Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Pleas pray also for a member of our parish who died today. (See - The Orthometer).
Saturday, October 3, 2009
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
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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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
New UN Head Says Homosexuality "Totally Unacceptable".
This should be interesting.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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
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
Thursday, September 24, 2009
H/T to Rush Limbaugh.
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.