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Psalm 91

I’ve always been a pretty private person. It is not like me to open up and share such a private moment in my life. I had a good life, great family and friends, great job.I managed to achieve to live a fairly straight and narrow life. No drugs or alcohol or drama. I never asked God for much. Like most young women I dreamed of being married and having a family, like my mother had. She was married to my father for 35 years before she died of cancer.

In 2003, I faced the most terrifying time in my life.I could have never anticipated this crisis. I realized quickly that I was totally on my own to face this evil before me. The police, my family, my friends, absolutely no one could help me or keep me safe. I prayed relentlessly, I begged God to please let me live long enough to raise my children. I had 2 boys aged 9 and 6. I was also 71/2 months pregnant. I knew Jesus was with me.He is the only one, I knew would never abandon me. I would imagine my self to climb up onto his lap, like a little girl getting onto her fathers lap, so he could cuddle me and tell me everything would be okay. No matter what he would not abandon me.The angels he sent me to watch over me, and guard me in all of my ways brought me great comfort as well. However I had to face the fact that I might not survive this and Jesus would then take me home. I begged God to please see me though and begged him to let me survive this so I could raise my children. That’s all I wanted please just give me enough time to raise my children. I can’t even explain the terror. For as Terrified as I was, reading Psalm 91 gave me more comfort then the fear that was so deeply embedded in me.

On Christmas day 2003 I gave birth to my 3rd son. I named him John Micheal. Michael after St Michael who protects us from the malice and snares of the devil. Nine years later I am still here. I’m still scared some-days. It has been a very slow recovery. I am here though, I’m alive and well raising my children. Thank you Jesus. xox

Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,                        2 will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”                                          3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;                                 4 he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.                                                                                                                                             5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,                                                                                                                                                                         6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.                          7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you.            8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.                                             9 Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your habitation,                                   10 no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.                                                                  11 For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.                                               12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.                                    13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.                                                                                                                                                  14 Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.       15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him.   16 With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Personal Journey

 

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The Year Of Faith

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Pope BenedictXVI leads us into “The Year of Faith” from October 2012 to November 2013.

As a Catholic I am calling on all Catholics to re-acquaint themselves with the Church. If you consider yourself to-be non practicing or a “Cafeteria Catholic” this is a great time to do some soul-searching. You might not be in full communion with the church or otherwise indifferent to her teachings. We have to remember that the teachings of the Church is the teaching of Christ himself!. There is not anything any Pope of Bishop can ever do to change that. This is why our Church has stood strong for over 2000 years on Faith and Morals. Never once did Jesus ever say in the bible we can change or compromise on his teaching when society see’s fit and it becomes the norm. If we are to Live in the spirit we are to walk in the spirit .You are certainly allowed to have opinions and be able to think for yourself, however this will never magically change Gods stance.

Perhaps you need to attend Mass as you have not been in a while. Perhaps you need to have your children receive the sacraments, Perhaps you need to read your bible or to re-familiarize yourself with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Why do we have a Mass as opposed to a “Service”? Why is the church so adamantly against abortions? Why cannot Catholics divorce? Whatever your objections are, be sure to re-examine the why. You may discover something you were unaware of that may change your stance,or in the least help you understand it better.

For those of you who feel you are in full communion of the church, you may go to Mass regularly and feel you are doing everything to the best of your knowledge and ability. There is always plenty more to learn. Read a good book. Read or re-read your catechism. Be ready for questions. Study apologetic you have not yet learned.

I personally will be making a deliberate effort to attend Mass regularly and to continue studying Catholic Apologtics. My two eldest sons will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. I am so excited for them and cannot believe how timing can be so perfect. I will also be encouraging my sister to attend Mass more often as well. In efforts to keep me focused, along with prayer, I will be blogging and ordering the EWTN channel from my cable company!!

Here are some websites that I have found to be quite informative : :

Catechism of The Catholic Church                                                                                    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism by Dave Armstrong Apologist .                            http://socrates58.blogspot.ca/

The Advent- The Catholic Encyclopedia                                                                 http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Scripture Catholic by John Salza  –                                                                            http://www.scripturecatholic.com/index.html

EWTN Global Catholic Television-                                                                                       http://www.ewtn.com/

O God our Father, in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes

to be signs of living faith. By the light of the Holy Spirit,
lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith, and by that gift
may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son,
and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy
to all we meet. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

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