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Thirsty Thursday: Holy Family & Holy Trinity

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 06/04/2015 at 12:35

As a Catholic, I celebrate the 👪Holy Family:

 
My fellow faithful and I also believe in the 🙏🏽Holy Trinity:

 

With these higher☝🏽️ powers, I for one have my source of motivation. Therefore, I never waiver my

Thirsty Thursday: GOD’s Gifts

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/05/2015 at 14:00

What you are is GOD‘s gift to you, what you become is your gift to GOD.

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Our R.E. rising star student *NIKKO* created this for Easygoing EVIE & Excited ELAINE!

Throwback Thursday quote: my Sis had that saying in a poster with a photo of a ballerina in her childhood bedroom.

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Now we proudly hang this beautiful work from GOD‘s Little Angel in our classroom!

How do we use the talents with which He has blessed us to serve Him?

Thirsty Thursday: Long Live the LORD

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/23/2014 at 22:22

♪GOD’s not dead♫

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♪He’s surely alive♫

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Words of Wisdom

But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 10:33

Therefore, truth be told.

Today, I had a Holy Spirit-filled day: I started with my Thursday Adoration hour at the †Chapel† as usual, and tonight, I wrapped it up by photographing our Confirmation at †Church†! In between, I had Movie Day with my Church Bestie and Spiritual Warrior, Evie, who showed me GOD’s Not Dead!

GOD'S NOT Dead

GOD’S Alive in ALL of Us!!!

Whether or not you’re a believer, I strongly encourage everybody to watch it! One point that is engrained in my brain is this:

People tend to turn to GOD when times in their life are tough. When their lives seem perfect, the devil tells them that they don’t need GOD and takes them away from Him.

Another message that resonates is my mind is:

How can you hate GOD if you don’t believe in Him?

Without giving too much away aside from the above takeaways, here are my added bonuses that got me interested right away:

  • Newsboys soundtrack (I jammed out to the same-titled track way before I saw the film)
  • Dean Cain ~ he is on my list!
  • Duck Dynasty cameo
  • University storyline ~ appeals to yours truly, as I teach at the College level
  • Aforementioned storyline involves Public Speaking ~ I can relate since I teach Speech
  • Aforementioned storyline takes place in Philosophy class ~ I’m earning my degree in Philosophy!

FYI: As an educator, I’ll NEVER ask or tell my students to compromise their beliefs, whether they’re different from my own.

22:22 ~ make a prayer!!!

R.I.P. ✌ Rodrigo Palma

Thirsty Thursday: GOD is my BAE

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/16/2014 at 14:22

BAE stands for…

Before Anyone Else.

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My Public Speaking students schooled me on this term last week, as we went over figurative words, including abbreviations and acronyms. At first, I thought that it was an abbreviation because they told me that it was an alternative to baby or babe, but then they told me that it is short for the above; hence it indeed is an acronym… I, in turn, declared that nobody has called me that or put me before anyone else, yet I have the same BAE everyday:

GOD!!!

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☼Beautiful Bright Breezy Day☼ †THANKS to GOD† whose ♥LOVE♥ shines from HEAVEN above

He comes first and foremost in my life, in everything that I do. Thanks to Him, I have been blessed beyond measure. Just yesterday, I found out the wonderful news that I’ve been waiting for:

My doctoral dissertation has been approved by my school’s research board!

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Bishop Mike’s beautiful †cross† from his Holy Pilgrimage to Bethlehem

Since my classmate who graduated last year consulted with me, his words have resonated in my mind, that my own Ph.D. will happen…

in GOD‘s time.

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Considering that

GOD is my #1

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I must LOVE and serve him ~ practice what I preach to my own Religious Education students, like through these lessons.

1:11 ~ make a wish!!!

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Thirsty Thursday: RIP

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/18/2014 at 19:00

Today, my good sister in CHRIST and I visited our loved ones’ resting places. Here is the prayer from my book that we said for them.

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Their special spots are in beautiful memorial gardens.

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One of them has his birthday today, so we celebrated Mass for him this morning.

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Thirsty Thursday: Patriot Day

In Community, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 09/11/2014 at 19:23

Praying for Peace ✌

Sacred Heart of JESUS (my tapestry)

Thirteen years since the traumatic, tragic terrorist attack that struck our entire nation, we still have wars around the world.

Created in GOD’s Image (Tita Mel’s cross-stitching)

At the Adoration Chapel this morning, I prayed for the souls of the victims on that fateful day in 2001 and the recent ISIS incidents.

As a deer longs for flowing streams… ~ Psalm 42 (family painting)

GOD bless the public servants and military service men and women whose selfless sacrifice for our country have helped us endure freedom.

I am with you always. ~ Matthew 28:20 (Natalia‘s collection)

We may never be able to bring back those lives who were lost, but we have come together more closely as a united front since then.

Photo: In the wake of 9/11/2001, our Abilene Reporter-News staff sought to lift our community’s spirits! We were in the middle of our Tuesday meeting when we found out about this ultimate terrorism tragedy, so our news & publishing team released an extra edition that day. Can you spot me in this AR-N employee photo that was published in our paper? #PatriotDay #NineEleven #Remembering911 #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback Thursday: AR-N after September 11, 2001

GOD Bless the U*S*A!!! 2:22 ~ make a wish!!!

Thirsty Thursday: Labor of LOVE for the LORD

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/04/2014 at 18:11

Happy Belated Labor Day!

Today’s Thirsty Thursday segment refers to doing GOD’s work, not Man’s. 

Glorify GOD’s grace with our gifts. 

My Church buddy, Joe, reminded me that through our ministry, we’re mainly here to serve GOD above all else ~ giving him our BEST. 

Thanks to Joe, Evie and I’ve embarked on team teaching Religious Education! 

Our endeavor can help prepare us for the Catholic school, but either way, we’ll be reaping our rewards to head closer to Heaven. 

Photo: Studying for RE classes with fellow Teacher, Elaine J. Dispo!  Can't wait to meet our blessed little angels to teach the Mysteries of Christ to!

1:11 ~ make a wish!!! 

Thirsty Thursday: Commandments vs. Capital Sins

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 08/14/2014 at 13:00

In my quest to get closer to Heaven …

La Virgen de Guadalupe

Regalo de México de mi Suegra

I strive to thrive on the Ten Commandments and live by the Four Cardinal Virtues while doing my best to resist the Seven Deadly Sins. Here is a list of each of them: the Commandments, along with the Sins that impose temptation to break those Commandments, and the Virtues to keep in order to prevent myself from committing those Sins:

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10 Commandments = MUST Do 7 Capital Sins = DON’T Do 4 Cardinal Virtues = MUST Maintain
You shall have no other gods before me. Greed, Pride Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the water under the Earth. Pride Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not take the name of the LORD your GOD in vain. Anger Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep holy. Gluttony, Lust, Sloth Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
Honor your father and your mother. Anger, Pride, Sloth Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not murder. Anger Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not commit adultery. Envy, Greed, Lust Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not steal. Greed Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Greed, Pride Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not cover your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. Envy, Greed, Lust Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance
Regalos de Puerto Rico

Regalos de Puerto Rico de la Familia Bruno

Thirsty Thursday: Southmost Valley Church and Catholic School

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/31/2014 at 14:20

🙏Pray with Praise & Thanks + for Peace✌️

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After school business, I visited more beautiful Churches.

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St. Joseph’s (San Benito)

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Following my meeting yesterday, with a principal of the Catholic school where my Ph.D. professor served as CEO/President, I went to this Cathedral close to the border.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Brownsville)

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Due to over a year worth of renovations, it will be closed until September 15, 2014.

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Luckily, the gift shop was open for pasalubong!

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Oblates of Mary Immaculate is my dear friend and Valley native, Bishop Mike’s religious order!

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☝️God’s Blessings👏

Thirsty Thursday: MORE Valley Churches

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/18/2014 at 01:11

My beautiful Valley Church tour took me further throughout the lower RGV this past week.

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After spending time working on my dissertation research at school last Saturday, I attended Vigil Mass at the nearby parish where we had my second Ph.D. Convocation.

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St. Francis Xavier (La Feria)

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The priest really struck a chord in me about how his Church lacked involvement in the Ministry, so I hope that he reached out to the Congregation members.

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On Sunday, I swung by the grotto in Port Isabel, following my homecoming in South Padre Island.

Our Lady Star and Sea (Port Isabel)

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My buddy also took me by another place of worship on the Island.

Chapel by the Sea (South Padre Island)

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After work on Monday, I visited the Church where my nephew’s dad was the first altar boy.

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Our Lady Queen of the Universe (San Benito)

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Unfortunately, we lost a family friend that night, and I continued to pray for the repose of her soul on Tuesday.

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St. Helen’s (Rio Hondo)

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I’ve also taken my nephew and stepdaughter to Vacation Bible School, so I like to believe that they’re learning valuable lessons about GOD and His Word there.

R.I.P., Brenda Doria Paragas