So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Something to Ease the Soul: Confession: It seems there is a good bit of buzz about this Sacrament making a come back. Catholic Online and the San Bernardino County Sun both have articles on heralding new programs and more penitents.
Something to Smile About: The spokesman review has the following: Rosemary McGrath, a longtime Kootenai County resident and regent of the local Catholic Daughters court, takes special delight in talking about the group’s support of Smile Train, an international cleft charity that provides surgery for those in need, especially in developing countries such as Uganda and India.
Something for a Green Thumb: The National Gardening Association has a wealth of information. Don’t miss their Kid’s Section.
Something to be Proud of: We belong to a church with a wonderful tradition of beautiful architecture. Check out The Cafeteria is Closed. Gerald Augustinus is currently in Rome and keeping his readers up to date with fantastic pictures.
Something for the Children: Our Father’s House has a good selection of homeschooling reasources. Scroll down and check out the “Miniature Mass Kit for Children”
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Something that really sucks: The Catholic Housewife has been in search of a new vacuum. Yes, it is the new model of my own “old blue”.
Something on the back of the car: Dr Helen and bumper stickers by way of The Anchoress. This had me laughing, the comments are a lot of fun I love reading bumper stickers, but really don’t feel like telling the whole world my opinions so my car has none. That might seem contradictory considering this blog which is essentially my opinions, but there is something very different to me between sharing opinion on a blog where people come of their own free will and fosting that same opinion on the people in the car behind me. But that might just be me.
Something Homeschool: Not sure how I missed this site before: CatholicHomeschool.org Many good links to other good resources.
Something Veggie: My children have been enjoying Veggie Tale fun online.
Something Beautiful: I found a wonderful site for art online Artcyclopedia.
- Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult; but, on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing. For: “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep the tongue from evil and the lips from speaking deceit, must turn from evil and do good, seek peace and follow after it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears turned to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against evildoers.”
- ! Peter 3:8-12
In honor of Saint Patrick‘s Day:
Something About St Patrick: Amy Wellborn has put together a wonderful piece on this beloved Saint.
Something from Ireland: CatholicIreland.net “.. set up to promote and support the work of the Catholic Church in Ireland and abroad on the World Wide Web. Its aim is to ensure that the positive initiatives being taken by members of the Church in Ireland have a dynamic and attractive forum on the web and other modern media. Its goal is apostolic, to support people in the living of their Catholic faith, to reach out to those who may have drifted away and to be a source of information and inspiration for those who do not believe and are searching.”
Something Celtic: If you ever wondered about Celtic Crosses or just like to look at them Walker Metalsmiths has and interesting page about them.
Something Yummy: Irish Soda Bread I add a teaspoon or so of caraway seed. The Anchoress also has some recipes that look really good. Check them out.
Someplace Green and Beautiful: If you are ever in Portland, Oregon The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is a beautiful place to visit.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
I love jokes. This one at Happy Catholic http://happycatholic.blogspot.com doesn’t fail to please.
from their site this beautiful image:
This is really a nice site and well worth looking over.
Knitting and praying. I love this idea. It puts a whole new spin to “Oro et laboro”
Something Worth Seeing
I saw this movie last Friday and really enjoyed it. I will write more on it later.
Something the Kids are Enjoying
A fun online program for spelling.