July 18, 2014

What's In My Purse

I have been planning on doing this post for a while but never got around to it until I saw that Miss Marisa did it. And so Marisa being the inspirational person that she is, inspired me to finally do it! <3 Enjoy ladies!




The purse is actually a brand new satchel handbag that I found at my parishes rummage sale. Score! (similar)

 1. Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II). JP2 wrote this book before he became pope. Seriously an awesome book and a must read!!!
2. Magnificat- filled with so many prayer cards. #catholicgirlprobs
3. KLOUD City wallet - I like that it is also a wristlet and the color is really pretty :)

 4. iPad mini/case - I love my ipad mini, it is just so handy. Stay tuned for a special post about my ipad!
5. Sunglasses - I got these shades in May for my birthday. I love oversize frames!
6. Hand cream - I always have to have some lotion with me, because come on you never know when your gonna what to moisturize! I have been wanting to get some Bath and Body Works lotions, do you have any favorites or suggestions? 
 7. Trident gum - this is the tropical twist flavor. I need to get some more because this is my last pack. I'm thinking about getting the Trident layers gum.

 8. Rosary - Because if you're Catholic then you better have one on you. I got this rosary for my Confirmation. And also shown is my glasses for when I need to see REALLY well.

 9. Random items:
(Hair-ties) Because I feel more confident knowing I have hair-ties with me.
(Tissues) pretty self-explanatory
(Sunscreen) You know it's summer when I have this in my purse.
(Hand sanitizer) Miss germafobic here.
(Pen) It comes in handy.
(EOS lip balm) LOVE THIS STUFF!
(Lipstick & gloss) Revlon lip butter in the shade Sweet Tart (pretty summery pink color) & Bare Escentuals lipgloss in Brilliance.

July 8, 2014

Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit...

I just remembered that I never got around to posting pictures of my brother Marcelino and sister Hannah's Confirmation. Oops!
 With Bishop Peter


 With Padre Pedro

 
Marcelino (John Paul Berchmanns) with his sponsor Padre Pedro.

With Fr.U

With Mom & Dad

I was privileged to be Hannah's sponsor

With Fr. O

Sts. Pope John Paul II & John Berchmanns
Pray For us!
::
Sts. Perpetua & Clare 
Pray For Us!

What was you confirmation name?

Spoken For {Book Review}


 
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 160142597X
Released: January 1, 2014

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 // Book Synopsis //

Say Yes to the Love Story of Your Life
A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences,   these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.

You are not up for grabs. You are spoken for.

// My Review //
 Do you realize how much God loves us? While reading this book, I came to understand that God is constantly drawing us to him, because he loves us so much. Are you looking for someone who will take the role of the hero in your life and love you, deeply love you, not for what you do or how you look, but simply for who you are? This is the book to read to fully understand God’s love for us. 
The book is an extremely easy read. Each chapter generally starts with them taking turns telling part of their own love stories (dating, engagement, wedding day) and then relates that to how God loves us with a few Scripture verses. They conclude each chapter with about five questions for further discussion, making this a useful tool for a high school/college women's study.

 About the Authors:

Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter.

Twenty-six-year-old Alyssa Joy Bethke is a popular blogger and a newlywed. She serves with her husband—speaker, author, and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke—as they travel the world sharing God’s lavish grace. Alyssa lives in the Pacific Northwest with Jeff and their yellow lab, Aslan, and enjoys reading, hiking, paddleboarding, and, of course, coffee.


 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

July 4, 2014

Freedom



On July 4, we celebrate the birth of a novus ordo seclorum- a "new order of the ages," the American Era. God has blessed our nation with resources, power, beauty, and the rule of law. We have so much to be grateful for. But these are gifts. They can be misused. They can be lost. In coming years, we'll face more and more serious challenges to religious liberty in our country....
And yet, the political and legal effort to defend religious liberty-as vital as it is-belongs to a much greater struggle to master and convert our own hearts, and to live for God completely, without alibis or self-delusion. The only question that finally matters is this one: Will we live wholeheartedly for Jesus Christ? If so, then we can be a source of freedom for the world. If not, nothing else will do....

We live in a time that calls for sentinels and public witness. Every Christian in every era faces the same task. But you and I are responsible for this moment. Today. Now. We need to "speak out," not only for religious liberty and the ideals of the nation we love, but for the sacredness of life and the dignity of the human person-in other words, for the truth of what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God.
We need to be witnesses of that truth not only in words, but also in deeds. In the end,we're missionaries of Jesus Christ, or we're nothing at all. And we can't share with others what we don't live faithfully and joyfully ourselves.... To the extent we let God transform us into his own image, we will-by the example of our lives-fulfill our duty as citizens of the United States, but much more importantly, as disciples of Jesus Christ. May God bring to completion the good things he begins in us today. -Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Photo: On July 4, we celebrate the birth of a novus ordo seclorum- a "new order of the ages," the American Era. God has blessed our nation with resources, power, beauty, and the rule of law. We have so much to be grateful for. But these are gifts. They can be misused. They can be lost. In coming years, we'll face more and more serious challenges to religious liberty in our country.... And yet, the political and legal effort to defend religious liberty-as vital as it is-belongs to a much greater struggle to master and convert our own hearts, and to live for God completely, without alibis or self-delusion. The only question that finally matters is this one: Will we live wholeheartedly for Jesus Christ? If so, then we can be a source of freedom for the world. If not, nothing else will do.... We live in a time that calls for sentinels and public witness. Every Christian in every era faces the same task. But you and I are responsible for this moment. Today. Now. We need to "speak out," not only for religious liberty and the ideals of the nation we love, but for the sacredness of life and the dignity of the human person-in other words, for the truth of what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God. We need to be witnesses of that truth not only in words, but also in deeds. In the end,we're missionaries of Jesus Christ, or we're nothing at all. And we can't share with others what we don't live faithfully and joyfully ourselves.... To the extent we let God transform us into his own image, we will-by the example of our lives-fulfill our duty as citizens of the United States, but much more importantly, as disciples of Jesus Christ.
May God bring to completion the good things he begins in us today.
 -Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.