The Family foundation will never steer you wrong, it may become cracked, but the love will always keep it strong

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” Then the King will say to those on his right, come….. You are blessed by my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the World”

*** Mt 25:34***

 

With every foundation it needs to be layered properly and with care, so it than can protect and be sturdy enough to last the test of time. A good sturdy foundation needs to handled with care, so it’s true strength can be felt later on down the road, of all our paths of this journey through life. A Family foundation is the most important foundation we will ever lay, this foundation will never be laid over night, it will take time to lay this foundation properly, but when we do it right, it will become the strongest of all the foundations, for which we will ever build.

Love is the one key ingredient in laying our family foundation, with love each brick in the foundation, will be strengthened by each other and when laid correctly, will not only make our family foundation strong, but will make the family bond be so strong, that nothing will ever break it.

Throughout the history of Mankind, there have been so much that tries to come between a families bond and it’s foundation, true there may be a wedge driven between the cracks of the foundation to divide us, but when we stay true to the love of the bond, stay true to ourselves always, keep total faith in the foundation, all the cracks formed from the wedge, will disappear making our foundation stronger than ever. There is nothing ever that will crumble our family foundation, when we stay true to who we are, stay true to the love of God within us, then as a family we will work together in repairing the cracks from the wedge.

There is no wedge big enough to crumble a families bond, let alone the family foundation. True these wedges will try to control us individually and take away our love of family, if we let them. The love never leaves us, only we bury the love so deep within, that we move forward like it was never there? We then become part of the wedge as it goes deeper into the foundation, there will be other factors to sway on the side of the wedge, which will bring much pain and hurt to us, but instead of truly understanding of the why’s, we then in order to try to get rid of the pain and hurt, bury it deep within and become someone we truly are not and in some cases, without realizing we have become someone else. With all the crap and the ugliness within this Society, it all starts with our Family foundation and bond, when there is a lack of these two, we then bring it to the rest of the Society and a lot of times without truly realizing of what we are doing. A Society is formed around each of us and what we bring to it, when the family foundation is cracked and the family bond is broken, this is how the Society around us becomes broken as well.

The true light of God is always within us, his love never leaves us, only we as people are the ones who make the choice of truly feeling God’s love deep within  our hearts and souls. When we grow within our families and when things get a bit bumpy in the building of the foundation and the bond, this is when we need to be at our strongest and not walk away, without truly laying the bricks of love on the foundation, when we walk away then we don’t give the bond a chance to form and be the strongest that it can be. When we begin our path through this journey of life, we are tiny and frail, we need guidance and have to be fed, without these then we are left alone, then we bring this to a Society of many. When we are alone it becomes very hard to have faith in anything, let alone ourselves, we lose the warm feeling within us that is the love of God. The family foundation and the family bond is so critical to each of us, as we walk our paths of this journey, that without it, we then become lost and just wander along our paths, with no set purpose in life, then we take this to a Society, which then becomes broken as we are. God’s love is always within us as we walk this journey, all we need to do is, have complete faith in ourselves and in him, so we can truly feel the warmth of his love deep within our hearts and souls, then all the foundations can be repaired by each of us, one brick at a time.

 

” A good foundation isn’t just laid on top of each other, you place the bricks together with the love of God one by one with each other”

” A family foundation and a family bond will never be broken, when built with true love and with all being true to themselves”

” The light of God is that warm feeling within your hearts and souls, that is God’s love within us all for each of us to share with each other”

” Love is the one key ingredient in the building of a strong foundation, so we all can walk in peace and be happy at every turn”

 

 

 

 

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To practice what you Preach………..

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” Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example, for they Preach but they do not practice”

***Mt 23:3***

 

” We walk a path through this journey of life, nothing is ever of it seems, much like this stream, where with each turn around it’s rocky shores, there is a new obstacle for the stream to flow over”

***Bowlingchef*** 

 

 

We all speak many words throughout our lives, we also may preach to others of how to do things, but what we all get caught up doing a lot of times, we either speak or we write the proper words for others to follow, then we forget just how to follow those words ourselves, or maybe we don’t think we have to follow what we preach? Some may set an example of what they preach, but is this the true way of how Jesus Christ taught and showed us, when he came and walked his journey with us? Jesus followed the word of his father, the same father to each one of us within Heaven, yes we all have a father here on Earth, that loves us unconditionally, that guides us and supports us through all we do and never asks for anything in return, but the love of God our father is within us all, this love is within our hearts and souls, but yet in this Society we carry on, like it doesn’t even exist, we have lost the faith in our father in Heaven, as in this Society of ugliness and hatred proves just that and with no faith in our father in Heaven, it then leaves us with no hope moving forward along our paths of this journey through life.

The words of God our father are within the Gospel, which Jesus taught us of where to look and read, so we can follow these words and do the right thing always, but within this Society we get so caught up within the clouds of our judgments and within, our own minds of which we think we are smarter than our father in Heaven, that we then Preach our own words to ourselves and others, then we don’t even follow what we preach. The biggest example of this is, the ones we vote into office to lead us to prosperity, or so we think? These Individuals tell us what we want to hear, then forget what they preached to us and go within a whole different direction, with all the examples these Individuals set, we all then get caught up within the same crap, then we find ourselves doing as they, which then has us lose all faith in our father in Heaven, with no hope as to our true future moving forward,

There is a lot of information out there today, but the truest of all the information are the words of God our father and with these words, they can stand the test of time, which they will never get old, as well as they will never mislead us, for what ever we may do or encounter as we walk our paths through this journey of life. The key words to these words from God are, Faith, Hope and Trust, as we first have to have the faith in God our father, so we than can have the hope moving forward, as then with the positive vibes we get from God our father, we than can totally trust him in all we do, which will then help us be better and stronger in all we do and walk within this journey in peace and happiness always.

 

” Practice what you preach, so you than can follow what you preach and others will then trust you, which will give all the hope moving forward”

” True faith is believing with all your heart, so you than can feel the true love of God the father within you”

” We all have two father’s along this journey, they both love us deeply, as one is always within and we can feel his love in our hearts and souls, the other father is always on the exterior and loves us unconditionally then guides us and supports us with his love throughout our journey”

 

******Til Death do us part******

 

Death!! Just the sound of the word or the way we say it, we can hear the permanency that this word brings. We all walk a path through this journey of life, everything we see around us is also walking their paths through this  journey, the plant life, the animals etc… Are also breathing in the air to fill their lungs as we do, so they can move forward along the journey. True there are many ways that can strip us of our ability to walk through this journey unscathed, Diseases, natural disasters, are just a couple ways that can alter our way of walking our paths, even the plant life and the animals can be altered from moving forward as well. As much as we would like this journey to last, the reality of it is, everything comes to a close, which leaves the ones closest to us, grieving and feeling the pain of their loss.

” Til Death do us part”, these are the words that the Priest says the day you become one with your soul mate, but within the Society of today, we don’t really truly understand these words, til it becomes too late. Nobody wants to think of what is to come down the road, as we are too busy living in the now and to busy just trying to make our lives better moving forward, then we get consumed within the World around us, that we totally forget of living our lives to be comfortable, instead we get stuck with the idea that, we need to be better than all that is around us, not too mention, we also get consumed that it’s all about me, which we then forget about the we’s that are walking their paths, of this same journey we are on. When the Priest says these words, we don’t even let the thought of these words sink in, so we than can truly understand the true meaning of the words, ” Til Death do us part”.

Death is a very powerful word, that comes to each one of us at some point along this journey. Whether it comes to us, or whether it comes to a loved one, or even maybe someone within our circle along our paths. Death is the end of something or someone and when Death comes, it brings much pain and hurt as well. It is this pain and hurt that can change us drastically if we don’t truly understand the word of death,

Is Death really permanent? How do we truly know we are at peace when Death comes? We do know that when Death comes, those around us grieve with much pain and hurt, but is our pain and hurt really gone? We can not truly say what Death is like because for us when it comes, it is permanent for which our ending is truly and ending from walking our path through this journey of life. There are so many questions surrounding the word of Death, but until death comes knocking at our door and enters into our lives, we can not truly answer these questions surrounding the word of Death and when Death takes us from this journey, now it is too late for us to understand the word, as our ending has come.

Everything around us as well as we ourselves are full of life as we walk our paths through this journey, everything we do along our paths, helps us survive and become stronger along our journey. we start out this journey frail and tiny, as we depend on another to help us survive and grow, then we become strong enough to walk our paths alone, til we get much older and once again, become frail and depend on another for our survival. Some may be taken into Death a bit earlier than others, again we truly don’t understand why, as the rest of us that are left, get torn between the pain, the hurt and the why’s. ” everything happens for a reason”, until we truly understand the reason, we will never understand the true power of the word of Death.

 

” Til Death do us part are just words, but the word of Death is permanent and our final point along our path of this journey”

” Until we except the word Death we may never understand the true power of the word Death”

” Look deeply into the World of Nature and not just into the beauty, as there is also much Death that keeps everything changing in front of your eyes”

” We may never truly understand the word of Death and never get the answers of it’s many questions, which keeps us in the now and moving forward to be better”

” Death is a powerful word that brings us great pain and hurt”

” Everything around us and we ourselves are full of life, til that day that Death comes knocking at our door”

 

When the Burden becomes overwhelming…

Tranquility, Serenity, Peace, these are the keys to lessening the Burden we put onto ourselves. God, Jesus and Mary………… Having complete Faith in these three as well as ourselves, this will also help us in lessening the Burden we cast on ourselves also. We all walk a path through this journey of life, as we walk our paths we are part of a Society of many, to which makes it very easy to lose focus of our paths and focus on all the ugliness around us, not to mention, become engulfed in it as well. We also get absorbed by the life events that come to us, which will control every fiber of our being if we let it? Some of these events are self induced, while yet others are brought to us, as we grow into this Society and walk our paths of this journey.

We have all heard of the Burden of truth, well that burden will have us hide the truth and live a life of a lie, which will then complicate our journey so much more. This Burden will keep us from being truly of who we are, We are Burdened in so many ways, we then stop walking our paths for ourselves, so we then can please all that is around us. The Burden of our daily lives can become so overwhelming, that we then become out of touch with all that is around us, then we try to get back on track, so we try to fit into wherever we think we should be, which further complicates things throughout our journey.

Life is a Burden because we put so much pressure on ourselves to achieve so much and then only give ourselves so short of time to achieve everything we want to achieve, that instead of walking our paths in peace, we never get to enjoy the path for which we walk, simply because, the pressure has become so much. it has clouded our judgments and took us out of focus, for truly being of who we are. The pain of the pressure is also so great, that we then will do anything to ease the pain, so we lean on a substance to help ease the pain, or without realizing it, become an even bigger Burden on those around us, which then will not only make our pain greater in the future, but we now have supplied another with unnecessary pain as well.

when we become burdened and the pain becomes so strong, it takes us out of focus along our paths, our biggest mistake is, losing the faith in God and Jesus, as well as ourselves. The Church which is the house of God, is always open to us in our times of need, but yet we become so afraid to enter it, that we let the pain then consume us and turn us into someone we truly are not. If we always keep hold of the Faith, the house of God will never be a scary place, then we can sit in the house of God and pray for his forgiveness, so we than can forgive ourselves for letting the pain become so strong, that it took total control of who we truly are. True communication is another key for us to, lessen the burdens of life and the biggest communication that will help us greatly is, the communication we have with God and his son Jesus. This will help us communicate deeply with ourselves, as well as being more comfortable with communicating with each other. We all walk a path through this journey of life, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it, all we need is the complete faith in Jesus Christ, God our father and the biggest faith of all……….. The faith in ourselves, so we then can walk in peace and happiness always.

 

” The burdens of life can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to control who we truly are”

” Tranquility, communication, serenity and peace are all the keys, for us walking this journey through life with great happiness”

” This journey through life really isn’t that complicated, it is ourselves that makes it complicated by our actions and losing all faith”

” The Church is the house of God and it is not a scary place to enter, it will help us greatly in keeping the faith in ourselves as we walk this journey”

 

The American people have spoken yet again…..

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The American people have spoken yet again, with the election of the house seat in Georgia. We the people are fed up with how those within Washington DC are doing their jobs, the real question is, when are they going to get the message and start working for us the people, as we are the ones that put them there?

Those Individuals on the far left would rather stall, bicker and fight, to stop us Americans from moving forward, than actually getting the message from us of, time to stop the crap and do the job we put you there to do, we can vote you out just just as quick as we voted you in. So far all these hearings are proving one thing and that is, those in office would rather wastefully spend our tax dollars over something that never happened. If you want to spend our tax dollars on something, spend it on bringing in the old Attorney General on her last minute on the plane while it was on the runway meeting with Bill Clinton before the Presidential election, I bet we all would love to find out the real truth and what was truly said on that plane.   Investigate the Clinton foundation, so we can truly find out of just how dirty that foundation is. There is a lot that the liberal media won’t report on because they are in the pockets of the Clinton’s and the foundation, we all know it so let’s prove it once and for all.

The far left Socialist Progressives are so corrupt and have a huge warped since of reality, that they have lost touch with true reality, they have lost touch with all of us American people within this Society to the point that, they can’t even do their jobs correctly anymore, without stirring up the drama and hate among us. These Individuals would rather argue and fight, then actually do what they were voted in to do. Then when some sick demented Individual goes and shoots up a work place or a mall etc…. The only thing they talk about is gun control and stopping the gun store owner’s from selling them? I got a news flash!!! It’s not the gun that shoots anybody, it’s the sick demented Individual pulling the trigger of the gun and we need to do a better job at, recognizing the warning signs of these Individuals and help them get the help they need, to truly stop this ugliness around us today.

We all walk a path through this journey of life and unless we stop the fighting and the bickering, these paths will never become smooth and peaceful as they should be for us all,. When we first start out on the path it is rough and full of bumps that will bruise us, but if we work together we can smooth out the bumps, making the path easier to walk and making our journeys become peaceful as we move forward, When we do nothing but argue and fight with each other, then the work of making the paths smooth never gets done.    This starts with the way we teach our children in the schools, of which this process has changed so much since when I was a kid, that the Teacher’s are not doing their jobs properly anymore either. Most of the blame goes toward the Administrations of the schools, as they are more focused on Political Corrections and offending others, that actual teaching has taken a back seat. There are no more civic classes as a required course, nor is an American history class required either. they would rather take away the pledge of allegiance, because it offends some that are from other countries? That’s too bad,,,,,,,,, You are in America, if you don’t like it, go back to where you are from. Plus they would rather take care of ” Illegal” Alien children……… Teach our American children? I have written on ” Illegal Immigration”, please go back to my archives and read, as that opens a whole different can of worms. Let’s work together people and get behind our new President, showing our support and respect for him, so we all together can, ” make America great again”.

 

” The American people have spoken yet again, time for the elected officials to listen and do their jobs correctly”

” Stop the arguing and the fighting and let’s actually help each other, work hard at making all our paths smooth and peaceful”

” Political correction has made us all weak and vulnerable, time to end it before it ends us”

” When we argue and fight the real work of making our paths smooth and peaceful never gets done”

 

The Good …………….. The Bad

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Hypocrisy is the word of the day, when we talk about our elected officials within this Country, especially when we talk of the far left Socialist Progressives. These far left Socialist Progressives will do anything to have us be dependent on them, so they can keep all the power within the Washington power game, this even includes…… coming up with some fake agendas and charges for our new President, just to stop him from truly helping the American Citizen.

Now I could name them, but I won’t stoop to their level and become like them, as they know exactly who they are. I don’t know about you, but when an Individual gets elected to the highest office on the land, we all have to suck it up, whether you voted for him or not and not only respect him, but support him, so he can do the best job he knows how, so we all can become better and stronger moving forward. Okay President Trump may not be a traditional Politician, but he is a very successful business man and may be just what this country needs, so our economy can truly get back on track and start to reduce some of this ridiculous national debt we have. President Trump may also have a different approach of the way he speaks, only because he believes not in Political Correction, this approach is just what the Doctor ordered for us all right now, simply because Political Correction has made us all weak and vulnerable.

What most have totally forgotten is, all this crap and the hearings happening right now within Washington DC, is costing each of the hard working American Tax Payer millions each day they continue, not too mention slowing or stopping President Trump from truly helping us moving forward.   Because of the far left Socialist Progressives and the way they operate by trying to control everything around them, if we let them have their way then just maybe the beauty around us like in this picture, may cease to exist? Because they will take it away from us and only they can go out and enjoy this beauty? This is what they want, for us to be totally dependent on them, so they than can continue with their fake agendas and bring this country down to the point we are all in Poverty. You want to end up like Russia, where there leader takes billions away from the people and places it within his personal bank account? It will happen in a Society of far left Socialist Progressives and instead of having a President that will work for the people of the country, we will then have a Dictator that will not only take from us, but will gain all the power over us, whether we like it or not, then the Constitution our fore fathers worked hard at creating for us, will then become null and void, leaving us all…………up shit’s creek without a paddle.

This taking to the streets in protest has gotten way out of control, especially when someone leaves their home in one state, goes to another state and sleeps in his car, then takes to a ball field, asks if this was a certain party out there playing, then shooting at anything in sight, just because he didn’t like the out come of the Presidential election? COME ON NOW PEOPLE!!! Time we all grow up and get back to respecting one another again, time we get back to using our Common Sense again, which is far from Common within this broken Society we all live. A lot of us have wandered away from the church and stopped worshiping as we once did and it totally shows, with just how this Society is moving forward. One Congress Woman comes out and says of gun control. ” if we don’t sell guns in the stores, then they won’t be on the streets”? Well I got something for you, drugs like Heroin and cocaine are not sold in stores, so how is it that they are being sold on the streets and why are they killing many with the over doses? The Hypocrisy is so bad within our elected officials it is not only sickening, we have become the laughing stock throughout the World.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, true we all get to choose which path we want to walk, but we still have to walk together, work together and unite together, so these paths can be as smooth as we can make them, when we don’t work together and we don’t respect one another, then these paths will always be rough and the walking will come with much pain and hurt. The time is now  before it becomes too late and we all fall within cracks of the paths, fall to all the far left Socialist Progressives, which will end controlling everything we do, including just how we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Hypocrisy is the word of the day, time to understand and learn of it before it is too late”

” The Washington  power game is a game that our elected officials will screw all they can just to reach the top and finish the game with all the power”

” A broken Society brings much pain and hurt to us all, leaving us to battered and bruised to continue our paths of this journey”

” Common Sense is just us being smarter as we move forward, it is nothing to common, as it is just us having more respect of one another”

” Walk together, work together, unite together, the recipe isn’t hard to follow, just that we have to have all the ingredients so we can  create a beautiful gourmet meal”

 

Change is constant and never ends……..

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Change comes to us in many different ways, we may struggle with change only because it is an unknown and like all unknowns, there tends to be some black clouds hanging around. A Leader of anything can and will lead us if we give them a chance, but unfortunately we don’t give that chance because we get stuck within the unknown. When president Trump or any President of our past was elected, the stock market took a crazy dip, but then stabilized later on, this is because the stock market deals in reality and can’t handle the unknowns either. Whenever there is a change of anything, there will always be a black cloud hanging over head, til we accept the change and deal with the unknown of change.

My Church in my community just went through some big changes, like downsizing from four Churches to two, there was a lot of chatter and push back from this change, the name changed to Annunciation Parish also, which when you think of the meaning of the name ( go out and announce), totally gives a chance to go out and announce to all that, through change we can be better and stronger for it.   Yes there will be some pain and hurt through the change, like closing two Churches with all their histories and the Parishioners histories within the walls of that Church, but when we totally understand all the change and except the change, it makes for a smoother transition.  Now we have the new Priest that took over through the downsizing and helped us all deal with the new change, just announced that he will be retiring next month, so we will be getting a different Leader and Priest for our Parish, just when things were starting to become smoother, now we have to get used to the new ways of the new Priest. True this is small change compared to the downsize change, but it is still change and brings that element of the unknown once again. You will hear the chatter once again, along with the negativity of change coming to the light again, but just like when dealing with any unknown, we need to understand the why, so we can except the change with open arms and an open mind.

Who knows this new Priest just might help us all ” go out and announce to the World”, that through any change we can be better and stronger for it. The Priest that’s leaving took us through the hard part of the change, going from four Churches to two, now we need to give the new Priest a chance, so he can carry us into the future of, going out and announcing to the World, that even through the unknown of change, when we except the change, we can move forward better and stronger. You think the Disciples followed Jesus willingly and gave up their lives for him at the beginning? Of course not, they had their reservations and followed cautiously because of the unknown part of the change.  We at Annunciation Parish have that same concept in front of us, with the entering of the new Priest. All roads of any change will be rough at the beginning, but when we understand better the change, when we except the change totally, this is when the roughness of the road becomes smoother and we then can truly “go out and announce to the World”, that through the change we have become better and stronger, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The black clouds of the unknown are only temporary as with all change, when we better understand then the black clouds disappear for blue and brighter skies”

” The one thing that will never leave us on this journey of life is change, the black clouds and the unknown are temporary when we better understand”

” There are many forms of change we will go through along this journey, when we except the change it becomes easier to move forward”

” It is hard to except any unknown, but with better understanding the unknown becomes easier to deal with”

 

Happy Pentecost Sunday

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Happy Pentecost Sunday to you all! This should be a joyous and happy day for each of us, as we truly celebrate the Birthday of the Church. The Church is where we all gather and it does not matter of who you are, so we can celebrate God our father and his only son Jesus Christ, who came to us and walked his journey here with us.

Everyday throughout our journey we celebrate a birthday, as we are all born into this world for which we walk our paths of this journey, a birthday is really a way of acknowledging another year of our existence and celebrating a life within this journey. Now we need not get depressed and think of the years that have passed us by, but we should really think of the quality of the years and truly celebrate how blessed we are to be walking a path through a journey, that Jesus came and showed us, so we can walk in peace and happiness always.

Pentecost Sunday should be a joyous time for us all, as we celebrate a day that the Church has brought us all together. Within the Church we make our Baptism, our First Communions and our Conformations, these are times that Jesus fills our hearts with his love, so we than can share that love with each other. Through these times is when we get in touch with the Holy Spirit that is within us all, this is a powerful force within us, this force fills us with a warm feeling, that when we truly feel the warmth, we then can do anything we set our minds to. The Church in reality is the house of God, just like within our own houses, we are suppose to feel welcome and comfortable, so we then can be truly of who we are and bring the love of ourselves and the love of God to each other, moving forward on our paths of this journey through life.

In this Society we have totally gotten away from the Church and think we can walk this journey alone? how is that working out for you? With all the crap and ugliness we see around us today, totally proves that we can’t do it alone and need the Church, so we can talk with God and feel the love of his son Jesus within us all. Now some of us might be so consumed with the Media and think that they can warn us of all the ugliness around us, but seriously all they do is create way to much drama and glorify all the ugliness and the ones bringing the ugliness to us, simply by bringing it to us through the air waves of video and talk. This journey of life is not for the media types to dictate to us, or bring us all the ugliness, as we should be walking our paths of this journey like Jesus showed us, so we can truly feel his love within us, while the power of the Holy Spirit guides us along the journey, so we than can be at true peace and walk with a smile of true happiness.

Jesus sacrificed himself so we all could walk this journey in peace and happiness, when Jesus died and after the third day rose to Heaven at the right side of his father, he summoned all his Disciples together and then the winds came, which was the Holy Spirit entering their bodies, this was Jesus giving then the Power to go out and bring his words to all of us, who walk a path through this journey of life. We to have this Holy Spirit within us and need the Churches to help bring it out of us, so we also can go out and bring the words of Jesus Christ to each other. Now as we celebrate our birthdays, may we all celebrate this day of the Pentecost and the birth of the Church, so we all can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace and happiness always.

 

” Pentecost Sunday is a celebration of the Church, which brings the words of God to us as well as getting in touch with the love of Jesus and ourselves”

” May the thorns of the crown that Jesus wore always remind us of his suffering for us, so we can move forward better and stronger”

” Within this Society we want to celebrate everything around us, but with all the celebrations we then celebrate all the wrong things”

” Let’s not be dictated by all the drama and ugliness, let’s then be dictated by the love of Jesus for us and the power of the Holy Spirit within us”

 

The 40 days of Lent, the journey within the journey……

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” He said in reply, ” it is written: one does not live on bread alone”, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God”.

*** Mt 4:4***

 

Now that the Lenten journey for the Catholics has begun, let us not forget that it is a forty day journey and a journey of redemption, that helps us get to know ourselves better, as we move forward along this journey of life, better and stronger each day. Jesus also walked this forty day journey through the desert and was met by Satan along the way, Satan tempted Jesus to go by the side of the dark, but with true faith in himself, as well as with his father, he walked away from the temptation better and stronger. Even Adam and Eve who was put within the garden of Eden resisted the temptation of all the fruit, til the serpent also known as Satan, came to them and tempted them to eat the forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree, Adam and Eve did give to temptation and since had opened their eyes to their big mistake. We also within this Society have many temptations all around us, Satan is even more around us than before. The temptation of evil is strong, but when we stay true to ourselves, stay true to who we are and have complete faith in ourselves, as well as Jesus Christ, then the good will always be stronger than any Evil will ever be.

When Jesus walked this journey through the desert, he did so with only the clothes on his back. Now this may be hard to believe, but when you have true faith in God, as well as yourself, there is nothing we can not do with determination, faith and a purpose for which direction to walk, now you have a recipe for success at whatever you want to succeed in.  Even with all the ugliness we see today, success is still there for each of us, when we truly believe in ourselves, not only forgive ourselves, but forgive those around us, acknowledge the love of God within our hearts and souls, so we than can share that love with each other. We have always had the power to succeed inside us, it is just that we never give ourselves a chance to succeed, because we get so caught up in the crap around us, we never take the time to have faith in anything let alone ourselves.

Lent is a time to reflect on our time so far along this journey of life, so we can correct where we went wrong and fix what we need to fix, so we can continue moving forward stronger and better. Lent is also a time to reconnect with ourselves as well as with Jesus Christ, through Lent we learn to resist any Temptation whether good or bad, so we can than identify all the different kinds of Temptations, but the biggest part of Lent is the re-connection with ourselves and knowing who we truly are and the re connection with Jesus as he guides us to prosperity, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” There are many different kinds of temptations around us that will derail us along our paths, but true faith in ourselves and Jesus will keep us on the right track”

” Temptation is a way for the evil of Satan to control us, it is the belief in ourselves and Jesus that keeps temptation from controlling us”

” Lent is a forty day journey that keeps us focused and keeps us from giving in to temptation”

” The temptation of evil may be strong, but the love of God within us is even stronger and helps us resist all kinds of temptation”

 

It is never to late for a fresh start…

Autumn Leaves

 

” Ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you”.

*** Matthew 7:7 ***

 

Through every ending we encounter along this journey of life, there is always a new beginning, we just don’t know it at the time. Just as the dawn brings a new day, it also shines on us in a new light, there is never the same dawn as there is always a new look to the dawn, just that we have to look deeply to truly see it. Things like when we change jobs in our lives, it is really one chapter in our lives coming to an end, so we then can start the new chapter with a fresh start, or maybe we move from one place to another, we then are ending one place in our chapter, so we than can begin a new chapter in a different place, we never look at anything as an ending or a new beginning, simply because we become consumed in what is around us and take for granted in what is truly around us.

This verse from Matthew is the word of God and when we have complete faith in him as well as ourselves, then all our endings will lead us to a new beginning, so we can be better and stronger moving forward. When we ask for something so we can receive, is how we pray to God and he in his own way will deliver it to us, sometimes it may seem as if he is not listening, but it is his way of making sure we are ready for what he is about to give us. Sometimes in life we have to look within life in order to find what we truly want, when we are younger we don’t know what we want to do, so we then have to go out and search, look deeply into ourselves and what is around us, so we then can find what ever it is we actually are looking for and with the faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, we will truly find whatever we are looking for. Whenever we come to a cross road and turn a new direction, we then create and ending, but as we make the turn we then start a new beginning, throughout that new beginning there will be many doors that may be closed along the way, but if we take the time to stop and knock on the door, we will find that they will open for us, just that we have to take the time to explore, as nothing comes easy and with the faith in ourselves as well as Jesus, these newly opened doors, will bring us good fortune, sometimes these doors may not open right away, but if we work hard enough, there will be no door left closed throughout our paths of this journey of life.

There are no certainties within life, we have to work hard daily on our paths of this journey, but with the work then comes rewards as, with the faith in Jesus and ourselves and a pleasant knock on the doors, there will be many doors that will open for us to learn from and become better and stronger along our paths of this journey, through prayer is how we chat with Jesus and even when we think he is not listening? He then comes to us in mysterious ways, sends us a sign for us to see and we will see the signs when we look deeply into what we see, so we all can truly see all the endings as a new beginning, as we move forward along our paths of this journey through life, while living happily and in peace.

 

” Through all our paths of this journey through life, there will always be an ending with a new beginning and a fresh start”

” The verses of the Bible are God’s way of communicating with us, we just have to look deeply into what we see, to truly see the messages of God”

” You need to search so you can find, nothing worth while will ever fall onto your lap”

” When we have faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, we will always have hope for whatever we end we will always see the new beginning”

” There are no certainties in life and we have to work hard so we can see the doors of life to open and prosper”