Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Best Prayer Ever! (Prayer of Cardinal Newman)

Teach me, Lord, to be sweet and gentle in the events of life, in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.  Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to hide my little pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.

Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path; let me use it that it may mellow me, not harden and embitter me, that it may make me patient, not irritable, that it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow, haughty or overbearing.

May no one be less good for having come within my influence; no one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been a fellow traveler in our journey toward eternal life.

As I go my rounds from one distraction to another, let me whisper, from time to time, a word of love to you.  May my life be lived in the supernatural, full of power for good and strong in its purpose of sanctity.

Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere.  Flood my soul with your spirit and life.  Penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life may be only a radiance of yours.  Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.  Let them look up and see me no longer, but only Jesus.

Amen

~Prayer of Cardinal Newman

Monday, April 12, 2010

40 x 40?

Perception is reality.

Workin' on what this means exactly...and what it means for me.

kthnxbye

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Birthin' Bebbays

On the car ride home from Dinner With The Eldest's Godparents:

Eldest:  Mom, Little One wants to know how a baby gets out of your belly when it's born.
Me:  You *really* wanna know?
Eldest:  Yes, she does!
Me:  *glance at Little One for affirmation*
Little One:  *big smile and head nod 'yes'*
Me:  Ohh-kayyy.  The baby comes out of my vagina.
Little One:  *makes scrunched up face*
Eldest:  *giggles wildly*
Me:  It does!
Little One:  *face still scrunched, tongue bent out then says*  Ewww...I came out mommy's BUTT!

And that, my friends, is how a baby is birthed.