November 22, 2012

A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God






 
This headline title is a direct quote of our first President, George Washington - reaffirming  the fact that our great Nation was indeed founded under God.

The "salt girls" would like to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and grace filled Thanksgiving. May you enjoy the companionship and warmth of family and friends, recalling all there is to be grateful for. May the Lord greatly bless you all.

November 17, 2012

The World at War


 I am of course making reference to the Israel-Gaza conflict. I will begin by stating that I stand with Israel - and with the right of anybody to protect themselves if there is a true threat.

WWJD? 

I now ask this question: What would Jesus Do? My own heart grieves after viewing photos of little ones who have been suffering for the sins of the fathers. Suffering and dying - as grown men end the day resting in warm beds. Does it really matter what "side" they're on? What would our Lord say?


THIS IS NOT IDEALISTIC

The Lord put us on this earth to know love and serve Him - and to love our neighbor. Being human we all fall short of living the joy and purpose God intended for us. How does this innocent bloodshed - in any way - fulfill God's plan?  Not only does it negate God's plan for humanity - it is not of God. It is never of God to cause His precious little ones to suffer so horribly. In viewing the photos of these babies two words come to mind: INNOCENT BLOODSHED.  I almost felt like I was looking at images of aborted babies. Oh how sorely disappointed our God must be with humanity - that we cause His precious little ones to suffer so!


 WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

The images of these babies are graphic so I will post links only. You will be upset. However what you will feel will not be a tenth of what these innocent victims felt. We need to know - so that our grieving hearts can cry out to the Lord in prayer. The decision is yours. I have chosen one video and two photographs:

BBC Cameraman grieves over lifeless body of 11 month old son

The world is at war. We are all in a constant state of spiritual warfare and for Israel and Gaza it has spilled over into the physical realm. We all inhabit the same planet - we all feel the ripples. Whether or not you agree with this statement does not matter - it is true. 


PRAYER

So I beg you to pray. Pray for an end to this conflict. We know that with God all things are possible. Be strong in your Faith and your petitions. I ask you to offer up everything you have, do and are to alleviate the suffering of these little ones. Pray the rosary, pray in adoration, offer up the Mass, the Holy Eucharist, every action you carry out this day. Pray for the babies, the leaders - pray for the men who fire the missiles. Please - pray for peace with everything you've got.


Your sister in Christ,
Deb
  Jesus, I Trust in You!

November 7, 2012

The Nation that Booed God



Yesterday the majority of America chose to re-elect an administration that booed God (as seen in the demoncratic convention.) This encompasses a wide range of intrinsic evils including the radical promotion of abortion, sterilization and same sex "marriage." These moral non-negotiables are perpetuated by an administration that seeks - and thus far has been successful - to restrict religious freedom, trample on the Constitution and parade sin and death as "choice" and "freedom."

 From the Book of Wisdom 3:10-13

"But the ungodly will be punished as their reasoning deserves, who disregarded the righteous man and rebelled against the Lord; for whoever despises wisdom and instruction is miserable. Their hope is in vain, their labors are unprofitable and their works are useless. Their wives are foolish and their children evil; their offspring accursed." 

The wages of sin are death. As unpopular as this truth is - moral relativism does not negate it. Many of us use our freewill gift to choose sin and spiritual death - not only in this election but daily. I believe that most people aren't even aware that they are making this choice. I am a work in progress and I make my share of mistakes - but I do pray - and I know when God speaks to my heart. If only all of mankind would turn to Him - speaking to Him in prayer - they could experience His Love and His Guidance - and all the joy that comes with it.


Salvation of Souls

The only thing that matters now - the only thing that ever mattered - is the salvation of souls. Continue to fight the good fight! We must continue to be lights in this ever increasing darkness by our words, deeds and actions. We must be doers of the Word and not just hearers, living out the Gospel with the purpose of redemption.


Salt and Light

And so now more than ever we are called to be salt and light. Continue to pray without ceasing and receive the Sacraments often. Utilize sacramentals - especially holy water which the enemy hates. Say the Name of Jesus often - for at the Holy Name demons tremble and blessings are poured forth. I just had this conversation with a friend last night and this morning I was thrilled by God's awesomeness when I saw today's reading. The Holy Spirit never ceases to amaze me! From the letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians:


 "Therefore my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I dd not run in vain or labor in vain." 
Philippians 3:12-17

 Our labors were not and are not in vain and we must continue forward - in the true sense of the word. Keep up the good fight and let us work to snatch souls from the grasp of the enemy! Lastly do not despair but remember: Jesus Christ our Hope prevails yesterday, today and forever - and God brings good to all those who love Him!


Jesus, I Trust in You!





November 6, 2012

Tuesday November 6, 2012: Election Day



 

I just finished praying the patriotic rosary for our country. (sorrowful mysteries for Tuesday.) This prayer covers each and every State and citizen of the United States in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. My intention was of course the election - and the conversion of our country. I cannot vote for a President who supports many intrinsic evils - and calls them "rights." I will be voting for Mitt Romney. May God's Divine, Providential Will be done! Whatever the outcome I will accept it as His having allowed it. May His Hand guide us all today as we vote for The Presidency, Amen.

Quote From the Patriotic Rosary:

"It may be the will of Heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting and distresses yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case, it will have this good effect, at least: it will inspire us with many virtues, which we have not, and correct many errors, follies, and vices, which threaten to disturb, dishonor, and destroy us. 

The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals. And the new governments we are assuming, in every part, will require a purification from our vices, and an augmentation of our virtues or there will be no blessings . . . But I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence; in which, unfashionable as the Faith may be, I firmly believe."

John Adams, July 3, 1776


God Bless America

God bless America.
Land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her,
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam.
God bless America.
My home sweet home.

God bless America
My home sweet home.


Please remember to keep New York in your prayers. Living on Long Island I can tell you that life is far from "back to normal" and we appreciate your prayers very much. God bless you all . . . and God bless America!


Your sister in Christ,
Deb
Jesus, I trust in You


November 4, 2012

Election 2012: George Washington Speaks



"No one can rejoice more than I do at every step the people of this great country take to preserve the Union, establish good order and government, and to render the nation happy at home and respectable abroad.

No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means, and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.

The Great Governor of the Universe has led us too long and too far on the road to happiness and glory to forsake us in the midst of it. By folly and improper conduct, proceeding from a variety of causes, we may now and then get bewildered; but I hope and trust that there is good sense and virtue enough left to recover the right path before we shall be entirely lost."
  
George Washington, June 29, 1788


Wise words from the God fearing, founding father of our country - on the importance of preserving our nation. It's uncanny how timely a message this actually is. We need to follow the example of our first President in thought, prayer and deed so that we may once again become the greatest and most respected nation on earth!  I urge every one of you to continue praying hard.