Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween: Good or Bad?

Many Christians wonder whether or not we should be celebrating Halloween. Is it a "bad" holiday? While it's true that a lot of people use this day to carry out superstitious acts or vandalisms, Halloween actually originated as the eve of a Christian holiday (the Eve of All Saints Day). See:

My thoughts: it's okay to have good, clean, wholesome fun today with harmless costumes and a celebration. Just avoid the gory stuff. Remember the Christian roots. Spend some time preparing for All Saints Day tomorrow. That's the real big holiday! And certainly don't miss out on the opportunity to have a Saints Party (even if it's small), complete with saints costumes!

Happy All Hallows Eve (Halloween)!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Busy, Blessed, Beautiful

I survive the busyness because it is blessed
I relish the blessedness because it is beautiful

The season of Autumn is all around us and it is so lovely! Leaves are falling in an assortment of classic colors -- yellow, orange, red, maroon...

One of our activities this week was Medieval Fest, complete with period food, a reenactment of the crusades, and an era-appropriate dance. Many of us ladies donned renaissance gowns with flowing sleeves while the gentlemen became knights and soldiers. So enjoyable!

Today's challenge: offer a smile to someone who looks lonely and try to spark a conversation to brighten their day.

May God bless you!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Break Over...

So I'm back in the swing of things. Please say a prayer for me as I already have a paper due and a test and a quiz all on Wednesday. And it doesn't help that I miss my family more now than I did at the beginning of the year. Oh well, I'm still smiling. :) 'Cause it is nice to be back in classes with my friends again. :)


To Jesus
through Mary
in union with St. Joseph

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just three more days...

...until Fall break. Time is flying so fast!

I have my last midterm (Philosophy) on Thursday, so please say a prayer for me!

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. If you aren't yet familiar with her story (especially the miracle of the sun), I encourage you to look it up here. (Click on "Apparition of 13 October 1917" for Miracle of the sun details).

We've been having wishy-washy weather here this week with temperatures in the upper 80's on Sunday and down to the 40's yesterday, but today is mild and simply beautiful! So beautiful, in fact, that we had Philosophy class outdoors, in a beautiful clearing in the woods overlooking the river. The trees are already beginning to change it was simply breathtaking.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We Won!

The West won, that is. Today was our big East vs. West football game, when the East states play the the West states. It was a really close game, with East leading at half-time 12-0, but the West had a major comeback and ended with a 2-point lead victory. Exciting!

On a more solemn note, please pray for a fellow freshmen and friend of mine (Rob) who got knocked out today during the game when he fell head-first to the ground. He was taken away in the ambulance but we're hoping and praying that he returns and recovers very soon. And also for the swift recovery of both of our soccer goalies (from the girls and guys teams) who are sustaining knee injuries. Thanks and God bless!

Spirit Week Photos!

Here you are friends, for your very own enjoyment...
from the camera view of Sarah H.
"Dress your class color day"
Guess what the freshmen assigned color was?

Twin day!
Amy and Sarah look-alikes

Senior-dress-up-a-freshmen Day
My character: Miss America!

Homecoming 2009

Including a live, 16-piece orchestra/band

Good, fun, and blessed times.
Thanks for viewing!