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food for thought

Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Mark 1:17)

Here are three simple suggestions to become fishers of men and to spread the gospel. Try these simple steps and let the grace of the Holy Spirit work through you.

1) Ask God to give you a desire to share his good news.

2) Find the courage to ask people, even strangers, “Can I pray with you?” (You’d be surprised at how many people are open to a quiet, nonthreatening invitation).

3) Invite people to join you for church service. Offer to pick them up if they can’t make it on their own. Take them out to breakfast afterwards. Become a friend, and your love for Christ will rub off on them.

Tell us how you spread the Word of God…

 

With all the health and fitness talk going around these days we decided to throw in our “two cents worth”…

This is our favorite quick pick smoothie which was created right here in “bistro Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns”

2 c whole frozen strawberries
12 oz Yoplait strawberry yogurt
2/3 c Kefir
2 tsp Truvia
(1/4 c protein drink optional)

Top it off with a bit of whip cream and enjoy!

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Unborn Children…

Although this is a late post, it’s never too late to PRAY…In all of the Catholic churches in the U.S., January 22 has been designated as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. We are called to observe this day through prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. This day of penance is for all victims of abortion.

Pope Francis says, “Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognized as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.”

Remember that there are alternatives to abortion – if you know someone who is pregnant and afraid, please call 800-712-HELP (4357).

If someone you know is suffering after abortion, please call Project Rachel at 888-456-HOPE (4673).

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life!

Unborn Children…

Although this is a late post, it’s never too late to PRAY…In all of the Catholic churches in the U.S., January 22 has been designated as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. We are called to observe this day through prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. This day of penance is for all victims of abortion.

Pope Francis says, “Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognized as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.”

Remember that there are alternatives to abortion – if you know someone who is pregnant and afraid, please call 800-712-HELP (4357).

If someone you know is suffering after abortion, please call Project Rachel at 888-456-HOPE (4673).

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life!

Ramblings

Ever wonder what it would be like to be someone else? No, really, what if we could swap places with someone for 24 hours. Who would you swap with? President Obama? Angelina Jolie? Oprah Winfrey or how about Bill Gates? Now keep in mind- all that glitters isn’t gold and the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, so you definitely gotta be careful what you wish for.

Wanna know who Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns would swap with? ….. It would very likely be “Mr Jones”. No, not the “keeping up with the Joneses'” Mr Jones. The Mr Jones who walks from town to town, rain or shine (snow or sleet) with holes in his shoes, sleeping in parks or in the woods or under the bridge. See, the Mr Jones we’re talking about is homeless. We see him every other day or so and we often offer him food or coffee or conversation. Several months ago during one of our many rainy days we gave him a raincoat, dry shoes and a backpack with a change of clothes. So why would we change places with a homeless man? For these  simple reasons:  to be more appreciative for our blessings  and to give Mr Jones a chance to “come in out of the cold”.

Swapping places with someone famous could get you fame for a day. Swapping places with someone rich could get you a pocket full of coins and friends you didn’t know existed. Swapping places with someone homeless could help you learn to count your blessings, to be more compassionate, and to pay it forward in the biggest way.

What if you were asked to swap places with someone who was well known in the area, who had enough money, and who wasn’t homeless? Would you do it? How about if that person was shunned by many members of society? Would you still do it?

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So we launched just a week ago and although we’re still working out some of the kinks, we’ve decided to move forward with our “pay it forward crusade”.  Tomorrow morning we’ll post all you need to know on how to qualify to win.