Things that make you go “Hmmmmmm?”

What is real and what is not? What is true and what is false? Here are a few things that I am currently pondering….

THE BABY APRIL ROSE MYSTERY: Is the blog about baby April Rose, suffering from a lethal diagnosis, for real? Are they genuinely hurting people who are merely reaching out for support and prayers…or is it a cruel hoax?(If it is a scam, the good of it is at least there really isn’t a critically ill baby or distraught family, but the bad is it’s painfully dishonest!) The site has been shut down; they claim due to false accusations and hatred( and I know what this is like to be wrongly accused; when I posted about our son’s leukemia diagnosis people said I was “faking”it, and I have suspended  accounts for constant attacks)but others say it is a fraud that got found out and forced to delete.It calls for prayerful reflection, discernment and just leaving it with God and surrendering it to Him.Darned if I know..

THE AIR FRANCE PLANE CRASH: Planes are made to withstand storms.(I was in one myself during a thunderstorm and actually saw lightening hit the side of the plane.It made for violent turbulence but they merely went higher up,above the storm).The likelihood of it crashing in a storm is remote. All systems failed at once as well; also unheard of; the electrical system is so complex that if one system fails others compensate; taking over, yet EVERYTHING, incl. the “back-up” just suddenly failed? Doesn’t make sense. There were no warnings indicating mechanical failure,and no distress calls from the crew. Another pilot neaby reported seeing a “bright white flash; a vertical trajectory falling downwards and in 6 seconds, just vanished.” This is certainly a mystery….could it have been sabotage? A bomb? Rapid decompression can cause it to break apart mid-air, but what would CAUSE it?

Apostasy in the Church?

St. Paul wrote that in the Last Days (where we appear to be now!) there would be a great apostasy in the Church, even at it’s highest levels,and the Third Secret of Fatima( see www.fatima.org)reveals the same fate. I am deeply troubled and worried by it, and it is evident in our times as well, with Vatican II ,where the traditional Roman Rite/Latin/Tridentine Mass was abolished and re-done with the new “watered-down” modern-day Mass. It is also apparant with pedophile priests(and the stain they have on the Church)and the equal scandal of it being covered up at the higher levels,and now as well, with even the Pope embracing Environmentalism, which is nothing more than pagan nature worship, idolatry, and the false New World Religion! I pray for the Church and for the faithful.The sin of omission is another sign of it as well, where even some  priests fail to preach on the sins of contraception,abortion,homosexuality and the like, and with “Liberal” Catholics who are “Catholic” in name only and do not follow the Magisterium. We are to obey God above men, and if there is a conflict(with even the Church, as people are human and can err,incl. the Pope!)we must always follow GOD.

Where in the world is April Rose?

Ok, now this is just WRONG. I have been praying for a certain baby April Rose , who has a lethal disorder and not expected to live long and now she has been born(and thankfully still alive, last time I heard; her life is both a blessing AND a miracle) I notice the blog has been disabled! Why? They have been receiving malicious, hateful, cruel comments accusing them of fraud.It’s despicable they have been driven away like this.All they wanted was hope, support,love, and prayers.I know when you put your life and thoughts out there for the public it can be brutal and people can be mean,but this is gone way too far.Venom is the last thing they need right now. Now I ,and countless other prayer warriors, can only wonder what happened to this sweet baby; we’ll never know the outcome, we’ll never know how to alter our prayers according to the need at the time,we can no longer offer support,and this is heartbreaking and wrong.If anybody out there has heard any news from them, please let me know.They are still in my thoughts and prayers.Best wishes only.Try and consider where it comes from, but it can still be hard.Stay close to the Lord and He will carry you thru,and know you are NOT alone; beyond  the haters there is so much more love and many of us who genuinely care.God bless you.Now, if it really DOES turn out to be a scam or a hoax I really don’t know what to say; I would be stunned and disillusioned, but I prefer to give them the benefit of the doubt here..

“Wil-thid”, my uppy-puppy!

Wilson update: Wilson(our Shih Tzu puppy,looks exactly like the one seen here,and for a joke we dubbed,”Wil-thid”;don’t ask) now tolerates me bathing and blow-drying him, cutting his nails,and even trimming “dingle berries” off his butt-hairs,and clipping his coat to a short “puppy coat”(no, I am NOT going to grow his hair all silky,willowy long and with a baratte or bow and look “gay”) and he fetches, comes when you call him, knows his name,sits, will stand up and “dance”,give you his “paw” on command,and LOVES to sit on the porch and watch the chipmunks thru the fence! He also pulls this little toy dog on a string,trailing along behind him,which is HILARIOUS! At the end of June he will be 5 months old.

The Angelus.

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary,and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.Hail Mary…….Behold the handmaid of the Lord.Be it done to me according to thy word.Hail Mary…. and the Word was made Flesh,and dwelt among us.Hail Mary….Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord,Thy grace into our hearts,that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ,Thy Son,was made known by the message of an angel,may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection,through the same, Christ our Lord.Amen.