Why I am "Awesome"...

For my disclaimer as to why I am "Awesome", see my first post.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope.
Endure in affliction.
Persevere in prayer.
            ---Romans 12:12
                 ---Women's CRHP Team 19, Ascension

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Do Good Things

Let us not grow weary in our well-doing...
Let us do good to all men.
     ----- Galatians 6:9-10

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Treasure of Our Heart

Nothing is more practical than finding God,
than falling in Love, in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, 
what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, 
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in Love, stay in Love, and It will decide everything.
---Father Pedro Arrupe, SJ  (from Magnificat, 6/21/2013)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Worry vs NOT Worry!

An awesome Professor at K-State said to us today something along these lines -

Worry will not change what happens tomorrow, but it will steal your peace and joy today.   --- Dr. Morcos

He was a great speaker and he told the incoming Freshmen to call their mothers every week - or grandma or a sister or an aunt, some female member of their family!  I really appreciated his words of wisdom and his humor.  I wish the talk had been taped to I could listen to it repeatedly!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


(I totally copied this from someone else... I haven't posted since we started school back in August!!!  Crazy.)

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27
The results of worry aren’t redeeming, productive, nor helpful. Worry doesn’t assist today and it only complicates tomorrow. Its ultimate sideways energy  sidetracks us from our Heavenly Father’s loving comfort. Worry is a dark alley in a loud, confused city. It's an untrodden trail off the beaten path of God’s will. Worry has a way of putting a wrench into the works of Christ. It's a subtle and not so subtle way to place our efforts ahead of God’s. Worry leads to a victim mindset. 
Worry can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Yes, we can work ourselves into a frantic state of self reliance, so much so that we begin to believe and live out lies. We predict the worst case scenario is imminent and then we act in ways that move us in that direction. We simmer in self pity, talking like a victim, then we become a victim. Worry whispers statements like, “What if you lose your job?”, “What if you have a disease?”, “What if he/she leaves you?” Worry’s results wreak havoc.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
Praise the Lord there are remedies to worry! Shifting our focus from self to our Savior is a foolproof way for faith to preempt false thinking. Self is like a jealous lover who wants to be the center of attention, but Christ alone deserves this highest status of affection. When our idols of security, money, control and comfort bow to Jesus, worry runs away rejected. Worship embraces hope as courage for the heart. Courage and hope are fraternal twins that birth in us a living faith. 
Furthermore, the Lord sustains you when you cast your cares on Him. Your humility in confessing your ongoing need for Christ leads to spiritual sustainability. Healthy soul care requires you to invite your Heavenly Father to care for your anxious heart and nervous emotions. Submission to Sovereign God precludes a position for your pride to perch. Yes, Jesus’ spoken word in Scripture soothes your soul and brings peace to your war of worry. The result of trust is peace and calm. 
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I bow in humility to You, trusting You with my cares and concerns.

Sharon Bassler