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Live the Dream

Here is a video that I think all of you should see!  It puts such hope and yearning in one’s soul, among other things as well!

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Inspirational Music, Living Salesian, Videos

 

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Words Of Few

The words to express are few and only these

I am not even sure I can fall to my knees

Instead I might crumble to the cold hard floor

But I will dare not walk out that convent door

God wants me here, I feel it deep in my heart

This love of kids and this life, I cannot part

How can it be that this is what God does intend

And I am left with these hard things to fend

There is no way my being here is a mistake

My genuineness to follow this call is not fake

So what do I do, how do I continue this journey

Not losing the call within or falling far from Thee

If others get in my way or from You distract

Please don’t let me lose my mind and pack

God’s plan I am determined to fully follow

To not let my faith in Him run out hollow

So as I crumble to the hard floor in tears

Know that I am just fighting through the fears

It is harder than one may outwardly perceive

I just hope from this life graces I do receive

Thank you God for the gifts to me given

For You I keep trying to live to get to heaven

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Creative Corner

 

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Random Questions…Or Are They?

How do you make lemonade?

Is there a rainbow with the rain?

How do you dig the weeds up?

Which shoes should you wear?

Is there something in the brownies?

What color crayon is the best to take?

How do you know which door to open?

Which note is the most tuned?

Does each dance movement make a difference?

Is there more than one way eat an oreo?

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2011 in Random Things

 

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Mary Most Holy

Mary most holy

Will you guide me

In this journey

 

I want to know your son

With whom it all begun

A love of sorrow and fun

 

Mary most holy

Will you guide me

In this journey

 

The long road is difficult

I hold in me many a fault

Please keep me from a halt

 

Mary most holy

Will you guide me

In this journey

 

Can you show me your ways

So I can travel this maze

Living for your son all my days

 

Mary most holy

Will you guide me

In this journey

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Creative Corner

 

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“Why would you do that?”

Many times they ask us, “Why would you do that, give up your life for this?”  They say give up your life refering to having a family and a well paying job.  People also make the event of entering something of this big deal and way out of the ordinary.  There is an unsaid ackwardness that comes, too, from mentioning you aspire to be a vowed religious.  People like me can be set apart.

Am I really giving up the things of life?  Absolutely not! I do not see this as others tend to see things.  This choice to enter the formation program with the Salesians is just the next step on my journey to Christ.  Sure it is a huge life change, but isn’t marriage the same way?  Nothing feel different about my life and in all reality it should not.  We will continue to learn things about ourselves and others, but our life is not drastically different.  It is the choices we make with the life that we have and how we want to live it.

So why am I here doing this.  It landed in my heart via some odd experiences and turn of events.  It just seemed where I should head even with all the struggles in my life.  I really am not completely sure why I have ended up here but I am trusting as best as I can that this is right.  All we can do is pray and live each day as if it is the last one, knowing that God loves you.

 

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2010 in Inner Reflection

 

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The Morning before the Journey Continues

It is the morning, approximately 8:20, and I am staring at the floor of stuff that I need to pack to leave.  So many things swarm my mind and my feelings are all over the place so much that I am not even sure if I am thinking or feeling anything at all.  Packing puts me in a numb and sends me over the edge with emotion and frustration that things just don’t pack themselves.  No, this is not attributed to the fact that I wait until the day before, or night, to get things in the bags that they are to travel in.  It is more to the fact that me and packing is not exactly a good combination once we moved past the clothes and into the ordeals of sweatshirts into all the other little things.  Starting earlier might help, you say?  Well, that only adds to the craziness by reason of it sits there longer and I worry more about what I packed, how I packed it, and the list goes on.  So, here I sit this morning staring at what needs to be done, what needs to go, and what needs to stay.  I must make it work.

9:30 it now is.  I have shower, found my ring under the couch, and there are still things to pack.  My webcam has made a run for its life, so I may have to go without it.  The deodorant has also gone missing and the new one it packed away in the deep confines of my suitcase to be checked.  As the time draws near for me to leave, I fear so many things to go wrong, to not have done right, to have forgotten.  All these I must wipe away and continue forth in what I believe God wants me to do.

The hour has rolled around, it is 10am and I believe everything is packed that can be.  Photos will have to wait as they weigh more than I want to carry in my backpack.  Those will have to come back after the Christmas holidays.  As I lifted my suitcase, a fear settled that it may be over the 50 lbs that it must be under in order to not pay more than need be.  That scares me as what can I take from there?  It is all clothes any very little else.  Now I must enlist my dad to lift the bag and get his opinion.

10:15 and it has been decided to go over to my grandparents to do the grand weighing of the bags.  We shall see what will go and what will stay.  This is very crazy, what I have to bring, what I want to bring, and what I can bring.  Little do I know as to what I actually want to do with some stuff.  I fear that there will be too much that I don’t need.  I fear that there is not enough.

10:30 and my family is driving me nuts. 

Okay, the time is now 10:50.  I have just gotten off the phone with Jocelyn and it was good to hear her voice.  I am guessing that now is the time that I should finish this post and sign off form this computer.  Do not fear, I will be back.  We get to stay connected online; there are community computers to use so that will be good.  I have hit a semi loss for words moment and do not know what to say.  Now shall be the time to go eat something and make sure I am set to go.  Peace everyone.  Please come visit my site often as I go through this journey!

 

 
 

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NJ to MN: Day 6

Today our destination took us to our first stop in St. Louis, MO.  Our time getting up this morning was in the Eastern Time Zone, but within 20 minutes of leaving, we had switched into Central Time Zone therefore we gained another hour.  Morning went as it has been, which is good for being tired when waking up!

We first stopped at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.  It was an amazing piece of art, made of all mosaics.  It is one of the largest collections of mosaics in the world, created by 20 different artists and covering 83,000 square feet. Here are some of the pictures from inside!

Now of course, we have to have pictures of the outside as well.  🙂

Leaving the Cathedral Basilica, we headed towards the Gateway Arch.  The line to going there was a wait, but in the end it was well worth it.  There are little words to describe the experience, so pictures will be my main communication today as you may have noticed.

That was really cool to do, that is for sure!  Would I do it again?  Sure.  🙂  When we were done with that, we hit the road again and drove until we landed where we are now.  We are staying in a Holiday Inn Express in Hannibal, MO for the night.  Tomorrow our adventure takes us to learn about Mark Twain.  It shall be fun!

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2010 in Photos, Travels

 

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