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Blessings to Help with Difficulties

It is the blessings that one must remember throughout all the difficult times.  Those are what will hold you together when something comes your way that you are not really sure you will be able to handle. 

One of the more recent blessings in my life has been the chance to go back to Cape May Point to Mary’s House with Jen.  It had been a while since we were able to hang out with each other…fooling around, playing games, praying, talking, and all that awesome stuff.  Jen and I got pretty close over the year with some of our similarities.  God granted us a chance to hang out and enjoy each others’ company.

Last night I got to walk around Centennial Lakes with Nicole.  We had been trying to talk and catch up for the past couple weeks or so, since she tried to get a hold of me.  It is amazing how the distance between us never changes how close we are and how much we trust each other.  She is someone I will never lose in my life.

Blessings, I could go through a whole list of them.  All my friends that helped me through those hard times and continue to help me now with my struggles.  They are the biggest blessings.  There are so many moments that God has given me to help me on my way.

So why am I afraid?  What is missing within me that makes my journey a little harder than some people who I know?  Will it make me all the stronger in then end?  Do the difficulties and struggles mean I am not worthy enough to do this great work for God that I am aiming for?  No.  It means there is something different and unique about me.  It means I need to remember even more those blessings in my life.  God has a plan in my life, and I will follow it to the best of my abilities.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2011 in Inner Reflection

 

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Cape May Point Part Three

So, I know what you are all thinking.  What happened after the stubbed toe and such?  It was actually some very prayerful things, mostly.  Jen went to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel while I played some guitar on the porch.  As I was starting to play, someone came out and asked if I minded that he sit there and read.  I said as long as you don’t mind me singing a little off-key.  It was good and calming to play and he did not mind. 

The next adventure involved going on our rosary walk.  It was wonderful as usual.  We did the Hail Mary’s in Italian as usual and attempted the Glory Be’s.  I think we are still missing some parts, but it sounds decent enough and  God would understand.  When we finished, Jen thought it a good idea to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  I agreed and thus we did so.  It was very good.

What was very kind was the offer to go with the group that came from Philly to have some ice cream out with them.  We declined, but it was a very gracious offer.  I think it was the guy that brought the group last year.  Maybe he is the one who brings them every year. 

So Jen and I learned something.  Our Ipods have bluetooth.  This means we can play scrabble against each other on our own Ipods.  Wonderful!  Thus we played some games before crashing to bed.  She won…of course.

This morning, we were up early as usual.  There is no surprise there.  Mass was at 8:30 for anyone who wanted to come and participate.  Beforehand Jen and I prayed the office in the Bl. Sac. Chapel.  I was asked to read for mass, aside from page turning and singing, which involved some words I am not quite sure I said right.  Either way, it was good.  I did get a little page turning happy on one song.  It was funny. 

What can I say?  I love the blue fire engine trucks.  Who wouldn’t?  I may have said before, but I am not sure.  Brother Al is the mastermind behind these.  Back when he was the Fire Chief, this was a choice he made.  I am certainly a fan.  Thus we took a picture next to one and of them.

This morning was the pancake breakfast at the firehouse.  As you can see, we ate the food faster than the thought to take a creative picture of it.  It was very good.

When we got back from that delicious food, we played some cards outside again.  This is on the wall of the side of the building.  It is the Marianist symbol that you commonly see.

This would be me laying down on my bed while we were playing scrabble with each other on our own Ipods again.  Jen won, as usual.

Being that we are eating oddly this weekend on retreat, we were all of a sudden a little more hungry.  That being how it was, we went down and found some apples.  Yum!

With the apples nearly gone, Jen and I headed out towards Cape May Point State Park.  We walk the 1.3 mile loop that could pop you out the beach if you wanted it to.  The part of the beach that we came out on was where the bunker was.  From there, we walked down the shore to the entrance/exit we use at Mary’s House.  It as a good long walk down in flip-flops then barefoot.  We got a little red in the face.  No mom, I did not use sunscreen.  We kind of forgot that one.  Don’t worry, it is not that bad this time, only some red in the face.

Haha.  Is it possible to avoid work?  Earlier in the morning, pretty much right after mass or right after eating, Fooch had me on the second floor porch hanging the flags for Memorial Day Weekend.  When we got back from our hike/walk, we were put to work cutting things out for the summer retreat.  It was not hard.  It just made me laugh!  I had offered myself for work.

We like to play games.  We play some more cards and more scrabble.  It is great.  Not to mention, all day eating chocolate and sweets.  That is bad for the mouth, I brushed my teeth an extra time. 

After that, Jen went to have some Jesus time and I hung out with my Marianist family.  It was a good time.  Dinner approached and it was the usual barbecue and drinks.  Delicious!  Guess what?  Jen and I signed up for helping to clean up.  Guess what we signed up for?  POTS!  😀  I know some people who are laughing.

After dinner, Jen went to finish some Jesus time and I played a game of cribbage with Brother Tom.  It was wonderful, even though he did surely beat me.  Jen came in around the time that we ended.  The three of us talked for a little while and then parted our ways.

Evening prayer was in the Bl. Sac. Chapel.  It was nice.  We sang the opening Hymn and the Magnificat by Lori True (has latin as the refrain).  🙂  It was good.

Now, you will find me sitting here posting.  We are planning to go for another rosary walk tonight as soon as I am done.  Thank you God for this wonderful time at the point.  Thank you for allowing me to spend it with Jen.  Peace to you all!

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Photos, Travels

 

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