Reached my fitness goal this week: 1 chin up from dead hang. Never thought I would be able to do that. Not sure what my new goal should be.
Triangle style- 1st round 10 reps. 2nd round 9 reps. 3rd round 8 reps. so on and so forth for 10 rounds.
1. squat jumps
2. KettleBell Swings w/ 35Ib
4. Russian twist w/ 10 Ib
A prayer by St. Gertrude to release (according to tradition) 10,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said:
Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious blood of they Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinner everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family.
Over at Donal’s blog they are discussing Wedding Proposals. I found it rather interesting. I for one can not imagine dating someone for six months or so and not know if they were interested in marriage. If there is no talk of marriage after six months of dating, no movement towards commitment then end it. No? I can’t imagine prolonging it any further especially if you are both living chaste lives!
I also don’t see why so many people are against on the knee proposals and engagement rings. As long as the relationship is built on great respect for one another, I see no problem with it. Of course, I am rather biased on that count since I have a ring and am very fond of it. No need for extravagance, I have no diamond, but a simple engagement ring is really a beautiful symbol to have as you prepare for marriage. A wonderful reminder that your going to be his Mrs. soon.
The post also got me thinking on my husband’s proposal. Which I think went rather well.
What many wives don’t know is that when they demand their way, refuse to bend or cave on small issues, they can, at times, destroy the intimacy and unity of their marriages and set a very ungodly example for their children. I pay dearly in intimacy and unity in our marriage when I become inflexible, completely determined to have “my way” no matter what the cost and I tenaciously “stick to my guns” on the smallest of issues.
From Peaceful Wife’s Blog.
I am reminded of St. Therese and her little way. To deny self in the littlest things for love of God and neighbor. If we are married we must also deny self for our husband. We must respect his authority – given to him by God. How many little things we can sacrifice in love! It is not enough to admire the grace God gives us, we must wrap ourselves in His grace we must apply that grace.
He prefers to be at Mass 5 min before the procession, don’t complain, don’t argue, respect it. He hates things on the bed when he comes home, you like to fold laundry there, he likes to relax there when he comes home. Have it cleared before he’s home. Deny self. I know my husband has my best interests in mind – he loves me. I love him. We are on the same side. What is it to take his preference into account? It is nothing, it is everything, it is denying self. It is love.
Dear God, Let me love!
Hmmm Not sure what I think of this. Thoughts? I mean I do go on plenty of rosary walks. . .
And While we are on the topic of Tolkien Here enjoy!