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Are You Hangry? How About A Serving of The Body and Blood!

When I do something I like to jump completely in, then I learn to swim along the way. That’s exactly how I started prayers and fasting last week, the morning of The Feast of The Queenship of the Blessed Mother Mary. It lasts for 40 days. I started the process before I knew it was a hashtag movement.¬† Helps me to feel confident that this is Divinely guided by the Holy Spirit. YIKES, it never occurred to me that I get hangry ūüėĪ. Yet, it hasn’t happened so far. Do I hunger, yes, I hunger for The Lord. The Body of Christ strengthens me, The Blood of Christ keeps me.
Excerpt from The Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Grace be with you on your journey

~ Suziangel224 ~ D.O.G. ~ The Jesus Team

 

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Wearing On Me!

Okay, yes I admit it, I’m not always great about putting my clean clothes away. Sometimes they sit on top of my dresser, folded nicely, until there is absolutely no more room left on top. Having said that, this morning there was only one stack and actually not a large stack either. There was a certain shirt I wanted to wear and because it had sat on my dresser for the past several days it needed to go into my round iron (the dryer) to become wrinkle free. I began to think about another certain shirt I had worn last week. While by today’s cultural standards it is not revealing, it had left me with an uneasy feeling wearing it. Oh please, I’m no prude and in the past I certainly wore my share of racy clothes. At one time in the 80’s I loved my Madonna looking wardrobe, and I don’t mean the biblical Madonna.

Yet I have found that the closer I get to God, and for the record HE was always close to me, I was the one that kept trying to move in whatever direction I wanted, of course as to outsmart God, like a child wanting to outsmart their parent, I found that I have become more and more aware of what I am wearing. I want to honor God, give God my best, and present myself to HIM reverently wherever I go and whatever I do.

You can image the smile that came to me when I yanked today’s shirt from the pile while talking in my mind about the clothes I wear, the appropriateness of my outfits, and why I’ve changed my thoughts so much about the clothes I am wearing nowadays and a cross earring went flying onto the floor.

I’m not going to judge what you decided to wear, I simply ask you to ask yourself if that is how you want to represent yourself as a child of God.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ~ I want women to show their beauty by dressing in appropriate clothes that are modest and respectable. Their beauty will be shown by what they do, not by their hair styles or the gold jewelry, pearls, or expensive clothes they wear. This is what is proper for women who claim to have reverence for God.

Grace be with you on your journey

~ Suziangel224 ~ D.O.G. ~ The Jesus Team

Hey Baby Take a Walk ….

I took a walk on the wild side. I fell hook, line, and sinker for the ‘New Age Spirituality’ movement. I was sure the grass was greener on the other side, mostly it had more manure over the top of it. Some of it was filled with a lot of fluff and feel good stuff too. Mostly it was filled with empty promises, because evil can¬†disguise itself as something fluffy or greener. Watch what you’re stepping in, it might appear greener at first glance, and sometimes you need hip waders, just saying.

About 4 years ago I started my move. I was being guided back to the Catholic Church. Once I began moving away from the ‘New Age’ stuff and back towards Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ it seemed like the battle was on! Some days I took two steps forward and other days I took two steps back. Yet momentum was building for that forward push. Then one day I did it. I broke free, breaking through the jail cell I had found myself in. Funny I had a dream about that years and years ago. I dreamed that I broke out of a jail cell and ran away. As I started to get away I was afraid they (whoever they were in the dream) would come after me, then I remember thinking that no one would recognize me anymore because I changed so much. Once again I have changed or maybe I didn’t change, maybe¬†I’ve just gone back to who I really am, a Child of the One True God, and living that through the Catholic religion, my home. It’s been a strange and tricky battle¬†fighting against the forces¬†of evil, but I’ve had lots of people praying for me.¬† I thought I was already ‘saved’ because ya know, I was going to help ‘save’ the world. Truth be told, it was about time I actually put on the armor of God and stopped dancing around.

Today I’m going to leave you with this, because I was guided to some awesomeness for #BibleVerseOracle for us today.

You’ll notice on the top of the first photo above the double digits of 33 and 8:22.

John 3:3 ~¬†Jesus answered and said to him, ‚ÄúAmen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born¬†from above.”¬†But let’s continue with verse 4 & 5¬†¬†Nicodemus said to him, ‚ÄúHow can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother‚Äôs womb and be born again, can he?‚ÄĚJesus answered, ‚ÄúAmen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit¬† (baptism covers that)

Matthew 8:22 ~¬†And Jesus said to him, ‚ÄúFollow me, ….

Yep, I’m going to leave that right there.

Grace be with you on your journey

~ Suziangel224 ~ D.O.G. ~ The Jesus Team

Shamed Into Silence

So which hypocrite am I?

Am I the one behind door number 1, door number 2, door number 3, or perhaps door number 4?

If you read my book “The Jesus Team” I¬†brought the subject up in chapter 7. Thee darkest part of my past. I have felt guided once again to address the subject. It’s that of abortion. Still not the easiest subject to write or speak about for me, yet with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit by my side, I’m stepping out again, to help heal a soul, or 3, or more, maybe it’s yours. Or maybe it’s to continue to heal mine by helping someone else.¬†Today I’m going to expand on my experience.
When I was 15 I was pregnant with my first child. I gave birth to my baby girl just after I turned 16. At the time it was suggested for me to have an abortion. My Mom firmly said “We’re Catholic, we don’t believe in abortion!”, and that was the end of that discussion.¬†That baby girl is now a beautiful lady who has given me 6 gorgeous grand-babies. I married the father of that daughter and went on to have a son with him a few years later. That marriage ended in divorce. I’ll chalk a lot of that up to being so young when we married, which was the month before I turned 17. Together, separated,¬†together, and separated again all within 3 years. Our¬†divorce was finalized¬†4 years afterwards, that probably would have happened sooner only I had to once again establish legal residency back in Ohio.
As I was establishing that residency I had begun dating another guy who turned out to be or into a drug dealer. Oh yes, I got caught up in that lifestyle too. I was no Suzi-innocent. At the time that he and I were breaking up I found out I was pregnant with my third child. I thought were we trying to patch things up, yet it was simply a ploy to help him get custody of his twins from his first marriage. He moved out of state with the promise to send for me and the kids, but that never happened. I gave birth to my third child, another daughter, while he went on to marry someone else.
Fast forward through a couple more ‘dark’ years of my life and I met the man I am now married to, we’ve been married for almost 32 years. We had only been dating for a couple of months when low and behold I am pregnant again. Well, that wasn’t going to be convenient. At the time I didn’t tell him I was pregnant. I borrowed the money and had an abortion. All tucked away quietly in my mind. Something like that didn’t just go away for me though. It was buried for a long time, festering. Yet I felt shamed into silence. Was I hypocrite #1, 2, 3, or 4?
Door #1¬†~¬†I was the girl that was told ‘we don’t believe in abortion’. So okay, I don’t believe in abortion.
Door #2¬†~¬†Then I moved along on my journey of life and behind door number 2 was the idea of “I’d never have an abortion, but I support your right to have one”.
Door #3 ~ Oh this pregnancy isn’t convenient at all. This is¬†legal and accepted by society, so i’ll have an abortion.
Door #4 ~ Abortion is killing a child of God.
So I have come full circle. Only it’s not that I ‘don’t believe in abortion’,¬†unfortunately¬†I believe it exists. We play right along with the temptations that lay before us. I believe it’s an evil that plays right along with our¬†society into the hands of the evil one, something that is deemed acceptable which truly crushes our morality, an ugliness that can creep into our soul. I was lazy in the spiritual battle. But how could I know it was a spiritual battle? I was so far away from God. How could I know that it was a battle for my soul, one that I didn’t even know existed?¬†If the evil one can find a little wiggle room to get in or whisper half truths in your ear it can happen.¬†Society has been harmed by this plague.
Then I found complete love and forgiveness from our heavenly Father.
Remember W.W.J.D. (What Would Jesus Do)? I’m pretty sure He wouldn’t say, yeah go ahead kill that child of God, it’ll all get worked out. That’s the evil one at work, whispering in our ears. Yet, I do believe that the Holy Trinity, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit will seek the hearts and minds of those caught up in this spiritual battle. To bring you, me, us, them, all back to wholeness.¬†The wound in your heart may not have healed yet, God can help with that, it’s time to reach out.
Perhaps I am no hypocrite about abortion. Perhaps I really truly found God.¬†Don’t be afraid to change your mind, because all lives matter to God, even the pre-born!
Blessed to finally admit “I AM PRO-LIFE”

“The Catholic Church is perhaps the only institution which has never minimalized the grave sin which is abortion.”

Pope John Paul II “Do not give in to discouragement, and do not lose hope.” Is it possible that life can go on after such an “unspeakable crime?”

A general and no less serious responsibility [John Paul II continues] lies with those who have encouraged the spread of an attitude of sexual permissiveness and a lack of esteem for motherhood, and those who should have ensured‚ÄĒbut did not‚ÄĒ effective family and social policies in support of families

“Finally,” he concludes, “one cannot overlook the network of complicity which reaches out to include international institutions, foundations and associations which systematically campaign for the legalization and spread of abortion in the world”

“Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”

Grace be with you on your journey
~ Suziangel224 ~ D.O.G. ~ The Jesus Team