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Alright well, oddly enough, I'm in an absolutely wonderful mood right now. And that's AFTER my traumatic morning with the first car accident of my life. No one was hurt, the damage was eh pretty bad but it's in the shop and insurance is taking care of it. In the scheme of things, it could have been a lot worse.

But life has been very very fulfilling for me recently, due to recent events and probably more due to daily adoration. I'm reminded of the Road to Emmaus story from the Gospel of Luke, after Jesus was revealed in the breaking of the bread " "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road while he opened to us the Scriptures?" Adoration has been immensely fulfilling, and SUCH a wonderful source of support and inspiration the past few weeks.

It's not as if things have been perfect, work's been ok but pretty boring, life's pretty monotonous and i miss the CSC to death, but I've felt such a strong sense of assurance that God's plan is working, and that the things we're doing are in fact making a difference. It's very reassuring, and something I haven't really experienced before.

Next weekend is the day-trip to OC, and the following weekend is the CSC camping/white water rafting trip to Ohiopyle State Park in PA. 2 weekends that should be a great springboard into my senior year of college.

Hope everyone's summers are treating them well!

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So, I don't want to belabor this, and odds are you've heard like 50000 other people rave about Batman, but this movie is the BEST movie I've seen outside of LOTR. Heath Ledger is crazy, Christian Bale is still amazing, all the supporting cast is spectacular. It's the first movie I've seen in a really long time where I was completely on the edge of my seat for all 2+ hours. Every single second of it. They were able to pull off scenes I never would have thought would be believable, yet...wow. It's definitely a dark movie, definitely VERY intense, but SO good. See it as many times as you can. Honestly.


Anyway I just got back from one of the more intense workouts I've been a part of, so no really long entry today. Just see Dark Knight.

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It's off to Ocean City for me! I'm heading out with Jimmy tomorrow early for a much needed break from work and responsibility.

Also, random somewhat entertaining story. I was in the parking lot at the ERC yesterday getting ready to go into the gym, and as I was taking my ID out of my wallet, I noticed something missing from the front left pocket. Specifically, my debit card. My first reaction was, oh crap I haven't used it in the past 2 days, someone must have stolen it and bought a car and a house and a country and I'm gonna be bankrupt! So I called Chevy Chase and cancelled it.

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First off, just got back from the O's Royals game at Camden Yards with Jimmy, and I truly believe it was the most pleasant game I've ever been to. Starting with the weather, it was warm but not hot, and after the sun went down it was almost room-temperature. Game ended 5-2 for the O's, Cabrera pitched a complete game, the game moved quickly, 2 hrs were hit within 15 feet of where we were sitting, there were some amazing defensive plays, and Jimmy and I were in some of the highlights! While it's true that i'm working 6-10 am tomorrow morning, the adrenaline and pleasant feelings left over from the game are by no means going to be wasted by going to bed yet.

On a very different note, I've been thinking a lot about my family recently. After my parents divorced, I guess it was ignorant to think I wouldn't be too affected. And while there wasn't and won't be any real emotional issues, it's got me reminiscing about the past and realizing a few things. While I still have great relationships with all my family individually, the lack of cohesion has become more obvious to me as of late. I don't know why, it might be because there's more weirdness when I'm with any more than 2 of my family members at the same time. I think, once my folks separated, the emphasis on group activity diminished to almost nothing. And individual relationships are great, but part of the reason families can be so great is the dynamic that exists when everyone's together. I don't have that anymore. And I guess, the upcoming trip to NY with my sister, brother and dad(the first time all 4 of us have gone together in AGES) has made all of this really apparent.

I guess, while most of my feelings have been subdued about this, the positive is that I'm really looking forward to being with my family this weekend. It's been so long and I really miss it. So while I love my friends and love the CP area, the trip to NY is perfectly timed. Plus, any time I get to see my grandfather is a great time. I'll be back Sunday night, hope everyone has a wonderful Independence Day Weekend!

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So I just got back from the first wedding I've ever been to, and it was pretty much amazing. I'm so glad I was invited, I'm so honored that Lyzii asked me and kaitlyn to lector, and basically I had an afternoon of all smiles. Lyzii looked absolutely stunning in her dress, and the wedding mass was definitely Fr Bill's work. I'm sure there will be many many pictures on facebook, but no matter how wonderful they are they won't do it justice. Such a beautiful day, such beautiful people, with God at the center of it all.

And as lectors, we were able to make sure the focus stayed on the wedding and not on us, so it was a job well done. Sacred Heart is a gorgeous chapel(I'd never been before the rehearsal last night) and it's no surprise it was chosen as the wedding site. What a day, Congratulations Chris and Lyzii, you'll have all my prayers and I hope you two have a wonderful honeymoon and a holy life together in marraige.

God Bless

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It never ceases to amaze me. Every single time I go to confession, and moreso when I receive the Eucharist directly afterwards, I feel as close to the Lord as I have ever felt. Granted, this makes trivial sense, given that through Confession our sins are forgiven (since sins = turning away from God, Confession = turning back to God) and that the Eucharist literally draws us into Him.

But the part that ties this all together is that, I can actually feel when I stray from Him. ...continued...Collapse )

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So, for the 3rd time in my life, I've decided to blog again. The first time lasted all of a month; last time I managed to stay active for almost 5, although posts became more and more infrequent as time went on.

I imagine this will be much more Catholic-y than either of my last 2, with the occasional very general personal life update. Also, there may be a sport-themed post once in a while, since it's the middle of the baseball season.

Guess that's about it, first real post either tonight or tomorrow.

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