I love it when communities put flags out. We are one of only a few in our neighborhood who has flags in their yard. I remember when the boy scouts used to come around and place a flag in everyone’s yard not too many years ago. THAT might be a good COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITY for DS to do on for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Fourth of July. I’ll have to ask him about it.
Community Service Idea for Autism February 14, 2010
I someone found myself at this blog entry and after looking around a bit, know that I wanted to leave myself a trail back to a wonderful idea using old IPODS. I commented on the blog so that tells you my thoughts. Go check her out and see if you, too, may be able to help someone in your community.
HERE is the link for the IPOD idea http://jesswilson.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/paying-it-forward-the-freedom-project/.
The link on the first line leads you to a letter she wrote to Steve Jobs. Great, great entry.
What I Tell My Students They Should Want To Do February 5, 2010
- Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)
- Talk to God in prayer every day, all day. It doesn’t have to be in flowery, sparkly words. God is your friend, your father, talk to him like you do those whom you know love you very much, because, believe me HE does. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
- Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Catholic Christians at Mass weekly and in programs offered by the parish or diocese. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19)
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)
- We just finished our study of Pentecost and I tell them this is what they are called to do. We the priest says, “Mass is ended, go forth to love and serve the Lord”, this is what he means. Tell others about Christ. Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, heal the sick and by your actions they will know you to be men and women of God and will be willing to listen to you about “what you have, that they don’t”. Then invite them to a parish activity, explain what you heard at Mass, tell them about our Sacraments. Tell them why our rituals and traditions are important to us. Invite them to join you at Mass, offer to be their sponsor in RCIA. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
A Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet February 2, 2010
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This prayer was written by this priest, to go see other translations of this prayer and an explanation of the reason for the prayer click here.
Joy and Verses that God Blessed Me With January 30, 2010
Last Sunday, after I had finally posted an entry on my word JOY, two of the three readings at Mass used either JOY or a derivative of JOY. God is good.
1 Corinthians 12: 26 If (one) part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.