It is with great sadness that I tell you I finally broke down and did it. I bought a pair of cheaters -- reading glasses.
I can't tell you how much this pains me as I have always prided myself on my extraordinary vision. Although I might have hearing problems, at least my eyes were stellar!
Well, welcome to the beginnings of my mid-life crisis. It's not so much a crisis as it is a annoyance. How am I supposed to keep these things handy anyway? I don't carry a purse and I'm certainly not going to wear a chain around my neck and call them a fashion accessory. It's all very awkward right now.
I couldn't get the DVD player to work this morning. So, I called hubby and he wasn't able to help (it's really interesting how I'm the one home and typically the one to fix things (not to mention homeschool and run the household), but when I'm stumped, I call my husband. The problem this has created is now when anything is wrong, the kids automatically say "Don't worry, dad can fix it," making me feel like a meager stand-in). I had to give in and go get my glasses to read what the buttons on the front of the machine even said. After all that angst, and a good dose of DVD inflicted humility, the durn thing still isn't working.
All I hear in my head the past few day is, "Man you are dust and to dust you shall return."
To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
~Cardinal John Henry Newman
2010 Cannonball Award
Father Solanus Casey
"Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together." ~Benedict XVI
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Fides et Ratio Encyclical
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Thank you everyone that voted for the Kneeler at the Cannonball awards!!
Words of Father Corapi, for all my politician friends and relatives and those who vote for them
"Catholic office holders, whether presidents, senators, congress men or women, or judges at any level must adhere to Catholic teaching or run the risk of separating themselves from the Body of Christ. In such egregious and chronic cases of gross moral evil such as instituting and perpetuating abortion and the structures of sin that surround it, it is quite probable that such Catholic officials are excommunicated in virtue of the acts themselves. A latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication is likely triggered when they vote for laws, funding, and structures that enable and perpetuate such obvious and egregious evil (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1364,1398; Canon 1329, par. #2). They are in turn forbidden from approaching the sacraments as the result (Cf. Catechism of Catholic Church #1463)."
"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that."