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Archive for November, 2007

My Parent is Sick…

Last week we dealt with fighting with your parents, but this week we’ll deal with something much more serious. When your parent is sick there isn’t much you can do about it, but try to be helpful and supportive. During their time of illness, try to help your parent as much as you can

Chip Says:

If you have or know someone who has a parent that is sick you know how hard it can be to cope with. During those kinds of hardships it is important to remember to keep God close by in our hearts. Do the best you can to help your parents and loved ones and talk to them about what is going on in your life.

Remember to pray for your parents and remember that even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, God loves you and your family. Your parent might not get better right away just from your praying but one thing that you can be sure about is that God is listening to your prayers, is watching over you, and is working in mysterious ways. One thing that also might help you deal with this hard time is staying by your parent’s side even if you are scared for them because they need you now more than ever before.

Some other ways that you can comfort you parents and help them is by doing some of the things that they can’ t and by helping around the house with chores. You can help make dinner, do your homework without being asked, and maybe even help younger siblings with their homework if they need it. However, your parent might want to continue doing some of these things if they enjoy them. Don’t go to overboard and not allow them to do anything, but instead help them do things that are now hard for them. And finally, talk to your parents about things that you can’t deal with alone. Make sure that you follow your heart so that he can help you to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

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Chip

Dale Says:

When one of your parents is sick there isn’t much you can do, but there is a little bit out there. When your parent is sick you should want to help them as much as you can, especially if you have a little brother or sister. When you have little siblings that your parent can’t take care of anymore, you have to step up.

One thing you can do to help your parent(s), while that person is sick is to first of all make sure things like dinner and your brothers and sister are taken care of. If you don’t know how to cook, well then you might have a problem. See that’s the reason why God gave us the people who created toasters and microwaves. I guarantee it will be tough while your parents are sick and you will have to help out around your house if anything is to get done.

First of all, depending on the sickness, you should try and help your parent to get better. If the illness is something just as simple as a cold, make sure that your parent is drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest. Remember that rest is an important part of letting your parent get better in any situation. I know all of you out there deeply love and care about your parents, not to mention you probably don’t like doing the extra work around the house, so you’ll most likely want your parent to get well as soon as possible. But don’t try too hard with helping out. Nobody likes being stuck in their house all the time and the last thing they want is to be told they can’t even leave their bed.

Just remember that your parents will love the help you give them and really appreciate all the hard work you’ve done for them. The reward in the end will be greatly worth it.

With love,

Dale <3 <3 <3

Called 2 B Saints Podcast 03

Called 2 B Saints Episode 03

In this episode:

  • Rudy Giuliani
  • A metaphor for the Trinity
  • Bullying and cliques
  • Top books and songs

How To Make Your Own Snowcone

Ok, picture this, it’s a hot day out, you’ve been running around outside and when you come inside guess what’s waiting for you, your own snowcone!

You’re going to need: A box of freezer pops, knife/scissors, and a Snoopy Snowcone machine.

Ingredients

1.) First, take three of your favorite flavors of freezer pops and cut them in half.

Cutting

2.) Next put all of the parts that you cut into the top of the snowcone machine and grind them up and put them into a cup. Be sure to take the little shovel and shovel out all of the stuff you didn’t get.

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scoopingcup

3.) Last (first you may want to take a spoon and stir it up a little bit) you can smash some ice cubes and put them in if you want, I don’t usually do this but I’d imagine it would be an improvement in the taste of the snowcone. Wasn’t that easy? Enjoy your freshly-made snowcone.

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If you have any suggestions about things that you would like to know how to do, and would like me to write about them, email us at saints@called2bsaints.com and I will try to get to them sometime. Thank you for your suggestions.

Police Officer Shot in Doughnut Shop

A police officer in Philadelphia was killed this week in a Dunkin’ Donuts. Charles Cassidy was 54 and was shot in the head. The shooter was already in the shop before Cassidy walked in. The shooter was demanding money from the counter, said a witness. Cassidy had served for 25 years and died at 9:40 a.m., Thursday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The police department chased the shooter in his SUV when he eventually got out of his car and shot at the policed car chasing the suspect. The officer who was driving the police car was shot at the shoulder and is in ok condition. The gunmen in that shooting jumped into the Schuylkill River. Police found a body down the river but aren’t sure if it’s the suspect’s body.

In other news, a 10 year old boy admits to starting the California wildfires. The boy was playing with matches and started the fire. The boy’s father tried to put out the flames with a with a blanket but it was already too big. The fire that this boy started has burned over 21 homes. There were no charges pressed.  Neighbors say that it wasn’t on purpose which they could tell by his reaction and his very wide eyes.

All Saints Day

Dale and Freddy Sr. here to welcome all of you new comers to the site and to tell you a little about All Saints Day. Today we had a Mass commemorating all the saints of the past, present, and future. People have this image of a saint as someone who never makes mistakes and has devoted their entire life to God since the day they were born, but that’s not necessarily true. Everyone can put forth an effort to be a saint in their own way.

All Saints Day is a celebration that everyone and anyone can take part in. You don’t have to be a priest or bishop to celebrate this holiday of the church.

Today does not have to be a sad day, but some people make it seem that way. This is truly a time to be happy, rejoice, and thank all of those saints who have cleared a path in the Catholic way for all of us.

All of us would love to hear a comment from you about your favorite saint.

Sincerely,

Dale and Freddy Sr. <3 <3

Teen Book Reviews

This week I will share with you some of my favorite books. These days books have such a big influence on me. Books can make us change our points of view on things and can also affect the choices we make in our daily lives. Having said this we should pick books that will help us make better choices in our lives and help us live as saints.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by, Ann Brashares is by far one of the best series for teenage girls. The book is about four best friends that find a pair of jeans that fit them all. The girls who are all going away for the summer use these pants as a way of communicating through the summer months. This book teaches us how important friends are in our life , and how we all need to value are friendships because if we don’t value your friendships you will lose alot of friends through your lifetime.

Another favorite book is Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Its about a girl named Susie Salmon a fourteen-year-old girl who is murdered. She watches from heaven how her family reacts to her death. Susie’s sister found out about her mother’s affair. Her father suspects that Mr. Havery, but the police do not have evidence on him. I loved this book because it is intense and always makes want to read more. When you think everything settle downs something happens to the family.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is an adventure book. Its about a boy named Brian who flies to go see his dad. The pilot then soon has a heart attack and dies. Brian then has to take over the plane. He luckily makes a safe landing in the water. Then he has to survive in the wilderness by him self. If you want to read about survive then highly recommend this book to everyone. Everyone needs to read one of these books once in your lives.

Perfect by Natasha Friend is a book that all teenage girls should read. This book talks about a girl named Jessica who is bulimic and must go to group therapy to help with her body image problems. Jessica becomes bulimic as a way of dealing with the death of her father. Jessica soon realizes there are other ways of dealing with stress and grief of her dead father. This book is especially important for teenage girls to read because it tells you thats its not what body type you have its whats in the inside that counts.

As you can see the books we all read can affect us and help us make the right choices in our life. All these books listed above are books that we can all read and learn from. We all need to remember God created us all with love and all with different talents. On next Wednesday’s blog I will be discussing the most popular movies for young teens today.