Sunday, April 27, 2014

Clap Happy, Food, Perspective, Saints {AMT and WIWS}

1. Do you hate happy clappy church music?

Sort of. I do not like it in church, but I do not mind it outside of the church. When we went to the nondenominational church years ago, they had a worship band and the first 15 or 20 minutes were spent singing and clapping and sometimes hand gestures. I think that stuff is fine for a conference or gathering, but definitely not Mass. 

2. What is your priority: eating or sleeping?

Have you seen me recently? Eating! Of course, I want to be healthy, so I am always reading about diet, and its effects on hormones, blood sugar, and fertility. I put on weight very easily, so when I am eating right it shows. And when I eat poorly it shows more!

3. What type of milk do you drink in your house?

We are not milk drinkers. We drink water almost always. I use unsweetened almond milk and canned coconut milk in my cooking, baking, and the occasional smoothie. My boys and husband use 1% milk for their cereal

4. What is a book that changed your perspective on something? 

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court, and Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians" changed my perspective of the Catholic Church. I was so sure that I would never be Catholic again, but Chris wanted to come back to the Church. I read them to prove to him that we did not belong in the Catholic Church. After reading those books, I knew that we would be Catholic forever and always. 

5. Who is your favorite saint?

Saint Rita of Cascia is my favorite saint. She is the Saint of the Impossible and Helper of the Hopeless. St. Rita's feast day is May 22. Her body is still preserved and on display at the Basilica of Saint Rita in Cascia, Italy. I wrote a report on this wonderful saint when I was in my eighth grade religious education class. The story of how St. Rita received a wound in her forehead while praying before a crucifix stayed with me, so I picked her as my Confirmation Saint when I was in ninth grade.

6. Introvert or extrovert? 

Introvert. Introvert. Introvert. I enjoy being around people once I force myself to leave my house. After spending time socializing with others (time that I usually enjoy), on the car ride home I can not listen to the radio and ask the boys to keep the talking down to a minimum. Once we get home, I usually spent some time by myself doing stuff around the house. Washing dishes, folding laundry, gardening, stitching, and knitting help me to feel energized again. 

This is what I wore to Mass this morning. 

cardigan: TJMaxx
t-shirt: Walmart
skirt: JCPenney
shoes: Amazon
rays of light across my chest: the brilliant sun

This morning we attended Mass in Maryland for our nephew Frank's First Communion. It was in a lovely old, small church. The Mass was said in half English and half Spanish. And there was a bit of happy clappy music. 
We had a nice visit with our family and are very happy that we were able to witness Frank receiving our Lord for the first time. It is a blessing to live close to family. 

Have a blessed week! 

            Linking up at Catholic All Year for Answer Me This and at Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday

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  1. Rome, Sweet, Home is one of my favorite book!

    I love your red skirt! You look great!

  2. Great skirt! And I thought the sun rays were a design on the shirt! :)

    As for #1--I totally agree with you!!!


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