Friday, November 30, 2012

Dr. Miriam Grossman Launches New Website

Check out this incredibly important new website by Dr. Miriam Grossman.

After seeing brokenhearted students come into her office due to the misuse of their sexuality, Dr. Grossman became an outspoken critic of the failures of current "sex education" offered to children at schools and in society at large. She also speaks about the dignity of the human person and the need to tell the entire truth about sexuality to young people without caving into "political correcteness."

her website is found here:

http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/



Whatever You're Doing, It's Something Heavenly

Heard this song this morning. Really liked it. How beautiful.


Fortifying the Faithful...

check out this supercool new blog titled "Fortifying the Faithful" by my friend Becky.

She covers current events and lives of the Saints in a fresh and timely way.

Here's the link!

http://www.fortifyingfaithful.com/

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Sisters the Saints...

If you are looking for a good book to read, I HIGHLY recommend a new memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell titled, My Sisters the Saints. 

My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll CampbellThe book chronicles the spiritual journey of Colleen as she investigates her own college "liberated" lifestyle the doesn't bring happiness, only deep emptiness. She begins to challenge the popular idea of femininity and discovers what it really means to be a woman. She finds deep hope and friendship with several  women saints.

It's an honest and excellent read for you, your daughter or women who are dear to you (perhaps a great Christmas gift!)

Read more here-
http://www.amazon.com/My-Sisters-Saints-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B0083DJXQI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1353602025&sr=1-1&keywords=my+sisters+the+saints

Colleen's website:
 http://colleen-campbell.com/books/my-sisters-the-saints/


While You Were Sleeping....

I heard this song this morning and found this video that was made a couple of years ago. Obviously it is still as true today as it was then, even more so.

How often in our "slumber" we forget why we are here and that the greatest gift God has bestowed upon the world is life. He is the Lord of Life. It's easy to get distracted and forget, all the while getting sucked into secular thought that bears death, not life.

This is a very perceptive song by Casting Crowns. I love how through everything the human person faces, generation after generation, God is always faithful and true. He never gives up on us and He never leaves us. He gives His people freedom to choose. He is the author and finisher of life.

On this Thanksgiving day, may we spend time in thanksgiving and praise to God, the Father of all. We don't thank Him just because things go our way or because we get what we want. We thank Him and praise Him for who He is, in His fidelity and love. May we open our hearts to the truth of who He is and who we are. May we awake, arise and praise the One who loves us eternally.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Remind Me Who I Am....

We all need a reminder of who we really are. We are not what the world says we are or a compilation of other people's opinions of us. We find out who we truly are when we turn to God and ask Him. He is delighted to tell his children who they truly are--deeply loved and cherished.

Heard this song today- thought you might like it--


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Strength and Grace

I had to write about a beautiful image I saw today.

While at Mass this morning, I noticed a police officer in full uniform who had his son sitting on his lap. His son was turned and facing him and the officer eyed his son with deep delight and delicacy. While listening to the homily, his son was tracing the outline of the police decals on his father's shirt with his little hand and was lost in the strength of his father's protection and gaze. It was a tender and beautiful sight.

I was thinking of how this man, bearing authority in his full uniform, sees some of the worst of humanity. He has probably seen things he would rather forget and this man most likely puts his life on the line very often to protect the safety of the community. And yet in all his strength, he gazes upon the son in his lap and holds him so tenderly and with great love.

It reminded me of God our Father. Our Father, the Creator and Ruler of all, is not far and distant in His authority. He created each of us with great tenderness and delight. As we sit upon His lap, He gazes upon us intently with love while he holds us in His arms. We are always welcome there in His lap. He is never "too busy" for us.

May we always find our resting place in the Father, from whom all blessings flow....

Happy Sunday

Dream.....

A beautiful new song by Catholic artist Audrey Assad-


Friday, November 16, 2012

Beautiful Blogs by Beautiful Moms...

Here are a couple of blogs that are written by beautiful, young, dynamic and faith-filled women who have embraced their vocations as wife and mother.

Do you have any favorites? Let me know and I will pass them along-

Enjoy!

http://teamdaunt.wordpress.com/


http://hiseyeisonthesparrowmom.blogspot.com/2012/02/bub-bee-friends.html

Need Some Cake?

this made me laugh!!! :)

An adult discussion on cake, pancakes and pies....


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Day After...

Perhaps many of us are still shocked over America's choice to re-elect President Obama. I still can't believe it. I can't believe America would willingly chose the agenda that he and his administration are implementing . But now we have made our bed and we will get to lie in it. All of us. It breaks my heart more than I can even describe.

Life will not be easy. Difficult times are ahead of us, my dear brothers and sisters. Nothing will be the same.

In the words of Thomas Paine written December 23rd, 1776:

THESE are the times that try men's souls. 

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. 
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. 

Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. 
Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. 
Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. 

 In the fourteenth [fifteenth] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. 
Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. 

But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. 
They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world.

For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.

Those words are so powerful--written by Thomas Paine on a cold day when defeat seemed certain and hope seemed lost.

Yet, in all of what is happening and what is to come, God does not abandon us. Our Blessed Mother does not abandon us. God has a plan in all of this and darkness never wins.

We must be faithful to Him no matter what the cost. Let us pray for the grace of courage and fidelity. Let us pray and pray some more.

Let us choose Him.


Here are some articles you might find interesting:

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/hope-in-god/


http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-leaders-call-on-obama-to-respect-life-liberty/

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Contradeception...



The following article was written by a beautiful friend of mine who has six young children and who is passionate about bringing the dignity and beauty of woman to the forefront of our hearts and minds.

This article is more great affirmation that the Holy Spirit is speaking deeply to women and is speaking about their great role in bringing peace and life to this broken world.



Contradeception

 

“Why ain’t a boy in a hundred gets to whitewash an illustrious fence like this one,”
The infamous Tom Sawyer spoke intently, baiting the first of many friends who passed by his lousy post, convincing them to exchange their prized possessions for an opportunity to do his dirty work.

 Author Mark Twain narrates, “He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy, covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”

 The rapidly approaching presidential election reflects this dark principle of human nature. By exploiting a cause, one can run on an appalling record and still influence votes. After all, in order to make a girl or a woman covet a thing, it is only necessary to tell her a man can do it.

Our Commander-in-Chief, during the debate on domestic affairs, pledged to do all he can to afford woman the same opportunities as men. He asserted, woman in our country and around the world have been subject to grave injustices. Woman like Lily Ledbetter who worked many years making less money than her male equivalent without justice and well deserved recognition had top billing.

The media conversation in the days following the debate centered on what they called the war on women. Hearing the countless horror stories on the news of so many nameless women who have been denied pay, protection and sadly, dignity, are impossible and impermissible to ignore. We grieve that women in our own backyard have starved to feed their families, have been objectified and abandoned. War has been waged and Americans know they cannot sit idly by. America needs a pro-women candidate and Barack Obama is confident he is the guy.

His bold response to the inequality:  More contraception:  mandatory coverage for all. Stopping at nothing to ensure every prescription is filled and every womb empty because all of our womanly woes obviously stem from a lack of available contraception.

As woman we have suffered many fates at the hand of this illustrious pill. Yet, our government wants us to open wide to swallow yet another dose of deception. Is this the revolution American women have been longing for? Do we need protection from our threatening reproductive systems, our broken bodies that every month do this crazy thing called ovulate. Are we really that naïve?

The pill our president peddles is not only detrimental to our health but to our society at large. Over the last century our country has endured a rapid moral decline; one that not-so-coincidentally coincides with the wide-spread availability of the pill. American women are smart enough to understand the correlation but sufficiently terrified of their own femininity to ignore it.

The readily available statistics of the abuse and objectification of women and families in America are staggering. Is it not enough that more than half the women in America are without spouses, half the children live without at a father or a mother in their home, and millions of innocent children are ripped from their mother’s wombs when the cure-all first line of defense fails?

There is war on women. Femininity is being assaulted by those that claim who we are made to be as women, is simply not good enough.

Take a look in the mirror, ladies. Seriously take a long, deep, gaze at your bare outline. 

Now take a second look, beyond the shame and unrealistic expectations about what the world tells you your femininity ought to resemble. This time, what do you see?

Behold, the glorious feminine frame, curves, breasts and the intricate lines that cover our most captivating capacity- our ability to nurture life. You are beautiful!

Femininity is not a disease, it is privilege. We don’t need a cure, or the hollow and dangerous promises that come at a devastating cost to our very nature as women. We do not want to hand over our most prized possession, the truth of our femininity, to partake in a dirty agenda. We can no longer pretend to be something we are not. Who we are is undeniably etched in our existence. We are worth infinitely more. Why ain’t every girl in a hundred liberated by this truth.

C.D. 2012
 

 

Saturday, November 03, 2012