Sunday, April 19, 2009
I received the following from one of our participants and thought I would share it with you on the blog. If you have something to share please send it to me.
While on retreat the members of Catholic Volunteers In Florida worked at the Camillus Home in Miami, Florida. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to over 300 homeless people every day. They do a whole lot more too! If you are interested you can check it out at www.camillushome.org.
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon
who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.'
After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this...
I got an old barn out back.
It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather;
it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.
It's still standing.
But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.
So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up
on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.
Then I got to thinking about that and
how much I was like that old barn.
I've been around a long time.
I've withstood a lot of life's storms.
I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life,
I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too.
But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time,
so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side,
'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.
Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger,
leaning toward bitterness,
leaning toward hatred,
leaning toward cussing,
leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't .
So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side,
so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''
If you stare at this barn for a second you will see
who will help us stand straight and tall again...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This also means that orders from the Scriptural Rosary Store will be delayed. I will not be able to ship any orders until Monday, 4/20/09.
Finally, you may have noticed that the weekly rosary count was down by about 50. This is probably due to the fact that I had to quit advertising on Yahoo. Before last week, I was advertising on both Yahoo and Google. The budget was set at $2 per day for both so the total budget was $4 per day. The average click cost on Google is $0.07 per click. The average click cost on Yahoo is $0.09 per click. So we have lost about 22 new visitors per day last week because I could no longer afford to advertise on Yahoo.
If you don't already know, I serve as a Catholic Volunteer and I live off a very small stipend. I rely heavily on store purchases and/or donations in order to advertise the Scriptural Rosary Site. Unfortunately, at present, these do not cover the costs of advertising.
If you want to help so that we can continue to attract new visitors and spread awareness and devotion to the Holy Rosary you have a few options. First, you can spread the word yourself by telling friends and family or asking your priest to post a notice in your church bulletin. If you blog or use My Space, Facebook or the like, please advertise the Scriptural Rosary. Second, every purchase from the Scriptural Rosary Store helps with costs. Finally, if you are able, a small donation goes a long way. Every dollar donated will allow us to advertise to 25 new people.
Thank you all for your prayers and participation in the Scriptural Rosary site.
God Bless and Happy Easter!