This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
sent the brothers so that our boast
about you might not prove empty in this case, so that you might be ready, as I
said, 4 for fear
that if any Macedonians come with me and find you not ready we might be put to
shame (to say nothing of you) in this conviction.
died for all. This was Paul’s message, yet he was not blind to cultural
distrusts nor should we be; we should be aware of them and work to bring the peace
of Christ to all.
once [Jesus] spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I;do not be afraid.”
Indian nationalists hate Muslims, Christians, Whites,
Asians and Blacks. Really everyone who is not a Hindu. Chinese
nationalists hate Whites, Blacks, Jews, Southeast Asians
and the non-Han people of China. Remember Huax? Korean nationalists
hate Japanese, Chinese, Whites, Jews, and Blacks. Remember Hacienda? Vietnamese
nationalists hate the Chinese. Arab nationalists
hate Jews and Iranians. With a passion! The worst ones hate Assyrians, Kurds
and Berbers also. Lebanese Christian nationalists
hate Arabs and Muslims in general and they especially hate Palestinians and
Syrians. Armenian nationalists hate the Azeris and the
Turks. Assyrian nationalists hate Muslims in general,
Arabs and Turks. Russian nationalists pretty much
hate everyone who is not a non-Nordic and non-Slavic Whites. Particular hatred
is reserved for Jews, Muslims, Caucasians, Armenians and Asians. Ukrainian
nationalists hate Russians, Jews and apparently Poles. Estonian,
Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish nationalists hate Russians.
Polishhate Russians and Jews. German
nationalists hate Jews. Kurdish nationalists
hate Turks, Arabs and Iranians. They also in general hate Shia and Yezidi
Kurds. Castillian nationalists hate Basques, Asturians,
Galicians and Catalans. Crimean Tatar nationalists hate
Russians. English nationalists hate the Irish and Catholics
in general. Argentine nationalists hate the
British and Jews. Uighur nationalists hate the
Chinese. Basque nationalists hate the Castillians and the
French. Catalan nationalists hate the Castillians. Occitan,
Breton and Corsican nationalists hate the French. Venetian
nationalists hate the Italians. Valencian
nationalists hate the Catalans and the Castillians. Circassian
nationalists hate Russians. Rusyn nationalists
hate Ukrainians. Nepali nationalists hate
Indians. Hawaiian nationalists hate Whites. Indonesian
nationalists hate Christians and Chinese. Filipino
nationalists hate the Chinese. Malay nationalists
hate Christians and the Chinese. Irish nationalists hate the
English and Protestants in particular. Georgian nationalists
hate the Abkhazians and the Ossetians. Hungarian, Bulgarian and Romanian
nationalists hate Jews and Gypsies. Northern
Italian nationalists hate Muslims and Southern Italians. Serbian
nationalists hate Muslims, Hungarians, Rusyns, Muslim
Bosnians, Albanians and Croats. Croatian nationalists hate Serbs
the most but there is some hatred towards Bosnian Muslims. Albanian
nationalists hate Serbs, Gypsies, Macedonians and Greeks. Macedonian
nationalists hate Muslims, Albanians and Greeks. Pashtun
nationalists hate the Hazara. Pakistani nationalistshate Indian Hindus. Greek
nationalists hate Turks, Jews and Albanians. Turkish
nationalists hate Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Russians,
Christians and Jews. Iranian or Persian nationalists
hate the US, the British and especially Arabs. Black nationalists
mostly just hate Whites. Jewish nationalists hate
non-Jews in general, particularly Christians, Muslims, Arabs, Turks, Iranians,
Germans, Poles, Russians and Blacks. Japanese nationalists
hate Blacks, Chinese, Koreans and Southeast Asians. Honestly everyone who is
not Japanese. Mongolian nationalists frankly
hate everyone who is not a Mongolian. Thai nationalists
hate Cambodians and Burmese. Everybody hates the Roma. Haha.
National Cheesecake Day is
a day of appreciation for the cheesecake dessert. Based on the discovery
of cheese molds, it is believed that cheesecake originated in ancient Greece.
Athenaeus, a Greek writer, is credited with the first cheesecake recipe,
which only used basic ingredients such as cheese, flour and honey. After
the Romans conquered Greece, cheesecake recipes began to include eggs and
baking time. With the passing of time, cheesecake ingredients were modified to
resemble the finished product we know today. However, the use of cream cheese
is an entirely American version of the cheesecake, one that has evolved to
consist of an uncooked cream cheese filling on top of cookie or graham
crackers, while English cheesecakes are cooked to completion and have a dry
texture. This scrumptious national holiday occurs every year on July 30th.
National Cheesecake Day Facts &
to Guinness World Records, the largest cheesecake ever made weighed 6,900
pounds and was created by Philadelphia Cream Cheese in Lowville, New York, USA.
Reuben, owner of the Turf Restaurant in NYC, created the New York Style
cheesecake in 1929. This cheesecake is not served with any fruit or
sauce, but has a smooth-taste from the extra number of egg yolks that are added
in the cream cheese mixture.
·Pretty in Pink Cheesecake by Elegant
Cheesecakes of Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the most expensive American
cheesecakes. The cheesecake weighs 8 pounds and is shaped as a stack of gift
boxes, each made of edible chocolate wrapping, while the cheesecake is made of
chocolate decadence layered with health crunch in vanilla and chocolate butter
cream. The price tag for this cheesecake is $325.
1972, Evelyn and Oscar Overton moved to Los Angeles and opened The Cheesecake
Factory Bakery to sell Evelyn's cheesecakes. Today, The Cheesecake
Factory has become a $2 billion global company with restaurants all across the
States and in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon
you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake -
Hedy Lamarr - Golden Age Actress
National Cheesecake Day Top Events
and Things to Do
baking a Japanese or English cheesecake. Japanese cheesecakes have a
soft, light and cottony texture, while English cheesecakes are cooked and
served with a fruit compote.
a discounted or free cheesecake from your favorite cheesecake restaurant.
Many restaurants offer discounts and samples of cheesecake on National
a cheesecake potluck. Each guest must bring one cheesecake of his/her own
creation. All guests may then indulge in each other's delicious creations and
try a wide new variety of cheesecake flavors.
to the USDA, every 100g of cheesecake contains 321 calories with a total fat
content of 23g. To try a healthier alternative, bake a cheesecake using
Greek yogurt instead of cheese.
in the Kona Cheesecake Run, held on April 17, 2016 in Farmington Hills,
Michigan. Cheesecake samples at the run are provided by The Cheesecake Factory.
Cheesecake tends to be an ubiquitous - but very popular - feature of many pubs
and restaurant menus in Ireland.Much
more unusual, and dare we say, probably even nicer is a cheesecake make with
Irish whiskey. Try this foolproof Jameson version at home.
digestive biscuits or graham crackers
-225g/ 8oz icing sugar
/10 fl oz (½ pint) fresh whipping cream
/ 1lb Philadelphia cheese
caps (bottle caps) of Jameson Whiskey
and dark chocolate for decoration
digestive biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
the butter and add the biscuits.
into a 23cm (9 inch) loose bottom cake tin (do not press the mixture into the
tin too much or your base will be too hard). Leave in the fridge to set.
the Philadelphia and add the icing sugar.
whip the cream and mix into the cheese mixture.
the Jameson whiskey to the cheese and cream mixture and mix well.Pour over the biscuit base.Leave at least a few hours in the fridge and
decorate with grated dark and white chocolate.
Saint John Mary Baptist
Vianney, you were so adamant against sin, yet so sympathetic and so ready to
welcome the sinner. I come to you today as if you were still alive, as if I
were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me. Bend towards me, listen to
the repentant confidence for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine. Priest
of the Lord, inexhaustible Confessor, obtain for me the horror for sin. You
wanted us First to avoid the occasion of sin. I want to take your advice and
make the resolution to break bad habits and to avoid the dangerous occasions of
sin. Help me today to examine my conscience. Holy Priest of Ars, I have
confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially
for... (mention silently your special intentions).
these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these thoughts. They are things
that I whisper in your ear-confiding them-as a friend, as a brother, as a
father. And they are being heard by God. I won't tell you anything new. I will
only stir your memory, so that some thought will arise and strike you; and so
you will better your life and set out along ways of prayer and of Love. And in
the end you will be a more worthy soul."
36.Yes, that abuse can be eradicated. It shows lack of character to
let it continue as something hopeless, with no possible remedy. Don't shirk
your duty. Carry it out conscientiously, even though others neglect theirs.
Judith, Chapter 10, Verse 16 When you stand before him, have no fear in your heart; give him the report you have given us, and he will treat you well.” Judith prepares for war with prayer and by the enhancement of her beauty. She is so strikingly beautiful that in this verse one of the guards of the Assyrian camp advises her to be confident in the presence of Holofernes. Beauty and the Beast  After bathing (during a drought) she uses all the human arts available to her to make herself beautiful and captivating: perfumed ointment, hair, clothing and jewelry. She understands the goodness of her body. She knows physical beauty is good and comes from God. She also knows that the power of her beauty comes from within her, from her holiness, from her faithfulness to God. Since both her exterior and interior beauty come from God, her beauty must be devoted to the service of God. God intends to use her beauty as a weapon to liberate the people. She will wield the weapon t
First Saturday ST. BASIL/9 th Day of Christmas -MOTIVATION DAY Psalm 23, verse 4: 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will FEAR no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. Saint Pope John Paul II was an example of someone who walked through the valley of the shadow of death and feared no evil. The Lord’s rod and staff sustained him through the nightmare of the Nazis and the Communists. Both were evil empires devoted to the destruction of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all except for the few selected elite. These empires systematically replaced God with the rule of the chosen ones of the State. People from both the Fatherland and the Motherland sat by and watched the evil grow without taking decisive action, making the adage ‘ All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (or women) do nothing.’ Remember to measure our nation and our politics with Gods Rod (Rods were often used in an
Let Freedom Ring: Freedom from Treason My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, At a word from You the devil and his minions flee in terror. You are the source of all truth. You are the source of all strength. By the power of your Cross and Resurrection, we beseech You, O Lord To extend Your saving arm and to send Your holy angels To defend us as we do battle with Satan and his demonic forces. Exorcise, we pray, that which oppresses Your Bride, The Church, So that within ourselves, our families, our parishes, our dioceses, and our nation We may turn fully back to You in all fidelity and trust. Lord, we know if You will it, it will be done. Give us the perseverance for this mission, we pray. Amen Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception...pray for us St. Joseph...pray for us St. Michael the Archangel...pray for us (the patron of your parish )... pray for us (your confirmation saint)...pray for us "Freedom from Treason" by Fr. James Altman Dear family, the very word "treason"
DAY 51 - OUR LADY OF FATIMA, PRAY FOR US SEEKING HARMONY There are actually three wounds that ravage souls and bring spiritual death to them by turning away from God. St. John speaks of these evils when he says: "For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things] - these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]" (1 Jn 2:16). This triple slavery, which replaces the original harmony, is order overthrown. Christ came to restore the order that had been destroyed; with this end in view, he gave us the three evangelical counsels (or counsels of perfection). Poverty (counters lust of the eyes): To be poor in spirit is to realize that nothing we have is worth more than the kingdom of God. Knowing this, we become willing to part with anything we have if it hinders us from rece
Introduction to the book of Zechariah  The prophecies of First Zechariah can be dated to the late sixth century B.C., contemporary with those of Haggai; the oracles of Second Zechariah are somewhat later. The most striking feature of First Zechariah is a series of visions in which the prophet describes the centrality of Jerusalem, its Temple, and its leaders, who function both in the politics of the region and of the Persian empire and in God’s universal rule. These visions clearly relate to the Temple restoration begun in 520 B.C. The prophet is acutely aware of the devastation that comes from disobedience to God’s word, as had been spoken by God’s prophetic emissaries. Yet, it was now clear in this century after the rebuilding of the Temple and the repatriation of many of the exiles, that Judah would not soon regain political autonomy and a Davidic king. So, the various poems, narratives, oracles, and parables of Second Zechariah maintain the hope of previous prophets by depicti
Let Freedom Ring: Freedom from Envy My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, At a word from You the devil and his minions flee in terror. You are the source of all truth. You are the source of all strength. By the power of your Cross and Resurrection, we beseech You, O Lord To extend Your saving arm and to send Your holy angels To defend us as we do battle with Satan and his demonic forces. Exorcise, we pray, that which oppresses Your Bride, The Church, So that within ourselves, our families, our parishes, our dioceses, and our nation We may turn fully back to You in all fidelity and trust. Lord, we know if You will it, it will be done. Give us the perseverance for this mission, we pray. Amen Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception...pray for us St. Joseph...pray for us St. Michael the Archangel...pray for us (the patron of your parish )... pray for us (your confirmation saint)...pray for us "Freedom from Envy" by Fr. Bill Peckman It is the green-eyed monster that mocks what it fee
Shrove Tuesday MARDI GRAS Exodus , Chapter 20, Verse 18-20 Now as all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the blast of the shofar and the mountain smoking, they became AFRAID and trembled. So, they took up a position farther away and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we shall die.” Moses answered the people, “Do not be AFRAID , for God has come only to test you and put the FEAR of him upon you so you do not sin.” The Israelite’s were afraid and preferred to have Moses mediate for them with God rather than having a real relationship with God. What is love? In his text On Loving God , St. Bernard surveys the four types of love that Christians experience as they grow in their relationship with God: loving one's self, selfish love, loving God as God, and loving one's self in God. St. Bernard reminds us that not only did God give us life, but H
Let Freedom Ring: Freedom from Vengeance My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, At a word from You the devil and his minions flee in terror. You are the source of all truth. You are the source of all strength. By the power of your Cross and Resurrection, we beseech You, O Lord To extend Your saving arm and to send Your holy angels To defend us as we do battle with Satan and his demonic forces. Exorcise, we pray, that which oppresses Your Bride, The Church, So that within ourselves, our families, our parishes, our dioceses, and our nation We may turn fully back to You in all fidelity and trust. Lord, we know if You will it, it will be done. Give us the perseverance for this mission, we pray. Amen Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception...pray for us St. Joseph...pray for us St. Michael the Archangel...pray for us (the patron of your parish )... pray for us (your confirmation saint)...pray for us "Freedom from Vengeance" by Fr. James Altman Dear family, vengeance sounds a whole lot l