•05/15/2016 • Leave a Comment
The seven gifts of the Holy spirit were given to us on this day; but do I seriously understand what those gifts are? Do any of us? Moreover, do we appreciate them & try to cherish them for the gifts they truly are? I get the sneaking suspicion that I am guilty of not being such a good recipient of these wonderful gifts. I would like to think I am, I would like to be able to say that I understand and honor the all….But I don’t.
So what do I do? How do I become a better person, a more worthy recipient of these gifts?
•05/14/2016 • Leave a Comment
So I’m gonna give this blog another chance. I have been out-of-work for 2 & 1/2 months now for medical reasons, and I’m going stir crazy. I had surgery on my right foot, that went very badly. A week after the surgery, the bottom of my foot was black with necrosis and the smell was horrible (I can still imagine the stench). Two more surgeries, a week in the hospital on bed rest only, with a wound vac hooked up to my foot, and another months worth of IV’s 3 times a day at home, and I’m starting to feel better.
I have to admit, I have taken some extra time for my prayers, and it feels good. But I have so very far to go.
Anyway, just wanted to post something, get the old motivation up and running again…..Hopefully.
•04/27/2014 • Leave a Comment
Growing up here in Charlotte, I knew who Jim and Tammy Baker were. I knew their empire was just down the road from us, I saw them in the more affluent malls in Charlotte, their son Jay and his older sister sometimes hung out at some of the same parties me and all my punk rock friends frequented. So I saw their extravagant lifestyle, I knew the score on them. I also knew of Jerry fallwell, Jimmy Swaggart & Pat Robertson, always telling us we were going to hell unless we gave them money, and I knew, I just knew they were all lying thieving hypocrites who wanted nothing more than to fleece the ignorant , making them part from their hard earned meager cash, and I hated them for it. I really did, and I wanted to see them all fall from their lofty perches. I was mad at God too, for letting them steal from the faithful, and maybe I hated God a little too. But I knew, I always knew, Pope John Paul II was a good man. I always knew he truly cared about the world and the people in it, and I always had -and always will- a special place in my heart for him. he was at the core of my first real experiences with the Catholic church, and I cant help but think his influence in my life has led me to where I am today. So I am really happy to see he is being canonized this weekend.
•04/12/2014 • Leave a Comment
It’s amazing what can happen in a year! This was the biggest change in my life, a Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy. I finally decided to take the plunge and make the life change. So far I have (as you can tell from the before (left side)after (right side) pictures) I have lost over 100 pounds. This has been a really good experience for me, and has affected me in more ways than one. I think I am far more compassionate towards overweight people now, as I have “been there, done that”. I was never really cold or indifferent to them per se, but I think I have more compassion for them, more empathy.
It’s funny how these things happen; How you go into it with one goal in mind, yet you end up with far more than you expected. It makes you realize how it’s all truly a gift from God.
•04/12/2014 • Leave a Comment
One year and 4 months, thats how long it’s been since last I wrote here. I guesd I kind of gave up on blogging, sucked into the mire of Facebook, discouraged by no traffic here. But then, was I really doing this for recognition? Or was I doing it for myself?
A lot has happened since last I wrote. A lot of good things, maybe a few bad too, but theyve led to even better things! I dont know what Word Press has done, but right now I can only access it via my phone, and I abhor writing on my phone, so lm cutting this short . …., But I promise to be back soon.
•01/02/2013 • Leave a Comment
Baton Rouge Airport is not a very large place, in fact it can be completely walked from end-to-end in less than 10 minutes. I have spent the last three hours of my life here, and I think I’d rather just stay here. There is nothing holy for me to reflect upon today, but I honestly think I’m supposed to be here. Of course I’ll have to go back to North Carolina, and I’m sure desire to stay in Louisiana will fade with time.
But I can’t help thinking a much more meaningful life awaits me here. Maybe it’s because I don’t get to spend very much time here, and that makes everything seem so much more fantastic, but I feel a spiritual connection with this place. I love that they have their own Catholic tv station… Not EWTN, but one run by the Baton Rouge diocese! How cool is that?
That’s the thing, Catholicism is soooo strong here, its as if it is a special connection, like the church gets a little more attention here than in other parts of.the country.