Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm going up to GR with my family for the weekend- so there won't be much posting going on (not like there's been a bunch going on anyways- lol). I can't wait to dig into a great big pile of home made mashed potatoes!! Yumm!

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Catholicism is Realism

Catholic faith, like any other life-forming commitment, is seen in the world. My claim is that Catholic faith helps us see the world as it is.

U think that "Catholicism is realism", I mean that Catholicism takes the world with the seriousness the world deserves – as the arena of God's saving action in Christ. People who imagine themselves "worldly" usually don't get one-half of the world's drama. People who watch "The Passion of the Christ" do.

That's why we have "sacraments", because the world has been made by God in a "sacramental' way. The things of this "real world" can be obtained through the really real world of God's love and grace. The stereotype is that Catholicism demeans the world. On the contrary: Catholicism says that the stuff of this world is the medium through which Christ is present to his people in baptism, the Eucharist, matrimony, and the other "sacraments" of the Church.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When i'm not serving Mass

Me and one of my friends at our
performance of Seussical the musical.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Philosophy

Yesterday is History,
Tomorrow is Mystery,
But, Today is a Gift,
That's why it's called the Present.

Monday, November 10, 2008

100 Post!

Over the past few months I've learned a lot. But in a special way, the things I've learned from just writing this blog. Throughout my writings, I've used this as an outlet, or journal, for questions and ideas that I have. It has been wonderful. To just sit and write, feeling no pressure, and to think about what I am dealing with, or what comes to my mind with others. I've started this blog from the beginning not looking for "gratification" or comments on it. I do this for myself, and that's how things (including blogs) should be. I also don't worry about whether or not I am keeping up with my blog, or whether or not it's some "big thing" to say. I see a lot of blogs that get too wrapped up in their blog, and what a good job they are doing. I've found that's not the way to go about it. But rather- start with integrity, and doing it for yourself, and for the right reasons.

This blog has enhanced my faith. Being able to see my faith and theology grow before me is an awesome experience. I take time every now and then to re-read my posts, to see issues and events in my life that come across in my writings. (not to mention my spelling errors...)

Lately, I've been really thinking about how compassionate we must be to one another. One could probably tell from my latest posts. I use this as a affirmation to help say aloud what I am going through, and how I am living my life; or rather, should be living my life. Putting it down in words commits me to it.

So, I would just like to thank all of the readers that have popped in to read, and hope you've taken something out of my writings. It's been a blessing for me.


Woo! 100th post!!!!!


Would anyone out there who has some ideas as to some Catholic theology, or just good reading books, I should read, please comment and write them down! I'm thirsty for books to read! Any suggestions?


Two More Weeks!!

Ha!!!! Two more weeks until I get to use that beautiful Blue Liturgy of the Hours book! I'm getting sick of staring at this Green one! Yuck!!! =D


Well, the High School musical is almost over- that's where I've been if anyone has wondered- but I'll be getting back to posting some more on here. (Aren't you in luck!?!?!?)

I am ready for winter this year, other years I haven't been looking forward to the snow and such, but I'm begging to see beauty in things. Things that one may not always find it in. I've noticed that more in myself. I am working on being more patient and compassionate. I need to see Jesus in people, I know this is an on-going battle, but I've been focusing on these things for the past few weeks, and will be.

Anyways- back to my original thought. I am looking forward to advent, and Christmas. (Who isn't!!) I've been crazy busy, and when advent starts I'm going to be going back to Latin Mass at 7 a.m.! I've missed it so... I love starting my day out receiving our Lord!

All in all, things are good. Just a little crazy until next weekend. (please pray for me!!) I will begin posting more on here, life is getting a little back to normal! Thanks!