January 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm (Uncategorized)

If there is one thing that causes more different emotions than someone going to Jared’s, it’s snow. Think about it: fear, joy, worry, boredom, annoyance, happiness…, the list goes on. Some like the snow, some loath it. There is so much that can be done in snow, and so much that can’t be done. Some things become really dangerous in snow, while other things can only be done in snow (or water in some cases, but behind a boat). The dangerous things such as driving or walking can really be a chore. Shoveling becomes a necessity to be able to go anywhere, or four-wheel-drive. And then if you get stuck…

However, there’s a positive side to snow. Skiing and snowboarding, sledding, hot chocolate, sitting by a fire being able to look out the window at a vast expanse of beautifully whitened landscape; these are just a few things. The snow-capped mountains are beautiful, as is a forest with trees covered in snow. How can I describe some of the winter wonderlands that have come into view just from the living-room window? Sometimes, just sitting at the window watching the snow fall can be a relaxing experience.

So snow can create many different emotions in people. To some it is a four letter word, while to others it is the ticket to fun. It’s just amazing!


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The Power of Marriage

July 5, 2006 at 4:11 pm (Uncategorized)

Yesterday, we celebrated the nation’s independence. It’s a very important celebration in the life of an American.

Also, yesterday, my family celebrated a more important occassion, the 50th aniversary of my Grandparent’s wedding. In a culture of divorce and an adversion to marriage, a wedding aniversary is an amazing occurrence that should be celebrated with all you’ve got. In the 50 years that my grandparents have been married, there are 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

To celebrate the aniversary, we invited as many of our grandparent’s siblings as possible. We ended up having most of them show up. This in itself is amazing, as most of the family has not gottten together in years, since they were always fighting and arguing. This time around, everyone was able to put aside their differences and come together to celebrate two lives that came together fifty years ago to create more life.

And that is the power of marriage.

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Aquinas and More Catholic Goods

May 5, 2006 at 3:51 pm (Uncategorized)

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Working Positive

May 5, 2006 at 3:46 pm (Uncategorized)

How do you know that you have a good, positive job?

This is a question that I have asked myself numerous times. I have had very few “official” jobs in the past. The first big job I really had was as a sacristan at a local church. I was fourteen when I started there, working any of the five weekend Masses that I was asked to work at. However, at times, even working at a church was getting on my nerves. People would whine to you (you work there, so you are a prime target) about anything that they could. It was also the first time I really realized how much politics and people’s personalities get in the way of the REAL reason you go to Mass. Being as young as I was, I couldn’t tell them to go fly a kite or jump in a lake, since most of them were adults with little else to do but whine and fuss about what the priest was doing this time that hurt their precious sensibilities, or that the air was to cold or hot, or whatever. To make a long story short, the working situation I was in was not a positive environment.

The next jobs I had were loner jobs, yardwork and animal care. These involved physical work, and I was alone in my musings. Most of the jobs I did were for elderly people from Mass, except for one job that was across the street taking care of goats and horses. These were great jobs, but they were loner jobs. I did not work with others really well after this, and had to re-learn working with people every time I did community service or other projects involving other people. So in a way, those jobs were not really positive either.

Then I started working at my current job. It is a Catholic store, with both a local store, and a worldwide online store. The people I work with are great, easy to work with, and the only whining that goes on is good natured pickin’. The positive job is found. Although a positive job for others might be different, I think I found my perfect job.

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Hello world!

April 20, 2006 at 9:18 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to my Blog.  I don't have anything to say at this time, but I will in the future.

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