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St. Therese and Vocation Doubts/Fears JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - January 21, 2016 ... earlier this week put some of these negative thoughts into my head. Basically, this person and I were talking about my food allergies/intolerances. I've never been formally tested for an egg allergy but I display some of the symptoms of one... or did the last time I had any eggs. I'm getting a dairy allergy blood test done in March but I also had some of the allergy symptoms when we took it out of my diet over a decade ago. While the gluten intolerance blood test came back negative nearly 2-3 ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/01/st-therese-and-vocation-doubtsfears.html
Are You Ready to Believe. . .by Word and Deed? DOMINE, DA MIHI HANC AQUAM! - January 17, 2016 ... a Catholic wedding. Mary, knowing what knows about her son, approaches him and says – probably in that tone that mothers use when they want you to do something but don't want to ask, "They have no wine." Jesus responds, "Woman, how does your concern affect me?" [Every time I read this, I cringe. Being a good southern boy, if I called my mama "woman," I'd regret it. . .after came to.] Bravely, Jesus continues, "My hour has not yet come." What? That's a ...http://hancaquam.blogspot.com/2016/01/are-you-ready-to-believe-by-word-and.html
2015: The Year This Nerd Saw Blessings During Trials JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - December 31, 2015 ... by far, one of the more difficult lessons I learned this year. Sometimes you have to let go of people or situations that do you more harm than good. They may be wonderful but if you find yourself being pulled away from God, you know it's time to walk away. I still pray for her and I wish her nothing but the best. April: One of my best friends came to visit from Indiana towards the end of the month. We ended up celebrating my birthday a month early, which was fine by me. lol. We also ended up ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/12/2015-year-this-nerd-saw-blessings.html
Homily: The Grace of Being Family BUKAS PALAD - December 27, 2015 ... Papa"; "Good night, Mary Ellen"; "Good night, John Boy"; "Good night, Grandma and Grandpa"; "Good night, Jim Bob"; "Good night, children". Then, the lights would extinguish one by one and all would sleep. Today, we remember another family and their struggles, and we celebrate their life because of God's labor in their lives. Every year we hear readings and homilies about this Holy Family. Same old same old: same invitation, same challenge, you and I say: "My ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2015/12/homily-grace-of-being-family.html
Going Backwards to Go Forwards (10-24) GOD IS AT WORK IN YOU! - December 22, 2015 ... begin the day, Jesus once again presents Himself at the pillar and today, just days before Christmas, the following happens. Jesus is being absolutely shredded there in particular by people in our time. Suddenly, He turns and takes the Roman flagrum from the person who is swinging it in His direction and takes possession of it, and then throws it to the ground. He has had enough of that. What a sight! From what you understand, the evil this person is doing through his or her misdirected free ...http://godisatworkinyou.blogspot.com/2015/12/going-backwards-to-go-forwards-10-24.html
Happy Birthday Mama Mary! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - December 7, 2015 ... life. She didn't have to say YES, she was HUMAN just like us. True, she was full of grace, but God never took away her free will ... she had a choice. So, consider our beautiful Immaculate Mother on this day. Her compassion for those of us who love her and even those that mock her beloved Son. This generous infinite compassion goes beyond our understanding as humans. Her constant intercession on our behalf (for things that even we don't realize we need yet) never ends. She ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/09/happy-birthday-mama-mary.html
Top 5 Saint Dreams (That I Can Share) JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - November 1, 2015 ... and Jesus. (Side note: the dream in which I saw Jesus on the cross and was physically lifted up by Mama Mary to embrace him may be my favorite dream). Other times I'll get saints I'd never heard of before and I have to look them up the next morning. I know some of y'all can remember a time when I used to shared them all the time and may be wondering why I don't anymore. The truth: I don't know. Maybe because they're more personal now. I share them with my ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/11/top-5-saint-dreams-that-i-can-share.html