Back in time, Weekly Prompt

EMPTY — but not for long!

Yesterday was Good Friday, and I spent several hours in Church participating in the liturgies of the memories, as we are encouraged by Holy Church.
Today, the Church refers to as Holy Saturday; I feel empty, knowing many Christians want His Resurrection but not His Cross; I cry!
Remembering how He was placed into the tomb and closed, separated, I feel deep mourning. We, the laity and the Church spend at Our Lord’s sepulcher, this day meditating on His Sacred Passion and Death. There is no Mass; the sacred altar is bare.

Knowing that Jesus at any time could have said NO!
STOP!  I will redeem them without all this suffering, 
but would we appreciate it if He did?

This is the Mystery of our Faith!  Remember too, how SHORT
our life is on earth, even 100 years is short compared to eternity!
#YDWord, Word of the Day Challenge, Word Prompts

BEWARE of the unforgivable!

Make sure your Faith is not considered KAPUT for lack of a better word, the word prompt for today! Kaput

Mark 3:28-29, ….” But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” 

We can’t live a life of sin while hoping that we still will make it to heaven one day.

BEWARE

Of Christians who believe ONLY in words, “believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.” Redeemed, yes, but to be saved, they must act. But they continue their lives of living in sin, believing that they will be held unaccounted for — without a change — since Jesus died for our sins. They forget that He redeemed them, but they must amend their lives, not presume they are saved without giving up their sins.  

PRESUMPTION is one of several sins against the Holy Ghost.

It is not ME, warning, it is the WRITTEN WORD & I QUOTE. Here we can read not only FAITH; we must amend our life.

James 2:22-24

“Seest thou, that faith did co-operate with his works; and by works faith was made perfect? … Do you see that by works a man is justified; and not by faith only?”

Or if you prefer the Protestant version see below

King James Version (KJV 1900)22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? verse 22 – You see, his faith and his actions worked together.  His actions made his faith complete.  The actions are works, not just words. Beware of presumption, meaning to only presume you are saved and continue a life of living in sin. 

Forgive me if I sound like I am pointing at you or judging, I am NOT! I feel inspired to write this because it happened to me, the evil one deceived me into actually believing that God was pleased with my life, although I knew in my heart, I was living in sin. Deception is a true chimera delusion.

Ah! Another Challenge

These Dark Days

No Mercy?

God’s Mercy is infinite as our Mercy for our enemies should be, but are they? That is the question!

Showing Mercy to those who injured us is the greatest revenge; I do not know who said it, but it is true. Also, we have this —> “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” ~Jesus Christ

Yet we want to forget there IS, like it or not, Divine Justice from God.

Beyond our last breath, we are taken to His Seat of Justice!

Yet, today we might face His Divine Justice here on earth, a chastisement foretold during the Great Apostasy from His Church. 2Thessalonians 2-3; One such commentary explained in the Haydock Bible as meaning; “According to a third and common exposition, by this revolt or apostasy, others understand a great falling off of great numbers from the Catholic Church and faith, in those nations where it was professed before; not but that, as St. Augustine expressly takes notice, the Church will remain always visible, and Catholic in its belief, till the end of the world. Could it be that Vatican 11 beyond 1960, when the Catholic Church adapted to the world, was this event? Visible, yes, but smaller as it began at its founding by Christ. 

This is when everything started to change, (1960’s) the world, little by little lost all sense of sin; continues today with what was white is now black and what was BLACK IS NOW WHITE.

May God have Mercy on us during these very dark days.     

I Believe Because

Today March 8th IS —

March Eighth

According to Wikipedia, today is Woman’s Day!

The saddest part of today is that most women neglect the only woman who deserves to be remembered today and every day. Mary was so favored by God; she was overflowing, full of grace before her conception, He knew her. God’s Masterpiece, she was created with a particular role, to be the Mother of God. 

   God knew that we, His creatures loved by God, would need a Redeemer! For Our God who knows all, He the Creator of all understood that humans who were created in His image, in that we and we alone have an immortal soul, a beginning without an end. His Divine plan was to become a man with a human nature remaining Divine; through the power of the Holy Ghost and taking a human nature from Mary, His chosen mother. Through her free will, she raised the ideal of womanhood by her obedience and fortitude.

Christ loved His mother; her fiat pleased Him. What an example for us, yet today she remains ignored as Jesus was and still ignored by many who claim to follow Him. Many who think of themself as Christian refuse to imitate Christ as we are called to do, love His mother as He did. 

Luke 1; 41 forward

41 And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb: and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

42 And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.

45 And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.

46 And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord:

Fandango Flashback

What is a MNEMONIC the word of the day back in time

Fandango invites us to go back and see what we wrote on this very day. Looking back, I found this. It is not my intent to offend anyone, but if you only knew the importance of not forgetting. The word MNEMONIC was the word of the day!

Several years ago when my blog was just beginning on this day, February 11, 2018 inspired by a word: MNEMONIC — A mnemonic technique is one of many memory aids that is used to create associations among facts that make it easier to remember these facts.  Popular mnemonic techniques include mind mapping and peg lists. These techniques make use of the power of the visual cortex to simplify

Below was my post in 2018 or press this link

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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]
also in:
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.

 
Share your World

It’s My Life

Sharing my World, why not that’s what blogging is all about. The questions with my honest answers are below for interested readers.

SYW

Questions

What is one topic you love to talk about?

If you know me, its my Faith! Why because nothing else matters except the salvation of my soul.

I love to talk about my Faith because it is the only aspect or view perfectly logical. It is not complicated; Jesus proved He is God by rising from the dead, and even the Jewish people never denied that! He was foretold in the Old Testament, which happened as He said it would.
He founded ONE religion and foretold near the end of the world, it would adapt to the world, and so it has. The so-called Catholic religion the Vatican (since 60’s the Vatican) today breaks Divine Law. Adapting to the world although sounds like “brotherly love,” yet in the eyes of God, “I AM THE LORD, no others gods before me.”Divine Law,” by saying all religions are good. The Bible refers to it as the harlot, you know what that is… …casual encounters.

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Ask the wonder question . ‘But so, suppose there was a magical wizard standing right in front of you and you could turn your life into anything you wanted, what would you do? ‘  For example: What, who, where, why? ‘  (Short explanation:  Suspend disbelief and suppose for a moment that you COULD turn your life into anything you wanted it to be.  Answer any or all of those “W” codicils as you wish)

The wonder answer is as follows:

I had my time in my life in which I was searching, being led into the modernism of the Church, I found myself doubting, does God really exist.
At that time, I was fearful for my immortal soul and started to pray to know the truth. Finding the Traditional Faith is another miraculous story of its own for me. Therefore the answer to the WONDER QUESTION is, “been there, done that.” Searching, no thanks, I found it, and I understand it, plus I now live with peace of soul. “Seek and You shall find, Ask and it will be given to you.”

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(This one has been asked before in various ways)
Could you adjust to life without any internet?
This means the net has theoretically failed and there’s no cyber connection any longer.  Things have gone back to the old ways of land-line telephones (because cells don’t work without the ‘Net) and hand written letters.  Paper newspapers and magazines.  Hard bound books.  Having to actually do finances with ledgers, paper and pen or pencil.  There are a myriad of things the internet brings with it that I think we’ve all gotten so used to that we now take them for granted.   The Millennials and generations after them don’t know the ‘old ways’ at all really in my opinion.

I don’t think it would be difficult if everyone, the entire world was without the internet, because then we would not be missing anything. If I was the only person without the internet, yes I would wonder daily what I was missing!

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What do you think is unique about the human ‘animal’ (homo sapien)?

As far as homo sapien, that species, the Church follows the Bible; we all came from Adam and Eve, the first human’s God created with an immortal soul. Created creatures who roamed the earth before Adam and Eve did not possess an immortal soul; their soul died with them.
It is not complicated as science wants to believe, pray to know, and love the truth; there is only ONE truth founded by God.

Whatsoever IS

Whatsoever is Lovely

I love to see new bloggers coming out with their idea of a new challenge; who doesn’t love a challenge. This one and who could resist with a name like
“Whatsoever is Lovely!”

The world might be falling apart but for me, (Living) I must be crazy because everything is always lovely! Although it is cold outside and quite icy on my street, I remember walking through the grounds of my Church property known as Mount St. Michael in Spokane Wa. where we celebrate only the Traditional Catholic Church before — the dreaded epoch of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 occurred. “Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there comes a revolt first,” (Vatican II).

These are some of the pictures you would see walking there on the park-like grounds on a beautiful Spring day.

Whatsoever is lovely!♫

Looking forward to doing this walk again, if God allows me to live to see another Spring Day; next time I will post some images of our rosary walkway that overlooks the city of Spokane.

WDYS

The Wonders of Thee!

My inspiration from the image presented below by one of my favorite bloggers at #Keepitalive

Look and see the wonders of Thee!
Your creations, a celestial star we call the Sun
Our gift — to give us what we need!
Your feathered friends graced with wings.
Sing and dance, surrounded by a painted sky
Oh, and so high! A child sees!
A child as to us created in your image —
To live forever with Thee!

#keepitalive

true story

My Christmas Tree for all to SEE!

My Christmas tree is up! All decorated with handmade ornaments by myself and rosaries I have collected over the many years of my life. Broken chains, missing beads, and most of all, the Crosses were lost, AND it took me three days to repair the rosaries, so many; several were left to me when my mother passed away, several I found at garage sales, and most were mine all worn out. Yet they are all fixed TODAY and happily hanging on my Christmas tree, waiting as I am waiting for the celebration of the birth of our Redeemer.

God is so good; it is His birthday, yet we get the gifts; the greatest gift is knowing Him who became a man like us—living not in luxury but poverty to teach us what is essential in this life and what is not.  

I love Christmas; that was the day I met my husband when I was 17 years old.

Before I met him, when I was a young girl, I would ask God to give me a special Christmas gift as the day came closer, not knowing He would, the following Christmas 1997.  

What makes Christmas GRAND is that we all recognize it: atheists, non-Christians, children, and the elderly. That is the POWER OF GOD!

The word Christmas originally meant Christ’s Mass. I remembered back in 2015, a war against the word “Christmas.” Even the stores were trying to change it to Happy Holiday, but they lost. It is what it is, CHRISTMAS!  They CAN NOT; WILL NOT ever remove God!