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Thanksgiving!

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I am not referring to the holiday in the united states which celebrates the peace between the Indians and the settlers. (i think) I do not know so much about the thanksgiving holiday but that's the general idea i have. Anyway i am referring to the virtue of gratitude, especially in the seemingly "small things" in life.


Today i woke up, had breakfast, went to work. How many people are not able to get up out of their beds for months, or even years? How many do not have jobs? How many wake up hungry with nothing to eat? I cant help but feel truly blessed by God and how much thanks do i owe him? We all have something in our lives to be thankful for. Some people it seems might have more but that is just what it is , an assumption that they have more than you!


Let us all learn to be thankful for the wonderful little things that we all have and lets learn to appreciate what we have in life, lemons and all! God bless you all!


Obedience is better than sacrifice!

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In the book of Samuel in the old testament, King Saul disobeyed God's command to destroy everything of the Amalekites and thus lost favor with God. He sought the approval of his men instead of God's approval. As Christians, sometimes we think that outward signs of goodness and the approval of men are what counts but how truly wrong we are when we think that!


We all want to be esteemed among our peers, families and work mates. We would like them to see us as good, hardworking people. However God is the only one who sees directly into our hearts and knows the intention behind our every thought word and deed! Do not seek praise and flattery from men as they are deceptive. Rather seek to faithfully keep God's commandments.  There is nothing more pleasing to God than obedience to him in humility. May the blessed virgin Mary be your model in this. God bless you all!


Inviting evil in!

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We are still in shock about the events in Paris where more than a hundred people died in separate attacks on the city. It was truly a tragic incident. As i read a story last week about the attacks at the stadium, something else was uncovered and it brings a lot of things into perspective as last week i found myself filled with questions of why? Why did this happen?


Nobody should die like that. It is truly a horrible way to die but we, especially in this present age, seem to have ignored or rejected the reality of the existence of evil / the devil. Apparently, the band playing at the stadium was singing a song called "kiss the devil" when the attacks occurred. The devil or evil will come when he is invoked. He would love nothing more than to kill and destroy as that is what he is!

We have had too many warnings already about the existence of evil and yet we continue to invite it into our lives. Be careful what you say out loud or even think. Really take a closer look at the ly…

Nuclear weapons agenda!

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In the wake of the Paris attacks, some things really make me angry and upset! Last week i was reading an article about how a security leak led to plans by Russia to develop a nuclear missile / weapon to "protect" Russia being leaked to the media . Notice how i put protect in quotes. I honestly felt disgusted and very angry.



Who are we trying to fool? Only ourselves apparently if we think that nuclear weapons are designed to protect. They have one purpose only, destruction and horror! We are still reeling from the effects of the second world war. It is just heart breaking when we read about how people lives were destroyed or changed forever because of the nuclear bombs that were dropped in japan.

Have we not learned anything from such tragic events, from two destructive world wars? Yet speculation is rife that Russia and Iran as well have and are developing nuclear weapons. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt but i sincerely hope its not true. Everyone should b…

Struggling to make sense out of somethings in life!

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Last friday a group claiming to be of islamic state militants gunned down and killed 129 people in paris in a series of attacks at a concert hall, major stadium and some restaurants and bars. In this age we are accustoned to hearing about terror attacks but we should never feel like its ok or feel indifferent to this kind of horror.


In my mind, i keep thinking , what was the point? What were these people thinking? How could they possibly justify doing something like this? I am trying to understand where they are coming from. I am trying to forgive them but its just so hard. What happened to them that made them cold blooded killers? Did they even flinch as they took so many people's lives? Did they hesitate or think about what they were doing?

I just cannot make sense out of these situations in life. I do not see any purpose in such people's actions. It is senseless murder to me, pure and simple. I do not know how people can support such a cause . It is beyond my understanding.…

Bearing grudges and resentment

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I am currently reading a book about healing the family tree and about bondages that sometimes exist in our lives / families. Truthfully one of the things that keeps us from progressing in our lives and even brings illness is the inability to forgive and forget! We are bound by bitterness and resentment when we refuse to forgive past and present wrongs done to us by others.


We all make mistakes us human beings and we are not perfect. Sometimes people even hurt you because they are miserable and are just lashing out. We need to try to understand where people are coming from and not react with the same anger. It does not mean you enable people's bad habits or vices by just keeping silent. Say something about it but with charity not disdain or judgement. Sometimes you may even need to avoid that person.


Part of forgiveness is forgetting and starting on a clean slate. If someone sincerely apologizes to you and you try to understand his or her actions from trying to put yourself in thei…

The things i cannot change!

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In the serenity prayer , part of it goes, "give me the serenity to accept the things i CANNOT change". Last week i was reading about a WND whistle blower magazine  entitled "trans mania". I am not here to judge people as we all have things in our lives we wish we could change, sometimes we wish things could be different and sometimes there is a valid reason why we wish that.


That being said, there is always a line. A line we should never cross. We seem to have embraced a lifestyle that would rather we live in fantasy than reality. I love fantasy and it entertains me but lets leave fantasy in the movies and novels! I was reading about how some people are not just changing gender but apparently some people are trans disabled or trans blind and feel that they should have been born blind or disabled and thus seek out doctors to correct this.

Unbelievable! I was stunned and numb. We have accepted the horror of killing the unborn(abortion), sterile sex (contraception), r…

Even when i cannot believe!

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There are circumstances and situations in life which sometimes leave us speechless or numb or depressed. We sometimes lose hope and that is truly unnerving because a people without hope is, well a lost people. These days we see so many people especially young people who live their lives hopelessly. Unemployment is rampant all over the world and we have people living on the streets. Our youth have sometimes engaged in drugs and violent crime . It is truly a sad situation.


Even when we have lost faith, God is always near us, loving us even when we cannot believe. Life is always changing and things will not always be the same. We need to accept that and move forward with hope that things will get better and they will. Young people especially need to be hopeful for the future and have a strong faith in God. God will not abandon you especially in your darkest moments. We are a generation of hope and there is nothing we cannot accomplish. May God fulfill your dreams and grant you a prospero…

Impossible Choices

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Last week, i was reading about a couple in the united states whose five year old daughter is suffering from charcot-marie-tooth syndrome, a rare incurable disease. Her family have been through numerous hospital visits as each time she gets an infection, she becomes worse. Her disease affects the muscles and she is now unable to eat normally or to move and sit up, she has to be fed through a tube. The doctors say the next time she gets an infection, most likely she will not recover.


Her parents asked her if she would want to be brought back to the hospital the next time she is ill and the brave little girl said No. She made the choice to die at home and her parents are willing to respect her decision. Some people had some issues with the parents saying at her age, they cannot allow her to make such a monumental decision. In my opinion, we cannot begin to undestand what that family ahs been through and what that little girl is going through. Everyday the nurses have to push a tube down …