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The Singleton Memorial Fund

I’d like to direct you all to this article, where you can read more about the Singleton Memorial Fund set up by Charleston Southern University. The fund is meant to aid the Singleton family following the loss of Rev. Sharonda Singleton, and will help Chris cover his educational expenses. Please consider donating. Go Bucs!

A Long Overdue Return

My dear internet friends, life hasn’t been very accommodating lately! I’ve been out of school for a while, but different obligations have kept me busy—and even when I’m not “busy,” it seems like there’s always something to do! And honestly, I’ve been struggling to stay productive now that school is out. I have a lot to work on, but it seems my brain needed a holiday. Hopefully my summer is not completely lost! I’m getting my wisdom teeth taken out next week; I suppose we’ll have to see how productive I am while medicated.

Life Happens…

I promised to keep you posted, so here goes! I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve been accepted into the law program at Catholic University of America and will be attending Columbus School of Law there in August. I’m headed to D.C. in July for a prep program—all covered by a scholarship! God has been so wonderful! But of course, He always is. 21 years ago doctors told my family I’d never amount to anything, that my disability would deprive me of a normal life—here I am graduated from college and, God-willing, on my way to becoming a lawyer! I know the Scripture has been fulfilled in me, for “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)

My beautiful sister also transferred into the business program at her school, and several of my college friends are moving on to graduate programs. Plus, my college advisor will be a daddy very soon! Please pray for us all as we move onto new things in God’s plans for each of us, and know that you too are in my prayers.

…but the blogging continues!

The blog is—well, my blog schedule gives me an accusatory glare every time I open it. I am so behind! I will do my best to return to semi-regular posting in between packing for D.C. and summer obligations! Please pray that God gives me some motivation! I try to brainstorm new posts, but everything comes up blank. I do have a few things in the works, so hold on and please come back! OOTheW is by no means dead. Once I get my brain in order, we’ll be back on track.

Again, God bless you all my dear readers! It was so heartwarming to see traffic, even though posts have been absent for a while. Exams, graduation, and general life had me in a bind, but I am so happy to be writing again! I hope to hear from you soon!

In His Sacred Heart,

Erica

Photography101 – Day Twenty: Triumph & Contrast

Since Holy week is coming up, I thought I’d share with you all this beautiful photography post I found in my feed. Check out Tales from the WagginMaster—it’s a good read!

Tales from the WagginMaster

What an exciting finish for Photography101.  And a hardy Thank You for the Happiness Engineers at WordPress for moderating this and other wonderful courses.


Triumph & Contrast

It was a dark Friday, so many years ago. The Roman Government had just arrested Jesus of Nazareth. They considered him a radical and a threat to their control over the people, especial those impacted by the teachings of Jesus.

On that dark day, Jesus was mocked, scourged and nailed to an old rugged cross. He was about to be crucified – a sentence reserved for criminals who commented heinous crimes.

20a DSC_0033The Cross at Groom, Texas

For several hours, Jesus hung on that cross, writhing in pain. Shortly before sundown, he gave up his spirit and breathe his last.

20b DSC_0034The Cross at Groom, Texas

Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb. The Romans got rid of the problem; they were triumphant or so…

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Translation Tuesdays Start Next Week!

Dear readers, I know that I don’t post often—my dismal statistics usually reflect it, too. Part of my ongoing “I want to be organized!” crusade is trying to come up with new topics to write about on a weekly basis. Thankfully, life managed to be helpful this time, and I have something for you!

I’m currently taking Koine Greek II as an elective, and we’re finally starting our semester project—translating 1 John. (Excuse me while my inner language nerd does a happy dance…) Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be sharing my progress with you. Nothing like a little motivation to get work done, right?

1 John is so full of great verses… Well so is the rest of Scripture, but you get my point. I’m so excited for this! Hopefully I can come up with a more snazzy name and have everything thought out before next week sneaks up on me…

Well, that’s all for know. I leave you with my Scripture for the day, “Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12

In His Sacred Heart,

Erica

Captivated

from the incredible blog, Vultus Christi

from the incredible blog, Vultus Christi

It is no strain of music, no tinsel of vestment, no pomp of ceremonial which attracts us to our churches, which holds us captive in them. No! For Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament offers the same attractions, commands the same reverent attention, elicits the same humble adoration, whether we assist at His worship amid the poverty and simplicity of an Indian chapel, or assist at it amid the wealth and grandeur of a stately cathedral; it is Christ in the Eucharist Who holds us captive. It matters not to us whether He is worshipped amid the squalor of a stable, as at Bethlehem, by the lowly and the illiterate, or as afterward when offered gold and incense, He is adored by the hIgh-born and learned, by kings and wise men.

—Pere Huby

This is the Sacrament of His incredible, infinite Love. The Eucharist is no symbol; He is our reality, our everyday miracle. Every day Jesus gives Himself to the Church in the Eucharist and cries out,

 “Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.”

Praise this Heart which has so loved men!