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Festive Foto Foodie Friday ~ New Year’s Edition: G is for … 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Foto Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/01/2016 at 12:35

🎁Gift-Giving Soup🍲

Gift-Giving Soup

From #TitaElaine’s Kitchen (YES~my newborn niece #GRACEdUsWithHerPresence #CHRISTmasDay!): #FeastOfTheHolyFamily #GiftGivingSoup #SoupItUp #SnowDay #TomatoBisque #BowTiePasta #RibbonNoodles #SpinachCheeseTortellini #LeanRedAndGreen #farfalle #cellentani #tortellini #tomato #basil #garlic #oregano #StuffedPasta #spinach #parmesan #ricotta #romano #CHRISTmasMiracle #CHRISTmasBlessing #FestiveFoodie #GoMAVS #GoCOWBOYS #NFLSunday 🌠🎆🎇🎅🏽🎄🎁💝👶🏻👧🏻❄️☃⛄️🏀🏈🏉🏆🍽🍴🍝🍅

🏈Game Grub🏉

Military Bowl of Navy Chili Mac

#MilitaryBowlOfChiliMac #GoNAVY #NavyBeans #MacNCheese #SnowDay #GameDay #CollegeFootball #MilitaryBowl #PITTvsNAVY #GameGrub #FestiveFoodie #CountdownToMNF #MondayNightFootball #MNF #ComfortFood #ChiliMac #chili #macaroni #mac #TitaElaine’s Kitchen’s where it’s @ #MilitaryBowlOfNAVYchiliMac #football #touchdown #score #CanIHaveSomeMore #DontchaKnowFoShow #StayingHomeInTheSnow #LetItSnow #snow #DISPObustAFlow ⛴⚓️🍲🏈🏉🏆🏅👊🏽👌🏽🙌🏽

😇Glorious Goulash🌽

SW Goulash

#WrappingUp2015SouthwesternStyle #BowTiePasta #tomato #BlackBeans #corn #GreenBellPepper #RedBellPepper #southwestern #farfalle #goulash #stew #chili #SoupItUp #soup #TitaElaine’s Kitchen #FestiveFoodie #SnowDay #NewYears #NewYearsEve #HappyNewYear #NYE #HappyNew2016 #savory #hearty #healthy 💝🎀🍝🍅🌽🌶🍲❄️☃⛄️

🍮Gooey Goodness🐿

Festive Foodies from CHRISTmases Past

🎓Grad Greetings & Good News

👶🏻Grace ~ my newborn niece👧🏻

☝🏽️GOD has blessed us with this best 🎇CHRISTmas🎄 🎅🏽gift💝 who shares her 🎊birthday🎉 with JESUS✌🏽

Happy New 🎆2016🎇 ~ the Jubilee Year of Mercy!

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Throwback Thirsty Thursday: Call to the Poor

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/10/2015 at 08:00

My first order of business as Dr. Dispo:

Give to the poor.

This is GOD‘s calling, not just to me, but also from our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and my spiritual mentor, Bishop Mike, through Him, to the people.

How will you help?

For the past few CHRISTmases, to follow in the example of the blessed birthday celebrant, JESUS, my family and I have contributed to those in need instead of each other. I’ve offered gifts to my Angel Tree children and am donating more to the Salvation Army today after my Holy Hour.

And if we really are poor ~ in health, spirit, or otherwise ~ let us seek the LORD for strength to overcome.

Prayers of …

TBT X'mas '11

Throwback Thursday: This JUST-IN … My fave ✌CHRISTmas✌ memory was when my lil’ nephew ~ him decked out in *Dallas Cowboys* Santa hat & yours truly in *Dallas Mavericks* ~ helped me decorate the natural tree that I picked up & actually kept up ’til past ♣St. Patty’s♣ (while also decorating it for more ☼cheer☼ through ☼New Year’s, ♥Valentine’s, ♠Mardi Gras, ♣St. P’s & †Easter)!

Motivational Monday: Non-Trick Treats

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/02/2015 at 15:33

We can’t go wrong with positive reinforcement …

Childhood Examples

Lately, rewarding myself helps ease the toughness of a rigorous project!

Adult Examples

Great timing since I just progressed onto my next series!

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3:33 ~ make a wish!!! ✌

Go, *Dez Bryant* ~  in his return to the field for NFL ☼Sunday☼ yesterday!

Thirsty Thursday: Perfect Plan

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/08/2015 at 08:00

Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the †LORD† your GOD, am with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9*

Bishop Mike ~ who reminded me to look at the †cross† for renewed hope, ♥love♥ and trust ~ sent me this beautiful †cross† that was blessed by Pope Francis during his *Stateside* visit!

Blessed Cross

Live by the †cross†: For more ☼floral☼ religious symbols from the clergy, please see the OLG medal from ♥Bishop Mike♥ & the ♥Pope Francis♥ coin

I received this generous gift from my spiritual mentor in great timing: the day before my latest conference call with my professor** to practice my dissertation defense ~ in which I advanced to my first committee defense (preliminary presentation to my professors on board)! This reminds me of how the Bishop has always come through for me ~ particularly when he gave me the Holy Spirit blessing and medal right before I took my comprehensive examinations for my Master’s degree almost a decade ago!

He will not let you down.

~ Bishop Mike

While we live in a world where ✌peace✌ is but a wish, our Heavenly Father has the BEST in store for us that is yet to come

♪♫CHRIST be our Light ~ ☼shine☼ in our ♥hearts, shine through the darkness♪♫

*♪♫Do not be afraid, I am with you … I ♥love♥ you, and you are mine♫♪

*Bible Reference = My Mantra during my **Run-through

  • Rainbow Studies, Inc. (2000). The Catholic Rainbow Study Bible: Good News Translation (2nd ed.). El Reno, OK: Rainbow Studies International.

Floral Friday: Shower with Love

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/22/2015 at 12:40

April Showers☔️ bring:

MORE May Showers! ⚡️

  • AND May Flowers! 🌼

My dad grows beautiful blossoms🌸 in his 🌳garden. Now they’re in full 🌺bloom. This is great timing⏰ with my mom’s 🎈celebrations🎁 this month.

After Mother’s Day, Mami Aya asked Papa Jun not to give her anymore 🌹roses. She meant flowers in general, but since she wasn’t clear…

 
He gave her calla lillies for her birthday! 🌻

While my Nanay appreciated his always kind gestures, she passed along the bouquet💐 to someone more deserving …

 

#PayItForward ☝️💸🏆

Thirsty Thursday: GT is for… 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/07/2015 at 08:20

Generosity with ☝️GOD’s🙏 💝gifts🎁

Time * Talent * Treasure

  • Volunteering our time⏰ and treasure to serving our Church💒 (mine is through ministry and teaching ~ photos below are of the Oblate Missions River Rocks that I brought back for my students)

  • Donating our treasure (i.e., money💸) through tithing💰

The Key to Happiness:

*STEWARDSHIP*

We can never give enough, so let’s start with gratitude and go on with a generous attitude!

Teacher Appreciation

🎓Teacher📚 🍎Appreciation🍏 💝Gifts💅 from Delightful💍 Dani👰

 Live for the sake of worship to serve those in need, rather than for the world to serve our own greed!

So far, our first two signs of Dynamic Catholicism have been:

  1. Prayer
  2. Study

Last but not least, we’ll explore the sign of:
*Evangelism*

The ☝️Ultimate👏 ✌️Evangelist🙏: Blessed Mother 🌹Mary: Fresh flowers💐 including from my Mom from my Dad‘s garden (2nd-to-right peach🍑 & center back pink🌷)

 Source

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.

Beauty Tuesday: Scarves Still in Season

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 03/10/2015 at 08:00
Warm Scarf

This scarf warmed me up on my way from Abilene to San Antonio to Corpus Christi, TX!

Since the winter chill still hasn’t gone away completely …

Holy Scarf

Just like that Confessions of a Shopaholic movie, I ought to be called “Girl in the †Holy† Scarf!” {Featuring: Rose †Rosary† for my ♥LOLA ROSA♥ on her ☼birthday☼}

Let’s wrap up in our scarves:

Beautiful Scarf

The burgundy pairs well with my Superman beanie, Coach Legacy frames & Playboy Bunny top + Annie seems to like!

Including this beautiful colorful one from Edwin that was crafted in Nepal

Shawl

Time to cover up before this winter wedding!

Or this shawl for when I ministered at my R.E. student’s parents’ wedding

Weddings Gifts

More generous gifts from the wedding family

 Or this lavish chevron striped one from her parents as a thank-you gift!

Chevron-Striped Scarf

C is for … Comfy * Cozy * Chevron Stripes

Thirsty Thursday: Blessed Angels

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/25/2015 at 14:45

🎼We are the 🏆Champions, my friends🎸 ~ Queen👑

Our Religious Ed class won the 🍜Souper🍲 🏈Bowl🏉!

Since my R.E. students and my mom contributed the most non-perishable food items to our 🍞Loaves and Fishes🐟 food drive, we won a pizza🍕 party!

As we were about to cover the Last Supper🍷 in last night’s 📖class, we shared our meal. I couldn’t have been more blessed🙏 to have helpful students who offered to serve each other.

Therefore, they deserved to earn 📜awards, hence the ceremony👏 that we had during our 🍛dinner.

Floral Friday: Bouquets, Bows and Arrows | The ELAINE DISPO Journal > †R.E.† ♥V-Day♥R.I.P., ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~ on her 22nd Anniversary

♥heart♥-shaped ring watch

♥heart♥-shaped ring watch from ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~

Floral Friday: Bouquets, Bows and Arrows

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Feline Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/13/2015 at 16:30

During this ♥Valentine’s♥ week

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Hello Kitty ♥Valentine’s♥ bow handcrafted by mi comadre Mona

I had 2 marriage proposals this past Wednesday alone

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My attempt at the hair ♥heart♥ bun {video tutorial}

and a slew of gifts from my †GOD†-sent students then and yesterday!

Hence, the perks of being a single teacher

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Bow & Arrow Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes + ♥Heart♥ Pupcakes

With ♥Valentine’s♥ weekend ahead

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Triple-Chocolate for ♥Valentine’s♥ class: Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes * Chocolate-Covered Oreos * Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

I look forward to

Red Velvet Cupcake ♥Heart♥

These Red Velvet mini GF cupcakes have found their way to my ♥heart♥

reaping the rewards of my photography and reporting career

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Our R.E. ♥VDay♥ party included these Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes!

by capturing ♥Valentine’s♥ babies on camera mañana

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♪Ring around the Rosies♫

and covering Claudie Royalsbirthday banquet this ☼Sunday☼

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♫Pocket full of Posies♪

†GOD† has blessed me abundantly

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Pay It Forward: My R.E. student Delightful Dani (whose mom asked me to do the readings at her Church wedding) generously gave me this beautiful bouquet ~ so I had to spread the ♥love♥ w/Sweet Annie

by always being by my side

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Princess Annie ♥loves♥ them!

and bringing me ♥Valentines♥ who charm, warm, touch and move my ♥heart♥

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Sniff, sniff: Annie takes a whiff! Smell the flowers!

After all …

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Feng Shui Dragons surround these Philippians 4:4″ alt=”Philippians 4:4″>flowers for ♣Good Luck♣ + blue marbles represent our *Dallas Cowboys*

Take delight in the †LORD†, and he will give you the desires of your ♥heart♥.

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These red ♥Valentine’s♥ carnations ☼pair well☼ w/my yellow rose of Texas

  ~ Psalm 37:4