Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Wondering What Is the Difference

What is the Difference Between Protestant and Catholic Bibles?

The Old Testament

The First Christian Bible
At the time the Christian Bible was being formed, a Greek translation of Jewish Scripture, the Septuagint, was in common use and Christians adopted it as the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. However, around 100 A.D., Jewish rabbis revised their Scripture and established an official canon of Judaism which excluded some portions of the Greek Septuagint. The material excluded was a group of 15 late Jewish books, written during the period 170 B.C. to 70 A.D., that were not found in Hebrew versions of the Jewish Scripture. Christians did not follow the revisions of Judaism and continued to use the text of the Septuagint as the Old Testament.

Protestant Bibles
In the 1500s, Protestant leaders decided to organize the Old Testament material according to the official canon of Judaism rather than the Septuagint. They moved the Old Testament material which was not in the Jewish canon into a separate section of the Bible called the Apocrypha. So, Protestant Bibles then included all the same material as the earlier Bible, but it was divided into two sections: the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. Protestant Bibles included the Apocrypha until the mid 1800s, and the King James Version was originally published with the Apocrypha. However, the books of the Apocrypha were considered less important, and the Apocrypha was eventually dropped from most Protestant editions. The books of the Apocrypha are also known as the deuterocanonical books.

Catholic and Orthodox Bibles
The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches did not follow the Protestant revisions, and they continue to base their Old Testament on the Septuagint. The result is that these versions of the the Bible have more Old Testament books than most Protestant versions. Catholic Old Testaments include 1st and 2nd Maccabees, Baruch, Tobit, Judith, The Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), additions to Esther, and the stories of Susanna and Bel and the Dragon which are included in Daniel. Orthodox Old Testaments include these plus 1st and 2nd Esdras, Prayer of Manasseh, Psalm 151 and 3rd Maccabees.(

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grace Before Meals

God our Father, help us never to fear Your Second Coming, but to welcome You with great joy – not just on one particular date but every day of our lives! Keep our families strong and secure in the food that we receive in the true teachings of Your Church. Help us always to be ready for that great day when our “foretaste of Heaven” through the Eucharist is fulfilled when we hear that invitation, “Come you who are blessed by My Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world (Mt 25:34).” Amen.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nothing Ever Dies ~ Legend of the Raindrop

The legend of the raindrop
holds a lesson for us all
as it trembles in the heavens
wondering should it fall.
The glistening little raindrop
argued with the sky -
"I am beautiful and lovely
as I sparkle here on high."
"And hanging here I will become
part of the rainbow's hue;
and I'll shimmer like a diamond
for all the world to view."
But the heavens asked the raindrop,
"Why do you hesitate to go?
For you'll be far more beautiful
if you fall to earth below."
"For you will sink in the soil,
And be lost awhile from sight,
but when you reappear on earth
You'll be greeted with delight."
"For you will be the raindrop
that quenched the thirsty ground
and helped the lovely flowers
to blossom all around."
"And in your resurrection
You'll appear in queenly clothes,
in the beauty of the sky
and the fragrance of the rose."
"For nothing's ever lost,
nothing's ever gone for good,
but renews itself upon the earth
as God thought that it should."
"So trust God's mighty wisdom,
let yourself drop from the sky
and you will fall and rise again,
for nothing ever dies."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 20

1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
6 Now this I know:
The LORD gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Becoming Whole

When we confess our sinfulness in the sacrament of reconciliation, our word of sorrow meets God's word of forgiveness and that meeting blossoms into shalom, wholeness, peace.

— from Catholic Update Guide to Confession

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Free instructions in this beautiful Eastern European art.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Lord is Near

Philippians 4:5-11

Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Acknowledgment of the Philippians’ Gift

I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Your Future Is Secure, Thank God!

Psalm 91:9-16

9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge [1]—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.” (ESV)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beacons of Light

Lord, send us forth now as your anointed ones to live our vocations as beacons of light. May our lives light the way for all those we meet.

— from Every Day Catholic

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smooth and Easy Does It

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

You Have A Choice
What Guys Think About Modesty

Monday, April 11, 2011

You Have Been Healed

"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." – Luke 11:9

"For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord." Proverbs 8:35

““He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”” - 1 Peter 2:24

Sunday, April 10, 2011

You will Never loose by being Generous, Merciful, & Kind

Gain at the expense of others is wrong (1:19), especially the poor (14:21,31), who depend on cheap commodities; and they that do shall lose their riches to merciful men (28:8). Oppressors may hoard silver as dust, but the just will end up owning it (Job 27:16-17).

You will never lose being generous, merciful, and kind (11:24-25; Eccl 11:1-6), for those who give to the poor are lending to the Lord, and He always repays well (19:17).

What about our Lord Jesus? He had a legitimate corner on riches and glory, but He gave it up for His elect, so they might receive the gift of eternal life (Phil 2:5-8; II Cor 8:9). DailyProverb

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Days of Rejoicing Will Follow

Philippians 1 : 27-28
Live as Citizens of Heaven
27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. 28 Don't be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.

Thank You - 33Miles

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rescue Me.

Psalm 71 (New Living Translation)

1 O LORD, you are my refuge; never let me be disgraced. 2 Rescue me! Save me from my enemies, for you are just. Turn your ear to listen and set me free. 3 Be to me a protecting rock of safety, where I am always welcome. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors. 5 O Lord, you alone are my hope. I've trusted you, O LORD, from childhood. 6 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother's womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you! 7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. 8 That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. 9 And now, in my old age, don't set me aside. Don't abandon me when my strength is failing. 10 For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me. 11 They say, "God has abandoned him. Let's go and get him, for there is no one to help him now." 12 O God, don't stay away. My God, please hurry to help me. 13 Bring disgrace and destruction on those who accuse me. May humiliation and shame cover those who want to harm me. 14 But I will keep on hoping for you to help me; I will praise you more and more. 15 I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me. 16 I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD. I will tell everyone that you alone are just and good. 17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do. 18 Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. 19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God? 20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. 21 You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. 22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O God. I will sing for you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel. 23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me. 24 I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day of Reckoning

What goes around comes around … and this one needs to keep going around! While it is appropriately focused on Alan Simpson for what he said and for his idiotic quest to rape American taxpayers, the spirit of the message also applies to hundreds of other corrupt politicians in Washington. They ALL need to know that we know, and that the day of reckoning is on the horizon. If you have an email address for a politician, two or more in Washington, you might see to it that this appears in their Inbox.
Alan Simpson, former Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama's Deficit Commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security" to a milk cow with 310 million teats (August, 2010).
Here's a response in a letter from an unknown fellow in Montana ... I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is!
Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight.
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS since I was 15 years old. I am now 63.

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.


To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" when we declare your arrogant incompetence to be a "bullshit" foul on American taxpayers. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies from any personal sacrifice?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called “Congress” who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's right, Sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch!

If you like the way things are in America, delete this.

If you agree with what a Montana citizen says, KEEP THIS GOING AROUND!

Mushrooms are a source of multiple nutrients

Mushrooms are a source of multiple nutrients

Monday, April 4, 2011

D - Don't Know What to Do

Have you ever been in a situation where you Don't know what to Do?
Caught between to parties, both trying to be helpful, but every step
of the way they step on your toes? Don't know what to Do is my refrain
for today. Maybe it should be Monday, Monday, but this is not the day
devoted to the letter Me; So, here I sit, and wait till the Criss Crossing
parties align, perhaps with the stars, and I will not longer be singing
Don't know what to Do.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

C is for Charice

Today C is for Charice because Mrs. Mayo has posted Note to God on FB.
Thank You, Wendy, otherwise C might have been dedicated to Crow.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Beast

That is what they become, Beasts! Men who promised to honor, love, cherish, obey somehow become posessed by evil forces . They turn into beasts! Our courts should keep this in mind, keep in mind the horrors that wives sometimes endure at the hands of the beast, and not allow them to punish the innocent, the innocent who have done nothing more than what is good and righteous, to care for their family, to care for their man, and then to be kicked in the head and tossed out to die. Mama always wondered why the Eskimos leave their elderly women on ice floats to die. It is because that is far less cruel than having to live with the knowledge that the one person who you should have been able to count on has become your worst enemy, and an enemy to your children.

Friday, April 1, 2011


In case you didn't know, we are supposed to write about something , A-Z, a different letter each day; today is dedicated to the letter A.

A is for Apple. Everyone knows that. The Apple is an unsung fruit which is rich in
quercetin, if memory serves, and really does keep the doctor away. So, if you are
interested in keeping yourself / your family healthy thru good nutrition, remember
to eat at least one apple a day.

Pray for All People

I Timothy 2:1-7

2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man [1] Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Surprise! U.S. Supreme Court policy mirrors Christ’s instructions to us all

Surprise! U.S. Supreme Court policy mirrors Christ’s instructions to us all

Monday, March 28, 2011

VIDEO: Donald Trump Takes on Whoopi, 'The View' Over Obama's Birth Certi...

Por tí volaré . Andrea Bocelli proudly brings you the incredible true story of Terry Hitchcock. Do not miss this one night only movie event on March 31, 2011: At the age of 57 Terry Hitchcock decided to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive
marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. An unbelievable story of endurance and faith that will inspire you and your family to be somebody’s hero. MY RUN is more than a film about a man
running multiple marathons; it’s a film about the daily marathons we all run in life. Visit:

God Is With You

I hope This video link works.

A Walk In The Park

Sunday, March 27, 2011


"Each time we plant a seed…whether it be a seed in our garden, or a seed of love and friendship in our lives…we demonstrate our hope for the future." PJM

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Air - La Femme D'Argent

Blast Fat in 25 Minutes With Bob Harper's Circuit Workout |

Blast Fat in 25 Minutes With Bob Harper's Circuit Workout |

Secret of Health

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- Buddha



Positively Positive

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon your shoulder. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Why Does HE Let Us God Thru It

Heard this one before, but it's a good to be reminded

Do you wonder why or how you got into the latest rough spot in your life? Do you ever wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Why did this have to happen?” Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, “Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.”k_mousse_7958a
Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers. “Yuck” says her daughter.
“How about a couple raw eggs?” “Gross, Mom!”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?” “Mom, those are all yucky!”
To which the mother replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!”

Family not alone in fight against muscular dystrophy

Family not alone in fight against muscular dystrophy
"He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, `Prepare the way for the LORD is coming! Clear the road for him!'" – Luke 3:4

Wells Fargo

First visit to Wells Fargo, since taking over Wachovia.
Very nice, newly decorated reception area , And a Book Share
program. While you wait , you can choose a book to take with
you. Excellent concept!

Things are Looking UP

After a long dry spell , things are looking UP.
Starting a new position at Community Med. Center
next week; and Now, expanding my skills as a
Social Entrepreneur.