Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012


So here we go folks! Hang on to your hats! And pray. Please pray. Ultimately, our God supplies ALL our needs and knows every hair on our heads. He is the One we can trust during all the storms of life. Yes, prepare. Yes, do everything you know how to to help mitigate possibly having to stay inside without power for at least three days. I know the local govt. and power companies are readying for widespread power outages, but they won't be able to get out until the storm has passed.
I have already noticed people being a little kinder to one another, and having to stay in together can be a welcome time away from the fast pace of everyday life.

I know of at least a couple people in harm's way, very close to the NJ coast. For them I especially pray.

For us, so far it has mainly been cleaning up and cooking things, anticipating the loss of power

Psalm 91:14-16

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."

Luke 21:18
But not a hair of your head will perish.. 

I am asking the Lord to have mercy on all in Sandy's path and that all might know that He is their rock and salvation, and it is He that holds our hand.

Prayer of Entrustment to the Divine Mercy

O Lord, our God.
We place our trust in You,
Because you are mercy itself.
We repent of our sins and turn to You for mercy.
We trust You to provide for our every need, according to Your will.
Help us to forgive others as You forgive us.
We promise to be merciful by our deeds, words and prayers.
Though we have fears because of human weakness, we rely on Your infinite goodness and mercy.
We entrust to You the future of our planet, our Church, our nations, our families and all our needs. 
With loud cries we implore your mercy on us and on the whole world.
Look upon us, created in your image and likeness.
Form us in the Heart of Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit into the living images of mercy.
May all come to know the depth of Your mercy and sing the praises of Your mercy forever. Amen!

If you wish you can pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet-

Divine Mercy Chaplet
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My baby is 13

Saying Happy Birthday, big- brother style.

These were at the apple -slingshots.

<<<<   see the yellow apple flying?

 Face painting. Rachael walking by in the background.


On a hayride

Melissa :)

Malaika, looking fierce!

Some nice memories of  nice day!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Call the Midwife

I just happened upon this show the other day, and I was very pleasantly surprised. When I saw it was about a young girl just out of midwife- school (or whatever it is called), sent to live in a poor section of London, in a convent and working alongside the nuns, I readied myself for the critical, politically correct tone that I am used to see accompanying such topics.

Well, was I wrong! Yes, the setting is one of poverty and it doesn't look like the general population then (it takes place in the late 50's) is very educated, but what comes through is not what I expected.

Watch Call the Midwife - Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Call the Midwife.

Looking at it as I can't help look at everything, with prolife eyes, I am so touched and truly amazed that a series like this is coming out in the times we now live, from the UK. And thankful. Watch this short piece about how the actors react to working with the babies:

God is touching hearts. Once again through the tiniest, most helpless of us.

 You can watch the whole first episode here. The second airs Sunday, October 7 on PBS. Check your local listings for the time.