Friday, February 24, 2012

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart…”

Do you ever find it hard to trust in the Lord? Whether it be in your everyday struggles, dealing with a health issue, a career or vocational challenge, or the loss of employment?

While I have never been angry at God over my health issues I do find it hard to trust Him sometimes, especially when I feel like I am battling sickness often.  Last October after I had surgery for my endometriosis I had mega health troubles afterward.  I can deal with pain very well.  I have a high threshold for pain but this was different.  I was extremely dizzy and it hurt me to breathe, plus something else but I won't give the details and gross people out.  It was kinda weird since that symptom has disappeared altogether now.  I came to find out that I had a vitamin B12 deficiency which was causing my dizziness.  I also found out that mild acid reflux plus the agitation of the tube from having been down in my throat during surgery was what had caused me to hurt while breathing.  While I may have asked why?  I asked why is this happening to me?  I never got angry at God for my having health troubles.  While I had some issues with trusting the Lord at first I came to trust Him and know that he had a plan for me.  I came to trust him with all my heart.

I have been feeling ill since last Friday. Today I visited my doctor and well, I wasn't expecting to need further testing.  Not a huge deal but my doc wants to make sure that there isn't something with my ovaries causing my fever or pain. God has a plan for each of us. I know he has a plan for me even though I wonder what that could be.  Or what He has in store for me in the future.  All we need to do is trust in Him. Trusting in the Lord can be very hard at times. I know.  With prayer and trusting in the Lord anything is possible and we will be able to overcome any obstacle that is put in out path.  When we trust in God we can overcome our fears and struggles in our lives.  God is our strength. God is our hope. God gives us the grace to do what we should do in our struggles.  God gives us strength when we are weak. God is the Great Healer.  God is Love.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Crossposted @ Catholibertarian 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bishops Need to Shepherd Their Flock and Guard the Name "Catholic"

There are a couple so called Catholic organizations who are in bed with Planned Parenthood and NARAL which are in support of the Obama contraception mandate "accommodation".  Father Z is calling on the bishops to guard the name "Catholic".    These dissenting organizations are giving the President cover so he can claim that Catholic organizations support this mandate.  They are the Catholic Health Association and Catholics United. These groups need to be called out since they are going against the Church along with going against everyone's religious liberty, and causing scandal to the Church.  The word "Catholic" needs to be removed from their names.  Father Z is also calling on canon 915 to be applied to Pelosi, and all the Catholic public figures who support abortion.

Any entity with the word “Catholic” in its title who supports what the President is doing (which is an attack on our very identity) must be formally stripped of the word “Catholic”.

I stand with Father Z in calling on our bishops to shepherd their flock, and for them to guard the name of "Catholic".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012