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Thirsty Thursday: H 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 09/03/2015 at 03:35

Happy * Healthy * High Hopes * Heavenly –>†Holy Humble ♥Heart <– Healing * Hurt * Horror

No matter how far I go, I always aim to stay close to GOD.

Our Lady of the Lake

I give my ☼life☼ to †GOD† whole♥heart♥edly

As I glorify Him through everything that I do, I believe that I’ll reap the rewards promised in Heaven.

GOD is LOVE

I ♥LOVE♥ †GOD† with all of my ♥heart♥ & my ☼soul☼ ✌

Regardless of my joys and sorrows, peaks and valleys, the LORD resides by my side, and I seek Him for eternal hope.

Thank YOU, Holy One, for leading me to Your will and Your way. ✌

{My Grad Photos taken by fellow military brat Filipino Cat Ritualo at theMcNay Museum}

Happy Birthday to my ♥Mama Eufemia♥ (Sept. 3, 1926-June 9, 2011) ~ ♫You Are My ☼Sunshine☼

OLG

Birthday Blessing from Bishop Mike: Our Lady of Guadalupe medal from OLG shrine en México

This Week’s Pontiff Televised Specials:

OLG

I’m beyond blessed to have my  dear, sweet friend the Bishop remember my birthday & pray at OLG for me!

Pope Francis

Courtesy Catholic Relief Services

Thirsty Thursday: Forever Faithful 

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 08/06/2015 at 07:55

♪I’m forever yours … Faithfully.♪ ~ Journey♫ 

Every single 🌅day, I pray🙏🏽

But what’s the purpose?


Rather than focusing our energies on 🌎worldly🌏 wants, we have a greater power💥 that transcends our own lives!  

At Mass💒 (in memory of my friends’ family’s loved 👼🏽one on his one-year anniverary) last weekend, the priest who delivered the homily🎤 pointed out two types of hunger:

  • Physical 💪🏽
  • Spiritual ✌🏽️


Lately, I’ve sought GOD’s guidance on how to glorify Him as I pursue my own personal and professional goals to draw me closer to Heaven ~ not necessarily bring me the ☝🏽️success that I initially desired💝 on this 🌍Earth.

~ Psalm 37:4 

Rosary Mysteries (4th decades) to meditate on this week:

First 3 photos taken at the University during recent fun run

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: Religious Study

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/30/2015 at 08:00

Devout Catholics pray.🙏

 So do Dynamic Catholics, who also engage in the other three signs that include:

  • Study

According to Matthew Kelly (2012), reading👓 Catholic books📚 regularly draws us closer to our 🌞faith.

All it takes is just five pages📖 per day …

You’ll be amazed at how much you learn about our religion and answer such questions as:

  • Why do we practice certain rituals in Catholicism?
St. Pope JP2

One Catholic💒 worth studying is 😇 Saint Pope John Paul II (who passed away exactly a decade ago as of this month and has his 95th birthday next month) ~ who my parents visited in 🇮🇹Italy⛲️ during my dad’s USAF✈️ tour of Europe (where I was born in 🇩🇪Germany)!

As we reach our final moments on 🌍Earth🌏, we still won’t know EVERYTHING, but we can die⛪️ trying to absorb as much information as we can to bring us closer to His☝️ 👼Kingdom!

Saint Pope JP2

My St. Pope JP2 †cross† from 🌺Brownsville🌴 & the 🌹Rosary🌷 that he blessed⛲️ in Italy🇮🇹 from my CHRIST Bro Joe for my 🎈birthday🎁

#LifelongLearners✌️

Belated Earth Day

My little kiddos👼 learn and teach a great deal in 💒R.E.

 

Source

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

Motivational Monday: †Jesus Christ†

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/06/2015 at 10:00

What better role model on Heaven and on Earth do we have out there than †JESUS CHRIST† Himself?

Stations of the Cross

My R.E. students went through the Stations of the †Cross† to have an idea of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice

The man died for our sins and sits at the right hand of GOD. So much for American Idol and wherever else ~ we have our Ultimate Universe Idol!

Evie's Palm Cross

Ms. Easygoing Evie made the perfect palm †cross† at our Passion ☼Sunday☼ Vigil

During Lent, I read Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Killing †Jesus†

Killing †Jesus†: History (O’Reilly & Dugard, 2013) — NY: Holt.

  • It made more sense out of scripture, as well as provided vivid descriptions based on the authors’ own first-hand observations of the Holy Land sites and their extensive research

Last Supper †Cross†

  • It humbled me to the point that I contemplated and appreciated the crucifixion even more (I actually teared up when I sang ♪Were You There♫ as cantor at Palm ☼Sunday☼ Mass)

Holy Week

Examples to Follow

Must-See TV

  • Finding Jesus on CNN
  • Killing Jesus on FOX News
  • A.D. The Bible Continues on NBC

Thirsty Holy Thursday: The Living Bread

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/02/2015 at 08:00

†GOD† ✌bless you✌ on this †Holy† Thursday!

As we observe The Last Supper, and as some candidates prepare for their First Communion, here is some inspiration:

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: Santo Niño

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/22/2015 at 08:00

Like the Child †JESUS, we can have childlike faith.

Santo Niño

Santo Niño: I received this beautiful †Sto. Niño† from my ♥beloved♥ Nanay Betty for my 11th Birthday

That is what Father Joey pointed out during his homily at our Santo Niño Mass this past Sunday.

Father Joey blessed our †Santo Niños† at our ♥Sacred Heart♥ Mass on ☼Sunday☼, 1/18/2015

Father Joey blessed our †Santo Niños† at our ♥Sacred Heart♥ Mass on ☼Sunday☼, 1/18/2015

If we reflect on Presentation  and Finding of †Jesus† at the Temple (the fourth and fifth Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary), then we can somehow imitate this kind of faith in †GOD† before anyone else.

Santo Niños

Series of Santo Niños ¡juntos¡

Let us make ourselves more in the likeness of our Prince of ✌Peace.

In other holy lifestyle news …

I was asked by my sweet student‘s mother to read at her Church wedding ~ there’s always ample time to glorify GOD with the gifts with which He has blessed us!

Thirsty Thursday: Alter CHRISTus

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/15/2015 at 17:00

Alter Christus: “to be another †CHRIST†

This is what my good friend, the Bishop, accredited to his five decades of priesthood, at his 50th Anniversary celebration*

Rosary

“We all have a †cross† to bear.” ~ Dr. Díaz … My Airman cousin’s Rosary to guide in travel

Although not all of us our clergy or are in the religious life, we laypeople also can practice this philosophy, through ♥loving♥ and serving the †LORD† ♥whole-heartedly♥,  along with His people, leading by ☼faith☼ and listening to His will.

Therefore, the way we treat people is extremely important in how we can reach Heaven. If we’re humble to others rather than condemning/condescending/critical/judgmental, then we’re more likely to have a special spot reserved for eternal paradise. Plus, believing in miracles ~ which we went over in last night’s R.E. class ~ brings us closer to ☼The Truth☼.

With †GOD†, anything is possible.

Sources

  • * Jimmy Patterson, Editor. “Diocese celebrates 50-year anniversaries.” West Texas Angelus, Vol. 35, No. 1: January 2015 (2015).

R.I.P., Deacon Paul Klein, Sweet Pea, & my R.E. student Elise’s grandmother + other family friends who’ve recently passed on

Thirsty Thursday: HBD 🎄 *JESUS*

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 12/25/2014 at 14:00

Merry †CHRIST†mas!!!

I feel blessed that my †Holy† Hour at the ♥Adoration♥ Chapel takes place every Thursday, especially this season, when our †HOLYdays† fall: THANKSgiving always, as well as today on †JESUS†’ birthday and New Year’s Day one week from today.

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Our Garden complete with this Statue, the Grotto & the Stations of the †Cross† (in progress)

What can be a better way to ring in the day of †CHRIST†’s birth than to spend some time in ✌peace✌ and harmony with the †Blessed Sacrament†?

†CHRISTmas† Eve Children's †Mass†

I had the best spot at our House of †GOD†: smack dab in front of our Nativity Scene! #PTL ✌Peace✌ * ☼Truth☼ * ♥LOVE♥

Happy Birthday, †CHRIST† the LORD!!!