happy election day!  exercise your right to vote & have your voice heard.

happy election day!  exercise your right to vote & have your voice heard.

new girl mini-marathon made my week! :)

sending positive vibes their way. :)

sending positive vibes their way. :)

this guy.

this guy.

vihls scratched the surface of this now-pensive spring street wall in los angeles.

vihls scratched the surface of this now-pensive spring street wall in los angeles.

about a month ago, obama spoke out in support of planned parenthood.  brownie points galore!

many times, i feel like a spinning top, somehow managing to balance despite all the blurs that come as a result of the go-go-go.   i’m really looking forward to my week on the beach later this month, when the spinning will stop and i can finally read a book or two. 

many times, i feel like a spinning top, somehow managing to balance despite all the blurs that come as a result of the go-go-go.   i’m really looking forward to my week on the beach later this month, when the spinning will stop and i can finally read a book or two. 

an egg, poached by moi.  i challenged myself to eat the yellowy, runny & yolky stuff. ‘twas a-ok, after all.

an egg, poached by moi.  i challenged myself to eat the yellowy, runny & yolky stuff. ‘twas a-ok, after all.


"easter is the demonstration of god that life is essentially spiritual and timeless."

                                                                                                              - charles m. crowe                                                                                                                                              

"easter is the demonstration of god that life is essentially spiritual and timeless."

                                                                                                              - charles m. crowe                                                                                                                                              

yesterday’s good friday mass concluded with the veneration of the cross, which involved reflection about the crucifixion of jesus christ, both before and after kissing a large wooden cross placed at the foot of the altar.  post-kiss, my mom kept signaling that she was ready to leave, and it made me yearn for the space created during my confirmation retreat: in a dark room, my high school-aged peers and i sat around a cross, reflecting about jesus’s sacrificial love, weeping and adoring the cross.  at one point, i was overcome by the holy spirit and my broken state transformed into one of complete peace.  i remember feeling as though i was floating as i walked to my room that night.
“the passion of the christ" always takes me back to this powerful experience.  it was on tv tonight, followed by a discussion, which included this prayer:
"dear god, i need you as best as i know how.  i give my life to jesus. i welcome jesus to come into my heart. i welcome you, jesus, to live within me, to cleanse me from my sins. i fall into the arms of jesus. you are right; i’ve been wrong.  put my name in your book.  i forgive everybody. in jesus’s name, i pray. amen."

yesterday’s good friday mass concluded with the veneration of the cross, which involved reflection about the crucifixion of jesus christ, both before and after kissing a large wooden cross placed at the foot of the altar.  post-kiss, my mom kept signaling that she was ready to leave, and it made me yearn for the space created during my confirmation retreat: in a dark room, my high school-aged peers and i sat around a cross, reflecting about jesus’s sacrificial love, weeping and adoring the cross.  at one point, i was overcome by the holy spirit and my broken state transformed into one of complete peace.  i remember feeling as though i was floating as i walked to my room that night.

the passion of the christ" always takes me back to this powerful experience.  it was on tv tonight, followed by a discussion, which included this prayer:

"dear god, i need you as best as i know how.  i give my life to jesus. i welcome jesus to come into my heart. i welcome you, jesus, to live within me, to cleanse me from my sins. i fall into the arms of jesus. you are right; i’ve been wrong.  put my name in your book.  i forgive everybody. in jesus’s name, i pray. amen."

(Source: muchosxoxo)