Dec 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Thank God for Jesus!

This was the sermon opening for our Christmas Mass this year.
Of course, for those who do not have much knowledge about Christianity, this can be confusing.
Aren't we thanking God for God?
Well, yes, I guess.

We always have to thank God for the gift of faith in Him, so it would be true in that aspect.
But, in a deeper theological aspect, we know that God the Father sent God the son (Jesus) into this world in reparation for our sins and for our eternal salvation. To know Him, to love Him and to serve Him.
So, Jesus is God, manifested in human form. so we could really know Gods love for us and what is truely expected of us. Without Jesus, we would only have known the "old testament God" and been left with a long distantace relationship with Him. But, God wanted us to know Him personally and realize that He is with each of us personally.
The best way to do that, as they say in Missouri, is to "show us". Let us see Him truely.
I pray that everyone in the world will come to have that relationship with Christ our Lord.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Oct 31, 2014

May 7, 2014

Our Lady of Czestochowa saves babies

Our area of the woods has been blessed this week to have Our Lady of Czestochowa with us.
I went to visit the image in a local parish close by and learned many things about this wonderful gift to our Church. I knew very little about the history of Our Lady of Czestochowa, but one of the more interesting tidbits I found is that Catholic tradition places St Luke as the artist who painted the image.

While I have seen images online of the cross in the sky below, thinking maybe they were photoshopped, this was forwarded to me by people I trust, people that would have no reason to lie or make up something like this.

This is the only abortion mill open locally and many great things have been happening here although there are still over 3000 abortions performed here a year.

The comments below were on an email we received from a friend....

As we were praying the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Fr. West yesterday, we noticed that there was an almost perfect cross in the sky, apparently from a jet, right above the abortion center. In addition, two mothers chose life for their unborn children yesterday. Thank you Mother Mary for this special grace. Our Lady of Czestochowa pray for us. 

“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky” 
Matt 24:30 Blessings, Ed along with a magnificent sign from God . . . NEVER CEASE PRAYING!  

Apr 30, 2014

Live life like it's Lent

Sorry for this Lenten reflection during the joyous Easter season….I tried to get it finished before now but life happens…. Since I seem to be working my life away right now, my Lenten thoughts sometimes cross over between my work and home/personal life. Such was the case today when I was thinking about how crazy busy were are at work and all the wasted resources that we are using because of being so busy. We would not functioning and following correct procedures as we normally would. We are doing what we have to, right or wrong, to make sure our orders get out to the customers. We are trying to clean up “messes” after the fact. Sometimes, we just have to write off things as a loss…..”haste makes waste” as the saying goes and I’m a firm believer in that. Our Lenten season can be like that also. In our busy ordinary times of the year, we may sacrifice whatever we need, in order to get the kids to their ball games, dance recitals, teen activities, ect. We may spend money we don’t really have to buy the latest and greatest gadgets; to replace furniture, applicances or even a car that we could probably live with for a while longer. We spend more time and energy (and sometimes money), than we have. But, do we make the same kind of sacrifices to go to confession or make it to Mass on time? During Lent, it seems like we strive harder to go to daily Mass or at least a morning Mass on Saturday. We might pray at the abortion clinic or work in the food kitchen to feed the poor. We give up sweets, miss a meal or not eat out for dinner. We live our lives on the bare minimum. Jesus and the Apostles lived on the “bare minimum” throughout their journeys. The disciples were sent to preach the Gospel they were told to “Take nothing for the journey,* neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Living to spread the Gospel and help others in their needs. If we ran our lives, our families, our businesses, our Government, our spiritual and moral lives, like our Lenten season; on the bare minimum, watching every little detail of our lives, I think everyone could live more fulfilling lives.

Apr 5, 2014

40 Days for Life Campaign

If you haven't already, please make sure you get out to your local abortion "clinic" and be a part of the
40 Days for Life Campaign.
There are many reasons to participate, but some people find so many excuses not to.
It may take you out of your comfort zone; it may be raining, snowing or just plain freezing cold on your day.You may be scorned, ridiculed or (one of the most popular that I have seen), shown that you are
#1 in peoples book.

But, to put the truth in perspective, you are trying to save babies lives and help a mother not to ruin her life. She is a mother already if she is trying to get an abortion. The baby is a baby already if the mother is trying to get an abortion.
You are doing Gods work by trying to share the Gospel of life.

If those aren't enough reasons, here are some more concerning the mother that gets an abortion;

Symptoms of Post-Abortion Trauma

Bouts of crying
Inability to forgive yourself
Intense grief / sadness
Anger / rage
Emotional numbness
Sexual problems or promiscuity
Eating disorders
Lowered self esteem
Drug and alcohol abuse
Nightmares and sleep disturbances
Suicidal urges
Difficulty with relationships
Anxiety and panic attacks
Multiple abortions
Pattern of repeat crisis pregnancy
Discomfort around babies or pregnant women
Fear / ambivalence of pregnancy 
Please contact Silent No More Awareness at 1-800-707-6635
  • Silent No More reaches out to people hurt after abortion, encouraging them to attend abortion after-care programs. Invite those who are ready to break the silence by speaking the truth about abortion's negative consequences and the path to healing.
  • We educate the public that abortion is harmful emotionally, physically and spiritually to women, men and families, so that it becomes unacceptable for anyone to recommend abortion as a 'fix' for a problem pregnancy.
  • We share our personal testimonies of hurt and healing to help others avoid the pain of abortion.