Sunday, September 30, 2007

A very big mahalo to Kaila, author of Ego me bene habeo for the nomination! I haven't really done much to deserve it, so I guess it's time to find better posts.

Here's what it says on the original blog.

"Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) it to make more disciples. I'd like to take the opportunity to award five other bloggers with this award and badge for acting in the role of a disciple of Christ. These five all share the message in their own creative ways, and I admire them all for what they do.

In the spirit of this award, the rules are simple. Winners of this award must pick five other "disciples" to pass it on to. As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links for (1)this post as the originator of the award (Dan King of management by God), (2) the person that awarded it to you, and then (3) name and sites of the five that you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ. If you know of other deserving recipients of this award, and would like to start a new string, then please post a link to where you've started in in the comments to this post. I would love for many deserving bloggers to be blessed with this recognition."

I hereby nominate:
CT - Veni Sancte Spiritus
Mrs. Micki - Holy Cards for your Inspiration
Newhousenewjob - Just Doing My Best
Joey - Catholic Homeschooled Teens
John - Vocation: Thoughts of a Teenaged Christian

Half of you don't know me (I've gone my my Confirmation name, Merri, a couple of times when leaving a comment), but I admire you all and read you blogs every chance I get. Thank you for all you do.

Monday, September 24, 2007

What you can learn from birds

Math 100 seeds + 1,000,000, seeds = stomachache

Science - Clouds
Cauliflower, saffron, white sunflower...

History Once upon a time, cameras didn't work.

...and that, Pipin, is know as the outside.

Eeep, chirk, iiir, fret! Got that, mistress? Good. Now translate.

Score! Lilo has eaten yet another seed, winning seeder with 30 points of eaten seed, and Stitch with 9!

Decapodiformes, ochlorcracy, kinaesthesia, lexeme, zygodactylous...what? How can you not understand what I'm saying?

S-u-n-n-y. Sunny.

Hey! Get outta my nest!!!

No thanks.

Why'd you name me after a Hobbit?

You're my best friend Merri, even though you eat most of the food, chirp in my ear, wake me up in the middle of the night, splash water on my feathers, sit on my favorite perch, make newspaper soup, step on my toes...


No matter what antics we may display, we'll always stick together.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Birds Galore

Chew newspaper....

...then (attempt to) stick it in feathers...

...for a comfy nest.

Merri and Pippin, all grown up and exploring the outer reaches of the world.

Behind bars, poor birds...

Yikes, who's who?!? Here're all the baby birds, not counting the current ones.

Goodnight! Sleep tight! Merri, please don't bite!

Please say a prayer

..for Mrs. Esther's Grandmother, and all those who have passed away recently.

Reading 1Wis 3:1-9
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
they shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the LORD shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect.

(found on my Mom's blog)

Teacher recital

Hahaha, now it's my piano teacher's turn for a recital! Sorry I had to post a link, I haven't figured out how to post just a video yet. Enjoy! (the video is 14 minutes)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Feast of the Exaultation of the Cross

Guide our hands Lord,
as we play your wondrous song.
Guide our feet Lord,
as we walk the aisle long.
Guide our mouths Lord,
as we sing and pray to you.
Guide our knees Lord,
as we kneel between the pews.
Guide us through the Mass, oh Lord,
but most of all please do
direct our minds to the cross dear Lord
especially to you.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A dozen interesing patronages

...and these are just a few! (ok, well, several)

Patron saint of television: St. Clare of Assisi
She was able to view Mass on her cell wall when she became too ill to attend.

Patron saint of clowns: St. Genesius of Rome
Hired to make fun of Christianity in the 300s, he suddenly converted in the middle of the performance, firmly convinced that Christianity was the true faith.

Patron Saint of astronauts: St. Joseph of Cupertino
Upon hearing anything related to God or heaven, he would often enter into ecstasies and would levitate while listening to the most beautiful music from heaven.

Patron of bicyclists: Madonna del Ghisallo
Cyclists would stop and pray by our Lady’s shrine on that steep hill in Italy.

Patron of stained glass window workers: Bl. James Grissinger
He was a Dominican lay brother who previously served in the army. He spent the rest of his life painting church windows.

Patron saint of net makers: St. Peter
Fisherman and first pope!

Patron saint of tailors: St. Martin of Tours
Split his cloak in two and gave half to a poor man.

Patron saint of spelunkers: St. Benedict
A hermit who founded the monastery of Monte Cassino, he lived in a cave for three years and was fed by a raven during that time.

Patron saint of dog lovers: St. Roch
French nobleman who ministered to the sick. He eventually caught a terrible plague, and walked into a forest where no one else could catch it. There, he was cared for by a dog who fed him with food from his master’s table.

Patron of postal services: Archangel Gabriel

Patron saint of gardeners: St. Rose of Lima
She planted a garden in her family’s backyard to support them and to help the poor. She meditated as well as lived there.

Patron saint of hairstylists: St. Martin de Porres
He was the barber in the Dominican Priory in Lima.

Go to Patron Saints Index for more.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Almost forgot about this

Can you guess which bird is which?

I've been tagged by Mrs. Esther :-)

One Word, No Explanations Meme

1. Yourself: tiny

2. Your spouse: none

3. Your hair: wavy

4. Your mother: prayerful

5. Your father: awesome

6. Your favourite item: book

7. Your dream last night: unknown

8. Your favorite drink: mango

9. Your dream car: undreamed

10. The room you are in: messy

11. Your ex: ?

12. Your fear: secret

13. What you want to be in 10 years: same

14. Who you hung out with last night: birds

15. What you’re not: bored

16. Muffins: blueberry

17. One of your wish list items: nothing

18. Time: late

19. The last thing you did: yawned

20. What you are wearing: blue

21. Your favorite weather: summer

22. Your favorite book: countless

23. The last thing you ate: food

24. Your life: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

25. Your mood: happy

26. Your best friend: CT

27. What you’re thinking about right now: thoughts

28. Your car: none

29. What you are doing at the moment: posting

30. Your summer: wonderful

31. Your relationship status: single

32. What is on your TV: movie

33. What the weather is like: windless :-(

34. When was the last time you laughed: earlier

I tag....
Joey (welcome back :-)

ummm....and whoever else wants to do this fun meme!

Matching Saints

Is St. Simon Stock picture in holy cards with two candles, or was it St. Blaise? Who is shown with a lion, St. Mark or St. Matthew? Can you get all of them correct? Click here for the game!

If you need help, head on to Patron Saints Index where the picture is also from.

Liturgical Colors

Why does the priest wear green during Ordinary Time? Why is the altar covered in violet during Advent? How about rose, black, gold, white, and red? Click here to find out!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Really easy!

Thanks to Jessie for the quiz....

World's Easiest Quiz!!

Passing requires only 4 correct answers.... a mere 40%..

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get catgut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific is named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

All done?

Check your answers below!
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1)How long did the Hundred Years War last?
116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get catgut?
Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific is named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
New Zealand
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Orange, of course..

What do you mean you failed???

(if you didn't, Congratulations!)

So much for "easy" :-)