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got me like a coil, i can only snap or unwind
I think I pour myself out for people without expecting something in return.
Scratch that, I do have an expectation when I completely pour my heart and soul into helping someone..
I’d like to think that while I’ll trust just about anyone with my problems, or hear out someone’s problems until the sun comes up… that all of that makes me an open book.
That people don’t need to guess to read me. That if you ask me for advice, thoughts, or just a question, I answer it completely, without a shadow of a doubt or hidden agenda. I just do it hoping that people can see who I am exactly and take me for that, if they continue being friends with me, then great!
I have nothing else to offer. I’m not strong, or fast, or super smart to help you with math, but.. I’ll tell you everything I have inside…and…. ideally, that should be enough, right?
And I’m a princess. So I’ma just be here unless you feel you are worthy and grow a set for an audience with me.
I don’t need blah.
nc represent u go bro
Top five for cursing, top five for courteousness. Louisiana, mother fuckers :P
…the top five ‘least likely to curse’ kind of surprises me, because I feel like I swear a lot…
i’m not surpirsed. go ask the rabbi about how he feels about how courteous everyone is in washington.
NOW HERE, WE ARE FUCKING POLITE
RAW POTATOES I MEAN WHY HAVE SEX WHEN YOU CAN EAT RAW POTATOES
NOTHING LIKE A RAW POTATO TO KILL YOUR BONER
LOLLLL double-holy afterwards.
I don’t know what their theological foundation for doing this is, because (and this is being said now because the world thinks the Church is against sex) marriages are a thing because fertility makes Jesus happy. And you get GRACES from sex in a marriage. Have sex, make babies, GROW in holiness.
“Double holiness” because you’re abstaining indefinitely in a marriage is…. pointless…. unless you’re abstaining bc you’re on NFP duh
Last week I asked if my followers would be interested in a political reading list, and you all responded my requesting a Catholic summer reading list! With the help of @Nonjeneregrette here are a list of books for all sorts of readers (beginner to advanced). Please share this list so it gets seen, one of these books may be just what someone needs right now.
1) Tattoos on the Heart, Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ. This book is perfect for readers of any faith and reading level. It is especially appropriate for Latinos as there is much “spanglish” throughout the text. This book is an incredibly moving account of Fr. Greg’s ministry to the Latino gangs and at-risk youth of Los Angeles. You will cry. My parents read this book and both raved about it (and my dad hardly ever reads books), they now support Homeboy Industries when they can in LA area supermarkets.
2) Searching for God at Ground Zero, Fr. James Martin, SJ. This is a short book at ~90 pages. But it is a moving and poignant account of Fr. James’ ministry to the First Responders in the days immediately following the attack. It is very deep, and yet can easily be read in one sitting.
3) This Our Exile, Fr. James Martin, SJ. This book is the fruit of Fr. Martin’s (then Br. Martin) work with refugees in East Africa for two years. I believe it is also what began his writing career as he got sick towards the end of his time there and began writing. If you have ever thought about what it would be like to be a missionary in Africa, or the vibrant life of the Church there, this book is for you.
4) Priestblock 25487: A Memoir of Dachau, Mr Jean Bernard. Many people do not know that thousands of Catholic priests were sent to Nazi death camps by the Nazi regime for speaking out against their crimes against humanity. This memoir is told through the eyes of a priest from Luxembourg, who describes in harrowing detail the trials, humilitations, and inhumane conditions that all, but especially the priests, were forced to endure. This book is graphic and will challenge you in many ways as you encounter the great evils endured by the men of these camps.
1) My Life With the Saints, Fr. James Martin, SJ. Easily his most popular book, this is a must read for any Catholic of every reading level. Get introduced to over 20 saints in a moving and funny spiritual memoir. Everyone I have given this book to has loved it, and it was the catalyst that inspired a young mom to become Catholic.
2) The Interior Castle, St. Teresa of Avila. Teresa is a Doctor of the Church and this is her most influential work. This book is for advanced readers.
3) The Story of a Soul, St. Therese of Lisieux. Also a Doctor of the Church, this is the only book we have written by The Little Flower. The work only spread after her death at 23 years old, and captivated readers around the world with her account on her relationship with God and her “Little Way”. I recommend this book especially to young Catholic women.
Life of Christ, Venerable Fulton Sheen. This is my favorite book on Jesus. Fulton Sheen is the Shakespeare of Catholic literature, and I highly recommend it especially to those who studied English Lit, poetry, etc. There is a story that Bl. Mother Teresa carried this book with her at all times. It is probably the book the Fulton Sheen is most well known for.
The Future Church, John Allen Jr. In my opinion, John Allen is the best American Catholic journalist in the business today. This is his book on ten major trends that he sees in the Church today, and how they will play out in the Church generations from now. If you enjoy political or social commentary, this book is for you. It would also make a great book club book with another friend or two, discussing a chapter or two at a time.
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Thomas Woods, Jr. This is the perfect book for any Catholic history geek. Mr. Woods details and charts the growth of Western Civilization and how it was nurtured and encouraged by the Church through monasteries, universities, and seminaries.
Hail Holy Queen, Scott Hahn. The perfect book on Mary for Catholic readers of all reading levels. This is probably my favorite book by the author. This book is great for sharing with anyone who has a devotion to Mary or wants to learn more about her.
The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God, Venerable Fulton Sheen. Sheen reports in the foreword of this book that this is his personal favorite work. Using the fullness of his literary and artistic skill, Sheen weaves a master work of love in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Reading level: moderate to advanced.
The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, St. Louis de Montfort. For those with an intense love of Mary and devotion to the rosary, this book is probably central to most traditional Catholic devotion to Mary. I would recommend reading this under the guidance of spiritual direction.
Catholic Fiction and Other
Sinner, Lino Rulli. This is a book for the men in your life. Your boyfriend who is Catholic but not really into his faith, or your dad who’s gone to Church his whole life but has never read a Catholic book before. They will love this book. It’s all about Lino and his life trying and screwing up at being Catholic. It isn’t preachy. I led a parish group through this in a book club, and some of the women didn’t like him and others loved him. I think it’s really because he writes from a male perspective. I shared this with my Catholic roommate who fit the “dad” description above last year and he really loved it. The perfect gift for any Catholic guy in your family.
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky. For advanced readers and lovers of literature, one of the best books on the beauty and ugliness of life. The masterwork of one of Russia’s best authors. Not “Catholic” perse but the book has multiple religious themes, especially in regards to the search for God a midst the great suffering we encounter in our lives.
When the Well Runs Dry and Drinking From a Dry Well, Thomas Green, SJ. I am adding these books here for anyone who is active in their faith but is struggling to hear God in their life. These books are written through Fr. Green’s experience as a spiritual director in a Filipino Seminary and various religious sisters and their struggles in finding God. I recommend reading it with the guidance of a spiritual director.
What up UMBC Catholic Retrievers in the Catholic Review! Check it, it’s the back of my head!!
The hottest Flip girl I know turns 20 today.
I guess 20 is kind of a boring birthday because it was like turning 19, it came with no privileges. But it sounds cool to say you’re not a teenager any more. And that you lived 2 decades solid but you still look like a baby so fooling people when you get carded at 21 will be outrageous fun.
20 years didn’t take THAT long to happen, right? The big 4-0 will be here sooner than we know it! We’ll let it take it’s time.
Before we start experiencing menopause and monthly check ups, I look forward to enjoying all of the what I imagine will be CRAZY exciting things that will happen in what’s supposed to be the most energetic time of our lives. We’ll rock out our youthful 20-somethings before we get old, before we become tired, before we get boring.
Bar crawls. Little black dress nights. Theology on tap. Moving out of the home. Becoming homeowners. Meeting people. Getting promoted. Meeting our future spouses. Dating at an age where people will take you seriously. Making bold purchases. Setting each other up with co-workers. Blind dates. Taking real vacations. Travelling because we can. Someone getting engaged. The other someone receiving that news. Wedding planning. Maids of honor. Bachelorette parties. Becoming domestic goddesses in training for our future families. “Partying”. Whatever that means.
There’s probably more. Either way, there’s no way I’d be able to ride out my 20’s like a champ if I don’t have you there, so you go first, prep me for when I get there….2 months later. ;)
|Me:||Can you make a pitcher of white sangria for when I come home, I'm tired!!|
I wanna be home hanging out and cooking with you in your kitchen rn.
Wearing our galaxy leggings, running amuck in PH, finding crafty things to do.
Talk politics. Religion. Relationships. The usual.
Man I miss that.
A subtle reminder to myself that what I had done what ideally should have been for me, but was done for the Lord, was right.
Not that I’ve been doubting whether or not it was the right or better thing to do, just a solid reminder, reinforcement, that it’s not up to me, and my trust in Christ, though wobbly at times, is strengthened if I take that leap, make that sacrifice.
Yesterday I saw a picture uploaded of your parents and it made me miss them. I started to miss your quirky family, cousins, pets, all the “-isms” that come with such a comical group and I remembered feeling like I fit right in with these people. I wondered if the people I would eventually have to fit in with would be anything like your family.
Today I saw a status that your dad posted saying that your older brother is being ordained into the ministry.
I thought about liking it, or commenting, but I didn’t.
Yes! I think it’s great what he’s doing, and I’m definitely proud and I know it’s going to be a happy day for your family.
But I think.. this event reminded me that yes, what I did was right.
Our differences can’t be overlooked, and what I did for 3 years was ration that one day it would be okay and by some grace be reconciled and everything would work out, with compromise, sacrifice, and time.
But I had to ration that things would come together.
And so many people had said “well can’t you just believe respectively?” As in, I do me, and you do you, but you and I were both far too convicted to enable each other in to passively “going” with a practice that the other didn’t believe in at all, from a theological and foundational standpoint, the chasm of difference was far too wide to ever come together without a war.
I posted my thoughts on the word tolerance not too long ago. Tolerance means you didn’t agree with something in the first place. But there comes a point where the line of tolerance can become passive compliance - as to not disrupt the peace, keep your mouth shut, beliefs to yourself and let others do as they please,just go with the flow for now. Any one convicted of their own beliefs should never give in to that kind of “tolerance”, it isn’t peacefully disagreeing if on the inside, you stand tall in your beliefs but on the outside, it looks as though you are accepting of something you disagree with.
Because if by your creed, you do not accept a practice, then you are entitled to live out your creed by respecting and honoring the other without the need to passively conform to it, even if you give it no value as it’s done.
That’s what I would have been doing if we stayed together. If I had attended the service of your brothers ordination. I’d be celebrating and rejoicing, but by agreeing and praising him for what he’s done I would be demoting the apostolic succession of Peter and the rest of the Church to a bachelor’s degree in homiletics and an upheld prayer done by laymen in the presence of grapejuice and crackers.
I may not know the nitty gritty detail of why I acknowledge our difference as so great, but I know for certain the Church’s line of history and credibility outweighs the capacity of my brain to retain information.
Sure, we could have kept going and bury the details to keep the peace, but I honestly thank God for creating us as convicted individuals who won’t allow people to walk all over us. Even if we’re different, it’s good to know that people with backbones still exist. Our backbones costed us a relationship that other people saw as “a waste of a perfectly good couple” but we know what we need for us - that need the other would never have been able to fulfill.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.