I will be starting the renovations of the Stations of the Cross, from St. Joseph Church, Mobile AL. These historic Stations will be removed and along with the other Religious artifacts, will be restored, and placed in the new St. Ignatius Church, in Mobile AL. I will be completely donating my time and services , doing extensive painting and restoration, to match these historic stations to the gleaming antique stained glass windows. I will document this journey! Stay Tuned!
Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth! In this Christmas season, I hope that everyone remembers, that is the Christ in Christmas that is the reason for celebration. I know that by this time during December, everyone, myself included, is tired, and distracted.
The goal is to remember that Jesus is present in our lives every day, not just at Christmas. His presence is our gift from God…. a gift that we all take for granted at various times during our lives. Jesus never forsakes us, and is with us always.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Our beautiful model, is a friend and is originally from Burundi. She was forced to flee to Tanzania, when war created life threatening conditions. Her wonderful family lived in a refugee camp for 10 years, before they moved to Mobile, with the Refugee resettlement program. I first met them while helping teach an English class with Catholic Social Services. These families are extremely screened through the United Nations, and have to meet certain criteria and qualifications.
When they were sent here (you do not get to choose where you go) she and her siblings, could not speak English. Since their wonderful family (parents, 11 children) have arrived, they are all employed, (some working more than one job) own their own business, going to college, getting their MBA, and have already, and are in the process of, becoming an American Citizen. She is the next one waiting very soon to become an American! So proud of her....( And this photo was taken with no makeup!) She is as beautiful on the inside as the outside!
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men!’
Luke 12:36 "To whom much is given, much is required" is a simple but, very paramount verse from Sacred Scripture. In simplistic terms, Jesus is telling us it is our responsibility, to use our gifts to help others. Each and every one of us have been given resources, and talents from the moment of our creation. It is up to us to find out how we can use them to show our brothers and sisters that Christ lives in us. Do we ever stop within the hectic pace of our lives, and think about our purpose for which we were created? Why do some of us have love, families, health, and material possessions? And why aren't we the homeless man or woman we just passed on the street. Or the abused, neglected or abandoned child in an orphanage? These are questions we are not able to answer. However, it is up to us, that have been given our undeserved gifts, to use them to the best of our ability, and to help those with less fortunate circumstances...to be a good a faithful servant.
Read about some of these organizations that do just that!