Trust.Do.Love.

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Invitations can be rich with possibilities to consider and explore. First, I invite us all to place the prophetic elements of Charlie’s work in a personal place where we let them rest from analysis and parsing. One might discern to cast them completely aside. Another may still believe they will come to pass in God’s ways and time. Either way, let us set them to rest for now. From the inception of this blog, the focus has been on our core message which I repeat for any new readers: Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. In this, we shall continue as we see before us the ongoing chaos, confusion and division in our country. It is fierce. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read Dennis Prager’s piece, I think you won’t want to miss it: America’s Second Civil War

Secondly, I invite you to consider that we have entered the 100th year since Our Lady appeared in Fatima. Fr. Richard Heilman writes of the first apparition: “The anniversary is May 13, 2017. Many people are wondering if God may do (or allow) something soon to “shake us up.” (I wrote about it HERE – this is the most “shared” article I have ever written). 

As we watch terrorism rising up everywhere around the world, relations between nations in steep decline, a false economy ready to collapse, morality at an all-time low, pre-born babies murdered by the millions, marriage redefined for the first time in all of civilization, adult men allowed to share a bathroom with little girls, religious freedom under assault, corruption and collusion rampant within our government, and confusion in our Church … people are asking, especially as we enter this centennial year of Fatima, “WHAT DO WE DO NOW?!?!”

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Fr. Heilman has proceeded to initiate Nineveh90 as a response to the problems of our time and this 90 day period of prayer and mortification begins on Monday, February 13th. There is power in unity and, already, thousands have committed to the cause. From the website: “For our Nineveh 90 journey, which includes both men and women, we are embracing the great values of mortification, a support system, and the research in the behavioral sciences that says 90 days is about the time needed to change bad habits. We will also be using some of the tried and true supernatural elements. Namely, the Brown Scapular, 54 Day Rosary Novena, and the 33 Day Preparation for Marian Consecration.” While there are additional resources at the website, where you may sign up to join in this effort, encouragement is given to shape your spiritual program to fit your personal needs: Nineveh90

Lastly, I invite you to join in contemplation with one of the Josephs from the Old Testament, our Joseph connected to a coat of many colors. As we look upon this hurting world, as we have been through a major shift here in this community and as we continue to pray for one another in all our many needs and trials, Joseph’s ways and attitudes reveal wisdom which we, too, may choose to embrace. They provide a path to peace while building ironclad trust in the Lord. You may wish to pick up the Bible to read Joseph’s story in its entirety. Here is a synposis, written for catechesis, by a friend who is a priest :

“Abraham’s son, Isaac, married Rebecca and they had the twin sons, Jacob and Esau. In time, Jacob married Rachel who gave birth to Joseph. Jacob had four wives and 12 sons, but he loved Joseph the best because Joseph was a son of his old age. He made him a colorful tunic. Joseph’s brothers were envious and hated Joseph. Joseph had two dreams about his future greatness and this made his brothers even more angry. (Gen. Genesis 37)

One day, Joseph’s brothers were tending sheep in Dothan and Jacob sent Joseph to find out how they were doing. Joseph’s brothers seized him, stripped him of his tunic, first threw him into a dry cistern and then sold him to some Mediate traders for 20 pieces of silver. The Mediates, Ishmaelites, brought Joseph to Egypt and, in turn, sold him to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s chief steward. Joseph was 17 years old at the time. Joseph’s brothers dipped his tunic in the blood of a goat to make their father, Jacob, believe that Joseph was devoured by a wild beast.

Joseph in Egypt:  In Egypt, Joseph’s master, Potiphar, trusted him and put Joseph in charge of his household and the Lord blessed this Egyptian house. But Joseph was very handsome and Potiphar’s wife fell in love with him and tried to seduce him. Joseph refused and was falsely accused. He was put in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph. He was also trusted and well treated by the chief jailer. While Joseph was imprisoned, sometime later, Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer and chief baker were also imprisoned. They both had a dream and Joseph successfully interpreted for them. The chief cupbearer was reinstated in his position and the chief baker was executed.

Joseph Is Promoted to Be the Vizier:  Two years later, Pharaoh also had a dream that nobody could interpret. The chief cupbearer remembered Joseph and recommended him to Pharaoh. Joseph correctly unveiled the meaning of the king’s dreams: The seven fat cows and the seven healthy ears of grain are seven years of plenty; and the seven gaunt and ugly cows and the seven shriveled and thin ears are years of famine. Pharaoh should collect and store the extra grain of the abundant years for use for the years of scarcity and a wise man should do this job. Subsequently, Joseph was appointed vizier and put in charge of all Egypt. He was given a gold chain on his neck, a chariot and a wife and he became second in command in Egypt.

Joseph traveled through the country during the seven good years and stored mountains of grain. Just as Joseph predicted, the fruitful years were followed by unproductive years. Meanwhile, Joseph’s wife, Asenath, the daughter of Priest Potiphera, gave birth to two sons whom Joseph named Manasseh and Ephraim.

Jacob Moved to Egypt:  Meanwhile, famine spread everywhere, including the land of Canaan where Jacob and his family lived. Jacob sent his ten sons to Egypt to buy grain. He kept the youngest, Benjamin, at home. The ten brothers presented themselves to Joseph. Joseph recognized them and spoke to them sternly, accusing them of being spies. He put them in custody for three days and let them go back home with a supply of grain but he demanded that they bring to him their youngest brother. He also kept Simeon as pledge. The brothers did not recognize Joseph and Joseph spoke to them through an interpreter.

When they ran out of food, Jacob had to send his sons back to Egypt. Jacob very reluctantly let them take Benjamin with them for Joseph had demanded this. Joseph put his brothers to the final test. After he wined and dined with them in his own home, he sent them away, placing his silver goblet in Benjamin’s bag and, then, accused them of stealing. He wanted to keep Benjamin with him. The brothers suffered much anguish. Finally, Joseph, with great emotion, revealed his identity. He dismissed the Egyptians and alone with his bothers said: “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt…do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of you… So it was not really you but God who had me come here. Hurry back, then, to my father and tell him: ‘Thus says your son Joseph: God has made me lord of all Egypt; come to me without delay…’” (Gen. 45, 4-9)

Joseph provided his brothers with wagons, provisions, jackasses and clothing and sent them back to Canaan. Upon hearing the news Jacob was dumbfounded and overjoyed. The whole clan migrated to Egypt and settled down in the region of Goshen. Jacob was 130 years old.

From this astounding story, we see how the Lord our God works! His design is incomprehensible to men. He always draws good out of evil. So when we find ourselves in impossible situations and not knowing the whys and hows in our lives, we should never lose trust in Divine Providence. GOD ORDERS ALL THINGS FOR GOOD.”

One summation of Joseph’s ways which I favor: No matter the problem, don’t nurse it, don’t curse it, don’t rehearse it, but to God disperse it and trust Him to reverse it.

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219 Responses to Trust.Do.Love.

  1. Valiant Woman (@ValiantWoman45) says:

    For me, it seems that the Nineveh 90 is the next right step. I’m glad you mentioned it!

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    • Chris says:

      Yes, Nineveh 90 is the next right step for me also. Very excited to get started. I feel like we have been trained for this step for quite a while now. Wondering how many other squirrels here are participating. Thank you Beckita for the lovely post.

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      • madkatmomma says:

        I’m all in Chris!

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        • jaykay says:

          I just read about Nineveh90, starting tomorrow on 13th February and I do think it’s wonderful, especially in this year 2017 (as St. John, my patron, says: “let the reader understand”. 😜)

          I really like its call to discipline and I do intend to – try to, I know myself only too well – live up to precepts of more personal discipline. Much needed. And I was thinking: in the old calendar this is Septuagesima Sunday, pre-Lent, a sort of call to order, to recollect and prepare for Lent in its fullness. For those who attend the Extraordinary Form the visual and liturgical signals are already there, with the violet vestments and no Alleluia in the Mass. What a pity the NO has lost that but, nonetheless – and the Mass IS the Mass in whatever valid rite – in the Nineveh90 spirit we can now begin our serious preparations for Easter and go forward in its joyous spirit for May 13th, 100th anniversary of the first apparition. And the Holy Father will be in Fatima for that. Perfect! And then Pentecost is on 4th June. I should, God willing, be on the Chartres pilgrimage that weekend. I honestly think this is set to be a year of great (perhaps exceptional?) graces for all, if we only reach out to take them. Which reminds me of the previous post on the Miraculous Medal, with graces streaming from our Mother’s outstretched hands. Let’s take them, friends, and share them. Many lessons for me there. Bless all here. J.

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          • jaykay says:

            Hmmm… as regards Fatima and the HF being there, Bl. Paul VI was there on 13th May 1967 for the 50th anniversary. Which was also the day of yours truly’s first Holy Communion. 1967 had the same days as this year. First HC was always on a Saturday back then. You made your first confession on the Friday, having been well drilled by the (veiled and long-habited) nuns how to do so, and also how to receive properly, on the tongue – kneeling, of course, back then. Most of it still in Latin, although we learned the then-new English parts off by heart. Memories, happy ones. I still have my little Child’s Missal somewhere, along with the Holy Card my grandmother gave me, inscribed in her beautiful copperplate script. Sorry about this, just reminiscing. 😁

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          • jaykay says:

            Aaah, sorry, it’s St. Matthew, not John. Reminder to self: “gotta read-up more on the scriptures, Matthew… oops, John”.

            Ok, I’ll stop now 😒

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      • kat3116 says:

        Chris, I signed up and have forwarded the information to several others. I hope they join us!😊

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      • ladycatcliffe says:

        I am.

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    • Sissy Brooks says:

      I do not understand why Charlie is implicating himself so harshly. I remember quite clearly him saying that he personally didn’t think there would be a change in administration, but he did not hold that out as something he was told.

      There certainly is a storm, and some places are worse than others. Plus, I discern a “coup” developing, wherein, there are those who are trying to de-legitimize, and render null what has come about, and who knows the outcome? Anything could happen, including recalling the former president….in which case, Charlie would have been proven right. In any case, that part was his personal opinion, not a matter of prophesy.

      Also, I think people have begun to wake up and prayers and fasting are finally taking hold.

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      • Beckita says:

        Charlie was clear, Sissy, about what he would do in the face of what has transpired. He remains in watchful retirement as he also clearly said his term of service ends on July 5, 2018. That acknowledged, I believe the prudent move forward is to focus on God and His Plan. And so we shall at TNRS.

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  2. victura98 says:

    The solution to every spiritual pitfall is to re-focus your eyes on the gaze of Christ, who has never taken his eyes off you. In the Storm on the Sea, recall that everything went well for St. Peter so long as he fixed his gaze on Christ. He even walked on water. So it will be for each of us, regardless of the storm. Your effect will be as the Psalmist describes, “As they go through the bitter valley, they make it a place of springs. They walk with ever growing strength. They will see the God of gods in Zion.” (Ps 84)

    With this in mind, pray over this meditation from Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman. He finds solace in every imaginable circumstance by returning his gaze to Christ, and away from himself and his own woes. If we do the same, we will become a source of blessing, regardless of the circumstance.

    “God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.” (Bl. JHC Newman)

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    • Beckita says:

      It is SO good to hear from you again, Victura, especially with this reflection, ripe with fruit for meditation. Thank you.

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    • Another Karen says:

      Thank you for this reflection, Father. I am glad that you are still with us! You remain in my daily prayers.

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    • Thank you, Father. I’m a fan of your posts and of Bl. Cardinal Newman’s writings. You both always manage to strike a chord in my heart. 🎼

      The Lord has given me a mission – at least one I’m sure of: He desires that I work among and pray for the dying.

      Yet, here I am doing only part of what he has asked. I wish I was actually working at the bedsides of the dying, but such is my current situation. Am I trying hard enough? I feel, perhaps mistakenly, that I need to use my hands to DO. (When He presents me with the right opportunity to work, I pray that I will see it.) Nonetheless, I take much solace in the fact that at least I’m able to pray and make small sacrifices for the dying.

      Another thought came that whatever I do happen to be doing, wherever I am, I must genuinely live the faith, love my neighbors, and spread the Good News. “I shall do good. I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace.” This is always included in my job description.

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      • Doug says:

        I still love what you are doing Patrick.

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        • You mean my self-imposed exile of tent living? Ha! Sometimes I think the Lord loves it a whole lot more than I do! My big propane heater went out permanently last week on a particularly cold night…then two days later we had a thaw and I came home to a flooded tent. Spent that evening mopping up with my only bath towel and using a tree to wring out the ice-cold water…in the dark. If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.

          But I think Mimi is pretty cool with the lifestyle, except she jumps into the truck when I come home which is weird because she hates the truck. Either she wants me to take her away from the tent to a “new house” or she wants me to bring her along during the day. Cats are funny.

          I figured you were hankerin’ for an update, Doug.

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      • donna says:

        Patrick, how long are you planning to tent? Is this new for you?

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        • Hi Donna. My family did a lot of camping around upstate NY in the 80’s, but always in a camper. I did tent camping a few times in Germany and Belgium, but today this is a totally new experience for me living solo in a big tent. I still hear my dad saying, “Many hands make the burden light” when I lament the fact that I’m alone…🙂

          I see now what a bad spot my tent is in, but unfortunately I cannot just move my tent a few feet out of the path of water — it requires I empty it, tear it down, and reassemble it elsewhere. And that exceeds my time and physical ability at the moment. Basically I’m kinda stuck where I’m at. But the Lord knows this and is with me. I’m not in any danger, just living amid a lot of water and mud…apropos for a sinner! 😇

          This has been a GREAT experience, but I’ll be getting a normal place ASAP once housing comes available, God willing.🏠

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    • Doug says:

      Thanks Victura.

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    • KMA says:

      Thank you, Victura. I’ve been hoping to hear from you. Your posts always speak to my heart.

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  3. Hello…can you pass this video on to Charlie please and anyone else, please watch and share. I think it will give him consolation and a companion in persecution, Fr. Adam Skwarczysnki who saw his life unfold in full. He wrote a few books under an assumed name. One of them is entitled something like, into the New World with an Angel. It’s very much related to the writings of the Book of Heaven, Luisa Piccarreta where the new heavens and the new earth will be inhabited by those who live in God’s Divine Will (which we can do now.) See Daniel O’Connors blog noted on this page. Thank you for passing this on to Charlie. God bless and keep you all in HIS Divine Will.

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    • Beckita says:

      Thank you, mysticalcityofgod. Many are they, in groups around the world, who are studying and putting into practice Divine Will spirituality. In TNRS archives, there are guest writings and reader comments concerning developments in the Vatican’s careful and steady study as official volumes, containing the mystical works of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, are released.

      Charlie actually prepared us all well for this transitional phase in his piece, Reality Check. “Sometime in the next year, I will be significantly wrong about something. It won’t be the Rescue, but it will be something. When it comes, it will not be a test of me, for I already know that God is good and seeks our reclamation. It will be a test for some of you, to see whether you have put your faith in me or your faith in God. If it is in me, your faith was always ill-placed. God is good, all the time, whatever the circumstances – and works to call us all back to Him. When I am wrong, I will accept the correction with gratitude and more wisdom. I will not leave the scene unless it is one of the fundamentals, and then, in full obedience to Holy Church, I will wait on the Lord, knowing that He will strengthen my heart and that it serves His purpose to call all His children back to Him.”

      And with this, we let the prophetic elements of Charlie’s work rest as we continue to pray for him, for our TNRS community and for all the world. FIAT.

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      • Sean Sullivan says:

        Beckita,
        This reply is perhaps the best illustration of what transpired. I would copy and paste it to all other such ‘Charlie’ requests. I felt the same way, was disillusioned for a time then realized I had spent too much time searching (here on this site) instead of living…the next, right step.

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        • Beckita says:

          I agree with you, Sean. I realize some readers simply read the main post. Others read the post and then pop in to comment right away without reading the comments of others. Both groups are comprised of those who may well miss these enlightening words from Charlie. We all can join in the effort to redirect our friends. I think it will take great patience and persistence with repetition of the encouragement to take up the call and place the prophetic elements to rest in God’s Providence. By His Grace and with everyone’s help, we’ll make the transition with our eyes fixed firmly on God as we take all the NRSteps to which each one is guided.

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          • Doug says:

            I usually wait a day or two before commenting because, if not, I get overwhelmed with email in my in box and can’t keep up. So I scan through what’s there and then comment. It is a lot of work to stay on top of it sometimes; especially since I still work full time and take care of my Lambzie and have other commitments. I’m not complaining. It’s just work and that is all good.

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  4. Another Karen says:

    Beckita, I like the direction that you are taking this blog and appreciate the resources that you have provided here. Moving forward in this way seems like a solid (and very practical) plan! Thank you!

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    • Beckita says:

      Amen, Karen, and thank you. I’ll be sitting with the Nineveh90 materials today and laying out my own personal plan. When I checked Fr. Heilman’s FB page this morning, I found this great news: “1,000 more in last 12 hours for Nineveh 90. 9,300. C’mon 10K! nineveh90.com” It heartens me to be in solidarity with so many in this way.

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      • maryopl says:

        My sister and I are doing Nineveh 90 as well!

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      • gospamir81 says:

        I’m in with the Ninevah90 as well. It’s good to refocus after the past few weeks. Praying more each day, fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays, Adoration, Mass and Confession. How can we not take TNRS if we are putting these into practice?! Our Lady of Tepeyac, pray for us.

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      • KMA says:

        I have also signed up, and have been discerning what parts of it will make up my personal plan. I believe God will make up for what I can’t do. He surely wants me to grow in self-discipline and commitment to Him but I think He loves my little offering. Not because it is special but because He is so good. And surely He sees our intentions and yearning for His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven. It is always good for me to remember that any desire I have to follow Him or be closer to Him is my heart responding to His desire for me. He gave the desire to me in the first place. How comforting to know He is guiding us!

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    • Anne says:

      Yes….. So do I Karen…..like the direction . Clear, honest, precise.

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  5. That Coat of Many Colors is awesome. I want one.

    Thanks for,the post, Bekita!

    Rosary and fasting is out only answer….nobody on the left is listening or cares…..very sad 😟

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  6. Paul says:

    Well done Beckita…miss Charlie but enjoy following you…

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    • Beckita says:

      I miss Charlie too, Paul. I just know he must be pleased as we carry on with prayer and NRSteps, heartening him and one another.

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      • Doug says:

        As we are pleased with you dear Beckita.

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        • Beckita says:

          Thanks so much, Doug. Honestly, life is filled with many little deaths, losses. Change is hard and it takes time to regain the new equilibrium. Part of the mourning for the loss of what was, involves remembering the one who founded this incredible site with the community who gathered round. I completely understand the sighs at Charlie’s absence. I DO miss him here even as we keep our eyes fixed on Our Lord and Our Lady, while remaining united in purpose as a community, in these circumstances in which we find ourselves. As we continue in this particular phase of transition, God’s Plan and Will are the Guiding Light for every NRS.

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          • Doug says:

            Yes Beckita, it is a grieving process in a way. We all have to go through grief as you know full well. It is a dying to old ways, it is dying to self. I think it helps detach us form this world and in a way that forces us to look more to heaven. It is a maturing process. It’s not one I am fond of, but necessary for our salvation. I think the cross. Saying it differently, how graced are we here by your presence.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thank you, Doug. You speak with wisdom and I receive your kind words with gratitude. I am keenly aware of the quiet here as we make our way together through this phase. An axiom I have long held to be true is there’s no way out of a difficult set of circumstances but through them. And, soon enough, I expect something will burst forth, creating a new surge in the intensity of the Storm. Perhaps God is allowing us opportunity to catch our breath for now to strengthen us. Trusting in His Plan and all His ways. Truly, Doug, we are graced by your presence here as well. Ever praying for you and Lambzie in your diaconate dream. May it come true in God’s Will for you.

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          • Doug says:

            You are very kind Beckita.

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          • Beckita says:

            Sometimes, Doug. 😉

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          • BD says:

            Hmmm, but kind of what?? 😉

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          • Doug says:

            Way more than sometimes dear Beckita 😎

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  7. pvaldez7 says:

    Thank you Beckita ! Great summary – No matter the problem, don’t nurse it, don’t curse it, don’t rehearse it, but to God disperse it and trust Him to reverse it !!

    Paul in Katy

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    • leel004 says:

      Beckita, You said a priest friend wrote “No matter the problem…….trust Him to reserve it”…made me wonder if he had a Asian handle like OldRooster or ChildDuck?.??

      I thank God for he encouragement and inspiration given fromthe gang here!
      Now to conquer that nation of Nineveh!!!!

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  8. Lenora GRIMAUD says:

    Dear Bekita, I would like to share an essay that is pertinent to this post. Thank you.

    RESPONSE TO INTERVIEW: TRUMP AND O’REILLY

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    • Beckita says:

      Lenora, while I see the connection between your essay and the current post, I invite you to consider condensing your thoughts and points to share with us as a comment. Many of your points are consonant with Dennis Prager’s article, yet, as I make my way in this blogging venture, I’ve decided to move forward by keeping the comment opportunity as a place for conversations rather than sharing lengthy opinion pieces or essays. God bless you.

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  9. audiemarie2014 says:

    I’ve committed to the Nineveh 90. It’ll be a huuuuge step for me. Eeeeek!! Baked my first loaf of bread today using spelt flour to help with the days of fasting (it fell, I forgot the salt, but it’s tasty!). My friend, who I met through Charlie here, is doing it with me. Valiant Woman, are you also doing this? I believe this will be a fruitful time!

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  10. Monica says:

    Thanks, Beckita! I’m planning on participating in Ninevah 90. I believe that prayer and fasting is the only hope for us at this point. I just finished reading Dennis Prager’s piece which so accurately describes where we are as a nation. The part that bothers me the most is how this has affected our children: Dennis writes, “The third significant difference between the First and Second Civil Wars is that in the Second Civil war, one side has been doing nearly all the fighting. That is how it has been able to take over schools — from elementary schools, to high schools, to universities — and indoctrinate America’s young people . . ” I have six children, five of whom graduated from college–two went to secular, two to Christian, and one to a Catholic college. But they all came out believing the same leftist ideas. And NPR has done an excellent job of continuing the indoctrination. It is impossible to reason with them. They have swallowed the leftist ideology hook, line, and sinker. Whoever is the mastermind behind all of this has done a very good job. So we must pray because it will take the power of God to change the hearts and minds of Americans who have been so badly deceived. I’m looking forward to this 100 year anniversary of Fatima. I don’t know what the Lord has planned, but I know it will be good. Maybe not easy, but good!

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  11. Kris R. says:

    Monday we will bury a family member who died from brain cancer at just 36 years of age. We must trust in God’s Mercy. We don’t see the whole picture, only the pain before us, but we soldier on. Perhaps he is the lucky one as the Storm rages. I try not to give in to weariness as things like this just keep happening. Everyone is going through similar things. Each of us could write a novel. But oddly enough, behind the weariness, I do feel hope. I just need to move that hope to the front of the line. Being reminded of Joseph’s story was just what I needed in this moment. God will bring good out of this too.
    Trust. Do. Love.

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  12. Kris says:

    Five families where I live will do the Nineveh 90 in an accountability group situation. I am so pleased so many feel this is a timely call. We will see what the Good God has in store. And thank you Bekita for gently saying, it is time to stop discussing the nature of the prophetic in Charlies message. Stick to what was said to be the meat of the matter. TNRS! Take responsibility for our spiritual lives now. Simple! And I love your summation of Joseph’s story.

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  13. totustous says:

    Thank you Beckita for this timely post. I haven’t commented here for many months but I have checked in just about every day and kept up with the comments. I have watched and prayed from “down under” and like everyone here am trying to discern the big picture. You bring a calming and motherly presence to the NRS family and for that I am grateful. I am a cradle Catholic and have been going to daily Mass and following Our Blessed Mother for 25 years now having had a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit through The Queen of Peace. I have watched and prayed believing that we are indeed living in times never seen before. One day about a year ago while sitting in the Chapel I was pondering Pope Leo’s vision and when the hundred years might have begun and it came to me that all hell had broken loose around the time of WW1 and that Our Lady came to Fatima in 2017 . I put 2 and 2 together and came up with 2017. I discussed it at my cenacle of MMP and left it there. Some time later I began to read where Fr Andrew Apostoli and others were saying similar things and I was amazed that I may have heard right from the Holy Spirit. I do believe that this year will be like no other before it. I have no idea what is to come but I do know that we have a Mother who loves us and a Saviour who died for us in the most unimaginable torture to show us His Love and so in the brokenness of my family and the spiritual warfare that we are all in I take up my Cross daily and with it my “Weapon” ( The Holy Rosary) and like a little child I climb onto Abba”s lap for safety and wait in Joyful Hope for the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless everyone here you are in my prayers

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  14. zeniazenia says:

    Thank you Beckita, My contemplation often turns to Joseph. Better said– the Lord often points me to contemplate Joseph. I love that you were cc’d on His memo and sharing it with TNRS :).
    Today’s contemplation from 1Corinthians 2: 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
    Amen alleluia

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  15. Lisa Vogel says:

    Thank you, thank you Bekita! In so many ways I needed to read
    this today. My heart is aching with the events in our world today,
    but you have inspired my heart. Trying to figure out the financial things in my own life
    and your words helped me with that as well. A beautiful
    piece on a dark and snowy morning. Loving greetings all!

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  16. SanSan says:

    https://www.indivisibleguide.com
    The 2nd Civil War is in fact upon us.

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  17. Bob says:

    I feel this needs repeating. I haven’t read this before:
    No matter the problem, don’t nurse it, don’t curse it, don’t rehearse it, but to God disperse it and trust Him to reverse it.

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  18. Cherri Ridingin says:

    Beckita, Thank you for this insightful and deeply nurturing message today.

    Cherri

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  19. Starshine says:

    I believe that the main thing we must do is to TRUST GOD, and not man. And to trust His Mother. If we do this, we cannot ever go wrong.

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  20. madkatmomma says:

    Prepping for Nineveh 90 with you. When I start on something big, I like to have a clean fresh slate. So today (even though it’s Sunday) I’m prayerfully washing and ironing my clothes, changing sheets, organizing my office (a great penance) and, because it’s a nice sunny day here I’ve opened the windows to get some fresh air before the next wave of storms hit (what a metaphor!) So glad to have y’all on this journey.

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  21. jtbrannigan says:

    Bekita: Thank you for this post. Anointed in timing and content. I am sitting here trying to discern what parts of Nineveh90 I will be able to do. God is moving.
    JT

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  22. little one in PA says:

    May I be able to commit and execute Nineveh90. And for all here the strength for each step you take. Thank you for sharing Beckita. In these days of late, in my own community, there has been such a Storm. Miracle yes and some spiritual carnage. Ould you put up something about putting on the Full Armor of Christ? There is no doubt a War is going on spiritually and likely to manifest physically. Thank you for encouragement so necessary in these times. Praise God for the joy and peace He sends even during these times!

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  23. BD says:

    Beckita, Keep up the good work. I know it takes alot of time overseeing the comments on this blog. It is much appreciated. I miss Charlie even though he could be so ornery at times lol. Please don’t tell him I said that. 😉 Ok, one last thing for now. Charlie was right about almost all of the things he wrote about on a myriad of subjects on this blog. I am speaking of both temporal and spiritual issues. The world continues to spin out of control and unfortunately for President Trump, the forces of evil are working overtime to disrupt his agenda. I firmly believe Charlie will be coming out of retirement in short order. Perhaps as early as a month or two. We shall see. God Bless…

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  24. Nancy Bozzano says:

    Dear Beckita, thank you for all you are doing for us. I too have joined the Nineveh90 group. Hope to find an on line group to pray with. Nancy Bozzano

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  25. calamity jane says:

    Beckita –
    Thank you so much for continuing the website. It is such a supportive community – one that I’ve found nowhere else. Sad but true: I’m a technoidiot and so posting doesn’t come easy. Still, I want to enter my 2 cents now and then. I found the Nineveh90 website and signed up. A bit daunting but I think well worth the time and effort. I will post here periodically to update and stay honest/in touch. I hope others doing this will also. Of course the repentance and prayer are so critical at this time. Again many thanks. Blessings to all fellow squirells.

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  26. Barb H says:

    Signed up. All in!

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  27. On page #136 in the book: My Heart Will Triumph, Mirjana tells about Our Lady telling her she would not have anymore apparitions after Christmas of 1982. And She gave her a scroll to help her and said good bye after a 45 minute apparition. Some time later Mirjana began having visions again on the 2nd of the month and they go on today.
    I bring this up because Our Lady didn’t even know about the 2nd of the month. It just makes me
    believe and know that the future is God’s……anything could happen.
    Also Mirjana makes emphasis on the March 18 and the 2nd of the month dates…..interesting.
    To end I will say….the only moment we can live in is this one….we need to focus on that and
    TNRS……
    Really folks, we have so much HOPE! And we are truly gifted by God through Charlie.

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    • Beckita says:

      Some great news concerning Medjugorje is the Pope’s appointment of a secial envoy there. “The scope of his mission, according to the press release announcing the appointment, is “to acquire a profound understanding of the pastoral situation” in Medjugorje, with special concern for the “needs of the faithful who come on pilgrimage;” and on the basis of that understanding “to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future.” His mission, therefore, “will have an exclusively pastoral character.”
      http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/02/11/pope_appoints_special_envoy_to_medjugorje/1291940

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      • Thank you for adding this, Beckita. And he is Polish. I thought that was significant because of Divine Mercy and Saint John Paul II .
        It all seems to be coming together ….
        I started the Nineva novena …. Yikes let us all support one another !!!

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        • Kati says:

          I also thought the fact that he is Polish was significant, anniecorrine.

          And, as have many here, I started the Nineveh 90 yesterday …thank you, Beckita, for sharing that. I have also shared this with several in my parish. I hope to see this as a major growth in holiness for all!!!

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      • Karen says:

        Yes it is good news Beckita. We know that March 18 is a special date – which year is unknown – but considering Mirjana stated that it was ‘time’ for her to write her recently released book then I’m glad that the Vatican has a possible “Johnny-on-the-spot”!

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      • Doug says:

        I’m excited. Lambzie and I signed up for another trip there this year. I have received profound healing there as well as Medjugorje brought me into the Catholic Church. I am grateful for Momma Mary (the kind of M & Ms that melt in your soul, not in your hands).

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        • gospamir81 says:

          We’ve got a decent size group of people from the St Louis area going to Fatima and then Medjugorje in October. Can’t wait to get back “home”. If anyone is interested in joining us, I can give you details.

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          • Doug says:

            “Get back home”. I like it!

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          • gospamir81 says:

            Doug, Medjugorje is truly my home. The first time I entered the village was during the height of the atrocious war in 1995, a peace washed over me and I knew in my heart of hearts that I had finally found my spiritual home. I have been incredibly blessed to return many many times. Each time when I’m getting ready to leave, I tell Our Lady, “I still haven’t learned all your lessons. Please invite me home again.” She is never outdone in Her kindness and desires to draw each one of us closer to Her Son, and so She invites me home to enter more fully into the mystery. I look forward to hearing about your pilgrimage. I hope you will share. Mir.

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          • Doug says:

            Very nice gospamir! We are there from last week of October into early November. When precusely will you be there?

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        • KMA says:

          I am so happy for you and Lambzie, Doug. I’m hoping to go back this summer. I will pray for you both and all with you. If you are ok sharing, let us know when you are going.

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          • Doug says:

            You bet KMA! Last time we went, I carried a backpack with everyone’s prayer petitions everywhere I went and offered them up. For many people here, I printed out prayer requests and did this. As it gets closer, we will let folks know.

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  28. sheralyn80 says:

    Hello all,
    Would appreciate prayers for all in Northern California. We had to evacuate due to the Oroville dam problems.
    Thank you!
    Cheryl

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  29. barbara Dore says:

    if you see any being from other world, you must demand them to kiss Brown Scapular , if they refuse, then you will know. I repeat they are ” shapeshifers.”

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  30. Christene says:

    Blessings and Peace, Beckita, to you and to all here! Thank you so much for keeping this little community going, Beckita! I love the Nineveh90 challenge! I will be going there today to add my name.
    You know, Satan wants us to believe that he is in control of this world and he is throwing the mother of all hissy fits these days trying to prove it. But we know nothing is further from the truth. Our Blessed Mother has given us a very simple path to follow and if we will just Trust. Do. Love. this world will transform before our very eyes.

    PRAYER: Especially the Rosary. To pray with the heart is to pray with love, trust, abandonment, and concentration. Prayer heals human souls. Prayer heals the history of sin. Without prayer, we cannot experience God.

    For those experiencing family strife, try praying daily the Prayer for Healing the Family Tree;
    http://www.scborromeo.org/prayers/familytree.pdf

    FASTING: We have to realize the power of fasting. Fasting means to make a sacrifice to God, to offer not only our prayers, but also to make our whole being participate in sacrifice. We should fast with love, for a special intention, and to purify ourselves and the world. We should fast because we love God and want to be soldiers that offer our bodies in the battle against evil.

    DAILY READING OF THE BIBLE: St. Jerome minced no words when he said; “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.”
    There are wonderful Catholic Bible Studies taking place in local parishes, online, and for private study. Find a solid one. My favorites are anything from Scott Hahn.

    CONFESSION: Monthly confession will be a remedy for the Church in the West. One must convey this message to the West.” (August 6, 1982 from Medjugorje)

    THE EUCHARIST: It is the Source and Summit of our Catholic Faith. If Mass is not the absolute highlight of your day or week, you need to do some serious soul searching and find out why.

    There it is. No degree in theology required. No need to to go 10, 15, or 100 rounds engaging in pointless arguments that get us absolutely NOWHERE. No need to engage in countless conspiracy theories and wild speculation about what may or may not come in the days that lie ahead.

    You want to know what to do in the midst of the darkness, chaos, and strife of these days? Mother Mary just gave you your marching orders.

    PEACE everyone! 🙂

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  31. Katherine says:

    It’s been non-stop stomach flu and terrible cold season for my family this month. I’m next right stepping along by refocusing my attention on my family. We’re praying daily, of course, offering our sufferings up, but for me personally I’m trying to make a greater effort to be a light to my family. That sounds a little pompous. I’ll put it this way; it’s February, we’re always sick, we’re lonely because everyone else is sick too, we’re fighting boredom, watching way too much tv and homeschooling has become a drudgery for everyone. It’s tempting for me in these times to kind of get into the habit of trying to retreat all of the time . . . into a good book, the internet, a hobby . . . anything besides buckling down and putting in the effort that is called for in this difficult grey time of year. For example, I hate board games. Except Scrabble. I love scrabble. Anyway, board games with young children are even worse. I am convinced that I am going to spend my Purgatory playing Candyland with a bunch of preschoolers. I will do dance parties with kids, read books, do crafts, play pretend . . . I like playing with kids . . . just not board games. However, my kids LOVE board games. Every day, except for the days when I was too sick to sit up, I have been trying to put aside my own desires to maybe NOT play “Mouse Trap” and just cheerfully play these games with them when they ask at a time when I’m not busy with some household chore. That’s such a small example, but I just wanted to say that it’s these kinds of little sacrifices that are at the heart of holiness and Charlie’s message. It’s been good to take a step back out of the world of thinking about what may happen in the future and get more focused of what is actually going on right now and what is asked of me in the present. It’s a great way to fight the winter blues, too. I am glad you’re keeping this site going, Bekita.

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  32. Moses Foo says:

    Thank you, Beckita, for this reflection. May God bless you. And Charlie.

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  33. CrewDog says:

    If Ya want to see the face of LeftWing Soft on Abortion/Perversion-n-Communist “Catholics”, Ya can check out “Fr” Martin & his Magazine. I’d bet that farm that Martin & his magazine has ties to John Podesta’s “Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” and their liberal “Catholic” Revolt!
    “Jesuit Priest Stokes Fake War Between Pope Francis and Steve Bannon”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/13/jesuit-priest-stokes-fake-war-pope-francis-steve-bannon/

    http://www.americamagazine.org/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

    PS: If Ya put the terms Fr James Martin & “Catholics” in Alliance for the Common Good” in a search engine Ya get lots of hits like the below:
    https://onemadmomblog.wordpress.com/tag/catholics-in-alliance-for-the-common-good/
    If Ya still don’t think the USA/EU/Catholic Church is in the midst of a Civil War …. WAKE-UP!!

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      True CrewDog, the Clinton/Podesta Wikileak emails regarding the “Catholic Spring” is just another example of who more “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” If I remember correctly, CIA – Catholics in Alliance was specifically created and named as a means to infiltrate.

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  34. A wise opening paragraph. Also an interesting article from Dennis Prager.

    My wife an I discussed the Ninevah90 thing. My personal opinion is that all of it is good, but it could be utterly overwhelming for some. I like your comment as you linked to it about formulating your own approach. Not everyone has the same affinity for certain acts or devotions, and not everyone is the same. So, I’m not always a fan of one-size-fits-all spiritual approaches. I think it is a very good thing to challenge yourself and to stretch yourself. But what can sometimes happen with these things where you are suddenly undertaking a massive change (doing things you weren’t before and restricting other things – all at once) can be very stressful and counterproductive. When you start to fall short you can get demoralized and just give up on everything.

    Our Catholic faith is not normally of the spontaneous “born-again” variety. It is growth.

    I plan on taking elements of Ninevah90 that I am either not doing now, or not doing consistently, and doing it as a commitment that will require effort, but is achievable.

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    • Beckita says:

      So true concerning the potential to become easily overwhelmed, Diatribe Guy. I’m pleased to see Fr. Heilman’s latest update this morning, reporting 15,000 have signed up. Even if people only commit to the Rosary Novena, that alone is a mighty response in solidarity for we know Our Lady’s track record in response to Rosary Crusades. To embrace the full package in a personally adapted fashion is a great antidote to evil and, as you say, an opportunity for growth. It’s never too late to jump in so I hope more come on board as they discover this great effort. Unbeknownst to Fr. Heilman, a video of encouragement was made:

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    • jj says:

      I’m with D Guy on this, more is not necessarily better. I do not claim to know what God wants or expects, discernment is a huge struggle for me, but it seems to me that the simple yet devout path is better for me. Just speaking for myself on this subject.

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      • Doug says:

        Reminds me of the widow who put one mite in the collection which was all she had and Jesus said she put in more than the folksies that give much out of their wealth. Could it be the same holds true with our prayers?

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    • Doug says:

      Very wise advice DG!

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    • Katherine says:

      Hey Diatribe Guy, I totally agree with you here! The Nineveh thing is overwhelming for me! I have a very strict conscience. . . if I signed up for something like this and then failed at it, which I will because of my state in life, it would erode my ability to even do anything and shift my focus from God to me and my failings. It’s not good to bite off more than you can chew in spiritual things. It’s better to think carefully and humbly and give what you can instead of rushing to be just as holy as the next person doing all kinds of cool spiritual devotions. I meant to start some aspects of the Nineveh90 yesterday, but then my cold turned into a fever and I spent the rest of the day on the couch with my five year old sitting on top of me, and then I went to bed. Oh well. I can fast, I can add the morning offering and the angelus to my daily prayers, and I can get a Rosary or a Chaplet in every day. The rest I can’t hope to commit to on a daily basis. I am amazed at how much of my brain parenting takes up, like on a constant moment to moment basis. Right now I am typing this and answering a five year old from across the house as to what day of the week it is, and what day comes next and what is the day after that and how many days until Sunday again and how many days until spring comes and how long is an hour and how long was he asleep for last night and when will his sister wake up and how many minutes will that be and is a minute a long time or a short time . . . it’s not bad, it’s just constant. At 8:30pm when the kids are in bed and done popping out of their rooms like Whack-A-Mole for various reasons, and I finally have some time to think a complete thought . . . I make a break for the couch where I can barely force myself to say a Chaplet before doing a bit of fun reading until a short while later when my eyeballs get too tired to read. I think that God also really does want me to have a little time to do some of the things I like to do. He’s not a slave driver. I can only give Jesus what I can, small things with great love, right? I can offer small sacrifices within my vocation as a wife and mother, like what I mentioned earlier about buckling down and doing good things for my family instead of spending my days oriented towards trying to find some time to read a book. In fact, trying to ‘get away’ from my family every day to perform more prayers would be more displeasing to God than if I didn’t do extra devotions at all and just tried to fulfill my vocation attentively.

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      • My wife knows this frustration all too well.

        I wanted to make sure I clarify my comment a bit. I guess I’m just a strong believer in proper balance. And I think we all get out of balance at times one way or the other and need to constantly self-correct.

        In no way am I saying that nobody can take on the full Ninevah90 program. Nor am I saying one should easily or simply dismiss it because “it’s too hard.” Nor am I saying that we shouldn’t constantly challenge ourselves to do more than we are currently doing… to take that “Next Right Step” in our spiritual growth.

        What I am saying is that we are all in different places on our spiritual journey, and we all have different responsibilities in life that we cannot disregard or replace with another time consuming activity, whether it is a holy one or not.

        As an example, a friend of mine – a wonderful and committed Catholic – at one point in his spiritual life thought it was a good idea to try and do everything he read that other saints did. And he was demanding his family do the same. All were good things in and of themselves, but the sheer volume of things he was doing, and in turn asking his family to do, became a real stress and caused problems in the family: Hours of adoration, hours of volunteering, hours of prayer, attending this function and that function… My observation was that I thought I fostered a better relationship with my kids and family by simply being at home and talking with them or playing a game with them. Yes, we also incorporate prayer and other spiritual devotions into family life, and I am not saying we can’t do more – we certainly can. But he was not in balance, and I could imagine even the good Lord was saying “the saint you are trying to emulate was single and a monk. You can’t do what he did – go spend time with your family.”

        The Ninevah90 thing is very good, and it’s a great challenge to take upon ourselves what we can handle, and perhaps that one thing more that we feel we may need to help have God lift us up to accomplish it. That’s the next step. But if one tries to leap over a tall building in a single bound from where they are now, there is a risk that you end up a spot on the sidewalk.

        I’ve already seen someone on my Facebook page lament that already on Day 3 of the program, he is undergoing a lot of spiritual warfare. I have no idea what that means, and it may very well be a true statement, but I couldn’t help but think “or maybe you just took on too much.” If he’s truly being attacked in unforeseen ways, he needs my prayers. If his view of spiritual warfare is that he doesn’t have enough time in the day to fit everything in, then I’m afraid no amount of prayer will create additional minutes for him. But hey, I could be wrong.

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        • Beckita says:

          Amen to striking a balance. Our individual circumstances vary. For example, someone who may be in a season of intense suffering may sense s/he simply *cannot* take on anything new. God knows our lives and hearts. Actually, when I read the list of the suggested practices, I found many are already incorporated into my daily practice, so I simply added a few more. God bless us, one and all.

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          • moreen67 says:

            Well said Beckita – I’m one of those who cannot take on anything new with what I’m dealing with, however, I thank the people who can do what they can because maybe all the prayers of the Ninevah90 will also help folks like me who can’t take on anything new right now. Maureen

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        • Katherine says:

          I got what you mean, there’s actually a kind of sin related to taking on too much before one is spiritually ready . . . it’s related to pride, surprisingly. We should all try to grow spiritually, but, like gaining any skill or ability, the progress is slow and steady. If we tried to suddenly live like a great Saint we’d burn right out. No one just walks into the gym on the first day and deadlifts the biggest weights they can find. But one can start with the treadmill. I think the key is to just not to sink into complacency. We will not ultimately be judged by just how many spiritual rigors we have undertaken, but on the degree to which we have loved, which also includes how we have fulfilled our stations in life. I think that the Saints progressed in their capacity to love right along with their stamina for their spiritual exercises. Also, their stations in life were compatible with such exercises. It is indeed a progress of proportionality and balance. Which, by the way, does not mean that there is a lack of passion and zeal. Also, I loved what you said about spending time with your family. My family did pray together, but I cannot tell you how valuable the long conversations I had with my father were to me, and how much I appreciated the patient listening ear of my mother. There is holiness in these things too.

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          Diatribe, like your friend, when I came back to The Church after a time away in my youth, I jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running. In hindsight, I realized that what I was unwittingly *doing* was filling a void in my life, to my detriment. The blessing was that I was more cautious in not repeating that error. I thought to add MORE prayer and fasting and disciplines when starting the Nineveh90 (N90) program this week. Instead, I have decided to replace vs. add the practices for 90 days. So instead of adding Wednesday to my weekly Monday, Thursday and Friday fast, I replaced my usual fast with the N90 fast. This week, I receive the daily N90 Rosary and Devotions and will not miss praying the daily Rosary, as I have on occasion due to improper use of biding my time – discipline. I am eating 5 small meals composed mostly of fresh fruits, veggies and meats vs. junk – discipline. I am going to bed planning to sleep no less than seven hours, in order to rise early for prayer and time alone vs. staying up until the early hours of the morn and rising late in the day – discipline. I am not saying all of my usual favorite daily prays to make time for praying in union with the N90 masses vs. adding selected new N90 prayers and practices to my day. I will attend weekly Mass and Adoration and plan to pray our N90 prayers during those blessed moments of my day while making them a priority over my habitual daily routine – discipline. I am moving more in self-care/exercise – even while sitting at the laptop. I am being present to others more by venturing out of the comfort and warmth of my house to interact with my community/neighbors daily. I am kneeling during prayer usually on a chair or kneeler, as my foot/body is still healing. I am biting my tongue with my husband/family when I want to be controlling. I find that I am turning off the computer, TV and radio much more, this week. All of these small changes are doable. I even had a piece of Georgia pecan pie yesterday that our mother sent us and counted it as 2 small meals yesterday. I will not be hard on myself for not doing everything in lock step daily as time does fly. I am carving out time with a plan. As the week progress I will add to my N90 commitment as life allows, and may have to subtract depending on? I know and feel in my heart and soul that the N90 Community of Disciples is making an impact. May God bless all of our efforts and may we not despair (that is the dark ones tool to throw us off course.) I pray for you and all here daily! ❤ Please keep my and my beloved in your prayers too.

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        • zeniazenia says:

          Hi Diatribe Guy,
          Thank you. Your comments are very balanced and I find truth in them. I might be able to clarify your questions by my experience. It sounds as if it is your experience too.
          When I read the Nineveh90 plan, I thought to myself, “This is very similar to my current response to Our Lady’s requests 100 years ago at Fatima.” It is doable… but I live alone, I am healthy, active and I get myself on a bulletproof schedule in order to do it.
          I tell you true, though, I could not do a tenth of my prayer and fasting when my family was here for two weeks at Christmas.
          Now some of my laxity during that time, could very well have been me giving into temptation. The satan wants us to stop praying and doing God’s Will,, period! He will make it difficult for us to start prayer time, finish prayer time etc. I have fought through those temptations (powered through my prayer time for instance) and I could absolutely feel a weigh lifted when I finished. The battle was over. I knew there was a victory for our Lord. My angel and I won that one for the Lord. It was a great blessing.
          Considering that Jesus was the only person who ever successfully fought through all temptation, He suffered more than anyone. He and His holy mother did too.
          I recently wrote about my life at the university and I know for sure that the only reason I can get through some of the bad times, holding my own, is because I get so much practice fighting spiritual fights. It is a workout for my will. Besides being good for the body, I believe this is the reason our Lady and the Church promote prayer and fasting. If we practice self mortification, we can more readily pray for difficult people, offer level headed advice and just love them.TNRS. Similarly it helps with the additional difficult circumstances that God sends our way. Practice makes perfect. We cannot stay in the same place. We must move either closer to God or further away. So let us all find a better way to do God’s Will and get a spiritual workout too. 🙂 Love –ZJ

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        • Doug says:

          More good wisdom DG. On my second trip to Medjugorje in 1991, I met a guy who knew a priest who said many folks came back from there doing too much and quickly suffered burnout and many found themselves worse off. Advice was to start more slowly. If one went home with one thing different or better, then that would be a resounding success. So I would suggest that if one were coming into this cold, then maybe a simple hail Mary a day could be powerful. For others it may mean more. Our faith is more often a long process. If something grows too quickly, it may be easily uprooted. Tall oaks that have been around for a hundred years have deep roots and are solid and they did not get there overnight. Blessings all!

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      • When Veronica wiped the brow of Jesus
        Mother Teresa picked up the homeless and comforted them
        You respond to your child in constant need
        this is bringing Heaven on Earth

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  35. Elina says:

    Katherine,I,m so glad to know someone else hates board games! Thank you Beckita for bringing us to to Ninevith ch. I,m in.! I remember Sr. Angelica as quoted saying something like ….you can be fearful,but just jump into the chasm and trust that God will take care of you! Prayers for all.

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  36. Beckita says:

    God’s Blessings this day to All.

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  37. hen_and_chicks says:

    Wow. I signed up to do Nineveh 90 a few weeks ago and have shared it with many family and friends. I was so blessed to attend Fr. Michael Gaitley’s Portland, OR retreat this past weekend with my husband. Not only was it a huge booster shot for starting Nineveh 90, but even more friends decided to join Nineveh 90 while at the retreat including my husband!!! I spoke with my sister today and she said many more people from her parish have jumped on board. Then I come to the website and update myself reading the latest post and Beckita shares with us Nineveh 90 and I read all the comments about how others have joined in and it’s their NRS as well. So great and encouraging.

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  38. barbara dore says:

    Very interesting article about first Joseph in Egypt. The devotion to the CHASTE HEART OF SAINT JOSEPH is now approved by Our Catholic Church last year. Jesus wishes us to pray to st Joseph on FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month.
    Mass
    Holy communion
    joyful rosary
    seven sorrows and seven joys of st joseph.

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  39. Dorothy says:

    Please pray for daughter who is in the hospital since last Thursday
    Please pray for her healing she is 15.

    Her name is Diana !!!

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  40. Bob says:

    Beckita this was one of the best series of links I have seen posted in awhile. Thanks for sharing. I will be out of town for a few days for a funeral near Denver so pray for my aunt Jean who died last Sat. FYI my co workers didn’t have a discussion on transgender stuff thank God. I suppose they realized that in dealing with addicts, there are many more important things to deal with! I was thinking last night. after kissing my dear wife goodnight ,how sad and disgusted I feel in needing to think about such confusion in our culture. It again goes without saying that we need to pray for those under such deception about something so basic as the sex God created us to be.

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  41. lagarrow48 says:

    I signed up for Nineveh 90 today. I ask just for the grace and strength to do this, and will see if my husband will join me. I know I may not be able to do it perfectly, but I’m going to try. Beckita, thank you for continuing to lead us on this site, and for bringing this to our attention. Our nation is truly divided, and through word and deed is how we can bring it back together, by leaving the comfort zones of our church and showing people what it looks like to live a life of love with Jesus at the center of that love, and our Blessed Mother always gently guiding us through her Immaculate Heart to Jesus’ Sacred heart. There is no judgement in love, there is no hate or anger, there is the ability to disagree with someone and still work alongside of them, respect and love them, and show them the face of Jesus through our actions every day. Yet, we don’t see that on the news. I love how Father Paul, an African priest from our parish, described these times a couple of weeks ago when the Gospel was about the mustard seed, and how this seed turns into the largest tree in the forest. He said an African proverb he knew went like this: “When a big tree falls in the forest, it makes a lot of noise, while the forest growing around it is silent”. He went on to ask us “If someone brings the Eucharist to a homebound person, does that make the news? Or if someone else brings someone to church everyday because they cannot drive, is that in the news?” Of course, our answers were “no”. Then he said “But if someone came and beat up Father Paul, would that be on the news?” And we all said, yes, it sure would! He went on to explain that the big tree that falls in the forest and makes a lot of noise is what we see in our world right now. The television news shows us the negative things going on in our world. But, there is a forest growing, composed of trees that have come from the smallest of seeds, the mustard seed, to produce trees that have very strong branches and deep roots. And these trees are rooted in good soil, and are attached to the vine, our Lord Jesus Christ. And this silent forest continues to grow and do good, taking the next right step, acknowledging and trusting in God, being a sign of hope to those around them, every day. As one person, like what Mother Theresa said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love”. May we all continue to be part of the forest growing around the tree that falls, yes, continues to make a big noise, and know that in our mission to honor and follow God, to know that Jesus is the vine, and we are the branches, we can bring more souls to him, quietly, gently, where our actions will speak much louder than the corrupt trees falling around us. Much love and blessings to you all, Laurie

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  42. mellensequoia says:

    Talk about war on conservatives: https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/02/13/the-slandering-of-cardinal-burke/. Now they are maligning Cardinal Burke.

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  43. zeniazenia says:

    Good morning TNRS on this Feast of St. Paul Shippwrecked! Let’s all comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable today. May we arrive safely at our eternal salvation and thank the Lord for companions who help us get there. James 1 :9-11 my meditation today 😊

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  44. zeniazenia says:

    And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God — Rest In Peace– Amen! My IPad thinks I am in Glasgow this morning 😊 so prayers for Glasgow too

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  45. billbad42 says:

    In reflecting on today’s readings, I find it interesting that we don’t walk around with jerseys that say Noah or Jesus on them, but sports stars and politicians…

    We tend as a people to admire our brothers and sisters more (given, some of those who are very holy, rightly so) when our inspiration absolutely has been there all along in the history of our salvation. I pray that we can all be as Noah and have God look favorably on us and our families – I pray this for all of us in TNRS! Let us each prepare our Ark!

    I hope I am not like Peter when he rebuked Jesus – but I know I do rebuke him too often…and Jesus would easily tell me to “get behind me Satan”, as I am still way too focused on thinking as a man and not as God. I pray we are all open to His will today, and through the intercession of our Holy and Blessed Mother, I pray for clarity on our next step today. God bless all!

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  46. Alfred says:

    Given that we believe in an apostolic Church, it behooves us certainly to pay attention to our apostle-successors:
    http://archden.org/statement-false-claim-regarding-charlie-johnstons-messages/#.WKXD04ErKUl

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  47. Chris, my husband and I were signed up for Nineveh90 already and now are doing it. Thank you Beckita for letting everyone on this blog know about it and encouraging us to follow through to do it. 😊

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  48. dolordee says:

    This is hard for me to write because it’s so personal, and hard to understand, but I feel it happened to me to be related to you.
    It was 3am, last Thursday, and I was praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. I had my eyes closed, and was praying with my lips moving, and picturing the scenes of the passion in my mind, when all of a sudden I saw a vision of a door in my mind, and I knew I was supposed to open the door(still praying the chaplet). There stood a man, in a brown suit, and brown hat, with his hand extended, handing me something that was small and brown,appeared to be made of wood, approx. one and a half inches by two inches. I noticed his face was black, and his hand was a black stump.At this point, I realized something weird was happening, and I thought that maybe I had dozed off, and I was dreaming, but how could it be, I was still praying. I opened my eyes, the light was on, and realized that I hadn’t dozed off. So I ignored it, closed my eyes again, and wanted to continue saying the Chaplet, but when I did, the man was still there as a vision in my mind, but this time the object became clearer. It reminded me of a small wall plaque that my parents had when I was a child, and something I hadn’t seen or thought of for over 60 yrs. By this time I began to think “what’s happening”. So I opened my eyes again, looked around the room to make sure I was fully awake before I continued praying. And when I closed my eyes, the may was still there, and this time I realized that what he was handing me was a plaque with bricks embossed around the edges, and the Virgin in the middle. So this time I reached up and took what he was holding out to me. Of course It was only symbolic, but when I did this, the vision ended.
    The next day I called my sister and asked her if she remembered this plaque from our childhood, and she said, “yes, I have it right here, hanging on my kitchen wall”., It’s for protection from storms, and lightening. You can imagine my amazement that it was still around that long, and that she had it. I was still perplexed. I kept asking Our Lady of Olives, “why, why, why; what does this mean?
    After I did my own internet search, it became clear. It’s origin was in France in 1493, and when a church burned down the only thing left standing was a statue of the Virgin Mary. Which to me was a sign that this vision had an association with fire, because the man’s skin appeared charred as if in a fire. But a prayer emanated from this event. To me the prayer clearly includes intercessions precisely for aide for all that is happening in the world today, and that which is to come. I know everyone might be struggling with fulfilling Ninevah90, and another prayer might seem overwhelming, but it is short, and it is sweet. Other than prayer, this is about all I can physically do for my part in the rescue, making those who read these blogs from all over the world aware of this prayer which I feel I was led to, to be prayed at this time. Here is the prayer:

    Kneeling at thy feet, we pray thee Virgin Mary, that through thy intercession, there may be borne a new generation who will unite all hearts and souls in the same faith and the same charity. We pray thee “Divine Olive of Peace” to implore God that harmony may reign between nations, that true liberty be given to all people, that heresies and all bad doctrines condemned by the pope may disappear. We pray that all the treasures of thy divine heart be showered upon all men, and that we be preserved from all harm. Pray for us, help us, and save us,. Amen

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  49. Dolordee, I agree with Beckita and Doug regarding your meditation. I will write your prayer down and include it in my daily prayers notebook. Thank you!

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