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DIM, DIM-WITTED or just Corrupt?

Yes, I am an elderly grandmother, old-fashioned and out of date to many. Yet, this blog of mine has a voice, a voice for those who have a dim view of the recent shooting in Florida.

What about other shootings in the past, and including unfortunate tragedies in the future? These horrors did not happen in my day.

Today everywhere Gods presence is currently pushed out of schools. That is why these things are becoming an almost everyday occurrence. It is a fearful thing today to send our children off to school.

It is not the guns that are the problem, but lack of morality and lousy example from the role players our children often look up too!
This generation has a dim view of what is good for their children; do your children pray to their guardian angel for protection? It’s about time they learned, especially in these days of our leaders dim understanding of truth and justice.

The people in charge are the problem; research.

I researched and found out the real agenda of the Broward Sheriff. His idea of getting fewer children stopped for crimes was to have a quota of arrest each month. The deputies were told to stand down, can you even imagine four deputies were ordered to stand down during the Parkland school shooting. I wonder if the Broward Sheriff was worried his arrest quote was already full for that month?

Corruption within the deep state is so apparent, consider this coincidence; even the school in Florida named “Marjory Stoneman Douglas,” an American journalist who was known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain the swamp. “Drain the Swamp” sound familiar? Was this a threatening message to our President by the deep state? So many questions than answers we only have a dim view of what happened and why it happened and also how it happens; was this all planned, I wonder!
We need to bring God back into our schools and government, that is the solution.



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Astral Projection ORIGIN

If one does research on the ORIGIN of the word “Astral” they might come up with something like this: “Theosophy noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, can leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.”

What a perfect word “astral” used today which pertains to the stars and universe.

To continue:

When God created the first man, He endowed us with an immortal soul. The following is my abridgment from an approved Catholic book titled: My Way of Life.
“Since then each living human has that vital principle, its soul, by which it is alive; these souls are not composite things to be taken apart; they are not bodies but the principles by which bodies come alive.
A soul cannot be taken apart, as no soul can, for it has no parts; but neither can it be destroyed by destroying the body of a man. The death of the body is not the end of the soul, for the soul has its own independence, its own actions transcending the physical and corporal, it has its own life which it gives to the body but which is not surrendered with the death of the body. The soul of man can be separated from the body.
The soul of a man once brought into existence is as immortal as the angels; the soul of every man who has been born into the world lives forever.”
Where does it live, that is up to YOU.
We recently celebrated Ash Wednesday, and in my youth on Ash Wednesday, the children would sing this little jingle;  ♪ ♫ ashes to ashes, dust to dust if God doesn’t take you the devil must.   ♫  ♫



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Today I feel more conversant with the memory of my husbands last days than usual, so I wrote a poem. Although I may not be considered a poet, I still feel conversant with his memory.

A MEMORY afraid to forget

Some die soft and others die-hard.
You left me with a heart scarred.
His Will was to call you home
His Will left me all alone.
Your words to me were bravely spoken
Today I understand the words foretoken.
“It’s Gods Will,” you said over and over.
“Please lend me a prayer,” and moreover;
“What did our priest just say to me?”
Words I just couldn’t foresee.
“Our children will now care for you,”
He knew they would follow through.
Now that it’s been five long years
What I do best are shedding tears.



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Shroud of Turin ASSAY

It is my opinion that this relic left for our time now that technology is better advanced compared to past centuries.

Going back in time a little to the year 1898; according to Wiki an Italian lawyer and amateur photographer by the named Secondo Pia a man known for taking the first photographs of the Shroud of Turin. While developing them, noticing that the photographic negatives showed a more precise rendition of the image. He said he almost dropped and broke the photographic plate in the darkroom from the shock of what appeared on it: the reverse plate showed the picture of a man and a face that was not visible with the naked eye. Furthermore, when the negative was developed, it showed a positive image of a human face. He concluded that the image itself was, therefore, in effect, a photographic negative.
How could this then be a medieval forgery?
Again in 1931 when a professional photographer, Giuseppe Enrie, also photographed the shroud and his findings supported Pia.
Now we know it was not a painting at all.

Recently some very interesting information has come to the world about the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.


Nanoparticles, what are they? Nanoparticles are tiny materials having size ranges from 1 to 100 nm. In this assay at present, are now referred to as particles of blood. Blood particles not typically found in a healthy human. Why? Because these blood particles contain substantial levels of creatinine and ferritin, a substance found in persons who have much suffered much as in torture. Such findings of this type of organic nanoparticles conclude that the person wrapped within this shroud did experience a violent death. Also, this discovery debunks the naysayers claim that the image is
AGAIN somehow painted on the shroud.

Consider also another point about the fabric. The cloth is consistent with materials from first-century Israel, but not with medieval Europe. A forger would have had to not only forge the image but would have had to have detailed knowledge of linen weaves of the first century and then not only reproduce it but age it convincingly.

At this point, the fiber is twisted (spun) into the thread. During Jesus’ time, all spinning was done by hand with spindles. The spinning wheel was not around yet, and the world waited another 500 years for that tool.

In the spinning process, the spinner twists the fibers in one of two ways: clockwise (Z) or counterclockwise (S). Because the structure of the flax fiber has a natural tendency to twist itself in an S twist, spinners over the millennia have spun it in this S direction, as if not wanting to “fight” the fiber. Curiously, the yarn that makes the Shroud was turned in a Z twist (clockwise). In other words, the weave is consistent with the era of Christ.
Just to elaborate a little further on this weave the yarn used to weave the Shroud of Turin is of very high quality, evenly spun, and it has been woven into an unusual, fancy pattern for the time, called 3 to 1 herringbone twill. The resulting cloth is very fine, with a density of about 89 threads per inch.

We read in Mark 15;43-46
“Joseph of Arimathea, a highly regarded member of the council, who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate was surprised that he was already dead. He called the centurion and asked him if he had been dead for some time. When Pilate was informed by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. After Joseph bought a linen cloth and took down the body, he wrapped it in the linen and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock. ”

There was a noise in the media in 1987 when the Shroud was subjected to carbon-14 dating technology which dated it to the 13th century. The fabric of the shroud is linen, not cotton and proven the sample was from a patch with 16th-century cotton some nuns mended near the edge of the shroud.

There is so much more to consider about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin; many YouTube’s are out there for your ASSAY on this subject.



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When is a Gift not a PRESENT?


Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ~Bil Keane

The Title reads, when is a gift not a present?  The quotes below tell the WHEN.

“Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and tomorrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present.”
[Proverbs 3:28]

“Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.”
[Luke 18:30]

In the Old Testament the story of the Martyrdom of the second son, his last breath he prophesied the resurrection. His quote from the book of 2 Machabees 7:9
“And when he was at the last gasp, he said thus: Thou indeed, O most wicked man, destroyest us out of this present life: but the King of the world will raise us up, who die for his laws, in the resurrection of eternal life.”

“I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.”
Romans 12:1

THE BEST QUOTE IS for our day:  “Jesus Christ is present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar,” the Catechism.

An anonymous quote: “I can’t tell you everything I know at present because I don’t know anything.”



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Comical Courage


It takes COURAGE to write an actual story that sounds more like a joke on a religiously serious themed blog, but here goes.

Not really a joke at all, because it happened to me, true story.

One day about 25 years ago, I was caring for one of my granddaughters, she was about 4 or 5 years old at that time.

I was a bit disgruntled about all the nonsense I saw on T.V. at that time extended to kids T.V. shows, in my opinion. This particular child, like most, loved to sit and watch T.V. she would sit there all day if someone allowed it.

I started to talk to her about it. The conversation went somewhat like this. I will call her Little Zandra to protect the innocent.

“Little Zandra don’t you think you are watching too much television?”
“No, I love T.V. granny.”
“There are so many bad things on the T.V. for a little girl to see.”
“I want you to make me a promise, little Zandra.”
“What is it?”
“Promise me you will never, ever watch bad EVIL television shows again.”
“Okay, I promise I will never watch bad EVIL television, I will only watch good evil, T.V.”





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Thanks, WordPress

Does it take courage to follow Christ? Yes, especially these days when the “deep state” wants to remove Him from the world to make room for the New World Order. What exactly is courage?
Questions and questions, questions are always great in my opinion.
Past readers have already surmised my blog is composed of a religious character. The word prompt today was the word “courage” one of my favorite words
(thanks, WordPress) because courage is Fortitude, one of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost. Fortitude!  FortitudeGift

Fortitude IS an essential cardinal virtue. Also, Fortitude, (courage) is a virtue infused supernaturally. Putting aside the natural virtue, which is from good habits acquired through the frequent repetition of good acts, we all have.

The story of the Ascension of Christ will bring an understanding of, infused virtue of fortitude. Imagine yourselves as one of Christ apostles in that day, and hear Him say as He was taken up from them, “but wait here in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24;49). He wanted them to wait for the virtue of Fortitude which would soon be infused into their soul by the power of the Holy Ghost.

We learn from the Bible in the book of Acts, when they returned to Jerusalem from Fortitudewhere Jesus ascended, they mounted to the upper room and prayed steadfastly. Ten days later suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. On that day the Apostles through the power of the Holy Ghost, lost their fear, went forth and preached courageously, and baptized thousands-a great harvest of souls for the early Church (Acts 2;1-41).

Reading on the Internet Fortitude is described this way, “When someone has fortitude it means that they have emotional power or reserves and the ability to withstand adversity. People who have fortitude are described in an admiring way for their courage, and this word comes from the Latin word fortitudo, meaning “strength.”

Do you want more natural COURAGE or infused supernatural COURAGE?  ASK FOR IT!

Try it, pray to the Holy Ghost for courage!




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To the wise; there is only one Ghost to conjure, and that is the Holy Ghost.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost. Three in One, O Holy Ghost inflamed with Love bringing Light to the world enlighten me, White Dove, Paraclete to all, Sanctifier and Guide. Intercede to Our Lady for extraordinary graces as we need them when we need them.
Jesus had to leave. Ascending to The Father; making it possible YOU would come to the aid of His Apostles. Without Jesus in His Human Nature sharing their lives, Your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord were so necessary for them to “go teach all nations.”
Today we who are trying so hard to persevere in the Faith. We need Your aid along with the supernatural gifts. Also, twelve fruits of Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Long-Suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency and Chastity.

Please O Holy Ghost in Your Goodness, flood my loved ones with Your supernatural gifts and fruits that we will as a family be together for all eternity. Amen.



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The Only MNEMONIC we will need


Other tools to remind us of “things” are useful, but the Cross of Christ is a treasure indeed!

The Cross of Christ is seen today in images, pictures, hanging in churches as smooth, slick straight sample of wood that was sanded and made perfect. The Cross on that Good Friday; imagine instead wood knotted, splintered, gnarled, rough and damp.

Why is it that many Christians see in their own way the cross without the suffering? Their cross scarcely a remembrance, symbol of His instrument of death.

If you consider yourself Christian, recognize the cross for what it is.  The only MNEMONIC you will TRULY NEED.  


We read in the Bible how Our Lord called St. Peter, Satan! Because even St. Peter refused the idea of crucifixion. St. Peter did not wish the suffering Jesus. Our Lord words, “He turning, said to Peter: Go after me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou dost not relish the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
[Matthew 16:23]
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The Haydock Bible it is explained of 1 Corinthians 1 Ver. 18. For the word of the cross. That is the preaching that the Son of God, both God, and man, died nailed to an infamous cross. Folly is looked upon as ridiculous and incredible, by all obstinate unbelievers that perish: but it received as the work of God, and an effect of his divine power, by such as are saved. (Witham)

“And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
[Luke 9:23]
Traditional Catholics of today and Catholics from all centuries; the past, understand this to mean, we are to get up on that Cross with Christ, do this by offering yourself to Him and accepting His Will not running away from it, nor removing His Body from the cross. Face His suffering.
“And taking bread, he gave thanks and broke; and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me.”
[Luke 22:19]
Many Christians believe that God loves you when He showers you with riches or with no problems in life. One wonders why so many wealthy people give in to suicide, despair. In truth, God loves you when He allows you to share with Him in His life, His pain. “Come follow Me; “I say to you: but unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.”
[Luke 13:3]
Let us never forget; there is a MAN on that Cross.


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There is a Man on that Cross


Pre-Lenten thought:

The Cross of Christ is seen today in images, pictures, hanging in churches as smooth, slick straight sample of wood that was sanded and made perfect. The Cross on that Good Friday; imagine instead wood knotted, splintered, gnarled, rough and damp.

Why is it that many Christians see in their own way the cross without the suffering? Their cross scarcely a remembrance, symbol of His instrument of death.

If you consider yourself Christian, recognize the cross for what it is.



Sympathize with a Black Hat; NEVER!

Sympathy for the devil originally meant, an expression to give sympathy for someone who doesn’t deserve it.
White hats don’t sympathize with the black hats. Some change is good as in changing a babies diapers. See how they cry! Look at what they are doing!

The other day I was watching on YouTube an old video from 1955, it was Archbishop Fulton Sheen titled: How to Think, (about statistics).
If you are familiar with his style, he has a unique way of blending serious facts with humor. After his presentation, he mentioned that he would now give us a statistic that was 100% accurate, no doubt about it, we could take this particular statistic to the bank. He said speaking of marriage, that 50% of the people married were women, and the other 50% were men.

On another note, a correction is due to the liberal thinking of the distributors of Greeting Cards.
If everyone who dies these days goes to the “better place” know as heaven, it is politically incorrect to send out sympathy cards. The loved ones of the deceased should receive a card of congratulations their loved one made it. Forget Purgatory;  Stop offending them!

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Profuse as in THE BLOOD

Yesterday I was inspired to write a blog titled Realization vs Realize how appropriate it was to see the word prompt today for the word “profuse” this without planning on my part might be thought of as a continuation of my previous blog of yesterday.

My favorite devotion and of course immediately when I read the word prompt for today, I thought of the one prayer I daily repeat, “Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging.”
For those interested but are not acquainted with the Litany of the Precious Blood continue reading.   PointingAngel

This litany of prayers focuses on the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Precious Blood. The mini-prayer quoted above is only one of several aspirations contained. Aspiration in the sense of the word to mean a strong desire of hope.

“Blood of Christ shed profusely in the Scourging.”

We can look to 1 Peter 1:17-19 to see where this teaching is found recorded in the Bible. “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled.”(1 Pet 1:17-19)
Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition further explains. 1 Peter Chapter. (above)
“They could only hope for salvation by believing in Christ, by the price of whose Precious Blood they were redeemed from their sins, as they had heard by the word of the gospel preached to them.
Haydock’s commentary compliments are with that of St. Paul, of St. James, of St. John, and of the other apostles, that to be saved it is not enough to have faith or hope in Christ.”

The devotion to Jesus specifically in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by St. Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners of the Most Precious Blood.


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