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My Father's Love

My Father’s Love

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks of a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.” Matthew 7:7-11

When I think of my father, and how to describe him, I have a hard time accurately portraying a man I am so blessed to be the daughter of. I thank God everyday for him. I also remember that God Our Father, is my dad’s father too! Dad has showed by word and deed that God does provide for our every need when we turn to Him in sincerity.

My earthly father has lived a life of modesty and demonstrated good stewardship in all he was entrusted with. Before marrying my mom, he served in…

Adapting to Change

"But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:14

Over the last 3 months my husband and I have gone through some major change. It started with a back surgery which was nerve wracking in itself for me, and a painful experience for my husband. We tried sleeping in a different bed that my husband felt was firmer and easier for him to get in and out of. Just sleeping in another room was disorienting. I had just started a new job; more change, but was grateful to God for it. I began waking up with the sense of panic and worry about so many people and things. The thoughts became overwhelming as I included my children and grandchildren to my list of worries and things I could not control.

It is so hard to stop the cycle of worry once we give it a chance to creep in. Medical bills began rolling in to add to the ever increasing pile …

The Right Bible

Ok, so I received a comment asking why, since I am a Catholic, do I quote the NIV bible version instead of the NAB when I post articles.  I would like to give my response by first of all stating that I have more then one version of the bible in my home. Sad (?) to say, my NAB bible is so well worn, that the back cover has completely torn off of it as well as quite a few pages so I have to secure it with a rubber band till I get a new one :)   I also do not think that there is anything wrong with reading or quoting some text from the NIV. 
Here is another opinion on it other then my own:

For most the question of whether to use an old or a modern translation is not so pointed, and once a decision has been reached on this question it is possible to select a particular Bible version with relative ease.

We recommend staying away from translations with unconventional renderings, such as the TEV, and suggest using the Revised Standard Version- Catholic Edition. This is a Church-approved ve…