ....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011, 5:34 AM [General]

    O gentle Jesus , we pray that we may be united to you the whole day . Fill us merciful God with the divine light of the HOly Spirit that we may give glory to you in all things and in all people . Yes, we give glory to you for the labour of all men , for the food that strengthens our body , for the light that brightens our day , fro the air that we breathe .

    O Divine Lover of men /women , we offer to your Majesty , glory , worship and praise in union with the myriads of angels and heavenly spirits , the saints and the Virgin Mary , all singing : Holy , Holy,Holy ,God of Hosts , for all eternity . Amen

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    Rock of Ages

    Thursday, April 21, 2011, 5:21 AM [General]

    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee;
    Let the water and the blood,
    From Thy wounded side which flowed,
    Be of sin the double cure;
    Save from wrath and make me pure.
    Not the labor of my hands
    Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
    Could my zeal no respite know,
    Could my tears forever flow,
    All for sin could not atone;
    Thou must save, and Thou alone.
    Nothing in my hand I bring,
    Simply to the cross I cling;
    Naked, come to Thee for dress;
    Helpless look to Thee for grace;
    Foul, I to the fountain fly;
    Wash me, Savior, or I die.
    While I draw this fleeting breath,
    When mine eyes shall close in death,
    [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
    When I soar to worlds unknown,
    See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee.

    I didn't sleep too well last night . It's been a long time since I've had a good night's sleep . I was humming the above this morning . To be washed by  our Savior Jesus Christ  is what I need / and my family needs .

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    Holy Week ....

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:23 PM [General]

    Your child dear Jesus

    can't ask for what she needs

    I remember the days when I couldn't

    She sits alone in dirty clothes

    Lord she has been punished

    in so many ways

    ignorance reigned

    Silently she curled up within

    she no longer wants help

    I remember the hug she gave me she was angry

    her words still resonate

    All I wanted was to be with you

    that is all I ever wanted

    Another bout I no longer have words

    She doesn't want to live with constant pain

    so she inflicts more pain

    Now she sits all alone in dirty clothes

    That is how they treat her

    psychiatry  wants more suffering

    will it help her

    I asked the nurse if

    there was a chapel close by

    A raucous no

    when will they learn that the body

    needs more than food ?

    Jesus I want to praise you and give thanks for your love and resurrection . I want to focus on you . I ask that she be given the strenght to remember you . I remember the day when you freed her through prayer . I pray that you would free her to be able to praise and give thanks . All honor and glory are yours Jesus . Amen

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    What is sin ?

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:26 PM [General]

    What sin is there so deadly that it cannot be pardoned by the death of Christ? And so if I bear in mind this strong, effective remedy, I can never again be terrified by the malignancy of sin. - Saint Bernard of Clair Vaux (1090-1153), Doctor of the Church

    So true Jesus died for our sins . We are free when we choose to be free . I believe in the Sacraments of my church . I suppose my faith has changed some in 67 years . Going to confession once a week I don't do anymore . I do go and I sit face to face with the priest . In the past there was a grill between us . This being Holy Week I took time to reflect on my life and I found that  I am not all holy as i sometimes think .

    On television tonight I heard the story of a woman who was dying from AIDS . Her husband had given it to her . She told the priest that she forgave him . She would repeat that she love him . She  weighed sixty pounds  when she died . Tears just flowed I couldfn't help it .It had an impact on me . She could see beyond the sin of her husband . Her love could bring him to repent .I think that is what Jesus did when he sat with the prostitutes and the unsavoury of that day . Jesus accepted them deeply and in this way they could grow .

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    Too Bad !

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 9:43 PM [General]

    Children who don't have significant people in their lives end up having problems relating in school and later in the labour force . In my work I have encountered children who are afraid of their parents . They are afraid because the parents have verbal fights and at times they are physical in their demonstrations . At odds with one another their children suffer in many ways .

    The parents I am referring to are well educated . So what is it that keeps them at this primal level ? One enumerated her degrees to me . I could have shared with her . It's about jugdment  that inner critic  that stifled  the words within me

    You send your children to a Christian school .  There you know they will be taught  values . Don't bank on it . On  several occasions I have had to speak up for my beliefs I don't regret it . It could be said that I wasn't well liked . Too  bad !

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    Mother of Jesus , My Mother !

    Monday, April 18, 2011, 8:54 PM [General]

    Mother of the Redeemer, the Mother of our Savior, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ , awesome . She is also my Mother and  walking with  her I fear not . At the foot of the cross she stood . She saw her Son die a cruel death .

    Can we accept the pain that comes our way ?  All of humanity has pain . None can escape pain . At one time I thought I could become free of pain by going East and embracing Buddhism . That was a false assumption .

    O my Jesus forgive us our sins , save us from the fires of hell , and lead all souls to heaven , especially those most in need of your mercy . Amen

    Hail Holy Queen , Mother of Mercy , our life , our sweetness , and our hope . To thee do we cry , poor banished children of Eve . To thee do we send up our sighs , mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then , most gracious advocate , thine eyes of mercy towards us . And after this our exile , show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb , Jesus . O clement , O loving , O sweet Virgin Mary .

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    Sects exist because ....

    Sunday, April 17, 2011, 9:58 PM [General]

    Unhealthy Communities

    There are communities that are closed in on themselves. The most extreme examples of this are sects. A sect is rigorously closed in on itself. Its members, often insecure and fragile people, exchange their freedom and individual consciences for a collective conscience, formed by a father or mother figure, or an all powerful guru who is often seen as an envoy of God. They are fed with fears and prejudices as a means of preventing them having contact with others who do not think like them. For them, the world is divided into the good and the bad, the saved and the damned. Between these two groups is a huge wall, and no contact is allowed with people on the other side of the wall except to proselytize. There is no room for self- criticism. These fragile people caught up in sects are seeking the security of order and want to impose it on others.


    I must admit that I was totally lost in my twenties .  Yes I did want to join a certain sect . I must be thankful to the husband at that time . He certainly would'nt let me do that .

    The thing is why did that come about ?  I didn't pray , that pretty well says it all . Lots of inner pain  surfaced . The subconscious has a way of pushing up repressed memories . I look at it this way . I have no degrees in psychology . Lets look at the main floor of a house . There is way too much furniture and what not so one keeps pushing to the basement a ton of stuff pretty soon one can see it from the main floor . So how can one deal with the memories that are surfacing ?

    You get to thinking that your church is not helping you . In some ways that seems true .  You ask yourself questions and the answers you give to yourself bog you down . Looking back they seem full of negativity . The people in the pew don't even look at each others eyes . Today we at least say "Peace of Christ " with handshake or  peace sign . It is a small step to friendship . At the new parish I belong to deinks are offered after Mass is finished .

    What I am trying to say here is people need people  

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    Gratefulness for all my friends here .

    Sunday, April 17, 2011, 9:16 PM [General]

    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
    Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
    Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us,
    and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
    be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
    For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
    and his truth endureth to all generations.
    Psalms 100.1-5 (1042 BC)

    O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
    make known his deeds among the people.
    Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
    talk ye of all his wondrous works.
    Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart
    of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
    Psalms 105.1-3

    Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord;
    for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?
    who can shew forth all his praise?
    Psalms 106.1-2

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

    Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
    and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
    Psalms 107.8

    Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
    and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
    Psalms 107.15

    Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
    and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
    Psalms 107.21, 107.31

    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalms 118.1

    Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalms 118.28-29

    At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
    Psalms 119.62

    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    O give thanks to the Lord of Lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
    The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
    The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalms 136.1-9

    O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalms 136.26

    I know that the Lord will maintain the cause
    of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name:
    the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
    Psalms 140.12-13

    Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God;
    for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
    Psalms 147.1

    Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
    Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth,
    who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
    Psalms 147.7-8

    For me a day doesn't go by without me praising the Lord .

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    The Holy Name Of Jesus !

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:26 PM [General]

    Phil 2:6–11
    Though being divine in nature, Christ Jesus did not claim in fact equality with God, but emptied himself, taking on the nature of a servant, made in human likeness, and in his appearance found as a man. He humbled himself by being obedient to death, death on the cross. That is why God exalted him and gave him the Name which outshines all names, so that at the Name of Jesus all knees should bend in heaven, on earth and among the dead, and all tongues proclaim that Christ Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.

    Jesus my Lord and Savior I humbly ask you to heal Marguerite of her mental illness this night . I pray that you may anoint her with your Holy Spirit . I pray that she decides to see a priest and have her house blessed also . I pray for her husband and son who need relief from all her demands . I pray for her deliverance dear Lord Jesus . That every book of withcraft be  burned .That they all refuse to read such  evil .Lord you have searched my ways and you know when I sit and when I stand help all of us this night . Praise and glory are yours mighty one of Israel . Amen

     

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