I thought I would do a Reflections post today, just for a change and to cover a few basic things in an orderly fashion! 🙂
Today is the feast of St. Francis! St Francis, pray for us!
It is also pro-life Sunday. Jesus, protect and save the unborn.
Thanks to Darcee at Simply Catholic for this format!
Reflections -4 October 2009.
Plans for this week – Keep working on getting through the disorder and clutter in the house, rehearsals for Go, Dog Go start this week, celebrate SoldierBoy’s and The Queen of Hearts’ birthday, celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, prepare for the probability of CarKilling coming home for a visit over the long weekend. Chief is just now on his way to the airport to head out to where SoldierBoy is stationed. He’s going to a conference for work, but will be with SoldierBoy on his birthday and for his promotion.
I am wearing – jeans and a t-shirt
I am feeling – pretty good, other than some joint aches. I think I’ll be very tired later and will probably take a nap. I lost another pound, bringing the total to 9lbs over 11 days. I’ve lost approximately 5 inches from my waist and 4 inches from my hips!!!
I am hearing – Quiet!
I am thankful for – Chief being able to be with SoldierBoy on his birthday and for his promotion and for Chief being able to head north at the end of the conference to go see his dad for a coupe of days.
I am wondering – which room/area to tackle next
I am contemplating – how the physical and spiritual are so intricately intertwined.
In prayer – My friend, K, Emily and John, KC, Chief, especially as he travels, that nothing interferes with CarKiller coming home this weekend
Chief: Is enjoying the new job (how long does one have to work somewhere before it stops being the new job?)
SoldierBoy: Met a lovely girl and likes her a lot. He says she’s, “The Real Deal”. He seems to have almost decided to reenlist in the Army (I think… maybe… the girl might have something to do with that!)
CarKiller: Is doing well. After initially questioning whether or not he chose the right MOS he seems to love, love, love it, but still intends to look into Airborne school and some other things so he can do more “hooah” Army stuff. He loves it all! And, of course, he is hoping that it all works out and that he can come home this weekend!
The Queen of Hearts: Go, Dog, Go rehearsals start this week. She is also babysitting once this week. School is going well for her .
The Mad Hatter: is such a good actress that even though she didn’t audition for Go, Dog, Go, she was cast! 🙂 She turned down the role as she did not want to perform in this one. She is volunteering to do tech work instead.
MissCreativity: Was also cast in Go, Dog, Go. Her rehearsals are on Wednesday and Thursday for the first two weeks, then everyday for 4 weeks after that.
TheBoy: is just so very sweet. He is truly a joy!
Kitchen – Hmmmm. What to cook today? I don’t know. I’ll see what the kids want. With Chief not here, we are much more relaxed about it. Tomorrow The Queen of Hearts wants to go to Cracker Barrel for her birthday dinner. We’ll have to go early so she can get to rehearsal on time.
In our my craft room: When I get to it, I’m still working on a lovely sock and am looking for a pattern for a baby gift. I also need to do some alterations on a baby gift that I already made so that I can get it sent off to the recipient.
In our school: We just finished up week 4 and things are going really well. This, I believe, has been the most productive and peaceful school year ever!
Lucky Room(s) of the week: CarKiller’s old room will have to be tidied up and made ready for his (probable) visit this weekend. I’ll take one other room or area, but I’m still figuring out which.
My iPod –
My Reading –
Still [hoping to finish] reading:
Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.
Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
+The signs that will precede the world’s end
+The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
+The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
+Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.
- Holy Hour on Wednesday from 3 to 4
- Celebrating Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
- Restart Family Rosary
My meditation for the Day (Week!) –
So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings. The God of all grace who called you to his eternal Glory through Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little. To him be dominion forever. Amen.
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God bless you!!!!