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Jesus Laughing

Jesus Laughing

JESUS LAUGHING! When friends went to a seminary in Florida last March, they saw an artist paint huge works (the size of a door) in 30-45 minutes. The artist prefers anonymity and says he wants the works to speak for themselves.
Look carefully and see the drawings were signed, ‘Jesus Painter.’
Christ laughing! A concept I hadn’t seen before.
Beautiful pencil drawings…


This came in an email, and I usually look and delete. However, since we lost a beautiful granddaughter recently, Violet Eileen, this really struck me! I hope ‘Jesus Painter’, whoever he is, will continue to paint.

Beautiful! Joyful! Loving! Playful! Gentle!

This is the Jesus I know! I can imagine Violet being cradled in Jesus’ arms …. to me the baby in these pictures IS Violet! I hope you see and believe that the baby is the one YOU lost!

Heaven is wonderfully Joyous and Real!







17th Century Nun’s Prayer

17th Century Nun’s Prayer

Lord, Thou knowest better that I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen

Pro-Life…what can I do to help?

Learn…..'I'm pregnant, and I'm beautiful' photo (c) 2009, Ed Yourdon - license:

What about the exceptions for rape and incest?  Ask Rebecca Kiessling…she was conceived in rape.

Where do you get help if you think you might be pregnant? Lots of resources here…  Option Line 1-800-395-HELP

What is Stand True?  projects/events

Why do they wear red arm bands ?  Silent Day  Oct 18, 2011

What is a Life Chain? When and Where is the next one close to Pratt  (Belpre)?

Why would I go to Topeka? Pro-Life Rally in January


or Washington, DC ? Jan. 23, 2012 March For Life

Resources for a talk at school or a LOT of other information Kansans For Life

If you are old enough, VOTE Pro-Life!

These are starters….what will you do??

The Moms, and the Babies are counting on you.


A New Angel..or is She a Saint?

Angel…or Saint? The question has become very personal…again. I’m sure that many of you have been in a similar dilemma.

Sadness or Joy? Which?

When you lose a precious granddaughter…stillborn…the SORROW that floods your heart, soul, mind and body is undescribeable

unless you’ve been there..

Violet Eileen is her sweet name..and she is in Heaven. That I believe with my whole heart. Is she a little Angel?  or a Saint?

So many casually say Angel..and I would have to, except after really thinking about it. Angels are created by God as Angels. Humans are created Human. Only humans can become Saints. My logic is not very deep or theological, but I think it is true, according to Scripture and to what the Church teaches.

So…in addition to the Sorrow….there’s a great JOY in my heart, too.

I will never understand why this happened.

My son and daughter-in-law are heart broken.

I can’t fix it…..I can’t hug this away…I can’t kiss the owie…I can’t rock them and comfort them…their sorrow is incredibly deep and raw and continues…and will continue. I struggle with knowing how to help…what to say…should I call them….what can I do….what is too much…what is too little….

My understanding of how they might feel includes my loss of the three miscarried babies….but it’s not the same…it’s not THEIR loss…I can’t feel their pain…I only comprehend it from my perspective, not theirs.

My sharing of this helps me…but at the same time, I hope it does nothing to complicate their pain…

So…to the little Saint in Heaven….I pray she will be able to help where I can do nothing. I pray that our pain and sorrow that is so often just the groaning and moaning and not being able to express in words the depth of this sorrow….I hope that she can hear and be able to assist us in understanding this…

I hope we all will be able to grow in the Trust of God Who Knows ALL things and knows how to work them out for HIS GOOD….and ours, too. I have no understanding how He can, and will, take such pain…and turn it into Joy. But I believe He can, and He will…..

Come, Lord Jesus…..Come, Holy Spirit…..Come, God, My Father……give us all Your Peace.

The Truth About Mary and Scripture

Finding Mary in Scripture was very limited in my Protestant eyes. This video is Excellent to show that Mary is everywhere in Scripture!

Excellent presentation!

We Are Catholic

This video expresses the Joy and Love I have for being a Catholic!

One Child? A Nightmare!!

One Child? A Nightmare!!

I had a dream last night…a thought occurred to me in the dream. Probably more aptly called a Nightmare!!

'fat baby' photo (c) 2007, Ernie - license: One Child…..

From LifeSite News:  Chinese President: One-child policy stays

The continuing demographic shift threatens to weigh heavily on the country’s youth, with many fearing the future effects of the so-called upside-down pyramid, where one child must care for two parents and four grandparents. Additionally, some experts are speculating that the huge gender imbalance in the country, thanks to sex-selective abortion, will lead to social unrest, with millions of young men unable to find brides.

Our President wants to make birth control “free” via the new (choke) healthcare system. As if being pregnant is a disease for which we need to protect ourselves from, via a pill. The Planned Parenthood crew loves this idea.

Offering his support for the Obama administration’s recent decision to cover birth control and drugs that can cause abortion, Norman Fleishman condemned the world’s population growth. “Unless we act (this legislation, along with China’s ‘one child’ policy, is a start), the world is doomed to strangle among coils of pitiless exponential growth,” he wrote.

What does this have to do with being a Catholic? Much, I would say.

First, when you say you are a Catholic, you are saying that you will be open to Life…to having and raising children. This does not mean you will be barefoot and pregnant forever! But Open to God’s plan for you and the children He will bless you with. Planned Parenthood is the anti-thesis to this idea. They don’t want to plan Parenthood, but would want you to plan for the death of any child that God planned. Same deal with China….They want to be GOD and make decisions which do not belong to them.

Secondly, China and PP are definitely anti-Catholic in general. China recently had their “State Catholic Church” ordain Bishops…but not with any ties to the Church Universal and our Holy Father. So…now the State can control what the “Chinese Catholic Church” teaches, which will surely have birth control and abortion as sacraments. The Official Catholic Church has one Bishop approved by Rome, Bishop Jin Luxian'Speaker Pelosi and Bishop Jin Luxian' photo (c) 2009, Nancy Pelosi - license:  shown here with Nancy Pelosi. I do not recall Nancy being very pro-life. A contradiction.

I would venture to guess that PP preaches their “Gospel” in much the same way.  Sick…sick…religion.

If I lived in China, where the one child policy is mandated, my family would consist of Mike, myself, and my son Matthew. That’s it. My first born Daughter would probably have been selectively aborted. That eliminates her, and 4 grandchildren. The rest of my children, 2 sons and 2 daughters would not be here. Another 5 grandchildren gone, too. Matt and his wife are expecting their first….daughter….however little “Critter” as they fondly refer to her Unborn-ness”…would not have survived the selective abortion trend…probably.

If I agreed with PP and China,  this group of stick horse racers would not exist. And that would be a shame. And a grievous sin.  Thank the Good God in Heaven that I am a Catholic! I have a faithful Catholic Husband, 6 beautiful children, 4 awesome son & daughter-in laws, and 9 …almost 10, counting Critter… GRANDCHILDREN.!!!!! Our little army will do our part to save the world from tyranny and hatred of babies!!   Do I hear any AMENS!!!????


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