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Faith and Fortune Friday: New Year’s Edition ~ Mercy Jubilee

In Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Soul Saturday, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 01/08/2016 at 15:45

My 2016 challenge for all of us:

Be merciful to everybody!

No matter how educated, experienced, affluent or advantaged we are, none of us are better than everyone else. We all are called to

Pope †Cross†

I had three †crosses† from three of our Popes on my dissertation defense (with Pope Francis‘ photo that contained my defense prayer): the Pope Francis Rosary from Bishop Mike * ruby gold †cross† from María Elena from Assisi Jewels during Pope Benedict‘s leadership * Rosary blessed by Saint Pope John Paul II and Father Bob from Bro Joe

Happy One Month Anniversary to my Name Change:

Dr. Dispo!

I defended my dissertation on an extra special day for the Church

Fortune Pride

Mami Aya pointed out that Papa Jun ~ now Grace‘s Lola & Lolo, as of exactly two weeks ago * #DISPObustAFlow ~ got this fam fortune shortly before my defense, hence excellent timing (on my †OLLU† afghan)!

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Thirsty Thursday: Year of Mercy

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 12/31/2015 at 07:30

Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎆

As the full Year of Mercy draws near, Pope Francis has called us to seek ways to render more kindness to others ~ which is pleasing to the LORD. ☝🏽️

I’ve been praying my daily Rosary and 3 o’clock Divine Mercy with this Pope Francis Rosary from Bishop Mike who blessed me with it on the ☼morning☼ of my dissertation defense and started reading this Rediscover book by Matthew Kelly from my Dad

During Advent, my school, Our Lady of the Lake, kicked off this venture by deeming the Season of Mercy. 🎄

GOD bless you this Merciful Year! Cheers! 🎇

Thirsty Thursday: M 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 08/13/2015 at 08:15

Mary’s Miraculous Mysteries

We Catholics💒 honor the 💐Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of ☝🏽️GOD, always 
and her Assumption into Heaven👼🏼 is

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: R is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/09/2015 at 08:20

Rosary * Relationship with GOD

Shrine

My Shrine: Our Lady of Guadalupe with Rosaries * Santo Niño

ACTSC ✌Joyous✌ Mysteries (Monday & Saturday) †Sorrowful† Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday) ♫Glorious♪ Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday) ☼Luminous☼ Mysteries (Thursday)
1.       ♥Adoration♥ Annunciation Agony in the Garden Resurrection Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
2.       Contrition Visitation Scourging at the Pillar Ascension Wedding of Cana
3.       Thanksgiving Birth of Jesus Crown of Thorns Descending of the Holy Spirit Proclamation of the Kingdom
4.       Supplication Presentation of Child Jesus at the Temple Jesus Takes the †Cross† Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven Transfiguration
5.       Communion Finding of Child Jesus at the Temple †Crucifixion† of Christ Jesus Coronation of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Institution of the Eucharist
Throwback Thursday: Bishops Pfeifer (Diocese of San Angelo) & Flores (Diocese of Brownsville)

Throwback Thursday: Bishops Mike (Diocese of San Angelo) & Daniel (Diocese of Brownsville)

Recent article on Meditation by Bishop Daniel from Valley ☼Morning☼ *Star*: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_d820fb5a-21d0-11e5-a5ec-db681fc0b908.html

Happy Two-Year Anniversary this week to Evie from her St. Benedict Novena for healing!

Thirsty Thursday: Eucharist Etiquette

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 06/25/2015 at 08:20

The Sacrament of Communion is powerful, as we Catholics who engage in the Eucharist are receiving

The Body and Blood of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

First Communion 2015

A few weeks ago, I celebrated the Corpus Christi (Most Precious Body and Blood) at my family’s Church, where our *Deacon’s homily prompted this post in which I’ll paraphrase his proclamation.

Deacon Dan’s Communion Checklist

  • Fall in line and remain in reverence ~ this is not a social gathering where we’re here to see what everybody’s wearing
  • Look at the host ~ don’t look away, as we’re receiving this Sacrament
  • Stay for the rest of the Mass ~ it’s not time for us to leave just to beat traffic

While these may seem like simple steps, the Deacon pointed out how some don’t put them into practice yet must be in play out of RESPECT.

One more rule of thumb: we must have a clear conscience when we receive Holy Communion ~ so regular confession is key.

Let us always celebrate this Fifth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary this way, as we receive our Daily Bread-turned into the Body of CHRIST.

Reverence Reference

* Vaughn, Dcn. Dan, MD. (2015, June 7). Homily: Most Precious Body and Blood (Corpus Christi) Mass. Holy Family Catholic Church.

Study & Soul Saturday: A & C are for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Study Saturday, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/13/2015 at 13:55

Apprehensive

Have you ever felt that way when you had something important to face?

I most recently experienced this anxiety this morning, as I planned to close my doctoral survey this weekend to run my statistics and start analyzing my results for my dissertation. When I was about to pray the Rosary (Joyful Mysteries on which to meditate today on Saturday), I tried to calm my overwhelming sense of a ton of bricks falling on me and my sudden urge to purge those aforementioned bricks…

Then Angelic Annie approached me and snuggled up against my right side!

Angelic Annie

Face of an Angel: To the ♫tune♪ of Hinder’s Lips of an Angel♫

Therefore, she most certainly is my Right-Hand Cat!

PURRfect Annie

Although Annie‘s not verbal, she’s most definitely vocal!

As I prayed, she purred!

During times like these, I’ve previously turned to other people who I’ve trusted or terminal degree grads, but I don’t want to burden anyone, even if they’ve joined #TeamDrDISPO … This time, I’ve reflected back on similar situations when I’ve overcome this apprehension:

At this point, I must allow my go-getter attitude to prevail, as it’s led me to what I consider the greatest feeling:

A sense of

  • Accomplishment
  • Achievement
  • Completion

Based on

  • Ambitions
  • Aspirations
  • Confidence

Here’s Angel Annie‘s and my theme song ~ ♪I Can Only Imagine♫ ~ by ♫Mercy Me♪, who performed in the Valley the weekend when she found me/I rescued her!

Feline Floral Friday: A&A R&R

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/29/2015 at 08:20

Angelic Annie is the prayerful† pet ~ reverent with our Rosary!


This glow-in-the-dark Rosary goes well with reverent Angelic Annie‘s green eyes ^_^

Last Memorial Day🇺🇸 weekend, I longed to stay home🏡 and relax with my Double A😻 ~ to play and pray✌ ~ before teaching this summer☼ and my work trips🚘 slated for next month!

 
To kick it off, my bestie‘s family held Mass💒 at their new blessed 🏠home! Her always generous mom was sweet🍭 enough not just for the food🍛 that she cooked🍗 and baked🎂 for their guests, but also for sending me home with plenty of leftovers🍱 and one of the beautiful flower💐 center pieces! 

  
Before I followed in my mom’s lead by bringing them to the 🙏Virgin … 

 
        

… My 🐱girls🐯 and I enjoyed 🌺them, and I made the most out of my QT with my ♥cuties! K&K‘s💪 FFF book📖 (2015) cited research🔬 from 📙Journal of Evolutionary Psychology that revealed how fresh flowers🌷 provoke 🌻joy!

 
        

FYI: Due to my the heavy load ahead for my remaining dissertation🎓 work ahead, I may not post📓 on here as much. Best wishes of blessings† to all who stay in my loop📳 as I deliver the scoop🍦 … and I seek y’all to please send good vibes☺️ and lift yours truly in ☝prayer, thank y’all! 

Thirsty Thursday: May = Month of Mary 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/21/2015 at 08:20

Happy Belated 🎂Birthday🍰, Bishop Mike

While everyone all over the 🌍world🌏associates May with 💐Mother’s Day, this whole month is devoted to our Blessed Mother, Mary.

Artwork by my Blessed Angel: Faithful Felicity

As my Church💒 celebrated the Coronation👑 of our Queen Mother (the fifth Glorious Mystery 🙏 of the 🌹Rosary) at our recent Corpus Christi🌴 Procession👣 (in which my bestie, 🎈Birthday🎁 Girl Evie crowned her last year), we remember her as the faithful woman with the Immaculate 💝Heart.

Mary of Galilee is the epitome of Pro-LIFE. Despite being unwed to Joseph at the time of the Immaculate Conception, she still followed GOD’s will upon the Annunciation👼 (the first Joyful Mystery🙏 of the 🌹Rosary) and gave birth to the LORD JESUS👶 (the third Joyful Mystery).

Holy Mary, like parents who experience the tremendous ♥heartache of outliving their children, encountered not just burying her child, but also the anguish of witnessing her own flesh and blood being condemned to death (the Sorrowful Mysteries🙏 of the 🌹Rosary).

The Mysteries of the Rosary: Joyful * Luminous * Sorrowful * Glorious

Not only is the Virgin Mary the prime example of motherhood, she also exemplifies selfless service to GOD☝️ as the chosen one to be the mother of CHRIST. She is known by many names, including from her apparitions:

👑Queen of Mercy 

👑Queen of Peace ✌️

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Manaoag

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 

👼 Hail Mary full of Grace! ☝️

Thirsty Thursday: GOD’s Will

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/01/2015 at 18:30

*~* Happy New 2015 *~*

How does the †LORD† lead you in your life?

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CHRISTmas Gift from María Elena: Gold †Cross† with Ruby Center from Assisi Jewels

Happy New 2015! ¡Prospero Año! Manigong Bagong Taon! 🎆🎇 Instead of toasting w/ 💧champagne💦 or 👄kissing💋 a person @ the stroke of 🌃midnight🌉 (like in the past, which didn’t last), @ 🏠home🏡 safe I stayed & 🙏prayed🌹 then had 💖Holy Hour⏰ when I 💤😴woke up😵😲 ~ for it’s GOD‘s will👏 that’ll lead👣 the way. Thanks to all who understand that I need time away @ peace✌️ to finish my PhD🎓 ~ unless it has to do w/Church💒 or work (🍎teaching🍏 * 📷photography👪 * 📇reporting📰) ~ so Dr. D, here I come, hear me roar🐯 & score🏀 #NY2015 🎋 #GODwilling ☝️ #PhD ✒️ #TeamDrD 📢 #DrD 📜 #DrDISPO 🏆 #DISPO 🌴 #DISPObustAFlow 🎤 #DISPOsAlwaysFly 👊 #YearOfFinishing 👟

Follow His path!!!

Speaking of Wills …

HBD to my buddy *Will* this weekend!