Friday, October 9, 2009

In news unrelated to the Nobel Peace Prize, the National Basketball Association has cancelled the upcoming season and awarded Team Obama the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Barack Obama has been named MVP and Rookie of the Year.


In case anyone was wondering who the less deserving Nobel Peace Prize nominees were, here is an article mentioning some of them. (Written prior to today's announcement).


I just went all the way to Scandinavia to win the Olympics and all I got was this lousy peace prize!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Phillip - The Miracle Baby

Tara, The Loved Sinner's, grandson is HOME! He is truly a miracle baby. You can read the whole story here. Thanks for everyone's prayers. (I am linking to this on Facebook for all who prayed from there).

Pleas pray also for a member of our parish who died today. (See - The Orthometer).

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prayer Request

Please pray for Angela at Where Angels Blog, and her son, Luke, who leaves for Afghanistan tomorrow.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou,
oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell
Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world,
seeking the ruin of souls.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Guardian Angels

I love to think about angels. From the very earliest I can remember, my parents taught me about guardian angels. I was taught to make the Guardian Angel Prayer one of my morning prayers. We pray this prayer every morning at our pre-school with our 3 & 4 year olds. As with all prayers, one must take care not to allow the rote recitation to lead us into complacency.

I read a story once about an instance of angelic intervention. It was of a young women walking home late at night on a darkened street. She had to pass by a sinister looking man. She said a quick prayer to her guardian angel and walked quickly by. She passed safely and entered her apartment building. Sometime later, she heard a commotion outside and looked out to see police cars in the street. She went out to inquire and was told that a young women was assaulted. She told the police that she had seen a man on the street when she had passed a bit earlier. The police said they had someone in custody and asked if she might come and see if she could identify him as the man she had seen earlier. She did and it was. She asked the police if she could ask the man why he had left her alone when she passed. The man answered, "I saw you. It would have been stupid to attack you with those two big guys walking on each side of you."

My own experience was less spectacular. I was mowing hay many years ago and the mower knife became clogged with grass. My usual practice was to disengage the power and remove the grass. I guess being almost finished (and tired) I forgot to disengage the mower. I reached down for the grass with the blade slicing back and forth. About 6 inches away, something grabbed my arm and stopped me in mid reach. I suddenly had a "vision" of a right hand with no fingers. I know who stopped me and have been ever grateful. (I type slow enough as it is with two hands).

I am so grateful that God loves us so much to give us angels to watch over us.

Follow up

Follow up to my last post

What I accomplished this past week....

Barack Hussein Obama

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What to do...

What shall I do this weekend?

1. Mediate the debate on healthcare.

2. Turn the water back on in central California.

3. Respond to the Iran threat.

4. Answer Gen. McChrystal's request for troop needs in Afghanistan.

5. Increase border security.

6. Fly to Denmark with Oprah to lobby for the 2016 Summer Olympics for my old hometown - Chicago.

So much to do... so little time!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here is an interesting conundrum for the Obama administration. Support the United Nations or the LGBT movement. Here is an article from LifeSiteNews:

New UN Head Says Homosexuality "Totally Unacceptable".

This should be interesting.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

With no apologies to The Crescat

The Crescat recently posted a picture of a rather handsome man (I know... I said it). Being one of the new "guy" bloggers, a response seemed necessary.

I know! She's young - I'm old! She's married - I'm........ Old! (It's not like I had a real chance when she was single). But she is pretty.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thank You

Thank you one and all for your support and comments. All of you have been so kind as I begin this foray into the great blogosphere. Thanks to all of you who posted about my blog and sent so many of your readers in my direction. Thank you to all my commenters who have encouraged me and given me some great suggestions. I will still be messin' around for awhile with the template. Now that I have an idea of how this works, I will start paying more attention to other bloggers' details instead of just their fantastic posts. I hope you will keep checking back. (Eventually I might even post something worthwhile).

Speaking of computers, I'm not sure how many of you watch Psych on USA, but there was a great line in the last episode. One of the main characters, Shawn, was asking his Dad (played by Corbin Bernsen) in the opening flashback - 1989, if he could get a computer. His Dad told him to, "Get your head out of the clouds! It's a passing fad like rap music, Madonna and L. A. Law."

Friday, September 25, 2009


I hope this is not too distracting as I experiment with blog templates. Being brand new, I may try a few before it settles down. (Then again this might be the one.) PAX

Thursday, September 24, 2009

They Doth Protest Too Little

How does one conclude that there is probably coverage for abortion or illegal immigrants in the proposed health care program? How many pro-abortion protestors or pro-amnesty demonstrators are storming the U.S. capitol demanding its inclusion. They do not seem to concerned, do they? PAX

H/T to Rush Limbaugh.

Here We Go!

A lot of friends have been encouraging me to create a blog for quite some time. Well... now you've done it! I am going to give it a try. It might not be pretty and it might not be fun - or it might turn out to be pretty fun. Time will tell. You will tell too. If you like what you read, I will be around for awhile. If not... it was a fun month. I read many blogs and I am awed and inspired by so many of them. They are deep, intellectual, moving, spiritual, funny, crazy and sometimes all of the above at the same time. I have "met" some great people and made friends that I hope to meet in person someday. If this blog is anywhere near the quality of some of those I will be most satisfied.

I am Roman Catholic. Born and baptized as an infant. I have lived my whole life in one place. Still live in the house I grew up right here in northern Utah. I am a parish musician, CCD teacher, involved in youth ministry and a pre-school aide. I am blessed to have a great pastor, the one and only, Orthometer. I am conservative in my religious views and my political views as well. If this works out, you will come to know more about all this in the coming days and weeks. I do not have a particular plan for this blog other than to muse and have a place for the award that Gem of the Ocean has given me. Time will tell where it goes. On occasion, it might just be a rant or ramble . Once in a great while it might even have a bit of profundity. (But don't hold your breath).

If you've made it this far, there might be hope. (No change, just hope). Check back from time to time and you might be amazed, surprised, enraged, entertained or bored. We shall see. PAX.