25 March 2012

Upper Room

Today is our Upper Room for the month of March.

Once per month, we get all of our student leaders together for formation and fellowship. We talk about different things each month, all pertaining to their mission as students and evangelists.

Today, we are talking about Redeeming the Culture.

Here's a quote to ponder:

This generation of the Church will have to atone for its failure to use the media of social communication to spread the Gospel of Life. - Blessed John Paul II

What do you think?

Blessed JPII, pray for us!

21 March 2012

Wrongful Birth?

So I'm sure you've heard of wrongful death lawsuits. A few weeks ago, I read an article that made me stop and think about the direction in which our culture is heading. I am SO thankful to be working on the front lines to bring about a culture of life! Praise God!

I would post the article for you to read for yourself, but it's been taken down.

A brief synopsis of the article:
There was a couple in California who is suing a hospital for wrongful birth. During this woman's amniocentesis (a procedure where a needle is inserted into the woman's uterus to gather amniotic fluid to do pre-partum tests on the baby), the doctor somehow got fluid from the woman's body that was not amniotic, and therefore the tests were for her body, not for the baby. The tests came out normal (because she was a normal woman) and when the baby was born, the parents were shocked to find that the baby had Down's Syndrome. Fast forward to four years later, the couple is suing the hospital because they say that if they had known that their child had Down's Syndrome, they would have aborted her.

I can not imagine holding your child in your arms and telling someone you would have aborted her, given the chance.

I hope and pray that one day, the parents of that little girl can feel the way that the parents of these children in this video feel. Watch and enjoy, and praise God for the gift of life in all forms!

Saint Joseph, pray for us!

15 March 2012

Mission Update

I apologize once again for the lapse in posting. I've been thinking about my blog very often but I just can't put my thoughts into cohesive writing at the moment. I suppose my prayer life has been much like this recently. God is doing HUGE things, I'm just not quite sure what they are, and I'm definitely at a loss as to how to communicate this to others.

For the past few weeks, my teammates and I have been praying for and discussing the future of FOCUS at Auburn. This is super exciting, and we trust that God is guiding our plans and goals. You're probably not all that interested in the numbers, but if we cooperate with God's will and discern it correctly, Auburn's campus WILL be on fire for Christ and will be a place where students choose to attend college because of AU+Catholic.

This is especially exciting for me, as I draw nearer by the day to the end of my time here. I am humbled by the fact that God will do all of these things without my help. It's obvious that He doesn't need me, but He chooses to use my weakness for His glory anyways. Praise God!

Lent is halfway over, have you been to Confession yet? Don't forget to seek His healing forgiveness in this beautiful sacrament during this Lenten Season.

Saint Monica, pray for us.