Looking At Houses, Sunset Beach, and Thrift Stores

My son has been living in Florida and he and his girlfriend have decided to move up to NC to be near family. That makes me very happy because I will then have all of my kids close by. None of them will be more than 35 minutes away. Anyway, they drove up on Friday to start looking for houses. They plan to rent at first and then buy when they have decided where the best place for them is. So we have been looking at houses. Mostly driving around looking at neighborhoods. But I think they may have found a winner today. We’ll see.

Yesterday we rode down to Sunset Beach which is just a beautiful place. Truly my favorite beach down here. They are all pretty nice, but Sunset is just special to me. What a beautiful day to be at the beach. The breeze was blowing and the colors were awesome. I took these shots over the dunes from the entrance to the pier. I even got a pelican in flight.

And of course we have been hitting all of the thrift stores along the way. So far my son has the best deal. He got a brand new Yankee candle for $1.00. And we’ll probably never hear the end of it. LOL. We’ve had dinner out a couple of times and have just had such a great visit so far with them. This is the first time we have met Karina. We love her!

Sadly, I missed guild meeting today. I hate to miss it, but you have to admit there were much more pressing things to tend to.
Our next meeting in two weeks is our Outreach Workshop and I never miss those.

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Solemnity The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

This devotion goes back to at least the 11th century but was a private devotion. On June 16, 1695 Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) and asked her to request that the Feast of the Sacred Heart be celebrated on the Friday after the octave (or eighth day) of the Feast of Corpus Christi, in reparation for the ingratitude of men for the sacrifice that Christ had made for them. After the death of St. Margaret Mary the devotion became popular in France but it took until 1856 for Pope Pius IX to extend the feast to the universal Church. This feast is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost and therefor is a movable feast. This year the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart Of Jesus is June 12, 2015.

Here is the novena I am saying in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is prayed for nine days.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

O my Jesus, Thou has said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek, and I ask for the grace of [state your request here].

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, Thou hast said: “Truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Thy name, I ask the Father for the grace of [request].

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, thou has said: “Truly I say to you, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Encouraged by Thy infallible words, I now ask for the grace of [request].

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

Let us pray.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have mercy on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, thy tender Mother and ours.

Hail, Holy Queen