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A Choice Between Two Paths

a choice between two paths

This week has a been a big week for the Catholics of Bridgeport. Our new Bishop has been officially sworn in giving the community a renewed sense of

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It’s NOT Easy to Follow #Jesus!

do you love me? ~Jesus

Has anyone ever asked you “Is it easy to follow Jesus?” Regardless of what religion we believe in, we follow in blind faith. After all, what is faith if we do not follow blindly? It is rare that we ever think someone will come along to challenge us to answer the question

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How do you MAKE Your Mark on the World? #MakeYourMarkES

When we’re young, we dream about what we’ll be when we grow up. It changes a few times before we finally decide what will leave our name behind after we leave this earth. The lucky few find out what they want to be and run with it. They make their mark on the world and inspire the rest of us to think bigger. The path I chose in my youth was not chosen with making my mark in mind. I chose what came easiest to me and would pay me good money.

I found what I “wanted to be” while volunteering at church. It began chaperoning a trip to a Youth Festival so my niece could attend. I was truly impressed that weekend by the spirit of the young people there. It warmed my heart and it made me realize what I missed out on during my teenage years and my early adult life.

It dawned on me that my “Mark on the World” was through Christ. The ultimate message that most of us seem to miss is that God = Love. I wear my cross to remind me that Jesus gave his life for us so that we would be saved. It also reminds me to show love for everything ….to everyone. 

I volunteer at my church to share that message, to remind the youth how important it is to have God in our lives; How different a life without God can be. I speak from my heart because I know. I treated God as a distant relative for 12 years. I acknowledged Him but I didn’t understand Him. If I could prevent a child from living a life without God, I have to try right? On Friday nights, after work, you can find me at church with our Youth Group. On Saturday afternoon you will find me in a classroom teaching beautiful young women about Our Lord. Wherever I am though, I show love. 
My class made this video to show what we’re learning. It is the Nicene Creed, what the Catholic Faith believes in.

We all make our own Mark on the world. We ALL have a light that shines! How do YOU make your mark on the world? Lexus wants us ALL to share our story on social media. Let me know how you shared it and you’ll be entered into a giveaway to receive a $25.00 American Express gift card.

Just complete the steps in the rafflecopter by Thursday night, January 17th and MAKE SURE YOU TWEET YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT using “#MakeYourMarkES @DjRelat7”. A winner will be announced on the My Pocketful of Thoughts FB Page and here on the blog this Friday, January 18th. Come back DAILY to tweet for more entries!

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     Each of the following must include the #MakeYourMarkES with @DjRelAt7

    1. Pin a visual that represents your work on Pinterst
    2. Tweet your accomplishment on Twitter [Requirement listed above]
    3. Post an achievement on Facebook tagging My Pocketful Of Thoughts Fan Page (Start with @)
    4. Check-in once you’ve arrived at that sought after destination on FourSquare (example in image above)
    5. Post a video clip about your accomplishment on SocialCam

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    soulful Sunday Te Mando Saludos de Puerto Rico travel tips

    Te Mando Saludos de Puerto Rico: Fuimos a la Iglesia. (We went to church.)

    Good Evening to you on this Soulful Sunday!  We have been sending travel tips straight from Puerto Rico. If you have missed any just search for Te Mando Saludos de Puerto Rico. Today’s tip is to plan, if it is possible, to keep Holy the Lord’s day.

    Tip 4: While you are making your travel arrangements, check out the local areas of worship. We attended mass in one of the oldest churches in Old San Juan. The Cathedral Metropolitan San Juan Bautista is more than 450 years old. Mass began with the sweet sound of children from one of the local escuelas (schools). I find the Mass said in Spanish sounds so much prettier than when its said in English. I felt like we were sitting in a part of history.

    When you travel do you visit the local places of worship?

    Until then,