Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I'm not going to watch this year... the trashy commercials and half-time shows aren't good for me anyways.
Update: Write NBC and tell them you're upset! (THIS is the correct email, and it works)
Updated Again: EWTN will air the commercial from 5:30pmET-MidnightET, Sun. Feb. 1
It's worth another look...
My Aunt Robin built this Baptismal Font from scratch for her church. She is just about finished. As you can see, it is detailed with mosaic tiles, many of which were hand cut. It should look beautiful when the water pours out. Good Job! Her parish is surely blessed.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
And it's already IN Congress! Here's what it would do (keep in mind what Catholic Hospitals/Pharmacies would have to do):
- Prohibit[s] a group health plan from excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services
- Requires hospitals, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to offer and to provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.
- Expand[s] Medicaid's coverage of family planning services ... and contraception
- Expands Medicaid rebates to manufacturers for the sale of covered outpatient drugs at nominal prices to include sales to student health care facilities and entities offering family planning services.
• Force insurance companies to cover birth control if they cover other prescriptions;
• Mandate that every hospital in the state provide emergency contraception to rape victims and tell the victims that emergency contraception does not cause an abortion;
• Replace abstinence-only sex ed with programs that gives equal time to the use of birth control and don’t tell children to save sex for marriage;
• Put taxpayer money into “teen pregnancy prevention” programs;
• Do away with the right of pharmacies and/or pharmacists to refuse to sell products that conflict with their religious beliefs;
• Rewrite the Ohio health funding bill to ensure that PP is directly eligible for taxpayer money for family planning services.
American Life League has the details.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It's the kid's version of Jeff Cavin's "Great Bible Adventure"! Yeah!
It's a continuation of Jeff Cavin's "Great Bible Adventure"
"A Journey Through Church History". AWESOME!
"Let me feed her for a minute and then you can hold her," I said.
"John Paul eat, John Paul eat," he says while lifting his shirt.
Of course, he didn't mean for him to eat; he was really thinking, "John Paul feed."
"No sweetie. Mommy has milk for Gianna not John Paul."
He looks sadly at his tummy and chest. Then he begins to search...finding no place to feed Gianna. He settles for the belly button and once again says "John Paul eat."
Monday, January 26, 2009
Something I noticed with this last pregnancy was that my maternity clothes were very tight! They were no longer built to accommodate baby, but rather let baby "hang out" and bulge through for the whole world to see every angle (the boobs too). Like this:
There are 4 new shirts I bought last year while pregnant that I can still wear today! And then a few bonus shirts that look JUST like the clothes at the store today.
The silver lining in all this is we no longer have to pack the maternity clothes away...just leave them on the hanger....it's fashionable! (Although WAY too confusing. Is she pregnant or not?)
Let's play a game. Maternity shirt or not?
Answer: Both...(if the model were pregnant)
Is this supposed to be a new way to "dress up" our heavier culture, or are women subconsciously envious of the cute pregnant girl?
I feel like the "cute pregnant girl" image has faded away because EVERYONE is now that "cute"...and to add to the confusion we don't know if you are pregnant until you're about to give birth and you can't help but notice.
Shopping for maternity clothes is a rite of passage for the new mom and a unique experience for a time. That priveledge is now open to all. And the post pardum me would like to buy a normal shirt!
*sigh* Will the New Mom every get her pedestal back?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Huckabee: "Scientifically it is a life. And it has to be human. It can't be anything else. It's not broccoli, a puppy, then it's human." (((audience applause)))
Later in the interview...
Mario Quomo: "The constitution gives women a choice and I think that's a good thing." (((crickets chirp)))
[Watch Huckabee on Fox, Sat./Sun. 7:00pm CDT]
Here's another example I read today:
A Liberal: "Being gay is so integral to a person's identity that it's not a choice, it's like being African-American."
Huckabee: "I am especially offended by that, because blackness is an inescapable quality. Black is not a behavior. There's no behavior to black. What you can say is whatever disposition, it's a choice. A lot of people are celibate. When people enter the priesthood, they make a choice to subjugate certain behaviors and/or feelings. It's not that they don't have them; it's that they choose not to act on them." (full interview here)
Like Father Corapi says to homosexuals: "You and I are the same...called to celibacy!"
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
My pride and joy! My very first every SUCCESSFUL loaf of 100% Whole Wheat Bread (and for those out there who bake bread you know this is quite a feat). It is basically a combination of 3 different recipes...I just combined the best of all worlds! And as you can see local food critics approve:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This hat is an appendage to John Paul. He wears it all day and night...yes even to bed. The only time we take it off is during church (and no it's not easy to get off). For a few weeks, it mysteriously disappeared...no really it did! I actually missed it (even though it was 85 degrees the other day...but hey it's Texas!). Fortunately, it was found again, and our little "bank robber" is back!