June 28, 2010

A Cry from the Sacred Heart: Christ's Desire for Unity

If you do not have time to listen to the whole video , as it is long , you can read it on her website . (A Cry from the Sacred Heart: Christ's Desire for Unity).
Her name is Vassula Ryden (see the Call and the Instrument) and she receives messages dictated to her from Jesus Christ and they are compiled in 12 volumes called True Life in God (TLIG). I have TLIG radio on my sidebar if you scroll down to the end , you will see it , and you can hear her . Scheduling varies.

June 24, 2010

A Muslim's Conversion to Christianity

Wow this is such a beautiful story and we have such a beautiful God in Jesus Christ Our Lord . Praise Him and Glory and Honor ! He is worthy of All Praise. Thank You Jesus!

Part 1

Part 2

An ex Porn Addict tells his story

Listen to this guy share his story about how he was addicted to porn.  Visit his website 

June 12, 2010

Aggie Catholics: Cohabitation May Be An Impediment To A Valid Marriage


If it applies to you please read it . I recommend it to all those who wish to honestly take a look at their messed up lives themselves, and sincerely mend their ways. Because it applies to me and to anyone who thinks they can take shortcuts and wonder why their relationships don't turn out as well as is expected.

I admit I am immature when it comes to love and relationships. My only responsibility as a single person is to keep my pants on . I speak from experience . Sex is overated .
Nothing or no one is worth losing heaven over.

I was married once by the Justice of the Peace and to a violent man . I do not want to make the same mistake twice , even though the person I am living with is way different than all the other guys I've slept with dated because he , whom I know , loves me, and will be hurt and devastated (we've had this conversation a million times ) and that is why it is difficult for me to leave him, not to mention I myself will probably cry and be hurt but I have tried to make him understand that we can't live together if we want to get married in the church , which I do, we will have to live apart for however long it takes us to grow in our faith and relationship . Yes it's all my fault!

Now that being said , why are you still surprised? I'm not the only one who has ever had premarital sex but if you knew how I felt right now , you would feel just as mortified.

June 10, 2010

A Common Word Between Us and You

A Common Word  was launched on October 13th 2007 as an open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals to the leaders of the Christian Churches and denominations all over the world, including Pope Benedict XVI. In essence it proposed~ based on verses from the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Bible~that Islam and Christianity share at their core, the twin “golden” commandments of the paramount importance of loving God and loving our neighbor. Based on this joint common ground, it called for peace and harmony between Christians and Muslims worldwide.
You can read it in PDF format HERE

Video of Pope Benedict XVI's Speech at the King Hussein State Mosque in 2009

His strong German accent makes it difficult to understand 

Israel Apologizes for Music Video Mocking Gaza Flotilla

AOL News — The Israeli government has apologized for circulating a satirical video that uses Michael Jackson’s hit single “We Are the World” to mock activists from the Gaza flotilla.

“There’s no people dying, so the best that we can do is create the greatest bluff of all,” one refrain in the parody goes.

Last week nine people aboard the Mavi Marmara, one of six ships carrying aid to Gaza in defiance of Israel’s blockade, were killed under hotly contested circumstances during an Israeli raid on the flotilla. In the video, Israelis dressed up as activists offer their own take on the incident through song.

“We con the world, we con the people,” the song continues, in an apparent reference to Hamas and the activists aboard the flotilla.

The Israeli Government Press Office distributed footage of the music video to foreign journalists on June 4, but then sent an apology to reporters just hours later, insisting it had been an accident.

Caroline Glick, a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, helped create “We Con the World” for the Israeli website Latma. She is also featured in the spoof wearing a keffiyeh and holding a knife.
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June 9, 2010

The Letter 'U' is for Ursula in the little mermaid.

Jenny Matlock

If you liked Ariels little Mermaid , you probably didn't like the malicious, deceitful , vile , fat blue monster with white hair....

The Letter U

a vowel in the English language, is both versatile and fun. Some people use it on IM conversations and in text messages to mean “you.” You might see it on a sign explaining the U-turn rules for a certain area. Utilizing “u” demonstrates an understanding of its usefulness! Originally, the letters U and V had the same sound—but the shape of V was always used for the beginning of a word, and U was used for the middle or the end. It evolved from there into a completely different letter with a completely different sound! By the 1300s, the two were distinctive, separate letters; by the 1500s, U signified the vowel and V signified the consonant. - Ur Dictionary.com

June 6, 2010

Pope greets a Cypriot Muslim leader

VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2010 (VIS) - This afternoon in Nicosia, the Pope met with Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil Al-Haquani, an 89-year-old Cypriot Muslim leader active in the field of inter-religious dialogue.

The brief meeting took place outside the apostolic nunciature, before the Holy Father's Mass in the church of the Holy Cross. Sheikh Al-Haquani explained how he lived in northern Cyprus and had come especially to greet the Pontiff. According to Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the sheikh had excused himself for awaiting the Pope seated. "I am very old", he said, to which the Pope replied, "I am old too".

Sheikh Al-Haquani gave the Pope a cane, a plaque with the word "peace" written in Arabic and a Muslim rosary. For his part, the Pope gave him a medal of his pontificate. The two men then exchanged an embrace. Before separating, the sheikh asked the Pope to pray for him, to which the Pope replied: "Of course I will, we will pray for one another".

June 5, 2010

A Stupid Movie- Saturday Centus

Jenny Matlock
My 100 word essay based on a prompt .


I settled into the comfortable movie theater seat with awkward 3D glasses perched on my nose, a small tub of popcorn on my lap, and a bottle of water lodged into the seat holder,
anxiously waiting for the movie I had planned all month for.

I had first heard good things about it on Oprah. Then, my church said a few things about it , which didn't really mean anything to me anymore lol (just kidding). Some other blogger wrote about it and said it made her cry :/
So I decided that I was going to see if all these things were true . I can honestly say , if it wasn't for the popcorn and the comfortable seat in the theater and the 3D glasses, this movie would have been a complete waste of time . Yeah , Avatar is IMO a stupid movie. I never got to see the ending but I had made up my mind already .

The Saturday Evening Blog Post

Welcome to THE SATURDAY EVENING BLOG POST! The image is linked to Elizabeth Esther.com. Click on it to view.

This is where bloggers gather on the first Saturday of each month to share their favorite post from the previous month. This month we're sharing our favorite post from MAY 2010!

I have chosen a blog post called "Pelican versus Vampire." The symbol of a Pelican feeding her chicks is about how Jesus feeds his church with His Body and Blood. It's a really long story, but if you wish to read it, it's well worth it.

June 3, 2010

It's a different cartoon anyway.

Prophet Muhammad animated movie/film on life history and islamic teachings

A woman in Israel spent 2 years in jail for drawing this Mohammed cartoon

Free to a Good Home

Jenny Matlock
My 100 word essay based on a prompt

“May I help you, miss? You look puzzled.”
“Mmmm… thank you, I’m just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off.”

"He's been having problems lately with his Alzheimers and I worry that he will get hit by a car or something worse" I explained.
"The doctor diagnosed him just last week, and he told me I should keep a close eye on him , but I don't seem to have the patience for this . He obviously doesn't follow me or take orders and I think your facilities are just what he needs."
The nurse seemed as alarmed as I was and told me she would have someone inspect the premises right away. "What is your fathers name?" "William but he responds to Wil just fine" It was a bit of a relief and I had a good feeling this place genuinely cared for their patients.

June 2, 2010

Two Stories & Well Worth Your Time To Read

Two Stories BOTH TRUE — and worth reading!!!!



any years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still."



orld War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

(Pretty cool, eh!)

Israel and The Battered Woman

This was written by Miriam Adahan, psychologist, therapist, prolific author and founder of EMETT ("Emotional Maturity Established Through Torah") — a network of self-help groups dedicated to personal growth. She lives in Jerusalem, and has recently written on the struggles of life in the terror-beset land. Visit her website at http://www.adahan-online.com/


n years to come, historians will be shocked at how Israeli leaders happily encouraged a gang of Arab murderers to create a country within our tiny borders — a country which never existed before — and gave them arms knowing that those arms could be used to kill and maim us, and then continued to try to appease the murderers. Why are we fulfilling Hitler's dream? Why did we ignore Arafat's rhetoric calling for our destruction, ignore the fact that they were flooding their cities with arms, and ignore the warnings that they are preparing for all-out war?

Having worked with battered women for most of my life, I see a similarity in the mentality of these women who are so hungry for love, who search so desperately for any signs of it, because the truth is unbearable. Want to understand what happened here in Israel? Listen to the battered woman:

1. "It takes two to make a fight. So I must deserve this abuse — after all, I'm not perfect either. I left dishes in the sink, was talking on the phone when he came home and didn't have dinner ready on time. Sometimes, I was a little confused after he beat me up and didn't function so well. These sins of mine are so enormous that whatever he does is justified. I should have done better, should have known, should have anticipated...." (Israel: "As penance for not being perfect, we must allow them to continue murdering us.")

2. "If he's so angry, it means that I'm to blame. People don't get angry about nothing. It must be that I haven't done enough to please him. If I just try harder, I'm sure I'll eventually win his love." (Israel: "We must keep making more concessions. We're the more enlightened country, so we have to keep trying harder to get them to become more democratic, more humane, more civilized.")

3. "No matter how badly he acts at times, I truly believe that he doesn't really mean to hurt me and that he really does love me underneath it all. He just has to act like this to prove his masculinity. It doesn't really mean anything, because underneath it all, there's a good man." (Israel: "No matter how many of us he kills, Arafat is our partner. The fact that he keeps wanting to talk is proof of his love, isn't it? Otherwise, why would he take the time to talk to us?")

4. "I'm proud of myself for being loyal and determined! I stand by my man through thick and thin. You don't leave during the bad times. When you're willing to forgive after getting beaten up, that's when you prove how strong your love is." (Israel: "We take pride in the fact that we are the ones who care more about peace, and keep negotiating even when we're under attack. Hey world! Look at how much we're willing to suffer and not fight back! Now will you love the Jews?")

5. "I don't have delusions — I know what kind of person he is. I simply believe in love. Love is the most powerful thing in the world. With the strength of my love, I can turn this frog into a prince. A woman has the power to do the impossible! If I love him so much, it must be that he loves me too. It can't be that I'm creating something out of nothing. That would be foolish. I'm not a fool — I just believe in love!" (Israel: "We'll make them love us.... We'll get their approval in the end.")

6. "True, some days I just feel like committing suicide, because, after all, if I didn't exist, I wouldn't be abused! I'll give up my dreams, my identity, my desires, and shrink myself to nothing. Then the abuse will stop, because I will no longer be here to take it." (Israel: "We've gotten too big, too powerful for them. Let's shrink ourselves down a little. Then there won't be anything to attack.")

7. "All my relatives — especially my rich uncle Sam — keeps telling me that I'm the one who has to give in, that I'm the one with the power to stop the violence. I don't really know what he means, because I was sleeping the last time he bashed me in the head. But Uncle S tells me it's my fault and Uncle helps me pay the bills, so I have to do things his way..." (Israel: "The whole world puts all this pressure on us to give in. We have to accommodate them or we won't be able to pay our bills.")

8. "I'm a nice, peace-loving person. I'll destroy my self-image if I turn into one of those aggressive women who fight back, argue, call the police or make waves. It makes me feel superior to be the one who's so enlightened and civilized." (Israel: "We're so good! No Arab country is willing to take in Arab refugees. But we're made of better stuff.")

9. "I'm an optimist. That's just my nature. I guess it has to do with my being a spiritual person. Don't ask me how, but I'm confident that everything will work out in the end." (Israel: "We're optimistic. That's just our nature...")

10. "He took me to all these romantic places (Madrid, Sharm el Sheik, Taba, Camp David, Wye Plantation) and we talked and he told me that he's ready to make up, and all that love-making just makes me forget the past and want to start all over again. You can't imagine how truly charming he can be when he wants something from me. If there's a chance to work things out, I'm willing to go through anything just to get him to smile at me like that again!" (Israel: "We'll do anything for peace...")

11. "I have no choice. He's my only hope for love. I can't stand to be rejected. What he's giving me is better than no relationship at all. I can't bear to be alone." (Israel: "We have no choice. There is no other partner for peace.")

12. "I'm so weak and helpless. I need him to protect me." (Israel: "We need a Palestinian state to protect us from the terrorists.")

13. "People keep telling me that the whole problem is that I didn't show him enough respect in the past. They tell me that if I just respect him more, then he'll love me. Even if he beats me up, I have to show restraint and be more respectful. They tell me that that, truly, is the ultimate key — respect. Then I'll be loved. I can't wait!" (Israel: "If Arafat gets enough peace awards, it'll become a self-fulfilling prophecy and he'll change and become the nice guy we've always envisioned he can be.")

14. "I'm tired of fighting. I have no strength left. I just want him to love me..." (Israel: "We're tired of fighting... after 50 years of war, we just want peace.")

15. "I got used to it. Most of the time, it doesn't really even hurt all that much." (Israel: "We can take it. We're tough. We clean up the blood and go on. These are the sacrifices we have to make for Peace.")

16. "At least he's showing me attention. That's better than being ignored." (Israel: "The world doesn't care about the Kurds or the Tibetans or all the other abused minorities. The State Department didn't try to make peace between the Greeks and the Turks. Look how much attention it gives little Israel. The whole UN dwells only on Israel! This must be love...")

17. "He's really not evil, just misguided. He had such a difficult childhood. He doesn't realize what he's doing. It's really not his fault. He doesn't know any better. He needs to be rehabilitated, educated. That's my job. And if I don't succeed, It's my fault." (Israel: "Arabs aren't bad, just frustrated. By example, we'll teach them how to be more humane.")

18."I feel such pity for him. He keeps saying that he is the abused one. He looks so pitiful. When he's shooting at me with his new gun, he tells me about how much he's suffered from me and I feel so bad for him. So, if it makes him feel like more of a man to beat me up, what's the big deal? He needs this release. You know how frustrated men get!" (Israel: "The Arabs are so frustrated. The 'occupation' is depriving them of their manhood. So we have to let them let off steam....")

19. "Everyone tells me to forget the past. Start afresh. They assure me that he's turned over a new leaf. Maybe he's changed. People keep pointing out the fact that he did bring me flowers when I was in the hospital after he broke my nose. And he's often so helpful to the neighbors. He can't be all bad. With the right therapist, I'm sure he'll change." (Israel: "No one was killed today. So maybe they really did turn over a new leaf! Albright, Ross, Mitchell, Tennet, Zinni, Powell... they keep saying it's gonna work. We just have to be brave and stick it out a while longer.")