Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple “

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism when she was a child. The doctor who officially diagnosed her, following the protocol of the time, recommended that she be institutionalized. But her mother would not hear of it. Despite the dire diagnosis, Temple’s mother and a few far-visioned teachers recognized in her a young woman of exceptional talents and abilities and helped Temple unlock them.

Most comfortable around animals, Temple grew up to be­come a sought-after animal behaviorist and livestock consultant.

Temple Grandin tells her story in her best-selling books, her autobiography Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, and her memoir Emergence. Her extraordinary life is also the subject the award-winning HBO film called Temple Grandin. Continue reading

To Be Jesus’ Disciples

ProLifeCorner.com- As we draw nearer to the end of the season of Lent and approach the passion, death, and glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to share the thought below regarding the cross.  Our Lord in His love allows crosses into all of our lives; the key to happiness is to accept your cross as part of God’s divine plan for you.  I know from personal experience if one does not accept the cross willingly it becomes unbearable and too heavy to carry.  When we willingly accept the cross and turn to our Lord for the physical, mental, and spiritual strength to carry the cross that he has placed upon our shoulder, it is then and only then will our cross becomes bearable. (Editor) Continue reading

Identified as a Catholic?

ProLifeCorner.com- From our Pastor- People should identify us by the way we live. Do we live the Catholic way? Do we pray the rosary, chaplets, novenas, consecrations; go to Mass every weekend, confession frequently and holy hour? Do we accept the fact that the Eucharist is Jesus and not just a symbol? How often do we fast? Are we willing to forgive? Do we pray grace before meals? Do we hold the tenants of the faith as the truth and live out what God tells us in the Ten Commandments? Continue reading