Friday, February 27, 2009

Aloha Friday #4

Ok...this week's question is about Lent. A lot of people give up a bad habit (smoking, cursing). Some give up the same thing that they have tried to give up for years (sweets--believe 40 days/nights without ANY chocolate-nary a hershey kiss is E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y difficult and shouldn't be undertaken by those in ill health *) Others decided to become more charitable and instead of what NOT to do--they choose to DO more...give more to the poor and hungry (almsgiving) Perhaps work at the soupkitchen on Easter Sunday distributing food for the hungry. Still others, withdraw even deeper within themselves and decide to offer more time with God (reading Scripture, praying the rosary and novenas). These are just SOME of the examples of things that people do for their Lenten Pentance. If you are a Christian and are participating in Lent, what are you planning on doing this season? If you are not planning on doing anything, just notate that as well...I want to hear from everyone. DON'T be SHY!! (If you have questions about Lent, just check out my website, and it will have some FAST, FUN FACTS for you.

For me...I plan on reading more scripture and praying more....Ok...Now it's YOUR turn...

Update: Thanks SO much for everyone who played last week during the Theme Song Question. Here are the results:

Unwritten-Natasha Bedingfield
The Remedy-Jason Mraz
Diamond in the Rough-Shawn Colvin
Fly Away-Lenny Kravitz
Who Needs Sleep-Bare Naked Ladies
These Islands-Danny Couch
Friends Theme-The Rembrandts

So, don't forget to check out THIS week's question...don't be shy...ok!! And as always, I appreciate all who stop by and I do try to return all visit and answer YOUR question!!


Have a great Weekend. Be Kind to One Another. Smile at a stranger :) and Hang in there....

Until Next Time....
Gentle hugs,


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Prayer
Father in Heaven,the light of your truth bestows sight to the darkness of sinful eyes.

May this season of repentance bring us the blessing of Your forgiveness and the gift of Your light.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quotable Sunday #3 A little Kindness & Friendship

This week's quotes all about kindness and friends...something we ALL can aspire to have a lot MORE of in our lives, right??

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
-Mark Twain

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
-Helen Keller

For more quotes, check out my quotations page at my website. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Aloha Friday #3 What's Your Theme Song?

Ok...does anyone remember the show Ally McBeal? For those of you who are mere BABES or who just don't pay attention to things like TV--Ally McBeal was a tv on in the late 90s starring Calista Flockhart. Anyway, remember the episode when she was told to get a "personal theme song?" I LOVE that idea and that is MY question this week. What is your theme song? What is the song that gets you going? What song really describes YOU or maybe the life and/or people around you? (It can be a song that is popular today or a song that was a hit 10,20,30 years ago. This is YOUR theme song!! So, don't be shy and tell us YOUR theme song?

My Theme Song? Unwritten by Natasha Bedigfield. The lyrics are truly beautiful.


UPDATE: Thanks for all of your comments last week. Our crushes ranged from real life (Brandt, Clint, music teacher, Josh...ALL THE BOYS!!) to singers (Andy Gibb, Barry Manilow, Davy from the Monkees, Jim Morrison from the Doors and Shaun Cassidy. We also crushed on tv stars like Johnathan Taylor Thomas, Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man) , Jack Wild (Jimmy aka H.R Puff and Stuff Boy) and Susan Dey from the Partridge Family.

Again...Thanks for your comments--don't be SHY and please answer THIS week's question...What is YOUR personal Theme song?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-St. Bernadette

Ok..I know it is called Wordless Wednesday...but I really have to comment on this. This is St. Bernadette. I can not begin to tell you what a truly inspiration she has been to me. Most people probably know about her as the saint whom Mary appeared to at Lourdes. St. Bernadette was extremely shy and very humble. (Did you know that she was the 1st saint to actually be photographed??) For more info on St. Bernadette, check out my website. Have a GREAT Wednesday :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quotable Sunday #2

I LOVE quotations. I write them down as I read a book or magazine. I have little bits and pieces of quotations all over the place. Here are a couple for this week. They range from Eleanor Roosevelt to Winton Churchill to Victor Hugo to "Author Unknown". Hope these quotes inspire you and touch as they did for me.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget me nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts--not on marble.

-Charles Spurgeon

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.

-Author Unknown

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

-Winston Churchill

Be like the bird that,

pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight,

feels them give way beneath her,

and yet sings,

knowing that she hath wings.

-Victor Hugo

If you want MORE quotes, check out my quote page at my web site, Coming Home, A Journey of Faith. (I also have archives)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Aloha Friday #2


Thanks TO EVERYONE who participated in last week's poll :) I am just beginning to dip my foot in the blogging pool and you have all made me feel VERY welcome!! According to the results, the great majority of us would spend the extra hour READING (Sleeping and blogging were tied for second place.) is today's question:
Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I want to know about LOVE!! Charlie Brown had the Little Red Haired Girl...Who was your secret crush growing up?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Our Lady of Lourdes

I realize this is supposed to be "Wordless Wednesday" but I thought that this picture really deserved an explanation.

February 11th is Our Lady of Lourdes day. This picture (courtesy of Flickr) is taken in Lourdes and is taken at one of the basicilas. Do you see St. Bernadette kneeling right in front of the image of Our Lady of Lourdes? Isn't that pretty awesome?? A couple of things about this statue. One is that this is a pose taken directly from one of her sessions with Our Lady and the other is that St. Bernadette absolutely hated this statue. She was extremely shy and very humble.

For more on Lourdes, including how to place an "online petition" in the grotto, you can click here or check my website for more info.

Wordless Wednesday Participants

1. Shelley K

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Quotable Sunday-Get Inspired

There is comfort in the fact that God can never be taken by surprise.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
-Victor Hugo

Check out MORE great quotes at my Web Site: Coming Home-A Catholic-A Journey of Faith.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Aloha Friday


If you had an extra hour in the day, what would you spend it doing? Please leave your comments below :)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I was a winner at That Blog Place :)


Yup!! I was one of the winners of a free header. I just one my beautiful new blog makeover but it is always nice to have stuff to change in the future.

So, thanks That Blog Place for running a great giveaway.

Check it out. They are ALWAYS running contests and maybe you will win motto is you have to be IN it to WIN it...

Wordless Wednesday-Isn't She Sweet?

Monday, February 2, 2009

What do Plato Helen Keller and George Washington have in Common?

Q:What do Plato, Helen Keller, and George Washington have in common??

A: Sounds like a joke right?? Well, right now, they are contributing a great quote to my February 2009 quotes page. I try (keyword here is TRY to update it monthly so check it out and also take a look at the archives if you are a quotation lover as I am!!)

Also, it is almost FAT you know what that means, right...Lent is right around the corner.

If you haven't already done so, take my poll at my site. Who is your favorite Saint? St. Therese or Saint Bernadette? St. Jude? None of the Above? Make Your Choice and see the Results.

That's it for now. As always, smile at a stranger. Be kind to one another. Be the change you want to see in the world!!

Until next time...

Gentle hugs,

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