Look what was over the sky of our fair city yesterday!
Last summer, I participated in a Christ Renews His Parish weekend. The experience was amazing, like a spiritual spa for my soul. In January, I will be a member of the team hosting the weekend at our parish. During the weekend, I will be giving witness of my faith journey. Check out this video for more information on CRHP !
Bumblebee, our four year old, is really showing progress with her home schooling. It is amazing the transformation since she has had her glasses. She has now mastered all of her short vowel sounds and is starting with help to spell her name. Importantly, her attitude towards school has really brightened. Today, she was eager to start and show me how much she has learned. Next week, we start on the letter C .
Speaking of the Alphabet, I borrowed a great CD entitled Alphabet Jam from the library last week. Bumblebee loves it, and the tunes are catchy enough that I hear the older kids singing along too. Each letter has a song, and the special "Vowel Family" track really helps with the sounds of the short vowels sounds. Cathy Bollinger is the artist, she is the recent winner of two Parent's Choice awards, and I can see why. For you who are parents or grandparents of young children, I highly recommend this album.
This year both of my girls are attending CCD at our parish. This summer I offered to help out as a teacher's assistant in the fifth grade class. Three weeks into it, I can say it has been a wonderful experience. The kids are so sweet, and I am really enjoying the expereince.
This week I am reading about the Conversion of St. Paul. If you recall Saul, who was a strict observer of the Jewish faith and a zealous persecutor of "The Way" was struck down on the road to Damascus and called to be the apostle to the Gentiles by Jesus. Saul was feared by the early Church, however God called Ananias to go to Saul and baptize him in the name of Jesus. This powerful story is just what I needed to hear this week.The Lord called and appeared to Paul directly. Yet he required Paul’s baptism and reception into the Christian community. God overruled Ananias’ objected and insisted Ananias go to Saul.
Even today, Acts can teach Christians how important it is to let God show us his priorities as we listen to him in private prayer. Often in prayer we will find our own priorities and projects changed by God’s different plans for us.
Have a great weekend my friends!
For more Quick Takes Friday, please see Jennifer at Conversion Diary.