Friday, December 01, 2006

My attempt at drawing St Therese...

St Therese, teach me of your 'little way' and help me to become and stay a "child" in the eyes of my Lord so that he will hold me upon his lap and sing to me. To rest there, where I can sleep against his Sacred Heart, "snuggled up in a prayer." Thanks. susie


Tiber Jumper said...

You have talents coming from all areas! I loved what St. Therese said " I want to spend my heaven doing good"

Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Anonymous said...

Hello RECON,

I've read some of your comments on Tiber Jumper's site and wanted to say hello and tell you a little about myself. I was raised Catholic by my Catholic parents. In fact, my Father converted to Catholicism from Baptist in order to marry my mother. I was drawn to spiritual things very young in my life and liked to listen to the homilies of our parish priest. But my love for Christ did not grow into my teen years, and after my mother died, my father stopped going to church. Her death devastated me, but I was "led to Christ" by a friend. I finished college, got married and started a family. I remained a "born-again" Evangelical Christian for about 16 years. As I became more interested in doctrine and life, I discovered that American Evangelicalism (Dispensationalism) is a significant departure both in doctrine and practice from what the Reformers taught. (Please forgive me if you're already familiar with these issues.) For one thing, the Presbyterian and Reformed churches are confessional in nature; creeds and confessions are vital to the life of these churches, and there is much more amenability to liturgical worship. Reformed theology is still under the Evangelical umbrella, technically, but a Reformed person would be offended at being called a "fundamentalist" since that term carries with it the baggage of legalism and other doctrinal difficulties. The terms "Calvinist," "historicist," "conservative," would be fairly accurate of Reformed people, and in typical use. As I said to Tiber Jumper (whom I know personally), as of late I think I have more in common spiritually and character-wise with my Catholic brethren than I do with Evangelicals anymore. And hearing about TJ's latest "love mail" bothers me terribly. The point of telling you all of this is to let you know that there are non-Catholic people out here in the blogosphere who genuinely enjoy dialoguing with Catholics and others about Christian issues in a charitable way. Perhaps sometime you'll do me the honour of visiting my site. I was moved by what you said about not having the kind of traffic you'd like. I've only had the site for a few weeks, but I don't think I've had any traffic at all yet! It can be a bit discouraging. The Porter's Lodge is kind of an eclectic mix of this and that, not strictly Christian-themed, but of course all the writing is influenced by my faith. I think you did quite well with your drawing of St. Therese, and thank you for that. November 30th was the 33rd anniversary of my mother's death, and I had written a poem (not very good, I'm afraid) in 2003 on the 30th anniversary and posted it on my site yesterday. It is to her memory. Her name was Therese.

All God's Best,


Anonymous said...

Wow! That drawing is great. You are really talented!

Joyful Catholics said...

Thank you very much,Amelia. You're very kind and also, thank you for visiting the blog.
Come back again!