May 14, 2017

Feb 22, 2017

A thought-closet makeover.

Last week I started a new bible study. The author is Jennifer Rothschild and the name of the book is "Me, Myself & Lies". I've never done a study from her and so far I love it! Have you done a bible study before? If you haven't, I truly recommend find one in your area or go to LifeWay online to get one.
For Jennifer, her favorite verse is "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my hearth, be acceptable in my sight, O Lord, muchas strength and my redeemer" (Ps. 19:14)
She is also a songwriter. Find more about her by visiting www.JenniferRothschild.com

Apr 13, 2015

Introduction....Hello, My Name Is....

     Hello! My name is Sofia. I am the daughter of Anapaula. I will be making and posting posts too. I wanted to introduce myself quickly before I post anything. Though you might already know who I am if you have read my mom's posts. I may be young but, I love to write and tell stories. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I love writing them. 

     Now, I want to describe briefly what my posts are going to be. I will be posting a series of diary entries. They will be called, The Diary Of A Homeschooler They will not be personal but only talk about activities from my point of view. the entries will also contain poems or other forms of writing that I have created. I hope you will enjoy them. In order to not make this post boring I will also have a diary entry. 

  ENJOY!!

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Dear Diary, 
Today I bumped into a notebook of mine that contained pieces of writing that I have written. Here is one that I wrote after I read the real version of Romeo and Juliet and is one of my faves.


---Forbidden Love---
I only hope to find true love in thou soul.
Our eyes shining bright under the enchanting moonlight.
Both seek for an electrifying spark of love.
Our two hearts shall know what love has felt like.
Our lips urge for a fresh taste of love.
Our hands know not a rough sense but a syrupy feeling that is love.
No hate shall become between our minds but a comfort of truth.



Your faithful writer, Sofia S.M.

Mar 4, 2015

Blogidays Day 4: Lent 2015



We're on our way to the Third Sunday... can you believe it???, where did the time go??.
I really like the this week reflection about the Transfiguration of Jesus: 
He was transfigured before their eyes and his clothes became dazzlingly white. (Mark 9:2-3)

St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi's reflection is: "This is the remedy to fix my gaze on You, Incarnate Word, hanging on the Cross. As soon as You see a humble soul looking at You in this way, you are quickly moved to look at it, and the effect of Your divine glance is like that of a ray of sunshine on the earth; it warms it and prepares it to bring forth fruit. This is the way You act, O Divine Word, who by the light of Your glance, drain my soul of all its pride, and consume it in Your fire. No one acquires humility if he does not fix his gaze on You, O Word, on the Cross."

Lent is a time for forgiveness and reconciliation. 

Did you ever question if the custom of giving up something for Lent mandatory?
The answer is: No. However, it is a salutary custom, and parents or caretakers may choose to require it of their children to encourage their spiritual training, which is their prime responsibility in the raising of their children.

If most problems come from unforgiveness, we can understand why Jesus emphasizes forgiveness to an extreme degree. When Peter suggested to Jesus that we should forgive seven times, he was correct. (Mt 18:21) Seven in the Bible stands for an indefinite number of times, so Peter was saying we should forgive indefinitely. This is the correct answer but not the correct emphasis. Jesus proclaims we should forgive "seventy times seven," indefinitely times indefinitely. (Mt 18:22).

Deny
oneself
Carry
one's cross
To follow
Jesus Christ

God bless you!

Feb 22, 2015

Blogidays: Lent 2015. Day 3.


Saturday, February 21st.

If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness. (Isaiah 58:10)

Reflection

"Repent, and believe in the gospel," Jesus told the crowds (Mark 1:15).
Perhaps at times we listen to sermons or read the gospels and apply the message to others. Often we can think of many people who need to repent. However we must be careful not to apply the gospel only to others. This call to repentance applies first of all to you and me. Recall that Jesus often preached in the synagogues and at the temple. He was preaching to the church goers and church workers. The call to repentance was not just to those sinners out there. The message of repentance is for Church leaders and workers. It is for you and me.

Lenten Question

Q: When does Lent begin?
A: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is the day on which the faithful have their foreheads signed with ashes in the form of a Cross. It is also a day of fast and abstinence.

Lenten Action

Make a note on your calendar to participate in the Sacrament of Penance.

Prayer

Father,
look upon our weakness and reach out to help us with your loving power.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

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Sunday, February 22th, 
First Sunday of Lent.

"I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13)

Reflection

"The whole life of Christ was a cross and a martyrdom, and dost thou seek rest and joy? If thou carry the cross unwillingly, thou makest it a burden to thee. If thou fling away one cross, without doubt thou shalt find another, perhaps a heavier" .... (Thomas de Kempis -- Imitation of Christ).

Lenten Question

Q: Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days?
A: Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins. On Sunday we must celebrate Christ's resurrection for our salvation. It is Friday on which we commemorate his death for our sins. The Sundays of the year are days of celebration and the Fridays of the year are days of penance.

Lenten Action

Phone a long lost friend and relive old memories. Visit a sick person. Feed the birds.

Prayer

O Jesus, I withdraw in spirit with You into the desert;
teach me how to fight the triple concupiscence of the flesh, pride, and avarice.

God Bless you!