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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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    By his death Jesus has made if possible

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 12:12 PM [General]

    "TO Be make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one Prince for them all." —Ezekiel 37:22
     

    The Lord promised to make the two nations of Israel one nation under one prince, who would be a descendant of David. This promise is being more than fulfilled in Jesus, a Descendant of David. In fact, the Father's plan of salvation is "to bring all things in the heavens and on earth into one under Christ's headship" (Eph 1:10). Thus, Jesus is praying now "that all may be one" as He and the Father are One (Jn 17:21). Moreover, "it was in one Spirit that all of us, whether Jew or Greek, slave or free, were baptized into one body" (1 Cor 12:13).

    By His death, Jesus made it possible for "all the dispersed children of God" to be gathered into one (Jn 11:52). By dying to ourselves (Lk 9:23) and by continually carrying about in our bodies Jesus' death (2 Cor 4:10), we bring about unity. For example, we often must suffer a "death" in being rejected by those with whom we share our faith in order for them to be reunited with the Lord and His Church. To promote unity between factions, we must suffer a death in being persecuted. To be united with our enemies, we have to die to unforgiveness, pride, bitterness, and resentment. To reunite marriages and families, we often suffer a death in doing self-sacrificing fasting and prayer. (Copyright )

    There are many ways of suffering a death . To be united to our enemies we have to die to unforgiveness , pride, bitterness , and resentment .

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    Potential , yea we do

    Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:58 PM [General]

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    God will give a sign – Virgin will be with "child". The "child" is referred to several times. How do we recognize the "child"? The wisdom of God will rest in Him; the gifts of the Holy Spirit will rest upon Him. This is the way we will recognize Him. This is the way we will recognize the Christians.

    The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety, and Holy Fear of the Lord.

    When the Messiah comes, He will not be judged by appearance or hearsay. People judge on appearance. We will be judged by the Word that God has put into our hearts.

    We should have so much knowledge of God, just as waters cover the sea and fill every crack, we should know God.

    If we are open to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, there is harmony between our intelligence and will. Everything written before our time was written for our instruction so that we might derive hope.

    Our hope is in what we say in the world; our hope is what God does. May God who is the source enable us to live in perfect harmony with one another with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. We must accept one another as Christ accepts us. How did Jesus Christ accept me as a baby? At Baptism as a baby, but how after you have sinned over and over again. Accept each other for the glory of God. If we cannot forgive, if we cannot forget, we waste the blood of Christ. As God has been merciful to me, I must be merciful to others.

    We are called to do the same as John the Baptist did to prepare for the coming of Jesus. We need to be people who prepare for the coming of Jesus.

    John the Baptist's message was reform your lives, repent. Jesus Christ came after John the Baptist and continued his message.

    It is time to wake up and reform our lives. We need to be people with a message today. First do penance, then celebrate witg our brothers. This is a year of reconciliation. John the Baptist baptized with water; Jesus Christ baptizes with the Holy Spirit and fire.

    When we hear the word of God, we should become alive.

    The above was sent to me some time ago . Author is unknown , I do agree with this author . The Spirit of the living God has made a tremendous impact in my life . I do treat myself better . That pretty well goes with love your neighbor as yourself . Abuse takes a toll on our self -esteem . It did for me and it lasted many long years . With the acceptance of the Spirit of God in my life I did become a new creation . I went from a shy depressed person to one who was asked to give seminars in my church . Initially I refused . I am happy I trusted the people who wanted me to lead .. Praise God , we all have potential with the Spirit of the living God


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    I accept

    Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:12 PM [General]

    You know Lord we grew up together Joanne and I . Tonight she called to let me know that she really wants you to heal her . She has Lupus, rheumatoid  arthritis and what not . A sister  but not really a friend  over the years . She is forever asking me to pray for her .I would do that even if she didn't ask me .Tonight I asked her if she wanted me to pray . I can pray right now I told her . And I prayed and praised Jesus for her and asked for healing . She started to cry and that was it for that . She did thank me .

    She is only a year older than I am . She is very thin . I'd say dangerously thin .Like me she did suffer much in the old homestead . Those were the days that parents owned you . You had better listen or else punishment was in order . Okay I do believe that children should obey their parents . Do parents have to be honorable ? Is it possible to love children enough and let go of instant wrath against them ? Speaking to a little kid with love and compassion that works in my book .

    We both suffer today because of beatings we received when we were growing up on that one acre farm .  I accept my sufferings and I offer them to Jesus so that we may all  come to a knowledge of the living God .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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    Relatioship With God ....

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:42 AM [General]

    I read recently that our relationship with God is much like our relationship with people . Seems simple enough but I hadn't thought  about it  that way .

    I use to say that affirmation was most important . Today I think we have to discern how we do that . Like I think we can affirm people right into hell . There are things that are  not just and it is okay to say how we look at it . No condemnation but a real love for the other I accept .It is the Holy Spirit that moves people . At least I know that for myself . Moved to prayer and than to reading the Word of God that did it for me . It lighten my spirit

    Relationships can be difficult . Why? I think it is because we do not listen . Quite often , we have predetermined ideas and ready made answers .Why that happens on a regular basis with  relatives who knows maybe it's competition  .Maybe it's psychological whatever that means at times

    I use to read every psychological book I  could put my hands on . That would certainly give me the answers for the pain in my life . What did it do ?  It created a terrible darkness in me that Jesus lifted .

    I may write  about this further .

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    Do you know yourself as someone who is loved ?

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:38 AM [General]

    Jesus said, 'When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am
    He and that I do nothing of myself.' (John 8)

    You have the capacity to give from abundance. There is so much love within you that
    can be poured out to those around you. Do you know yourself as someone who is loved?
    Can you recognize how active God's Spirit is within you?

    The above was in my inbox this morning . It is by Henri Nouwen . That man suffered much from depression . He didn't see it as an obstable . Deep within he knew he was loved by God .

    Do I always know that I am loved deeply by the Spirit of God ?  When the focus is on problems I die a slow death within . I know I have to be motivated by faith and not by fear . Romans 12:2 , not to be conformed  to the world who relies on insurance instead of God who is in reality an encircling wall of fire . (Zachariah 2:9)That's a prophecy that has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ .

    When we let the Spirit transform us from within than we are fearless and we have the freedom and the boldnes to do the will of God . It's all grace it comes from our Father  when our focus is love

     

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