Happy Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael!
I am thinking...
how thankful I am for online Catholic resources to help with ideas for my first Communion Sunday school class. We are working on the chapter that talk is of first sins (Lucifer and Adam and Eve) and since it happened to be feast of Archangels, we made this craft, with adding the St Michael prayer on the back, with popsicle stick to set by their bed to prayer every day. I'm not sure if it was the weather but the kids were subdued! Man, I have a mellow group of 6-7-8 year olds! Mellow is good, not complaining, just very different from my very over active group last year.
I am praying for..
families who are hurting, men to rise up to their duty and women to live up to and aise th culture of the dignity of our sex, and for my kids.
I am thankful...
smells of chocolate chip cookies baking to finish off dinner with King Ranch Chicken and salad.
more resin project samples. Euly and I are experimenting with resin, clear and tinted. We got the blue a little too dark, but she's happy and hoping to make earrings out of the sea horses.
We are reading...
still working through Texas history, starting this week with a book on the (not baseball) Texas Rangers and a little more in William B Travis. Slowly working through Dante with Molly, and other school topics.
I am watching...
this video of what it means to be an altar server:
Nick is training for Master of Ceremonies. He's usually thurifer.
Around the house...
A favorite quote/verse/prayer for today...
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the Divine power of God,
cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
One of my favorite things...
visiting with friends!
A few plans for the rest of the week...
October already! I just realized I have three tags needed renewal, so I'll be at the dmv, then dentist, scouts, and Friday is a First Friday, thinking about going to the TLM at UST with Rev VV. :) or attending the worldwide children's holy hour. Two favorite saints have feasts: St Therese and St Francis, will do something in their honor.