I am coming to the end of lent in preparation of the celebration of Easter. It’s a time for baptism, joy, life and rebirth. After all the praying and fasting there is one more thing left for me to do, in order to go forward with a clean soul and enjoy every moment in this joyful celebration. I am going to be making my first confession ever, I always do the whole 40 days of lent but never shed myself of my sins. I remember my mom always used to tell us going to school, we don’t have to confess to anyone but God, so when we had confession time I wouldn’t go, but coming back into church and getting to understand more I know now I have to do this. I saw a video of (Archbishop Fulton Sheen) and he was talking about confession and why we should go and he said, when we suppress our guilts it is there for eternity unless it is forgiven, when it is forgiven it’s completely bolted out, well how do we now through the mercy of god and the fullness of faith in christ how are our sins forgiven?  by confession, what is confession? nudity of the souls stripping ourselves of all false excuses and charm pretenses and revealing ourselves as we really are.  I take this as a recycling of our life and a rebirth of a new life, God is good all the time. Have a great Easter.  

Ash Wednesday

IMG_2309Today is Ash Wednesday and as we hurry to church for the father to place ashes on our forehead he mumble these words “dust thou art and unto dust you shalt return” but we don’t pay much attention to the words because we are only there for the ashes and to get our penance going. But if we were to stop and focus on the words then we would have to think about death and that isn’t something we like to worry ourselves about, but death is only a reminder of not to sin. So as we go into these forty days of penance remember there are three basic practices of lent.

Pray: Raising our hearts and mind to God.

Fasting: Abstain from things like food, drinks, habit or behavior.

Almsgiving: Try to focus on ways we can help someone in greater need perhaps don’t buy little things we think we need for the forty days, and give that money to someone in need or the church.

Lent is a season of rebirth so whatever you do or give up this season make sure it’s something that we discipline ourselves so that we may grow and become more like Christ in our attitude towards God and one another. God is good. 

New Year Sacrifices…

As I enter into the end of the year 2015 I am very calm, and even though it’s half way through the month I have no stress and I own it all to the word (NO) to myself. This month brings the hustle and bustle or what the media wants us to believe we should be buying, or standing on line for and if we don’t get the new “Must Have” them we are doomed.  I have no great expectations of my family and I but to be relax and enjoy this magical day Christmas. Isn’t that what it all about just being the best you?

Looking back now on all my resolutions through out were not fulfill , the goals I set for each year I haven’t accomplished any for myself.  As the new year begin I get so busy just by making all the bills and hoping  that first few months passes by quickly,  and sadly all my hope for the new year slowly pass me by with no attention given. The thing I realized back then my goals weren’t that challenging they were just simple thing I can do in my daily life,  because most of them was about what I wanted.  But I did get to make some changes like starting this blog , finding a church to call my home and lending my time to the Bots store.  All these were not on my to do list at the beginning of the year but they all bring me joy and I am happy. 

And yet another year is about to begin and I am getting so excited in making  my goals once again.  But this time i’m going to be setting  goals for my needs which is  by  far  most  important.    As the month goes I will have a month to month calendar of my sacrifices which will  accommodate me.  It will be a little challenging because I have to stop putting my wants first and we all know how hard that could be.  But still I have a lots of things to fix that I  ignore for a very long time,  like being on time with everything.   I know it will help me to grow and enjoy a little bit more of myself.  This time of year could be very stressful trying to get everything you think you need together ,  but remember christmas is all about the joy and smiles we bring to one another, being with your love ones along with spreading love to everyone that pass your way MERRY CHRISTMAS.   God is good … IMG_2877