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Huh. Weird, huh? Did that mean it was a virus do you think? Or, like you said, there was a mistake somewhere?

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We are ALL glad he is feeling better! emoticon He is getting back to himself more every day; & only a few more doses of pills!
The throat culture came back NEGATIVE for everything! I don't see HOW, tho! They probably didn't do it right! emoticon emoticon
The "medical profession" leaves a LOT to be desired around here! emoticon

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I'm sorry to hear that you were dealing with consequences of your indulgence in those foods that give you trouble, Leah. But your attitude is wonderful. Did the Eucharist fill you emotionally, physically, and spiritually?

Barbara - so glad your husband is feeling a bit better. And that he is taking his meds, lol. emoticon

Eliza and LESLIEJEAN - sorry to hear that waiting is an issue lately. I used to be soooooo impatient. With a capital "I"! Now, I use the time (when my guardian angel reminds me, lol) to say my daily Rosary.

DARLENEBUNCH - is your back better now?

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This was one of those mornings when I got too much sleep, the cup of coffee's caffeine agitated me, and I just couldn't seem to focus on my TAG. I have NOT followed my eating plan the past week. So today I am truly living the consequences of it... my whole body aches. The combination of eating potatoes and tomatoes(which are inflammatory for me) and lots of carbs has caused me to hurt, to be lethargic and to have a short fuse. I keep having to make the choice to bite my tongue and to be silent. The only thing which will probably give me the strength I need is the Eucharist at Mass tonight. I submit to the consequences of my self-indulgent behavior, and I offer the results to God to use as He sees fit.
The Spiritual Exercises are allowing some of the "ugly" stuff (that the Holy Spirit wants to remove) to rise to the surface. It is painful, but not as painful as it will be if I refuse to face it and allow it to be uprooted and removed. I admit I am weak. I admit I am self-indulgent. I admit I need God's help and guidance. Most important, I hold on to His promises that HE will help me. He loves me no matter how many times I fall, and HE will make a way for me!


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Glad DH is better, Barbara!
I have learned a lot about patience lately... and it is teaching me humility, on a daily basis. From my point of view, it often looks like people just do not care anymore. As I begin to think this way in a situation, I often am reminded how I am NOT in that persons shoes, and I do not know where they are "coming from" in their life, at that moment. Sometimes they really do not care... and it becomes evident. But sometimes I get a glimpse of a hurting soul just trying to get through the day or whatever they are involved in. Then I learn about patience, and practice being grateful. I stop and pray, and try to take St. Therese's Little Way of looking at the situation. My "self" doesn't always want to cooperate, but when I do, it is a gift, and God is honored.
Stress isn't inevitable, but how I handle it is within my power. Prayer conquers stress!
I'm off to work this morning... we have freezing fog. SO beautiful!
May we all have a grace-filled Friday!
God IS with us! He is greater than anything we will have to face today!
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Barbara, I am glad too that your husband is a little better.

Eliza, I am finding I am less patient about waiting these days too! emoticon

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I am glad he is feeling better...I was at the clinic yesterday and, I am noticing I am losing my patience...I had to sit and wait for the doctor and, I was tempted to walk out.. emoticon

anyways, I was fasting and, they did draw blood to do tests..so I go back in March..
Dh has high BP and had not seen the doc. for over a year, he got a scolding... emoticon

Men don't like to see doctors do they??
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hope your Thursday is nice everyone... emoticon



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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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My husband IS feeling a LITTLE better. I worked w/him yest., & saw a LOT of cust. HE usually services himself. I COMPLAIN A LOT about our cust.; BUT.....it REALLY WAS NICE to see some of these people that I haven't seen for a LONG TIME! emoticon

His throat is STILL sore, & we are STILL waiting for the results of the throat culture.
He IS STILL taking antibiotics (& HE " IS " taking them)! LOL

Thanks for asking, CJ!

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Walked all day long while shopping and now my back is killing me.
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Me, too!

Above my desk here, there is a picture of the Divine Mercy. I loved the reminder to say "Jesus, I trust in You".

Barbara - how is your husband?

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Me too I say: Jesus I Trust in YOU..


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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Well, it started snowing around 6 am this morning... calling for a decent day tomorrow with 2-6 inches Wednesday night /Thursday. hairdresser's nightmare!
So the Lord's Prayer is very appropriate for me this morning! I cannot control the weather. God IS in everything, and He knows what we need before we even think it. He will provide for this day, as the graces given are for this day, this moment in time.
Jesus, I trust in You!

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THANK YOU CC! THIS TEAM IS THE BEST@!!!!!! emoticon


HOPE YOU FEEL WELL SOON, TOO!

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Praying for your hubby, Barbara!
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You're very welcome!

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THANK YOU, LESLIEJEAN43

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Praying for your husband, Barbara! emoticon

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LOVE your new profile pic. Eliza!
Wish you could send some CHICKEN SOUP here. My husband is VERY SICK! We spent 2 hrs in URGENT CARE today. He has a fever of over 102 (102.7) & a VERY BAD THROAT!
He's been running the temp for DAYS & REFUSED to go to a DR. I FINALLY convinced him to go & figured URGENT CARE was better than the ER (ESP. on SUNDAY)
They did a throat culture & the DR. gave him antibiotics, so PLEASE PRAY THEY WORK!

Hope YOU will feel better too, CC! Sounds like YOU could use some of Eliza's soup, too! LOL

Thanks!!!!!
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Thanks for your encouragement, CJ and Eliza! I feel at peace about what I want to accomplish this Lent.
Spending time with DH is not easy, but today I am making the effort.
He is watching the Daytona 500, and I am sitting here with my tablet... I've downloaded a few books and I can totally ignore the TV when I read. All DH wants is for me to be in the room with him. That really isn't asking too much of me.
I made a small lasagna for our lunch. I have a scratchy throat, so I'm staying in today. Just not feeling well as I should. I go to rheumatologist Tuesday afternoon. He will get me straightened out... LOL!
CJ, we've had several of Fr. Barron's video series at our parish. He is so wonderful! I want to get to Mass more often during Lent!
Eliza, how I enjoy my coffee! I think that I can do without the evening eating, if I have decaf coffee and read. TV seems to encourage my "hunger" which is not real. I decided to DVR the shows that I like, and I can ride my bike and watch... That should curb the munchies. We'll see.
Giving up FB isn't so easy. It is a form of "instant" support for me. But the Holy Spirit is the best support I could have.
Have a great Sunday afternoon!!!!
With God, nothing is impossible!!!

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Wonderful ideas, ladies!

I like how you have your coffee when you visit with your fellow "Critters", Eliza!
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Mmm...chicken soup ...
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And, yes, Leah, I feel that with God's help you can fulfill all of the Lenten promises and sacrifices that you have decided upon.

I have committed to attending the Father Barron video series at our church on Saturday mornings, celebrating at Mass on Friday evenings and staying for the Stations of the Cross (although I missed this past Friday emoticon ). Also, I have been receiving and reading/reflecting upon the "Best Lent Ever" daily Lenten emails, as well as the Father Barron ones too.

In a different, but related, area I am also committed to giving up diet Coke for Lent, and working on my Overeaters Anonymous Steps 8 and 9 this Lent.

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I think you can do this Catholiccorgi..
I did not get the little black book, Saturday the adorers met at the monastery 9:10 am...prayed,
then, we had a meeting and, they will show the movie "Magdalena" the founder of the order
of nuns that are in charge of this monastery..later..
I don't use the computer because my Son is always using it... I just try to get on and do the sign in and bonus points and try to "like" friends, track food, and fitness..
I don't do facebook..I have been learning about eating right in the diabetes classes and, I have been skipping meals...not good. I also do not want to eat at night..I am reading my missal and,
trying to pray rosary more also. emoticon enjoying coffee now with my Critters. emoticon cloudy day...I need to go walk later, I put on a chicken soup for lunch..




Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I've been discerning what I am to this Lent. I began the Ignatian Adventure by Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. yesterday. With my spiritual director's guidance, I hope to live up to my "word" for 2015... transform... using this Lenten season to become closer to God and live more fully for Him.
I am using the Magnificat Lenten meditations, and a booklet by Jay Cormier called Not by Bread Alone for my Lenten meditations. The Lenten Reflections in my daily devotional for this year, Give Us This Day, have pointed to the path I am to undertake for the next weeks, and beyond.
I am not eating after 7pm. Not eating at night is a real struggle for me. Denial when it comes to food, even planned, is not easy.
I am going off FaceBook until Easter, perhaps longer. I use FB as a tool to keep up with my FlyLady/SHE routines and stay accountable for keeping my household organized. I enjoy the friendship of my fellow SHE's and FlyBabies. but My hope is in the Lord, and I can follow my routines with His guidance. This will free up more time to spend in DH's company. He often feels so isolated.
I am riding the bike 15 minutes every other day. This may not seem like much of a "sacrifice", but I tend to overdo things, and I will do too much without thinking of the consequences. My plantar faciatis is proof I have to learn wisdom in how much I ride each day.
Lastly, I am committing to meeting with my spiritual director every month, and going to confession every month. The Spiritual Exercises will change me, and I want to do them in God's timing and in His will.
As for SP, I will continue to do my basics, but I am setting my timer and allowing myself 30 minutes a day. My health is important, and SP helps me keep "me" in line...
My Lenten projects are doable, and by God's grace, I will complete them and will develop a new perspective as I live Lent this year that will carry on for years to come.


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JUDYBYJUDY - I have that same problem!

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I watch EWTN every day and on Saturday evenings I watch Mother Angelica then after that I watch a movie and this one is called Therese. Even though I have the movie I like to watch it all the time and I also have ST Peter. There are other movies I like to get and at least I get to watch them on EWTN and I have to write them down so I can order them at the Catholic store here in Tacoma. Some times they have them and I buy them so I can watch them all the time. There are couple of them I don't have but will get soon.
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Imreite, Praying that you will be able to make your goals for lent.

I have one goal to make, and that is to spend less time on my computer each day. That sounds funny being a Sparkpeople, but that is not what I need to cut back on....it's the game playing that I've become addicted to. I can spend hours playing games and although they maybe help exercise my mind, they do take up too much time and I don't get the things done that I really want to do. So, for lent, I am adjusting my behavior to become more productive for the Lord and my family and community and myself. I pray, Jesus, that You will help me with this even though it is not a monumental problem in the world. It is a little thing in my life that needs change and I give it all to You, Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us. In Jesus Name, Amen

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My daily lent goals:
1 – Physical - Give up Mountain Dew. be more aware of what I am giving my body and replace it with cleaner more functional fit foods. The sugar and caffeine make me tired and lethargic. I drink too much of it. I have 2- 12 packs I may donate to a fundraiser it they still need them.

2 mindful/spiritual goal – my little black book. Will do these daily meditations. They have a short historical story and then a scripture reading for each day. The goal is to do a 6 minute meditation on each one. When I had one for Advent, it was hard to take 6 minutes of silence with no distractions to read the story. It helps focus my mind and energy and I normally stay more thoughtful.



3 Mental /Spirit - to adjust my Attitude -clean or organize for 10 minutes every day with a prayerful/grateful attitude. This may seem silly, but sometimes i tend to gripe or apathetically speed through a task to complete it quickly. I want to be mindful and grateful that I have a house to clean, I have more than what I need, and I have the physical ability to do the task. I know people that struggle to care for themselves, or hoard because they feel unwanted/loved. I hope this will also help get rid of what I don’t want/use so it can be donated to help someone else. I also have read stories about saints that often used daily work as a thank you to God for all the blessings in their lives. I want to follow that example.


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I did not get one but, maybe Wednesday they will have them.. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Our church was giving away little black (adults) and purple books (kids 6-12) for lent.
www.littlebooks.us/
i picked up a blue one for advent. they have daily reflections. i looked forward to reading each day's topic.
i am going to work on my lent goals and post them when i finalized them.

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I walked today outdoors emoticon ,

went to adoration too.. emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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I subscribe to a monthly magazine which has each day's scripture readings. They also send special booklets for Advent and Lent, which have meditations for each day.
I also received, separately from another source, a booklet with the Stations of the Cross, which I plan to read on Fridays during Lent. emoticon

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At church they usually have a lent prayer book to hand out..maybe. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Ash Wednesday is next week already. it is easy to think about giving something but i am not sure what saily prayer activity i am going to add. hopefully they will have little booklets at mass to give out or i may review the 2 i have from the previous 2 years. i dont know why i dont carfully plan for lent to start. in the past tended to not look at it as a time of repentenance and self-improvement. i generally looked at is ad something to be impatient with and wonder why i didn;t magically change. i will return to my lent journal so see if that can focus my mnd and emotions on my spiritual growth.

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Yes praying for them...without a car is ok...I have two legs.. emoticon
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I'm praying for the safety of our members in the northeast... looks like it is going to get ugly weather-wise! Better to be over prepared than not at all...
I've been down with a "crud" that will not let go. The doctor says all one can do is treat the symptoms. It's more of a severe cold than anything, and it lingers for over 3 weeks. SO tired of being sick and tired... but when I think of it, I offer it to the Lord to use as He sees fit.
Have been doing a lot of reading, Anne LaMott's newest book, Small Victories. Her stories give me a fresh perspective sometimes. She makes me think out of the box.
The next Novena begins Saturday. I am looking forward to it.
Not able to do a lot around the house, but small steps lead to progress.
Hope everyone stays well!
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YES, plans SURE DO CHANGE IN A SECOND; & SADLY......NOT IN A GOOD WAY!!!!!!! BLEH!

Hope it won't be TOO SERIOUS about the car!

It is POURING RAIN here already! UGH!!!!!! What a CRAPPY MONDAY this is! emoticon

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Cold here too, kind of cloudy maybe rain later... emoticon
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I was planning to go to adoration on Wednesdays, take my Son to his classes too..
plans change in a second don't they...
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It is COLD (50's) & DREARY today, & you can just TELL, RAIN is on the way.
It is DOUBTFUL ANYBODY is in a POOL today! emoticon

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That would be too early for me as well!

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Our local temp is 77.

There were people in a swimming pool at 7 AM! A little "too early" in the day for ME! emoticon emoticon

Hope everyone stays warm!

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Morning... emoticon

Thursday and it is snowing here! wow!! super cold.. emoticon

Staying in to read...hope you have a safe warm day... emoticon


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Good Morning my friends. Hope everyone is safe and not freezing. In the day we have fairly decent temps but night time is in the lower 40's and high 30's!

I prayed the Rosary with Mother Angelica yesterday morning, she went a little fast in my view but she knows what she is doing lol!

If anyone is looking for a very good book on prayer Dr. Charles Stanley wrote "The Ultimate Conversation: Talking with God Through Prayer." I've just been through the first few chapters but he has an easy going writing style which I find very pleasing!

I watched mass on TV yesterday morning and I found it fairly rushed and rote in appearance. I still feel like bible study is severely lacking in every way so I watch Dr. Stanley and Joyce Meyer to get into the bible and have studies on my own.

It was interesting watching Pope Francis and his visit to the Philippines this past week. Happy Monday, make it a good one~


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We had a prayer fair after the masses this weekend. Not a big event, but there were sheets and flyers that had information on different prayers and different ways we can create more prayer habits. i tend to get distracted during some of my prayer times i want to focus more on being in the moment and finding reasons to be joyful and live with gratitude.

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I love that - opening the windows to let the fresh air in! I'll mention it to you when I get to. Which will be in about 3 more months, lol!

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The temp dropped ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE 70's, so we shut off the a/c, & opened the windows! It's actually COOL (ISH) for a change!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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Hahahahahaha!


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NO "SNOWY FREEZER" in MY HOUSE! My a/c is back on!!!!!! emoticon

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North Florida can get cold but I don't mind because I love new sweaters and boots! emoticon NO snow except in my new freezer when someone left the door partially open!

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ALFBUNDY - I believe that -40 is the same, no matter whether we are in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Weird, huh? The scales join up at that point or something!

I promise to send some cold to you if you send some heat!

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WE have cold weather again. i have to remember to email out parish business admin to give my name to let some of the people that may need rides. this weather gets horrible and i dont want them to risk injury or missing mass because of the cold and ice.

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So you are -40C, not -40F!....WHATEVER......it's STILL COLD!!!!!! ANY TEMP BELOW FREEZING IS COLD!!!!!!!! emoticon

I live in South Florida, by Ft. Laud. LOTS of CANADIANS are here now! emoticon
We still have our windows open; but the temps are going up to the mid 80's this week, so.........the a/c will be going back on!
I woke up at 4 AM & was so HOT, I had to turn on the fan in my bedroom! UGH!!!!!!!!

I'll try to send some HEAT up to YOU, IF......YOU will send some COLD down here to ME! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Such nice temperatures, Eliza! I'm a little jealous!

ALFBUNDY - yep. That's for sure. Mid 50's? That's spring weather for us here!
Where do you live?

It's almost -40 again tomorrow night. Oh. My. Goodness. Glad I don't have to go out tomorrow night!

It's supposed to warm up to -25 later in the week (that's -13 for you guys). But I'll believe when I see it!

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Today
Mostly Sunny I did go walk this afternoon......nice out..stay warm!! emoticon

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We went down to mid "50's" yest., & people were COMPLAINING ABOUT THE COLD!
THEY need a LITTLE BLAST of " -40 " to know what COLD REALLY IS!!!! emoticon

SURE HOPE IT WARMS UP FOR YOU REAL SOON!!!!!!

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Happy new year everyone!

MYAKAYAH - no Bibles or Rosaries for me this year - but I got a few Nativity scenes to add to my growing collection.

Very cold here! It's been almost -40 degrees! *Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*

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Cold and cloudy.....rain and snow expected today and Friday... emoticon

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i went to chapel today. i read a prayer book. it was a bit over my head, but did make me think. i have been working on my prayer habit. i have gotten out of it a ibit the last couple weeks but i am doing better with my attitude during the work day.

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HI everyone, its been a few days but I'm here!

Hope everyone is safe with the wild weather across the country. We just came through a few weeks of frigid temperatures and wind so I am happy to be back to the upper 60's! Sun never hurts either.

I've been praying more than I ever thought I could and I'm realizing how deficient I am in many ways with knowing God. It is a good thing though because then I don't have to unlearn bad habits. There was enough of that growing up in my church.

I have started going with my Aunt to services on Sundays and it is a really nice church with an exceptional choir. This last Sunday I received a Josephite calendar, its really very pretty. It was part of a welcome package my Aunt brought for me since she is on the welcome committee. She let me know about bible study and classes coming up in February. Lent is coming up next month, wow!



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Everybody dealing w/all the BAD WEATHER, (SNOW, ICE, ETC) that I see on the news:

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!!!! NO TRIPS TO THE "ER" FOR ANY MEMBERS OF THIS TEAM!

It's supposed to get COLD HERE, too.......down in the 50's!!!!!! (THAT IS COLD FOR US)! LOL

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We had prayers last night for Epiphany and had Rosca de Reyes with friends from my church..
nice to meet with friends to celebrate the 3 kings..

Cold cold mornings... emoticon
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I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it! I read his encyclical when it first came out, lots of food for thought. Lately I've been reading old and free Catholic books from online. Right now it's Henry Suso's Wisdom. I tend to shy away from Dominicans, but so far I think I'll stick with this one.

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I went to church today but I didn't have any fuel or gas which I call energy for myself so I'm still tired and still no fuel for my poor body. I didn't even what to go to Church but God told me to GO so I went. When I got back home and ate lunch I took a long 2 and a half hour nap so if that not no fuel than I don't know what is.
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That sounds good! Enjoy!

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Checked out a book at the library today: the CHURCH of Mercy by Pope Francis..

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That is so nice Myakayah..

I upon rising pray 3 Hail Marys.. did you all see my page?? this is the altar of the monastery I went to Jan. 1, 2015...
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Happy New Year everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Hope the holidays and Christmas were good to everyone and prayers were blessed on!

I've made a commitment to pray the Our Father and Hail Mary prayer everyday and I am working on Dr. Charles Stanley's book on prayer!

Did anyone receive either a Rosary, Bible or other like items for Christmas? I received a new Rosary and a prayer necklace from my Aunt. She is a crafty person so it was lovely!

Have a good weekend~

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New year and more time to continue traveling on our spirtiual journey

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE WHOLE "CC" TEAM!!!!

LET'S MAKE 2015 THE BEST YEAR EVER!!!!!!

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Happy New Year 2015!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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emoticon Happy New Year! emoticon
Let's become the best we can be in 2015! May God grant us the grace to surrender all of ourselves to His Holy Will.
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Full of Gratitude

A Eucharistic Christmas



Oh Jesus, I am full of gratitude that you have taught me about your real presence and the joy that comes from spending time with you. Give me the grace to be faithful, because the most important thing in my life is to surrender to you and know you better. Teach me to serve others—to give my time and resources to those in need. Let me lose myself and find you.

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WISHING EVERYONE GOOD HEALTH & ONLY GOOD THINGS FOR 2015!


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Yes that is what I think about... emoticon

Hope it is not too cold tomorrow.....Holy Day.. emoticon
Have a safe, stay warm day Critters...
Maybe do a video to keep moving..

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Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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I'm sorry the New Year will begin with your dad's birthday, but I'm sure you have lots of happy memories.

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Thank you all for answering my question...I kind of thought it was a Holy day too..
I just hope it is not too cold...
It would of been my Fathers Birthday on the 1st...RIP Salvador. emoticon

Hope my Catholic Critter friends have a Peaceful New Year.. emoticon
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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas and it is very cold here today, we will have some freezing temperatures at night during this week but no snow is forecasted. It rarely does that here except for up in the mountains. I had 50 points for the team today and last week had a 50 as well! I hit the flag for this team pretty much every day! I am going to attend church Thursday mid morning!


ELIZA- Yes it is a Holy Day of Obligation Thursday! Thank you for the Spirit of Gratitude Prayer! Glad you are safe and had a good day with your Mom before Christmas helping her out with her tasks.

IMERITE-Thanks for the Amazon link for the Catholic Bible, the SO downloaded it to his smartphone. I have a few bibles on my Kindle and one on the Smartphone!



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I have a new downoad on my Kindle: Catholic Study Bible App Ignatius-Lighthouse Edition

www.amazon.com/Catholic-Study-Bible-
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the download is free and it seems to have some study guides and all new/old testement books. i have not looked at it much but am looking forward to using it more.

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yes.

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I have a a question..??

Is New Years day a day of obligation?

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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Thank you, Eliza! Beautiful prayer!
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Spirit of Gratitude

A Eucharistic Christmas



Oh Jesus, with joy in my heart and in a spirit of gratitude, I thank you for your great blessings in my life. Thank you for the celebration of your birth. Thank you for restoring my hope of eternal life with you. Thank you for all the gifts I have received from your generous hand.

-from A Eucharistic Christmas
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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas everyone!

First day of Christmas!

Feast of St. Stephen tomorrow!

(and Boxing Day here in Canada)

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I did attend mass at the Monastery of Perpetual Adoration this morning.. emoticon

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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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emoticon Merry Christmas, everyone! emoticon

Step into the unknown with confidence! Trust that in the darkness of that first step there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!
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Reading for December 23
In Isaiah 51:1-11, the prophet assures us that what the Lord has promised, He will deliver. He chose Abraham for his justice, and from him, He raised a great nation. From that nation, a Child is born, Who will bring salvation to all mankind.


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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Being "EAL" is a struggle. I'm sure they will appreciate any attempt you make to communicate and make them feel welcome.

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we havea new family that joined my parish. The parents do not speak english very well. I a hoping my spanish skills work when i try to contact them.

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Sounds a lovely time with your mother!

Hope you had a good rest.

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