Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Well, I am kind of out of it again. It's almost 5 pm and I don't even feel like going to RCIA. I haven't prayed in days and, and... well, you get the picture.
Pray for me, folks....
On the positive side, I have decided to build a new computer system so I don't have to go to WebJoy, the internet cafe, anymore.
I got some cash coming and am going to put together a new system with some old parts from my old computer that I haven't fired up in a year and a half.... I am anxiously waiting for the parts to arrive by UPS in the next couple of days.
Anybody out there work on their own computers?
How's that for a snapshot of my current spiritual state: I can't get motivated for RCIA and am all excited about a computer build.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I fed the poor with the Catholic Worker folks. We fed them a Turkey dinner for breakfast, actually. Mark showed up with 2 of his kids, his daughters. I am going to try to get my kids to help for Christmas day. That would be great to see them out there mingling with the downtrodden.
Well, I didn't see Ka last night. I picked up my darling daughter and zipped home to get the ticket vouchers and upon reading it I found out I had to pick up the tickets in advance.... So, we went out with her boyfriend, who I actually like, and had dinner. We'll see it next week.
Then, since my family already celebrated the holiday, I went to Palace Station, a local casino that is rather local friendly, and watched the NFL football games until 5:30 pm and came here to the internet cafe to blog and check out some computer deals on Best Buy and other places.
So, folks, I hope the Lord touches your heart today as we give thanks for our many blessings. And many they are....
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Well, another blog post in so many days....
I got my car back after three weeks and too much money later. It sure runs good, though, it really needed a tune-up, which it got and now it accelerates like a charm.
I am at my folk's house, getting ready for an early Thanksgiving dinner, this we always due since we are a casino family and must work the holidays. I'm waiting for my two older boys to show and only have a half hour before I must leave for work. Those are the two who never return my phone calls, they also are pit clerks here in town. There's a prayer need- for my two older boys and I to begin relating to each other....
Well, looks like I'm going to build a budget computer and start blogging from home instead of the internet cafe.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!!!!!
Update: I had to leave for work before my boys got there. I only got to see my two younger kids and my dear sister.... sadness. Prayers for restoration of our relationship, please.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Standing on my feet for about 8 hours a day is worse than walking door to door! I had to buy a pair of $80 Florshiem Comfortechs yesterday which cut the pain down my half.
Well, getting adjusted to my new work schedule has lead to light blogging. Thank you, guys, for still dropping by.
My car is STILL in the shop- aggravation, and I don't blog at home yet so I have to beg a ride to get to the internet cafe here to submit a post.
God bless you all, and have a great Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Well, folks, the Lonely Man ain't doing so good. I have managed to fall back into some of my obsessions lately and it is kicking my butt. Hence, the light blogging. I've been way distracted. Everything seems to be coming loose at the seams.
Please pray for me to have a completely repentant heart....
Also, my car is on the fritz! The bill is up to $1100 and they still haven't fixed it. Thank God for family....
But, I go through the company's orientation Wednesday and soon thereafter should be on a regular schedule, albeit not full time yet.
Friday, November 03, 2006
H/T to the Anchoress.
Well, well, well.... Let's see how the NY Time's spins this one.
They wrote an article that states that Iraq was within a year of developing a nuclear bomb. Oops!
All the hysterical flaming about Bush Lied, Kids Died!! seems to have been about as true as the Valerie Plame malarkey.
Well, stick that in your hat, you liberal liars, let's see how you squirm about this one. The blogosphere has you in their sights now....
Times Peon #1: HOLY CRAP, Mr. Keller, did we just validate everything Dick Cheney and Colin Powell and stupid evil George Bush said to the UN? When we’re spilling secrets, we’re not supposed to do that!
Keller: OMG, WE DID! We DID validate these scheming nazi theocon bastards!!!
Times Peon #2: And…and…and what about Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame and those sixteen words Bush said…you know, the impeachable 16 words about the Brit intelligence and the Yellowcake! Jim Geraghty at TKS says we might have freaking validated that story, too!
Keller: Ohhhhhh crap! And freaking bloggers! Okay, let’s spin this, baby, spin it! All hands on deck! Turn this ship around! Call Chris Matthews! Call MoDo - no, wait, don’t call her, she’ll make it worse by pretending to be Emma Peel, or something - call Bob Herbert! He’s a wiz at shifting the rudder! Spin, spin! Call Olbermann!
Go over there and read the rest!
I just discovered a great blog by a Dominican priest, Father Philip N. Powell from Irving, Texas who is a preacher and professor at the University of Dallas.
In a post entitled, Only the rich go to heaven... he says some great things:
The public sign of our abundant riches is not the Lexus, the Gucci wardrobe, the Rolex, or the micro-mansion in Plano. The public sign of our wealth in Christ Jesus is our willingness to serve through good works, our eagerness to repent and to forgive, our excitement at the chance to witness to our trust in God, our ready obedience to one another, and our humility before the historic faith. And even with these the riches of God’s grace are immeasurable. What is prosperity? What is wealth? What is abundance? What is any of this held against the infinite progress of His gift of life and eternal life?
I have to keep my head on straight as I go through the lifestyle change of earning good money, if indeed this is the Lord's will for me. Words such as these are to be my guideposts. He goes on to say:
It is true: only the rich go to heaven. Only those greatly blessed with great wealth will see God face-to-face after death. In fact, there’s not much point in the poor struggling now for heaven later. If we will not take the treasures given freely by God now, there’s no hope of finding ourselves in the crowd around the throne later. Everything you need to live abundantly is freely given by the Father through His Son in the Holy Spirit. Your life is freely given. Your redemption is freely given. Your blessings are freely given. Your sins are freely forgiven. And you are brought to the Divine Life pristine, glorious, and free. Only the rich see God face-to-face. Only those rich in His mercy, only those freed as His possessions.
You have to do a search on his blog to find this post. Use the title I posted above in bold print for the rest of this great post by a great priest.
Yee haw!!! I got the job! I'll be a pit clerk doing paperwork for gamblers at the tables. All I have to do now is get a gaming license and then I start orientation.
This is it, folks, the beginnings of a great career. Soon I'll be dealing and then I'll make a great income, thanks to my dear mother who is helping me like she never has before.