Monday, May 28, 2012

Body & Blood

We're so proud of G for having received the sacrament of Holy Communion.  It has been a process of about 9 months of religious education that has prepared her for this important step.  She is very proud of her accomplishment and understands the sacredness of receiving the body and blood of Jesus.  It is through this that we preserve the supernatural life of the soul.  We are better equipped to resist the attacks of the devil by the graces received.  The more frequent we partake in Communion the closer we remain in Jesus and He in us. 

Most of us agree that a good education is essential for future success.  We send our children to school to prepare them for life; some paying heavily to ensure they're receiving the best instruction.  What about providing them with a religious education according to one's belief?  I fear that many of us falter in this regard.  Do you feel you're responsible for your child's spiritual well being?  I do.  If so, what are you actively doing to support it? For me, it has been making it non-negotiable to attend mass on Sundays.  It's tough on some days, but this is an important way to expose young, eager ears to the Word.  I also have the fear of God in me.  Silly to some, but it's the truth.  When it's my time to be judged, I don't want this to be one of my failures. 

A la proxima.

The Body of Christ

The Hands and Feet of Christ

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Welcome to the Tar Heel State

This summer, we traveled around the world; Jordan (on paper), New York, and eventually settling in North Carolina.  Although I had looked forward to getting back to some real cold weather, I can't complain about the fact that the upcoming winter will not be as severe as those we would of endured up North.  On the back burner go my mental adventures of being pulled by a team of Eskimo dogs, Balto in the lead, through deep snow.

What was the first thing I noticed upon arriving in NC?  The abundance of Pine trees and the use of pine needles for mulch.  Pretty neat?  Well, I thought so.  I also enjoy knowing our "host" city for the foreseeable future has won the title of "All-American City" multiple times.  Indeed, this is my chance to claim that I have experienced "true" American living! A notable accomplishment for a humble immigrant.

Life has been in constant motion.  Since arriving, we endured almost three weeks of living in a one-bedroom/bathroom "hotel" room.  However, there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  We were able to move into a standard home.  The standard home I speak of is a historical, 1930s, renovated bungalow overlooking a parade field.  On this field, we have a lovely canon within walking distance whose purpose is to wake us every morning at 6:30a.m. except on the weekend.  How's that for an alarm clock and for "standard accommodations"? I certainly can't use the excuse of sleeping through the alarm clock.  The bang from the canon literally makes you jump out of bed.

We are slowly taking in the new scenery and becoming Carolinians one step at a time.  Here's to another move; I now have 5 cross-country and 1 overseas in 11 years!  I guess it makes me a "pro" at something.  I wonder if I can turn this experience into a consulting job.  = - )

Home Sweet Home


The canon

Toddler S and Yobi amidst boxes

Student of the Week

Trader Joe's Run

Time Warner Cable Lookout
1st Horse Ride
A Pro
Begging Goats