A Few Things

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The venue for Charlie’s Philadelphia talk has changed:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday, October 24, 2016

6:30 pm:  Rosary   7:00 pm: Public Talk

Holiday Inn, 2175 Marlton Pk West, Cherry Hill, NJ

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Charlie will also be speaking in Washington D.C. in the coming week:

Washington D.C. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

7:00 pm:  College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center,  3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Contact Jessica at trnsdcvisit@gmail.com

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The coordinator in Raleigh, NC needs assistance finding a venue for Charlie’s public talk there on Sunday November 6.  If you are able to help her please email me at  lovedbyhim1026@gmail.com

 

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119 Responses to A Few Things

  1. Do you have any details for Memphis yet?

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  2. Lisa W says:

    Charlie, we noticed that you discouraged relying on timelines that were part of the book written by Bruce Cyr. Without researching your site for there to see if there was any other information, is there any value to looking at the book?

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  3. leslyek says:

    The Cubs, Charlie!!!!!!! I asked John Paul 11 for it!!!!!!

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  4. Kim Sevier says:

    Hi Veronica-I am coordinating Memphis visit. Cordova Community Center November 3. 6:30 Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. 7pm talk. Be there or be square!!

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  5. Joe says:

    Go Cubs Go! Congrats from a Southside fan, Charlie!

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  6. Justin Paroski says:

    Washington DC? So the Jericho March may be a short walk😉

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  7. Scott Dooley says:

    Charlie,

    Planning on seeing you in Cherry Hill on Mon, 10/24. I have a party of three. Should we bring a dish? I remember seeing requests for events in the past. I’d hate to show up empty handed. Please advise.

    Thanks

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  8. Patricia says:

    Charlie,
    Do I remember you saying something in the past about the cubs and the world series and the collapse or am I imaging it? It could be over by next Saturday or by next Wednesday at the latest so should not interfere with the election or whatever is coming so you might get your life long dream come too.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Back in the 70s and 80s, a lot of my fellow Cubs fans made that a running joke – that the Cubs winning the World Series would be prelude to Armageddon…so we consoled ourselves that we were protecting the world by remaining lovable losers. Amusingly ironic that the Cubs should be on the verge now. Can’t help but wonder if God is perhaps amusing Himself.

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      • Lauraelel says:

        Well I have said Indians vs Cubs in the World Series is a sign of the apocalypse for years. It doesn’t seem as funny these days.

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        • Bob says:

          I heard it said recently what when he Cubs again win the world series, the earth will drop out of it’s orbit and fall into the sun and another said that after this happens Lake Michigan will dry up. I wonder what else can happen?

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  9. Theresa Tamborine says:

    Hey Charlie, TOO BAD they aren’t meeting the Jays! My husband, who doesn’t much like music,
    has been a Cubs fan (and Dodgers) since before the Jays and turns TV up when the Cubs’s
    tune comes on and sings along.
    On a more serious note, came across this prayer for your upcoming elections;
    Dear Heavenly Angels, you are watching over this election and each voter in a special way.
    Help each voter to see clearly the choices between good and evil. Strengthen them in their
    resolve to choose good which reflects the Truth. AMEN!

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  10. Joe says:

    Odd isn’t it? As a Cubs fan since my youth and days of Sandburg, Grace and Dawson I find it interesting that the creator of the Billy Goat curse died October 22nd the same day that the Cubs won the Pennent. I wonder if this is prelude to God breaking Satans curse and the definitive Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Signs in the sun, moon and stars (and Wrigley Field)!

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  11. BlessedIam says:

    Ok Charlie,
    Trying not to be following crazy theories and trying to stick with our next right step…
    But in conversation this weekend my brother in law heard Clinton would be indicted after she’s elected and Obama would remain in office. Guessing in that case, there would be uprising and maybe then the regent would step forward.
    Or is this scenario a possibility with no one getting the 270 electoral votes? https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/4482377/electoral-college-joe-biden/%3fsource=dam?client=safari

    You can tell me I’m going down a path of no return or just have faith in God….
    God Bless

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  12. naisy says:

    Congrats on Cubs making the World Series, Charlie! I can’t help but feel… this one’s for you! : )

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  13. Thomas Augustine says:

    Hey Charlie, welcome to the Delaware Valley! No doubt you have found a treasure trove of Catholic and secular historical sites. The Philadelphia area is one of the best kept secrets in the country. Deep down inside the people are very kind hearted and passionate. Looks like the weather is improving. You have good timing. God Bless you and those who are your hosts.

    PS: As a life long Bosox fan I am cheering for the Cubs. Wrigley is almost as nice as Fenway. 😉

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  14. Bob says:

    MY wife and I just watched that movie about Saul Alinsky “Sheep on Wolve’s clothing.” And I was initially a bit reluctant to see it due to hearing more about the problem, but in the longer version it ends with hope as in Mary’s appearing and that there is hope despite the “Fix” we are in. God does have a plan. Incidentally I am more and more telling folks I know that our political situation is hopeless and that our only hope is on God. And more people are agreeing on the hopeless part but I am using that realization to help them realize that we do have hope and that we need to trust in Him.

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  15. Fr Peter says:

    As someone who was raised in Chicago suburbs, I am rooting for Cubs. But wouldn’t it be terrific if the Cubs win the first three games, then the crash comes and they have to leave the World Series unfinished. It would be the most remembered, often cited, perpetually debated and unresolved sporting contest of all time.

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  16. Joe Crozier says:

    http://motheofgod.com/threads/fr-gaitlys-33-day-consecration-to-jesus-through-mary.8329/
    Just had a thought – would it be a good idea for all the members of all the Marian sites to do this exercise together? I have done it twice before and is much less daunting than the original St Louis de Montfort preparation. Each day is on the above thread and you don’t have to sign up to follow it – just read each days short meditation and prayer.
    It could start on Friday 4th November and finish on December 8th The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Would someone like to invite our MOG friends to join us and I will invite Aviso’s followers.

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    • Joe Crozier says:

      If anyone knows any other forums or sites please invite them to join us.

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    • Beckita says:

      Love it, Joe. Great idea! There are some here who have done it together and it would be wonderful to renew again. I’m in and I’d be happy to drop the suggestion on MOG. As those who’ve used Fr. Gaitley’s book know, he was inspired to fashion a profound version of prep encompassing the writing of now four great saints: Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, John Paul II and Teresa of Calcutta.

      I think this is inspired, Joe, as we traverse the ever choppier waters of this rough sea Storm. Charlie, since so many readers are unable to read comments, would you please consider inviting everyone, via an introductory comment to one of your posts, to this time of Consecration prep which Joe has proposed? Thank you.

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    • vkmir3 says:

      I am planning on renewing my consecration to the Blessed Mother, so I will start on 11/4!

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  17. CrewDog says:

    Mikey the Deplorable has been doing his worst, for years, to persecute People of Faith ,,, especially Christen Military and Chaplains fore years ….. and getting away with it … though I can’t recall an article where he “trashes” Muslims …Gee!! I wonder why….???
    Mikey is just one of satan’s spawn that has been attempted to, successfully drive-out Good-People from our Armed Forces. He is just one of many Christian Haters “Out-There” … & 47% of “Catholics” will Vote the Catholic Haters Agenda in two weeks ;-(

    “Why does our military support deplorable Crusader unit names, imagery?”

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/why-does-our-military-support-deplorable-crusader-unit-names-imagery

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • James Ignatius McAuley says:

      Crew Dog, Mr. Weinstein is truly a silly petty spiritual dwarf. Pray for him and don’t waste your time reading his garbage. The venom in it is caustic to one’s soul. Every time you see his name or think of him, ask God to bless Mr. Weinstein. You will feel better and Mr. Weinstein will start being spiritually prodded to wake up.

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  18. Al V. says:

    Charlie,

    Need your advice. We live in Missouri and have a trip to SC planned for 2-6 Nov. I think it is best to not travel but my wife thinks we should go. Our daughter and grandkids are here. Would it be safe to travel? I would hate for us not to be able to get home to help our daughter and grandkids when the STORM gets really bad. I’ve prayed about guidance for making this decision. No answer yet.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I am traveling right now. I always say make your normal decisions with normal prudence and trust God to know where you are. I like the notion of putting and keeping family first in such considerations.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for you, Al, as you discern. MAy Christ imbue you with His Peace as you decide.

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    • James Ignatius McAuley says:

      A1 V,
      Back this summer many were worried and were afraid to travel. Charlie gave the same answer then, as he did last spring, last winter, last fall, and so on. So do not borrow trouble. I am bringing my father on a two hour drive to a specialist in that time period (11/2-11/6). The old man said to me, “[l]et’s say our rosary and sally forth!” And that we shall do.

      Pray to St. Raphael and St. Christopher, they will guide you on the way and bring you safely back. If you are not meant to go, it will not work out, something will come up.

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    • Katherine says:

      I am traveling to my parent’s house soon without my husband for five days . . . I figure if God doesn’t want me to go, then He will make sure that I don’t. If I do go and I am unable to return for some reason, then it will be because He’s got some use for me there or because there is some greater good He can draw from some of the struggles we will face in that way. I figure that if there is no normal reason not to go, I will go and do things as I would normally. Besides, there may be a few days to get to where we need to go if something happens . . . we don’t know how things will happen. Possibly lightning fast or maybe it might take a week before it gets really dangerous . . . all I know is that my family and myself really want to spend time with my mom and dad while my husband has some work to get done back home. It will be a great trip, and we’re going as I can see no concrete reason to stay home as yet. We’ll be blessed with good company and good times, memories that I’d rather make now with confidence in God’s Will instead of staying put out of fear of something not tangibly in evidence yet. May you find peace in your decisions as you go about navigating these weird times. It IS weird, you know, to be making plans while having an alternate reality of Armageddon playing in your mind. Hmmm . . . make Thanksgiving plans . . . pack bug-out bag . . . buy Christmas presents . . . look at yard and plan survival garden for next spring . . . say hi to the neighbors . . . automatically check their house for a wood stove to see if they’ll ‘be okay’ for the winter. . .fun stuff.🙂

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      • charliej373 says:

        Nice, Katherine. Great attitude.

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      • Linda says:

        Katherine you crack me up & remind me of me…I go thorough all these crazy discusions in my head and in the end…i end up saying to myself..and yes..I must admit..sometimes out loud…”Meh….Jesus I trust in you!” Then i scratch my head and think,,,”Did I just encounter an angel? Was that YD in disguise? I woner if Charlie is 100% feeling better now..Etc..etc..etc..Beckita…CrewDog..Sarge???Jlynbrd…..wheres MP???? Oh..endless list..Mick..Snowy..lol

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Linda, I can’t stop laughing..you really crack me up! I’m going to be laughing about this one all night!! 🤣

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          • Linda says:

            Oh thank you ..I really NEED to make someone laugh.. Lol..I keep thinking about Charlie saying in the end he’d be so confused he wouldn’t hardly be able to take one step in front of the other..I think I’m there.. Bahahahaha. Jesus I trust in you☺😊😀😁😂😃😄😅😆😇😉😯

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Oh Linda, I just love you! I live in complete confusion and am so clueless all the time…and all I can do is giggle! I wish I could give you a big hug!!! 💟

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      • we cant wait to see you guys too, your sisters are decorating the place up, my truck has been commondeered as a prop :😐
        Also, the Mass pike is now “cashless”, not sure how thats legal.

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        • Littlelight says:

          “Also, the Mass pike is now “cashless”, not sure how thats legal.”

          Hey, Quiet, I was @ Pilot in Sturbridge, filling up the one-ton (haha, I feel like a bootlegger, we go up there for gas, 40cents/gal cheaper in MA for us, good ole Yankee spirits–yay for zero taxes!, and the wonderful IGA). I digress. Anyhow, I was chit-chatting with a gentleman and a lady, both from CT at the Pilot. We were all commiserating living in the tax-you-to-death state. The man travels the pike routinely and told us about the cashless gig. Unbelievable! None of us knew about it! How do they get away with not advertising this to out-of-state drivers? He seemed to think they will levy a fine along with a ticket? Not sure if this is true or not.

          My dear husband worked in Westborough for awhile, so we’ve had an ez pass for years. But it sure seems criminal! My dear husband thinks there will be a grace period, before they levy a fine. Still, it’s not right. We both have long called your state “The People’s Republic of MA” and joke about it when crossing the border and seeing signs for: “Welcome to The Commonwealth.”

          God bless you & All!

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      • Littlelight says:

        Katherine, Linda, LOL, exactly!

        My Dear Husband has to travel to PA for work for 2 weeks sometime in Nov. I believe he is planning on coming home for the weekends.

        We are moving forward with refi our mortgage. The blue-moon combo of low rates & high home values has seemingly happened, praise God! If our Dear Lord wills it and it does indeed happen, it will provide us with significant financial relief and possibly the means to have a few Christmas treats. So, we are taking the next right step, even if it all proves irrelevant in a few days..or weeks..or months…

        Hey, Charlie, I got a rose from The Little Flower, in response to me asking for joyous Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. I had in mind a more “normal” celebration. Of course, if the whole mess comes crumbling down, that would be true joy! God’s will be done!

        Let’s keep on keepin’ on! God bless us Everyone!

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  19. Patricia says:

    A refresher question:
    On Oct 16th, under the Vox piece, you wrote in an answer “I do very well understand the stakes, Jaykay. I’m glad you chimed in to give a European perspective. Though the winner of this election will not serve, the election, itself, will say much about who we are as a people.”
    It would appear that your above comment would seem to indicate that you believe the election will take place and that there will be a “winner” who will not serve. I sure hope it does so that we can choose to not elect the most pro-death candidate to run for President.
    Over the years, I think you have stated that more than likely the election would not take place but that there are some narrow avenues where it could take place.
    So the question is that, although the Oct. 16th comment would seem to indicate that the election will take place, could it also be that your use of the term “the election, itself” does not literally mean that the election takes place but you mean the election season or some other such thing since you could have written ” the winner of the election will say much about who we are as a people” and you did not. Hope I am not reading too much into this.
    And/or are you willing to say that you do think the voting for a candidate, hence and election, will take place on the 8th?
    Thank you in advance for not yelling at me and answering this in a nice way. ( Venerable Solanus Casey told us to say something like that in advance of asking God for a favor!) 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Patricia, you know I don’t go into such specifics…because there are only a few I know…and even those I do usually have little to do with what we are called to do. It is all coming down before inauguration day. How that comes about is God’s business. Ours remains to acknowledge Him, take the next right step and be a sign of hope.

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    • James Ignatius McAuley says:

      Patricia,

      One could fairly say we are in the worst election since 1860 and that the world is as it was before World War 1 began on July 28, 1914. But if you dwell on that too much, you will waste time better used in prayer or helping your family and neighbors/manning your post. I have been there, done that.

      In regards to the election, you know what to do – vote pro-life!

      Yes, thank God for the Rescue ahead of time!

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  20. SanSan says:

    My Archbishop did a FB video defending death row prisioners and also had a whole page Ad in our CSF paper–but nothing about abortion. My Pastor won’t talk about pro life during pro life month because its too controversial. Immigration is of greater concern. Cdl. Dolan knows that HRC is against Catholics and fully pro abortion, yet he sits next to her, soothing her while Trump bombs her with the truth at the Al Smith dinner. She even lied through her clenched teeth at how she and Our Pope are in agreement. How did we get here dear Lord? Seems all of the prophecies about Cdl, Bishops, and Clergy heading for perdition and taking many souls with them is true. The faithful keep praying for our Sheperds to lead us to God…..but so many are sliding into darkness. It’s horrific and frightening to watch. Even in 2008, in a discussion with my former Pastor about Obama and the Godless Dem platform, he was not persuaded to change his support for such evil. My parish is very diverse. Many undocumented immigrants. I understand their concern. But the LIFE issue is the most important…..the undocumented immigrants being targeted for abortion should be the greater concern. Our religious freedoms are under attack…………….the genocide of the innocent cries out to the heavens for justice.

    As a TNRS follower, I believe Charlie……so all of this will go away…..but until it does, TNRS is to defend Life, defend our faith and defend America. We’re not suppose to sit back and wait. God help us.

    Please vote and please vote against Hillary…..our souls are on the line people.

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    • SanSan says:

      lots of typos I see……ring the bell for souls to leave purgatory….;)

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      • James Ignatius McAuley says:

        SanSan, you are on the right path. Do not give into discouragement, but like the tax man in yesterday’s Gospel, ask God for mercy, but not only for yourself, but for all clergy and all those involved with or who have had abortions.

        Regarding the news, sometimes it is spiritually prudent to be an ostrich – you can only take so much. So, shut off the tv or internet and pick up a good religious/devotional book off the shelf, or do so with the bible, and read. If you do not have such a book, ask your guardian angel for help in finding such a book.

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        • SanSan says:

          Being the arms and legs of Christ on earth, sticking my head in the sand is a “no can do” while at Vigil outside of PP. I’m a Daily Mass goer, daily rosary and divine Mercy Chaplet to avoid discouragement and increase my trust in Jesus. I read the Bible everyday and right now “The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ” by Luisa Piccarreta fills my meditation and the promise “A Soul for each word that I Pray”…….no tv, just here and special sites on the internet to stay informed.

          We must participate to bring Christ to souls that would otherwise be lost. I believe its called the Great Commission, no?

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  21. Bob says:

    An Advent meditation from Pope Benedict which is worth considering in these times:
    http://www.loamagazine.org/pg/en/worthy_to_read/pope_benedict_xvis_address.html

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    • Beckita says:

      Will read it later (reflectively), Bob, but thank you for sharing. Some time ago, I was moved interiorly to keep a loooooooooong Advent Season, in prayer and deeds, as we live it: the unfolding of all the Storm holds. Maranatha!

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  22. Apparently, I’m still fascinated with rock and stone, so you’ll forgive me if I break stride here a bit. I took you all and your prayer intentions up into the mountains this past weekend. Nothing overly profound and complicated… just me and a little TNRS river stone I’ve been carrying around for quite some time to remind me of the Family and to pray for your intentions. For those of you who like pictures shared (e.g. – Patrick), here’s some of God’s handiwork that I found inspiring. I wanted to revisit this lofty Butte and have another look at the ruins of an old fortress that was used by the Hohokam and later by Apaches:

    YD had me thinking about “snake-on-a-stick,” so I was checking under every tree and bush for rattlers. No such luck… fortunately, maybe. I camped up top and left the river stone on the ruins of a fortress wall. Funny, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left that stone in a pants pocket and sent it through a washing machine cycle. Fortunately once it hits the dryer, the loud clanging gives it away instantly. Really, I find it remarkable that I’ve never lost this stone. Just like the carved squirrel hiking stick I left in some woods… I wonder who will come upon the stone some day, maybe after the restoration. Who knows. One thing I do know: God never loses sight of anything including this stone:

    Finally, I revisited some caves up there that I haven’t had the chance to explore fully yet. This is a shot of the hidden entrance. If you look closely, there’s a square piece of slate that I left as a marker some time ago. Also –– just so you don’t think I’m completely out of touch –– there’s a Cubbies hat sitting nearby on the ledge. C’mon, folks… if I’m praising God for His mighty works, you better believe I’m throwing a little ‘thanks in there for my Cubbies too:

    OK, perhaps that’s all little stuff, but I can’t help but wonder if we’re all ‘getting’ the NRS’n thing and properly valuing the things we do… usually while we’re fretting and wondering what to do next. Often, I think all the stuff that seems so big to us is really nothing in God’s book in terms of importance. Why else would He constantly exhort us to become so little? Ah, that must be the BIG STUFF to Him. Charlie says it. We shake our head, “oh, yes, that’s right”……. but do we really believe it yet?

    Of course I eventually had to climb down the mountain and head out. Once I got to the truck and turned the key, the talk radio station resumed with the usual election jibber-jabber until I switched it off. Hey, let them rant for all they’re worth from wherever they’re at. I’m here. Tomorrow and the next day? Who knows. Maybe I’ll be on the Jericho March. Hm. Yeah, I’ll have to bring another little stone with me. What are the rest of you bringing?

    God Bless,

    MP

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Oh, beautiful! Every time I read your comments, MP, feel as though I’ve gone on a journey! I love it. 🌵

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful, MP! As ever. Please consider adding another small stone in my name ‘cuz I’ve got a post to “man.” But I’ll surely send my angel to accompany you all, MP

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      • Consider it done.

        Hey, here’s a little bonus…

        I couldn’t really see what Snowy’s emoji was, so had to grab my reading glasses. Ah, a Saguaro. With glasses on, I also revisited that first picture of Elephant Butte. If you take a look at the shape, you can see where it gets it name with the large elephant head, ears on either side, little cave for an eye, and trunk lying on the sloping part of the mountain. Most of the way down the trunk you can also see a lone Saguaro, almost like the ‘elephant’ is gently cradling it in its trunk. I didn’t notice that before, but it reminds me of Horton from the Dr. Seuss classic “Horton Here’s a Who.” Look, he’s holding the little clover with the speck of dust on it (Whoville). Now there’s something to ponder.

        I think when it cools off, I’m going to take my youngest up there with that stone, climb up the ‘trunk’ to the Saguaro, and place that stone there. While she’s at it (and because she’s the smallest in the family), I’m going to have her let out a great big “YOPP!”

        Seems fitting, because I imagine you might have read that book to some children somewhere along the line.

        God Bless,

        MP

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        • That would be “Horton Hears a Who,” and I’ll be counting on that angel you’re sending to spring another soul out. Thank you, Jesus.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            MP, I’m so glad you’re back posting 😊 !! Just not the same without you!
            And now I have to start in about our lost Bishop! What did he do, go on a trip around the universe and not tell anyone? Unbelievable! YD! where are you? You can’t just abandon us for days on end like this!
            Ock!..and then there’s Doug, too! Just because you’re busy doing what you’re supposed to be doing, that’s no excuse! You know, I’m getting tired! (just kidding… it gives me a job to do 😉 hahaha)
            Okay, well I guess I’ll just have to send my Shepherd dog, BlackBear, to round you guys up! He can do space travel and loves chasing little red wagons…no escaping him!🙂

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          • charliej373 says:

            I have been in regular contact with YD of late. All is well with him.

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Glad to hear it, Charlie🙂 I just like 👉 poking people, (as Deer says) lol.

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          • Sorry, HNSE. Somehow, I keep getting kicked off being signed up for this webpage and have missed new posts…

            MP, always love you! Seems you should be rooting for the Indians (if I have the right teams) though…

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Okay, I’m happy now🙂 YD & Doug- both back in action! …and now Deer.. again! she said she scrambled her brain like eggs, then said yum, eggs sound good 🥚🥓.. (unreal). loooooool.. still laughing. 🙃

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          I love that!! ❤

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        • Beckita says:

          Thanks so much, MP. Oh yes! Horton and the entire collection of Dr. Seuss were favorites over the years. Perhaps the most memorable was reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck around St. Patrick’s Day. One year – and one year only – I concocted a mixture of cornstarch and water with green food coloring. Put Doug’s spitballs to shame it did. Great texture for the children to explore. Nevertheless there was oobleck here, there and everywhere, including the ceiling lights, hallways, toilet seats, you name it. Oobleck frenzy was many notches above any leprechaun mischief.

          Tell you what, MP, in your honor I’ll take a small stone and skip it across the river that runs through it as you join the Jericho March – whether in person or in spirit – and add some prayers for you and your family.

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    • zeniazenia says:

      Yes indeed! MP. Thank you for the prayers. “May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’

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    • moreen67 says:

      Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing with us. Mo

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    • Littlelight says:

      Wonderful! Thank you!

      God bless you & All!

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    • SanSan says:

      Wonderful MP……a very pleasant journey. Thank you.

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  23. jlynnbyrd says:

    MP, I love that I can explore God’s wonders through you and your pictures! ❤

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  24. moreen67 says:

    Charlie – great meeting you last night in Cherry Hill, NJ. Great talk. I also met a new friend and she’s originally from Poland – real nice lady and we exchanged e-mails. What you see is what you get with Charlie – down to Earth!!! Mo Dombrowski

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  25. zeniazenia says:

    Office of Readings for Tuesday
    Ant.1 Surrender to God, and He will do everything for you.
    Ant 2 Turn away from evil, learn to do God’s Will: the Lord will strengthen you if you obey Him.
    Psalm 37 
    Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
    2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
    3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
    4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
    5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
    6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
    7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

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  26. spidermike says:

    Great to be with you, Charlie, and breaking bread together (and Maureen’s lasagna!) (One of my favorite moments was Charlie singing “Spider-Mike! Spider-Mike” to me to the tune of the 60s cartoon! Twice!)
    I know there was a recording of the visit made by a man from a local Catholic Radio station. He didn’t intend on posting it online necessarily, but I believe will talk about the visit on his radio show. If posting the video of the Cherry Hill talk online is agreeable by you and OK by him, I could follow up with him and make it happen. I took his business card.

    I may be a “Marvel” and you a “DC” comics guy – you may root for the Cubs while I’m loyal to the Mets (well, even I’m rooting for the Cubbies this year!) but you’re alright, Charlie! Thanks for all you’ve taught me and continue to teach me!

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