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Another rambling old post...

I have been thinking about the Lenten season and what Christ gave up for us to be saved and the ability to go up to be with God one day. I thought maybe we needed to ask God to show us his beauty and loving arms. But that isn't enough. You, every Christian, whatever denomination ask themselves what God or Christ has for them to do. You have the choice to ask for him to save your soul. 
First it starts with your prayer to have Christ, God and the Holy Spirit to enter your heart, soul and mind to be your savior and redeemer. Go on don't wait, the time is now. The hour is coming, are you going to be ready to enter the kingdom of God. I know I am ready. I have God, Christ and the Holy Spirit in my heart, soul and mind. They talk to me daily. I hear their voice. Do you hear it? Are you Listening? Are you ready to follow God, Christ to be a follower, a believer.

I want everyone to know how much God has touch my life and knowing he is my best friend and he will guide me a…

Faith Vs Knowledge

I have found over this Lenten season 2010. I have heard God's call. He has entered my heart, mind and soul. I want your all who read this blog know I would usually go to church, have the eucharist and just read my bible once or twice a week and pray only when I was in pain or was worried about my husband or his family....

Now I feel I have felt the touch of God and Christ. I have never been one to pray out loud when at my C.R.H.P. meetings. Ask any of my sisters and they'd tell you I wouldn't read aloud or pray unless I was pushed to do so.

I had known that God was good and I accepted him and Christ as my savior. But deep down inside. I thought I was find without anything else. Boy was I wrong...

I want the whole world to know, God entered me. He chose me. Now I know the gift of believing and true happiness.

Knowledge is by choice. Faith is knowing and accepting what you don't understand or think is based on true fact. You dig deep inside your heart and it…

Movie: Angels and Demons

I have spent the last couple of hours, watching the movie based on the book by Dan Brown. I had heard about the Illuminati and have done a lot of research on this sect and what they did and how they dealt with the world. I found the movie somewhat interesting, but I have to say it doesn't put the catholic faith in a good light. I became a catholic a few years ago. I found that my husband and his family were devote Catholics, so I wanted to learn more about the faith. I was catholic by birth, but I denounced the religion many years ago due to my biological family behavior and how they used the catholic faith to abuse me and my brothers.

I went through life not believing in anything. Yes my life was not pretty and it wasn't nice either. The abused started with my grandparents, from the age of two. They abused me physically, emotionally and sexually from my grandfather. These were the people my mother entrusted me with for my care. I believe she knew about the abuse, but did noth…

I Carry a Cross

A simple reminder to me Of the fact that I am a Christian No matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic Nor is it a good luck charm. It isn't meant to protect me From every physical harm. It's just an identification For all the word to see.
That there is an understanding Between my Saviour and me. It tells me how much I need Him And how it's not "I" now but "He".
The cross is there to remind me Of the price He paid for me... It reminds me, too, to be thankful For my blessings day by day. To strive to serve him better In all that I do and say.
It's also a daily reminder Of the the peace and comfort I share With all who know my Master And give themselves to His care.
So I carry a cross with me always For all around to see That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life And that's the way I want it to be.

This poem isn't one I wrote. I found it on the web and I wanted to share it with whoever reads my blog...

What does it mean to be a child of God?

To me, I have many thoughts on this subject. Throughout my whole life I have never been much of a believer till I arrived in Indiana. I was abused by most of my family, in more ways than one. Too many to say here. Anyway, back on subject. Sorry if I ramble on, it's just the craziness of being a Irish-Brit living in America. I moved to Indiana on 1st October 2005. I married my now husband, whom I love dearly. He was the one to show me that there were good Christians, good Catholics out there in this mixed up world we all live in.

After meeting my in-laws, for the first time I was shocked to see how nice, kind and caring they were. Troy's mom, told me I wasn't her daughter-in-law, I was her daughter. This shocked me to stand back in amazement. My family had never told me they loved me once in my life in Ireland and England. I can not recount my biological mother or father telling me they loved and was glad I was their child. But Troy's mom did. I was shocked and it gave …

Questions? Do you have the right Answers?

Have you ever thought about what your place is in this world?
Where are you destined to go?
What is your job in this world?
Do you believe in God?
Who is he?
Who is Jesus and Why did He die?
How can I be sure of my faith?
How and why to read the Bible?
How and why to pray? How does God guide us? The Holy Spirit: Who He is, What He does, and How we are filled? How to resist evil?
Remembering that!  How and why to tell others?
Healing? The Church?

Weird Catholic Rules

A few years ago my father, who was never really a church-goer, decided to join the Catholic Church, the church of his wife, my step-mother. I was pleased my dad was showing signs of faith, but my pleasure turned to dismay after I got the call from my mom. As part of my fathers’ application process, or whatever you go through to join the Catholic Church, the church mailed a stack of forms to my mother for her to fill out and sign. What the forms boiled down to was the annulment of the marriage of my parents. Since this would have resulted in my sisters and me being effectively declared illegitimate, my mom respectively declined and tossed the forms in the trash.

Fortunately for my dad (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), the Catholic Church still allowed him to join, even without my moms signature – I guess my dads signature was enough to wipe from the record his divorce from my mom.

You see, that’s what the process was all about… the church had to first c…

Meditation: Matthew 18:21-35

A master storyteller, he had the ability to gain his listeners’ interest and involve them in the story’s drama. But Jesus’ parables weren’t simply engaging stories—they reveal to us the love of God and the values of his kingdom. They call us to deeper conversion.

To bring a lesson home forcefully, Jesus often used exaggeration—a common Semitic practice—or contrasted opposites like wisdom and foolishness, generosity and stinginess. Surely there’s no clearer instance of exaggeration than today’s Gospel reading about the unforgiving servant. A man who was forgiven an enormous debt—the equivalent of 150,000 years’ wages—refused to cancel another man’s debt that equaled a hundred days’ wages—a debt that was only 1/20,000 of one per cent as great as his own. Although the servant acknowledged his own need for mercy, he didn’t allow that mercy to soften his heart. And the consequence for him was devastating.

The blunt ending of this story is a direct challenge for us to be just a…

Seven Deadly Sins Vs Seven Heavenly Virtues

Seven Deadly Sins The Seven Deadly Sins are those transgressions which are fatal to spiritual progress. You probably commit some of them every day without thinking about the rich tradition of eternal damnation in which you're participating. Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise.

Pride is also known as Vanity.

Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.


The 7 Heavenly Virtues Although Pious i…

For My Cutiepie - Little M

I wanted to ask whoever read this post, need to say a little prayer for my buddy Little M. My C.R.H.P. sisters know what I mean. They know she needs all the prayers she can get right now. We, I mean I feel deep inside she is slipping away, we need all the prayers in your heart and soul to give Little M, some guidance, some strength to come back to us, at church. I feel the person or persons pulling her away from us, from God. For her rightful place at his banquet. 


Let us all remember to pray for her...


In Your Name we pray...AMEN!

Bible Study

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I have has a talk with Troy, and he has agreed with me that we are going to start a bible study group. well we are the bible study group in fact. God told me I had to start a bible study group for Troy and myself. Yes I know I better get learning and get used to being edited and grammar checked by the mean old one... Troy that is.. Yeah I know, I love him dearly and so do you... Thanks for getting me back on track for you. we all need to know you are there, but sometimes we forget to ask for your presence or guidance or whatever we may need. I know all in your time, not ours. I get that. I got that on Sunday. Gheez do you have to remind me all the time.. It's like having Brat girl one on my back... grrr...
Anyhow, I believe if any of my C.R.H.P. sisters read this post, there gonna think I totally wacked out and a complete nutter. Well yes I am using the slang and phrases I learn from my friends in County Cork, Ireland. I know they taught me a few bad things, but I got the job done…

Cross, Candle, Bible

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I wanted to talk about what doing Cross, Candle, Bible at our C.R.H.P. meetings mean to me. I know thy might mean a lot to you others who go to C.R.H.P. meetings and how it makes you feel about this has happened. I'm not sure how to word this, but I will give it a go. If I start rambling on, just ignore me okay. I tend to ramble and drift off topic most of the time. See I'm doing it now.. God help me for I ahve sinned against myself. I need your strength to get this post done and done right. I know I'm so much of a perfectionist. But you love me for it right?

I know God has always been there for me, but I haven't listened is the thing. See I'm talking about what here? Does this refer to anything. "Come on :Lisa Anne, get on topic girl. Does God need to spank your tush for getting off topic again."

Right back to the main point of this post. Cross, Candle, Bible means to me, You are letting God's spirit, his guiding spirit into the room, to preside ove…

Sunday Mass - Repentance

I woke up this morning n very intense pain, from my neck down to my ankles. My ankles and knee joints were very swollen, plus I was having pain spikes through the night, through most of the mass. Once Eucharist was done with,the pain spikes were gone, and the pain just the intense pain. I don't know what happened, but when I'm in such intense pain and getting massive pain spikes on a Sunday, once Eucharist is over with, the pain spikes are gone.

NOTE: Before 9:30am and before mass even started I was in intense pain and I thought that being at church would set off my usual flashbacks. Check sidebar for flashbacks in church.

What Happened in Church

Once mass started and I was sitting right up front, more than usual. Anyway, once Father George started mass off, I felt warm, glowing around me. Everyone just faded into the white cloud and disappeared. Even Troy faded away from my sight. Just out of nowhere I saw a white glowing figure coming towards me. Yes I usually see flashbacks, …