–1– The Podcast Is Up
I swear I’m going to have to stop talking about the occult. Blogtalk Radio and Facebook are starting to SPAM me with how-tos for Satanism. Next week will be about putting your gifts from the Holy Spirit to good use among other things. I rebuke thee, SPAM! Get thee behind me computer cookie!
–2– The Devil in the Ordinary
As promised on the show, here’s the website for Father Dwight Longenecker’s piece about possession. He asks us to ponder if demon possession is rare or if it is more common than we know. It’s a very interesting piece.
–3– Happy Valentine’s Day
This is the anniversary of our regularizing our marriage in the Church, so it is a special day for us. We went out for breakfast this morning with all the kids and my parents. It was Mr. Baby’s premier appearance at a real sit down restaurant. All was well, the waitress was charmed (and well tipped) and the day adequately feted. To top it all off the owners hired a troupe of singers to serenade their customers. They sang “Love Potion Number Nine”! It was so hard not to sing along!
–4– I’ve Been Under the Weather
I’ve been unable to shake the last cold/flu bug and have been running on half speed for the last several weeks. Last week it really caught up with me, so I took yet another unannounced break from blogging, and sought out medical assistance. I’m on anti-vitals, totally off of sugar, and am on the mend. Finally! My coffee is unsweetened for the duration. Well, now I guess I’ll have to give something else up for Lent.
–5– I’ll Be Speaking at an ACTS Retreat!
In April I will be giving my personal testimony at an ACTS retreat. If you ever have the opportunity to attend an ACTS retreat, take it! This particular retreat will be for anyone who has been on a previous ACTS retreat and needs to recharge.
ACTS is an acronym that stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. Here is more information regarding ACTS retreats. Go here to find an ACTS retreat near you. Retreats are amazing. If you can go, you should go. You really do deserve to spend some time with God.
–6– Speaking of Speaking
I can come to your event and speak on marriage, family life, my conversion story, and the life of a foster parent. To reach me, contact me at via email at andychrism at juno.com.
–7– Speaking of Foster Parenting
(Yes, I did! Right up there in #6, see?) Here is my favorite prayer asking for Saint Joseph’s intercession. He’s the patron of foster parents, being one himself.
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your devine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me.
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