I need someone to walk with .

    Sunday, March 6, 2011, 6:46 PM [General]

    Someone to Walk with Us

    In order to develop properly, some plants need the support of a stake. With this help, they produce more flowers and fruit. People also need another person to help them grow well; someone close who accompanies them, helps them to live their humanity more fully, to reach maturity and to give life and hope to others. This accompaniment is not just for teenagers who need a spiritual guide or mentor to act as an intermediary between their life with their family and their life in society. Whatever age we are, we need someone to walk with us. (Jean Vanier)

    Alone I am walking where there are no signs or roads for that matter . I'm tired of feeling lost in my dreams . In my day to day affairs my son follows me . He is a kind , compassionate man . He suffers from diabetic neuropathy . I am his caretaker .

    I use to have a friend that I enjoyed being with . She was very insightful and could tell when my life was unbearable . When one can't speak or write about deep down things one really needs a friend to walk with . Iesus is always with me and I do speak to him . And he does  repond . Through trials he makes me see exactly who I really am . I accept . Do I grow I hope so


     

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Blessing and a curse !

    Sunday, March 6, 2011, 8:51 AM [General]

    Dt 11:18, 26–28, 32
    Moses said, “Engrave these words of mine on your heart and in your soul, brand them on your hand as a sign, and keep them always before your eyes.

    “See that on this day, I set before you a blessing and a curse. A blessing if you obey the commandments of Yahweh that I command you today; a curse if you disobey these commandments and turn aside from the way that I show you now, to follow strange gods which are not yours.

    “And be careful to carry out all the laws and precepts which I now set before you.”

    Some I know do not believe there are such things as strange gods . Years ago when I was in much inner turmoil I no longer had a belief in God . I did go to church because it was demanded of me . In time I came to realize I needed healing of memory . A group of three prayerful souls prayed with me . It helped me . My way back to Jesus open arms took time . It came about when I started to pray . At first it was prayers I had learned on the knees of my father . God is most merciful and he always welcomes us back.

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    Father

    Saturday, March 5, 2011, 6:45 AM [General]

    When our hearts have been battered by rams how do we regain trust and love . Many choose depression .They do not know of a loving God . Their lives have been stunted because they cannot pray . That is why mothers and fathers pray for their children .The cruel diet they have had for years has made them go to alien gods . In time they realize that their home  holds promises of restoration. And they are welcomed back by their Father who never left them .
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    The Annunciation

    Saturday, March 5, 2011, 6:08 AM [General]

    The angel said to her ,"Do not be afraid Mary for you have found favor with God. And now you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son , and you will name him Jesus .(Luke 1:30-31)

    What an honor . Are we not all called as Christians to give birth to Jesus in our lives ?

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    When I am down in the pits I better remember the following

    Friday, March 4, 2011, 10:04 PM [General]

    As we learn to pray for God's protection we should at the same time make every effort , as Paul  says to "purify ourselves"from every defilement of flesh and spirit , and in the fear of God strive to fulfill our consecration perfectly ."(11 Cor 7:1)Whatever is consecrated to God - whether ourselves , our families , or our property -becomes his possession. We place ourselves and all he has given us in his hands where the evil one cannot touch us ,but where at the same time we allow God to do with us and to accomplish in us whatever he wills .If he allows us to be tempted or go through severe trials , we have the assurance of what Paul speaks : "He will not let you be tested beyond your strength. Along with the test he will give you a way out of it so that you may be able to endure it ." (! Cor 10 :13)

    This surrender and abandonment to God will give us freedom from fear and anxiety . It will also set us free from fearful or selfish clinging to others or to our possessions (since they all belong to God ) Then whatever happens to us we will know that God is permitting it for our greater good and the greater good of our loved ones  

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    You...

    Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:32 PM [General]

    You have always been close to me

    You have protected me in danger

    You were with me on those long walks

    You nudged me back when I navigated off shore

     You didn't say a word but I knew

    You are my morning and night angel

    I need you , I need you with me always

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

    Relaxation what is it ?

    Friday, March 4, 2011, 6:16 PM [General]

     


    Relaxation is finding new sources of energy, and being affirmed and supported in the awakening of these energies, it is rediscovering trust in our mission and what is deepest in us. It is the opposite of slumping in sadness, apathy, lack of self-confidence and doubt. Real rest involves relaxing the heart with friends and family through celebration, laughing, singing, joy, humour. It means feeling well and happy in our body, house, family and community. (Jean  Vanier)

    That entry reminded me when I was truly happy in my family . We all worked together for a common goal . I so agree with Jean Vanier

     

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    Grace !

    Sunday, February 27, 2011, 9:34 AM [General]

    Dear Lord, you know my weakness. Each morning I resolve to be humble, and in the evening I recognize that I have often been guilty of pride. The sight of these faults tempts me to discouragement. Yet I know that discouragement itself is a form of pride. I wish, therefore, O my God, to build all my trust upon You. As You can do all things, deign to implant in my soul this virtue which I desire.
    -- St Therese of Lisieux
     
    Lord I can only be steadfast in my faith with your grace . As you daily gav e Manna to the Idraelites I know you can also do it for me . My heart needs your daily Manna . I pray for that grace for my family

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Sad ?

    Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:06 PM [General]

    And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, [lieth] waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? Nehemiah 2:2

    For well over a century the gates of Jerusalem had been in ruins. Nehemial was sad about it .A monk Francis of Assissi was also sad . He ws sad because the Church had been in ruins for hundreds of years .

    Our Chrurch today is disfigured by sin . We need people who love the Church enough to be sad about its condition ."Indeed  sorrow for God's sake produces a repentance without regrets , leading to salvation, whereas worldly sorrow brings death. Just look at the fruit of this sorrow which stems from God. What a measure of holy zeal it has brought you."(2 Cor 7:10-11) We need to pray for a deep love for the Church . We need to be moved to sadness just like Nehemiah was . it is then that the Lord will arise and have mercy .Psalm 102 verse verse 14 -15 and Ez 9:4 the appointed time has now come for the rebuilding of the Church.

    for your servants prize their stones

    and are moved to pity by her dust .

    then will the nations fear the name of Yahweh

    and all kings on earth respect your glory

    We have to pray not to be sad for ourselves but to have love deep enough to be sad for the Church .

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Pregudice, new owners ?

    Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:13 AM [General]

    "An  hostile opinion about some person or class of persons. Prejudice is socially learned and is usually grounded in misconception, misunderstanding, and inflexible generalizations. In particular,.."

    The above is one definition of pregudice .  From what I have seen I think it is mostly based on ignorance  . Recently , an Asian couple took over a convenience store in my neighborhood . The owner is very nice and I like her . Her husband does not have a great mastery of the English language . He seems nervous .  I get along .

    We are a pretty close knit neighborhood . At least I thought we were . The gossip that goes around about the new owners is unbelievable . I had a few words with their next door gossipers and I  think they will keep their venom to themselves from now on . For sure they want talk to me about the new owners  LOL

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

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