Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yup - Chick-a-Dee is getting glasses! These are the ones that she decided on, but hers will be pink! She had a hard time deciding if she wanted purkle or pink!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11).
The reality of the Ascension is so important that the creeds (the basic statements of belief) of Christianity all affirm, in the words of the Apostles' Creed, that "He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead." The denial of the Ascension is as grave a departure from Christian teaching as is denial of Christ's Resurrection.
Christ's bodily Ascension foreshadows our own entrance into Heaven not simply as souls, after our death, but as glorified bodies, after the resurrection of the dead at the Final Judgment. In redeeming mankind, Christ not only offered salvation to our souls but began the restoration of the material world itself to the glory that God intended before Adam's fall.
The Feast of the Ascension marks the beginning of the first novena, or nine days of prayer. Before His Ascension, Christ promised to send the Holy Spirt to His apostles. Their prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit, which began on Ascension Thursday, ended with the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, ten days later.
I have $600 in credit at Continental Airlines that I am able to gift to anyone I wish, it is good until sometime in January 2010 and can be used on anywhere that Continental flies. I had planned on using it to pay for our daughter in China to fly home. The catch is that Continental flies into Newark, NJ from Asia and we are on the west coast - out of Portland, OR or Seattle, WA! We COULD use it, but it would mean more expensive flights for the rest of us AND flying across the US, adding flight times!
SO, I am wondering if there is anyone who would be interested in just buying the credit and then I could use the money to pay for a ticket that would be more practical for us. We are still waiting for USCIS fingerprint approval, so travel, unfortunately, is not imminent!
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Chick-a-Dee's 3rd eye surgery went well. We go back next week for the follow-up appointment. They were able to measure her vision and we will find out if she has glasses in her future. Obviously, these photos were taken pre-invasion! She was such a trooper and drank her goofy juice down like a big girl!