Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience as a surgeon.
You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.
You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.
You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.
From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator (January 2005), to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of active work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief.
And, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and is even campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are will accept it for the President of the United States of America?
And today's Life Devotionals can be found here.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Be sure to visit www.catholicvote.com (this film's host) for numerous outstanding resources.
And you can read today's Life devotional here.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Today's Election Resource: What if Obama Promised...
Friday, September 26, 2008
In an age when marriage is so undermined, belittled, and devalued, a portrayal of faithfulness is a true breath of fresh air.
It got even better tonight when I read the most marvelous article about lead actor Kirk Cameron. This guy is the real thing: not only does he star in a movie upholding marriage, but he absolutely and totally lives it. In Hollywood, that is rarer than a poor celebrity! Mr. Cameron is married 17 years, the father of six children (four of whom are adopted), and — get this — will only kiss his wife. Even on screen. I think that is just the greatest thing...seriously, I got delightful shivers up my back just reading it. We're talking the genuine article here, folks!
Of course, that wonderful personal commitment of his leaves us all wondering how on earth they shot a kissing scene in a movie like Fireproof, which (obviously) has to have one. Simple: it's him and his real wife. “So when I’m kissing my wife, we’re actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes,” Kirk explains. So beautiful.
I'm excited to have learned all this before seeing the movie... it will only make it more meaningful when I do! And now, what are you waiting for?
- Visit the official website (and enjoy a both tearful and humorus trailer!)
- Read MSNBC's article "Kirk Cameron: I'll Only Kiss My Wife" (watch the video interview too!)
And most importantly, plan a real movie into your weekend!
"The Church... must encourage the use of Internet for the common good, the development of peace and justice, in respect of personal dignity and with a spirit of solidarity."
Let the voice of Truth be heard, through us. Rise and fight!
Actor Eduardo Verastegui Makes Pro-Life Plea to Hispanic Voters
September 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mexican heartthrob actor Eduardo Verastegui has issued a pro-life plea to Hispanic voters in the United States in his introduction to the video "Dura Realidad" (Hard Reality), which shows healthy, developing fetuses juxtaposed with footage of abortions and the bodies of those who have died by the procedure...
Verastegui, star of the recent hit film "Bella", sits and speaks to the viewer about the horrifying nature of abortion and its impact on Hispanics, who seem to be disproportionately targeted by the abortion industry, before beginning the Hard Reality video."Abortion is an act of violence that kills babies," says Verastegui. "If you think this is an exaggeration, the next minutes are going to change your opinion."
Read the whole aricle here.
View Eduardo's video with English subtitles (the graphic footage has also been removed from this version):
Praise the Lord for real role models!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The favors of the LORD are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent;
They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
From today through November 2, pro-lifers across the nation are uniting spiritually in prayer and fasting for life. This video explains it beautifully, mentioned all the times in Biblical History that 40 days of intercession helped bring about a transformation of God's people. Now more than ever, we need a transformation. Be a part of this historic effort!
I am...a handmaiden of the Lord
I think...about His mysteries
I know...He is Prince of my heart
I have...lots of hopes and dreams
I wish...I knew His will with certainty
I hate...heavy metal "music"
I miss...my grandmother (deceased), and Malori (far away)
I fear...putting my own desires above His for me
I feel...somewhat overwhelmed at my current to-do list
I hear...my little brother practicing his cello upstairs, being coached by Sarah
I smell...the lingering scent of the frozen blueberries on which I just finished snacking (mmm!)
I crave...words of affirmation
I search...for meaning in everything
I wonder...what my future husband (Lord-willing) is doing right now
I regret...not practicing my violin more
I ache...for children starved for truth; victims of the culture of death
I am not...quite ready for bedtime to be here yet; it would help the progress of my week if sleep wasn't required. :)
I believe...in miracles
I dance...at every opportunity
I sing...to give glory to God
I cry...for the pain in the world
I don't always...maintain the balancing act of life very well
I fight...my will sometimes
I write...plenty of things inside my head, and wish I had more chance to put them down :)
I win...word games frequently
I lose...chess! (In fact, I never even play it. My mind isn't wired for that kind of thing; I leave it to my dad and brother).
I never...want to fall into mortal sin
I always...long for motherhood when a baby is in my arms
I confuse...the days when they all "mesh" together!
I listen...to uplifting music whenever I can
I can usually be found...happiest when surrounded by children
I am scared...of hurting others by uncharitable words
I need...my sisters!
I am happy about...finishing this meme and posting on my poor, neglected blog
I imagine...Heaven and those who rejoice there
I am wearing...a light pink top, cross necklace made by my cousin Gabrielle long ago, and a dark skirt printed with vivid blue roses and pink flowers of a tone that I can't properly name right now.
I confess...to being chronically "time challenged" (I truly am working on that, though)
I anticipate...seeing Fireproof (hopefully) this weekend
I read...the Fairy Tale Novels when I need a "book escape"
I play...volleyball with my family on the beach when we go on vacation
I smile...whenever I see a reminder of His love
I laugh...when surrounded by joyful girlhood friends
I can't wait...for the next time I can go to Adoration
I believe...that we need to really storm heaven for the upcoming Elections!
Now, I think I'm supposed to "assign" this to a bunch of people, but since I'm not sure who may or may not have done it already, if you read my blog and haven't done this yet, please consider yourself tagged! And please comment and let me know if you do it!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I thought it was a point worth repeating!
(For my non-Catholic readers: We believe that the Eucharist is a reality, not a symbol, because we take Jesus Christ at his word in John 6:48-58 and Luke 22:19-20. For more biblical explanation of the Eucharist, visit the Catholic Answers article here.)
Monday, September 08, 2008
heralded joy to all the world.
For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice,
Christ our God.
Destroying the curse, He gave blessing;
and damning death,
He bestowed on us life everlasting.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice,
Christ our God.
from The Divine Office - Matins (Morning Prayer)
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Veronica, can it be that my little sister is such a lady? I so remember the day you entered my world! There is so much to love in you...the sugar and spice that you sprinkle all around, your piety, your fidelity, your perseverance and determination. Thank you for being my sister, my goddaughter, and my friend. I love you!