Monday, October 3, 2016

Jumping back in here...

After and incredibly long break, I have decided to just jump right back in here...I miss my blog...
I had decided that my life had enough complications and I just did not have the time to commit to a blog. Recently after an old post made its way to FB feed, I read it and realized that I no longer scrapbook, devote any time other than shooting off random photos with a little blurb on it to my fb feed, nothing toward documenting the minutia of my life...and that seems to me to be a shame. Even if no one reads my blog other than me in another 5 years time, it will still be time well spent. That random post that reminded me of a football Saturday several years ago and captured a snap shot in time that no longer even resembles my life today. Different state, different mindset...and still some very same priorities. I think it may be important to take stock at times; to do a reset if necessary or a pat on the back and a "good job, good and faithful servant" if it is warranted...so without further ado:
This weekend my Kiki had her first chance at being an altar server...despite practices with daddy at breakfast and dutifully studying the mass with her siblings, Kiki was still nervous. I assured that with it being her first time at bat they would not require her to do anything too difficult. All she needed to do was love God, look pretty and try not to burn down the altar...She had that covered...but then real life always throw curves our way...
As she staggered under the weight of the cross, as she held the bible open for the priest, as she held the wine that was to become the blood of our savior, she glared daggers at me. Oh, baby girl, I wish I could carry all of your crosses for you, but you did great. And you looked beautiful doing it...
 
She survived and was able to carry on and go out and hold signs at our parish for the babies...I only had to promise the reward of a treat afterwards!! We did this in TX several years ago. The girls were very sad when they saw all the crosses our parish prolife committee put out to represent surgical abortions that have been performed in the years since Roe v. Wade. We did a special count to figure out how many crosses were added since the last time we prayed and protested. We recommitted ourselves to prayer for the unborn..

ADOPTION IS A BEAUTIFUL CHOICE...

The girls ended the day by helping their old mommy learn to take a selfie...and we tried to do our duty. Even when it was hard. We carried the cross, we did the difficult and uncomfortable things. Jesus commanded "feed my sheep; love your neighbor." We did as He commanded. We stood in the tiny drizzled of the fall day for the millions who will never stand. And doing these little tiny things, as small as mustard seeds, may our faith grow larger every day. amen...
 
 
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"    And the Lord said, "If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, `Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.  "Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, `Come at once and sit down at table'?    Will he not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink'?  Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?  So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say, `We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"
 
 

3 comments:

Karin Fils-Aime said...

Welcome back Holly. Missed your blogs.

Globug said...

What a great discovery you are! You can be sure I will be back. Globug

Holly Murphy said...

thanks so much!!