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Blesing of Epiphany Chalk
**re-posted from http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/01/blessing-of-epiphany-chalk.html
Note: You can download the below blessing in Microsoft Word .doc format here: Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany (1 page).
Note: If you don't have blessed chalk,
Faith Even More Important Than The American DreamI'd like to share a very interesting article I found online a while ago from desiringgod.org, titled "The Nightmare Driving The American Dream". That title right there caught my attention and curiosity, and I began to think to myself, "Is this a Christian article saying something AGAINST the American Dream, an idea admired so much by conservatives like myself, and defended by conservative Christians who say that the Bible encourages us to work for our food? What is this? What does it say?"
So, I opened it up. It in no way disputes that we should earn our survival by working, and doesn't suggest we all get on welfare and don't try for jobs because the American Dream is full of it. Actually, it doesn't really touch the political aspect at all. Rather, it delves into the thought processes of many who chase the American Dream and reminds us that there is something even greater than what the American Dream teaches about meeting our material needs: our faith and trust in God, which is tested
We Believe YouWe Believe You - A Prayer to the Christian God
You say that you created Earth and everything in it, and we believe you.
You say that you created mankind to rule over creation on this Earth, and we believe you.
You say that the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, disobeyed you, thus bringing sin into the world, and we believe you.
You say that because they brought sin into the world, we are all born as fallen, sinful beings, and we believe you.
You say that human nature is ugly and bad because of this sinfulness inherent in us all, and we believe you.
You say that the wage of sin is death, and since we all sin, we all die, and we believe you.
Yet, you say that there is a way through which death can be overcome, swallowed in victory, and we believe you.
You say that there is a way to find mercy through you, so that we may live despite being condemned, and we believe you.
You say that you sent your only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in human flesh on this Earth, and we believe
On Smart PeopleOver the course of my life, I have been very well-acquainted with "smart people". My ancestry seems to be composed almost entirely of those we call "the brains" of our society, with writers, poets, editors, people who can speak more languages than most of us know exist, avid readers, musicians, university deans, scientists, etc., all college-educated (making me the first member of my family in many, many generations not to have a degree in something) and primarily known for how oh-so-clever they were. So, it is not very surprising that I carried on the tradition when I was in school, and became the straight-A student, the Honors student, the perfectionist, the overachiever, the walking dictionary and human spellcheck, and when I try to talk to people, many of them don't respond to what I'm saying because they don't understand it (although it seems simple to me), and instead just stand there repeating over and over, "You're so smart! You're so smart! You're so smart!" (This, although it
Support Hannah's Nun Fund!One of my best friends and role models is in the process of joining a Dominican order!
Before she can do that, she has to pay off her student loans.
She is applying for grants but has also set up a fundraiser page. You can read her testimony and watch a promo video for the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecelia.
Please donate and/or pray for her!
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