THE PROPER WAY OF RECEIVING THE MOST BELOVED IN HOLY COMMUNION!!

JESUS  is Really and Truly Present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy  Eucharist—ALWAYS!!  Sadly, there are some Catholics who just do not believe this and some of those Catholics receive the Most Holy Eucharist whenever they attend Holy Mass,  and they do so without even going to the Holy Sacrament of Confession, first.  They just believe that What they are receiving is nothing more than a Piece of Bread and neither do they care about the eternal salvation of their souls.

But, for those of us Catholics, who really and truly believe that JESUS is Really  and Truly  Present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist, we want, and we desire, to receive Our Beloved with the most love, reverence, and gratitude to Him that we can.

The best way to begin to receive Our Beloved in the best way possible is to spiritually prepare for Him!!  Most of us are guilty, at one time or another, and some of us more often than not, of being in a rush to get to Mass—whether it’s on a Sunday, Holy Day of Obligation, or a weekday Mass—and even arriving late.  Then, we don’t have much time to spiritually prepare our hearts and our souls for receiving Our Beloved.  But, even if we are in a rush and/or late for Mass, we can still mentally spiritually prepare.  We can spiritually prepare as we are driving to Church.  We may physically be in a big rush.  But, nobody knows what we are thinking except for God Himself.  So, while we can be in such a big rush, physically, our minds can still be at peace and preparing to receive Our Beloved.  When it is possible, we should arrive at Church a little bit early and pray and/or meditate.  We should spend a few minutes of private time with God alone—even if it may be just mentally.  So, we need to spiritually prepare to receive Our Beloved in Holy Communion.   And we need to remain in this state of being until we receive Our Beloved in Holy Communion.

We are to present ourselves to Our Beloved dressed in Christian modesty as well.  How ashamed we should be to present ourselves to Almighty God in any form of nakedness.  Women should ALWAYS  dress as women by using Our Lady as their Role Model—women should always dress very Mary-like and also act very Mary-like.  Let us never forget that while in the Presence of Our Beloved, and whenever at prayer, women should always cover their heads as well.  Our Lady did.  Men must always dress in Christian modesty as well.

When we approach Our Beloved in Holy Communion, we must always receive Our Beloved from the consecrated hands of a Priest and no other human being. The Priests’ hands alone are consecrated to the Lord and he, alone, is in Persona Christi.

The most reverential way of receiving Our Beloved in Holy Communion is on our knees—unless we are physically unable to do so—and on the tongue,  and there is absolutely no excuse as to why we cannot receive Our Beloved on the tongue!!  To receive Jesus in the hand is an absolute sacrilege!! Why would we even belittle the Great Creator of the Universe by receiving Him in our hands?? Why would we want to treat our God in this fashion when people pay more homage to earthly kings and queens by bowing down to them?  This makes absolutely no sense!!  No sense at all!!!  So, receive YOUR DIVINE KING on the tongue!!  It’s not hard at all to do.

When you return back to your pew, after receiving The Beloved, give Him Thanks and Praise for receiving His Divine Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity into your own body, blood, and soul.  Please remember that JESUS  remains in your body for 10 – 15 minutes before He goes into your soul.  (I was told this many, many years ago . . .when I was a young girl.)

Please remember that The Beloved always waits for you to come to Him in Holy Communion!!  He waits for you to come to Him with a pure heart and a pure soul.  Do YOU desire HIM?

Published in: on February 15, 2012 at 1:54 am  Comments (3)  

The Existence of The Most Blessed Trinity!!

Before the beginning of time, GOD WAS!!  The entire Most Blessed Trinity always existed as ONE GOD!!  GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, and GOD the HOLY GHOST!!  THREE DIVINE PERSONS all in ONE GOD!!  Three, Separate PERSONS and yet One DIVINITY!!

Although this is enough to almost blow my mind, occasionally I like to try to think of God before He Created everything!!  Imagine the existence of God in nothingness.  In fact, God existed even before nothingness existed.  Before nothing  existed, nothingness existed.  Before nothingness existed, GOD existed!!

God existed before the beginning of time!!  There was no space, no air, no color, no light, no darkness, no Heaven, no substance, no matter, no nothing because even nothing is something.

God—The Most Blessed Trinity—just dwelt among Himself.  And, to think of how the Three Separate Persons of God dwelt among Himself as One God—well, we, in our human minds, just cannot comprehend that!!  The Three Separate Persons in One God—without any solid matter or solid substance (as Their Substance is Supernatural and Divine)—dwelling in the Joy and Beauty of Himself as One God is just unimaginable!!  But, yet, I sense the Loneliness that The Three Separate Persons in One God experienced.  Our One God—our Triune God—was Lonely in the sense that He wanted to Share His Beauty, His Happiness, His Joy with other beings.  So, that is why He created Heaven and earth, the Angels, mankind, animals, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea.  Our Triune God was filled with so much Love and Joy that He wanted to share all this.  But, He had no one to share it with.  So, that is why He created the entire universe—Heaven and earth!!

Our Divine Triune God is a God of Love!!  Honor Him, glorify Him, worship Him, love Him above ALL THINGS!! He waits for you to either deepen your love and devotion to Him or to return back to Him!!  He is YOUR God, whether you believe it or not or whether you accept Him or not!! GOD EXISTS!!  GOD WAS, GOD IS, AND GOD ALWAYS WILL BE!!  THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, WORLD WITHOUT END!!!

The Moral Decay!!

 

 

 

 

 

I will, once again,  most likely get very, very blunt in this article because I have to!!  With the mentality of today’s people, if I’m not going to be blunt and exact, some of you readers just won’t get it!! You won’t get what I’m saying unless I just come right out and say it!!  So, I will and some of you readers will not like it.  But, I don’t care!!  I speak the truth, plain and simple, whether you all like it or not!!

The morality of today’s world is just absolutely spiraling right down hill!!  We see this every single day on the television!!  We see it every single day when we just walk out the door!!  We see adultery, homosexual activity, abortion, robberies, murders, drugs, you name it—we see it!!  Simply put, this is all disrespect for human life!!  The stuff is just being shoved down our throats as if we are the ones who are to accept all this as a part of normal life!!  Yet, it is those same people who claim that we are shoving OUR good Christian morals down their throats—they never want to hear it!!  Those people do not want to accept good Christian morals!!  They would prefer to hear that their immoral lifestyle is wonderful, beautiful, normal and OKAY!! But, it’s not!!

Let me “speak” about adultery!!  And, before I go any further, I will speak about homosexual activity—because that’s all apart of this adultery stuff.

We constantly hear about people parading all around various cities, clamoring—DEMANDING—to have same-sex marriage LEGALIZED!!  Well, I’ve got news for you all:  ONE man, ONE woman—and nothing more!!  Now, this kind of marriage will never, ever be accepted in the Roman Catholic Church, PRAISE GOD!!!  But, modern society —those, in society, who DO NOT care about God AT ALL—want these same-sex unions to be civilly recognized and, in some states, sadly they already are!!

Same-sex unions—-homosexual activity, period—destroy the family!!  And, notice, too, that I say homosexual activity.  I say that because there is a difference between the two!!  The difference is:  one is the temptation and the other is the act, which is the sin!!  There are a lot of people who are homosexuals.  But, they never act out their inclinations, and that has to be one BIG TIME cross for them to carry—and God bless them for it!!  As the Catholic Church teaches, homosexuals are called to lead a life of chastity, too, just like we all are!!  Homosexual activity is the sin, which is so displeasing to Almighty God!!

Another absolute moral decay in today’s world:  abortion!!  As we, pro-lifers, believe:  there are two victims of abortion—one lives and the other dies.  Sobering thought.  Very sobering thought.

When a mother has an abortion—that’s murder!!  Notice that I say “mother”—the woman becomes mama at the exact moment of the conception of the unborn baby even if she doesn’t know that she’s pregnant.  She’s mom, right from the get-go.

Abortion is a holocaust offering to satan!!   (I will not capitalize the “s” in his name because he does not deserve it!!! )  Abortion is all apart of devil worship, whether the mom knows it or not.  I say this based on my own knowledge from the local abortion mill in my own city.  What else can it be other than devil worship?  They kill as many babies as they can and offer it up to satan.  Who are “they”?  The owners of the abortion mills, and probably the abortionists, too.  I know this because the former owner of the local abortion mill, in my city, is a satanist and, not only that, I have read about what goes on regarding abortions.  It is all apart of witchcraft—satanism.  It makes absolute sense to say that abortion is satanic because satan wants to kill off God’s little armies.

Trust me people, satan exists and he roams the earth NOW!!  HELL exists and for those of you who don’t believe me—well, you will find out in time, sadly enough.

And, speaking about satan and hell—now’s a fine time to bring in the topic of rock-n-roll again, as I’ve mentioned that in other blog articles.  Rock-n-roll is satan’s FAVORITE music—no doubt!!  Since he wants to claim your soul as his very own—rock-n-roll is one of the ways that he is trying to do so.  Those of you who are addicted to rock music—you could care less about the lyrics.  It’s not the lyrics that get ya—it’s the boom-boom, boom-boom kinda music.  THAT’S what rock-n-roll devotees really like—that’s what I liked when I was addicted to the stuff.  In fact, probably 85-90% of the time, we can’t understand one word being sung by these different rock stars anyway.

But, rock-n-roll is full of MIND CONTROL!!  It puts one in a certain “mood” and it gives one certain “desires” and if that particular individual is with someone of the opposite sex . . . well,  before ya know it, the girl is pregnant.  And, if the girl doesn’t want the baby, she basically offers him/her as a holocaust offering to satan.  So, right there, I’ve basically stated the connection between rock music, pre-marital sex, and abortion!!

So, for those of you who seriously considering having an abortion, think again . . . and again, and again, and again, and again.  Not only are you murdering your unborn baby.  But, you are also doing so in order for your baby’s death to be offered up to satan

Let’s not forget the elderly, too.  A lot of them are being so mistreated, and even euthanized.  And, you know why?  People just do not care!!  They don’t care about the unborn and they do not care about the elderly.

So, as you can all see, morality is being buried in the ground and is decaying.  All that a lot of people seem to care about is worldly stuff.  But, they don’t prepare themselves for the next life!!

I don’t know about any of you, but, I’m never going to bury my morality and I suggest that you all do the same!!!

Chastity Rules!!

I might be pretty blunt in this article, and I’m almost going to have to be because the people of the world are so lop-sided in their mentality!!  Sin is, more and more, becoming a way of life.  Sin is being treated as “good”, while holiness is being treated like “insanity”, when, in fact, it SHOULD BE the other way around!!

I’m going to focus this article on one word—-CHASTITY!!  Chastity is a VIRTUE and it comes in three separate ways:  chastity in THOUGHT, chastity in WORD, and chastity in DEED (or action)!!  Although they are separate, they also go hand-n-hand.  You see, if you have unchaste actions, chances are you probably also have unchaste words and/or unchaste thoughts.  In fact, it’s very likely that you have unchaste thoughts because actions are based on thoughts.  If you’re going to have impure and unchaste thoughts, most likely you will also have impure and unchaste actions!!

Chastity in Thought:  The way you think has a lot to do with your surroundings and how you were raised.  If you are raised in a family setting where sin and impurity is the #1 way of life, and the kinds of actions you see your family members do, those are the things that will stick with you in your mind.  If you do not have a rock solid Christian upbringing, where you love God and hate sin,  you will be prone to sin and unchaste thoughts.

If you, or your family members (if you’re still living at home), watch porn—that will infiltrate and damage your mind!!  Your mind will be full of impure and unchaste thoughts and, trust me, those thoughts are going to be very, very, and I mean very difficult to resist!!  Porn is addictive!!

Here comes the rock-n-roll part, now.  Rock music puts in your mind all kinds of wild fantasies!!  For some people, it can put actively unchaste fantasies (and I’m wording this in chaste terms)  in their mind.  It didn’t do such to me.  But, it can, and it probably does, to others!!  Rock music has A LOT to do with unchaste thoughts, words, and deeds because it is full of MIND CONTROL!!

And, let’s not forget all the EXTREME impure, unchaste actions that we see daily on our television screens—-a FANTASTIC reason to toss that tv right out the window!!

Chastity in Word:  We all hear, and many of you say, unchaste, unclean, impure, foul-mouthed words all the time!!  It’s becoming common place to hear such . . . unfortunately!!  In fact, we all probably hear such words on every single television show aired, except for cartoons—children’s cartoons, that is.

The fact of the matter is, too, that, for a lot of  people, foul-mouthed language has become part of regular, everyday, talk among them.  It’s become a natural for them—they just speak that way without even thinking about it.  It has  become habitual.

Children are going to pick up the language of their parents.  If they hear the parents using all kinds of impure, unchaste, foul-mouthed language, the children will think that it is normal. It won’t be their fault, at all, for thinking such, either.  If the parents let the children watch, and hear, such filth on tv, the same applies.

If the children hang around other friends who use such impure, unchaste, foul-mouthed language, chances are the children are going to do the same thing because they want to feel, and be, accepted among their peers.  They will talk the same language as their peers because it’s the “in” thing—it’s the “cool” thing.  Not all of the children will be this way, though.  Some of them will have enough sense of their own to not do that.

But, parents, this is your responsibility!!  If you really, truly cared about your children and are concerned about their spiritual welfare, you will make sure that they are chaste in their words and that they should receive a just punishment if they are not.  But, YOU are the role models of your children!!

Chastity in Deed:  Well, there’s a lot that can be said about this one.  If you do not have chaste thoughts, you are not going to have chaste actions!!

I’m going to bring up rock music, again, here.  Rock music can instill in your mind the thoughts—the desires—to make love with someone of the opposite sex (or in some cases, the same sex), and if you are a young man and a young lady and not married—that is definitely pretty bad!!  The same-sex stuff is far and beyond really bad!!  That is against the laws of nature and the laws of God!!!  PERIOD!! 

If a young man and a young lady have impure actions against each other and she gets pregnant—what if she doesn’t want the baby?  In this day and age, these kinds of mothers most likely do not consider adoption. So, chances are, this kind of young lady is going to have an abortion.  And there ya go—-one sin leads to another!!  In fact, it’s one bad sin leading to even a more worse sin!!  So, the best way to prevent the conception of a child?  Don’t have sex!!  It is also the safest way to prevent the conception of a child!!

This kind of stuff can, and needs to be, held off until marriage!!  This kind of stuff is the main reason why a man and a woman get married—to have children!!  In fact, this is the reason why we do have MARRIAGE!!  CHASTITY TILL MARRIAGE!!!  

So, ladies!!  You need to respect yourselves . . . more!!  A whole lot more!!  You need to dress modestly and you need to act modestly!!  And you are not “boy toys” and so do not let yourselves be treated as such!!  You need to be proud of your virginity!!  I am!!

And, young men!!  You need to respect yourselves, too, and the young ladies!!  Treat your girl like a queen and not like a “boy toy”—because she isn’t.  If you really love your girl, ask her to marry you, and then after you reach the altar and say your “I do’s”, you can do what husbands and wives are allowed, by God’s Divine Grace and Will, to do!!

But, parents, you have a major responsibility here!!  It’s your job to teach chastity to your children!!  Now, you are not going to be able to control their thoughts because that’s beyond your capability as parents.  But, what you can control is what your children see and hear—from both you and their surroundings!!  You can guard their eyes and their ears as much as you possibly can.  You can prevent them from listening to rock music!!  You can prevent them from watching porn.  You can prevent them from having friends that might give them a very bad influence!!  You have this control—your children may not like it, and probably won’t.  But, this is your responsibility, as parents!!  Be a good role model to your children because your children are going to say and do what they hear and see you do!!

Parents, if you teach your children chastity in thought, word, and deed, right from day one, they will carry this on with them from the moment they leave your  house as adults.  They will carry this with them wherever they go and they will teach their children what you have taught them!!  They will understand the importance of chastity and they will love chastity!!  But, parents, you must be chaste, too!!

The Angel of God Prayer!!

  Angele Dei
Angel of God

ANGELE Dei,
qui custos es mei,
Me tibi commissum pietate superna;
(Hodie, Hac nocte) illumina, custodi, rege, et guberna.
Amen.

ANGEL of God,
my Guardian Dear,
To Whom His love commits me here;
Ever this (day, night) be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

http://www.thesacredheart.com/latpray.htm#1

My Very First Rosary Vigil at the Apparition Site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers!!

Back in late 1983 or early 1984, when I was in eighth grade, each student had to make some kind of booklet, as an assignment. Well, my little booklet was about my experience at my first Rosary Vigil at the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers!! I am going to type, word-for-word, what I wrote in that little booklet because it is my testimonial. If I have any comments to be made, I will put them in parentheses and in blue. My eighth grade teacher gave me an “A” on this booklet and she said that “this can be a keep sake” that I can look back at in years to come. She was right!! Please keep in mind that I was 14 years old when I wrote this. So, this is the innocent writing of a 14 year-old girl. You can laugh when you’d like, because some of this is kind of funny!! Please enjoy!!

                                                             Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers

It was during the morning of August the 12th. of the year 1983. My mother was checking to see if we both had our things that we’d need for this long ride we were going on.

My father just pulled in the driveway after just coming back from Kroger’s. My grandma has been here since last night, watching my brothers and trying to keep them out of my mother’s hair.

Finally, it’s time for my mother and I to go to Miracle Mile with our luggages and food. (Everyone had to meet there because this was where the chartered bus was going to pick us up at.)

When we got there, people were already loading the bus. I’m not sure what the bus was called. It may have been something like “Speedway”. (It wasn’t called that.)  It’s got one of those bathroom’s in the back of the bus where you have to lock the door to turn the lights on.(Okay, I’m laughing at this comment!!) When I first got on the bus, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this long ride all of the way up to Bayside (Flushing), N. Y.

Anyways, the bus was to go up to Adrian, Michigan to pick up some people there. So, here we go, about an hour away from Toledo. We went up and down these alleys and couldn’t find find the people. (Keep in mind, this was a chartered bus—I’m about to fall over laughing at this thought!!) One of the drivers there (you see, the drivers take turns driving in the night) said that the people that we were suppose to pick up, were all the way back in Toledo at the Miracle Mile, waiting for us. (I’m laughing so hard I about have tears coming out of my eyes!!) So, everybody kind of complained, but we went back there and got them. Then, we drove all night on the bus. We stopped twice. One was 11:00 p.m. and the other was 3:00 a.m.

On the way there, we said our Rosaries and they showed us different, miraculous, pictures that were taken in N.Y.

We drove all night and then at about 6:00 a.m., we stopped for breakfast for about an hour. Then, we got back on the bus and we continued driving until about 2:30 p.m. We got to our motel, just about 15 minutes away from the Vatican Pavillion Site. Then, at 6:00 p.m. we had to meet back at the bus and go somewhere for dinner.

We had to be at the Holy Grounds at 8:30 p.m. because that’s when the Vigil’s start. We got there around 7:30 p.m. and we individually had to say an “Act of Contrition”. Vigil’s start at 8:30 p.m. (They now begin at 7:30 p.m., as directed by Our Lady.)My mom, my Aunt Carmen, and her friend and I had to find a place to put our chairs and things. Then from 8:30 – 9:00 we had to walk around the Site in a parade form, with other people, and with lit candles as we were saying the Rosary. Someone, way ahead of us, was carrying the a beautiful statue of Our Lady. Then, from 9:00-11:00 p.m. we had to sit and constantly pray the Rosary aloud. I might also like to say that Veronica (the seer) wasn’t there. If she isn’t, then one of Our Lady’s Workers will tell you when to kneel, in the Presence of Our Lord and Our Lady. If you go there and Veronica isn’t there, and if you look up in the sky, you will see the Heavens open and that is when Our Lady and Our Lord come down. (Note: As I found out several years later, not everyone sees this!! I did!! It was a very cloudy night and this took place AFTER what I am about to reveal next. This opening took approximately 15 minutes and it started off in the sky slightly behind my left shoulder!! It was quite an INCREDIBLE sight to see!! It was as if SOMETHING MAGNIFICENT was coming the clouds were making way for IT!! After the clouds were done parting, there was no cloud left in the sky!!)

It was about 9:30 at night (shortly beforehand, I heard this interior voice say to me: “Keep your eyes on the skies” and so I did) and I looked up at the Heavens and saw two tiny openings.(They were circular openings of the same circumference right next to each other). Something, as I described as a Cape, was coming down (through) one of them. I looked away, then I looked back, and to my surprise, it was Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary!! You couldn’t see Her Face or Feet, but the only thing that could be seen was Her Figure, Her Spirit. (She looked very similar to THE MIRACULOUS PICTURE OF OUR LADY IN THE SKY, which is seen here.)                                                                                                                 Our Lady in the Sky Miraculous Photo

The next thing, this lady (Aunt Carmen’s friend) was telling me the next day, that she smelled a strong scent of perfume (coming from me) and she said she was going to ask me what kind of perfume it was. My mom said that I wasn’t wearing any. My mom said that every time she took a picture, she may have smelled roses. Then, the most exciting thing that happened was that my mother gave me her mother’s Rosary . My mother had some that I could choose from to take with me. Anyways, the one I took, well it’s chain, the Rosary chain, turned to a gold color!! (Honestly, the most exciting thing that happened was seeing Our Lady, but I was just a girl writing this!!) My mother looked at it when we got home and told me that it was indeed a gold color!! She also saw that Jesus, on my Crucifix of my Rosary, turned to a copper color. She was telling us, too (my grandma and I, that is) that that night we got home, my father had pulled the bureau out and my mother said that she smelled roses coming from that pace. (Roses may come from St. Therese the Little Flower).  It’s like Our Lady’s saying: “I was with you there, and I’m with you now, and wherever you go.”

I also never did mention that during that pilgrimage we visited some Shrines and we went to Mass both Saturday and Sunday. 

For More Information About the Apparition Site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers, please click here!!

The Modesty Miracle!!

 

Christian modesty of dress begins in the home!!  Parents, you need to dress children modestly, right from the get-go!!  Children are going to wear what you buy them.  If you buy them immodest clothing, parents, then that’s the only thing that your children have to wear and that’s what they’re going to get accustomed to.    I write this from my own experience and it’s quite obvious anyway in families.

I used to dress very immodestly myself and especially in my teenage years.  Jeans, slacks, shorts (and some of them were quite skimpy looking), and yes, even bathing suits.  My mother, God have Mercy upon her soul, was very worldly and she always wanted me to look cutesy-cutesy.  I didn’t have so much interest in that.  She always wanted me to look pretty with nice make up on and my hair styled really nicely.  That used to kinda irritate me because I really didn’t care that much about how I looked.

But, when I was dressed immodestly, I also felt the sense of freedom to act more immodestly.  I mean, when wearing jeans and slacks (and some people call them pants), I had the tendency of sitting any ole way I wanted to—in an immodest posture—immodest according to how ladies SHOULD BE sitting.

Back in my high school years, dressing all cutesy-cutesy, in jeans and slacks—well that was just the “cool” thing—it was the “in” thing!!  Dressing immodestly gave me the natural freedom to act immodestly.  To me, it was normal to dress in jeans/slacks/shorts and, naturally, without even thinking about it, a lot of my normal actions/postures were more immodest.

Looking back at the days where I dressed immodestly, I also did not have as much self-respect.  It didn’t bother me at all as to how I appeared to others.  Now,  at the time, I dated lots of young men and they all respected me.  But, they probably would have respected me more if I respected myself more, by dressing modestly.

I dressed mostly in that fashion until September 14, 1991.  That was my second time back to the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers (http://www.smwa.org/).  It was sometime during that Rosary Vigil when myself, and another lady friend, were off to the side picking up copies of Our Lady’s Messages, Rosaries, etc.

Somehow this friend of mine and I got into a very short discussion about wearing slacks.  I remember her saying to me:  “Well, you know you’re not suppose to wear them, don’t you?”  At that moment, I received an instant cure through the intercession of Our Lady of the Roses (http://www.smwa.org/)!!  I never thought of it as a cure until earlier today when I finally realized that it was one—a spiritual cure.

You see, from that very moment I never wore jeans, slacks, shorts, or bathing suits ever again!!  And that’s been 20 years now (in fact, 20 years next month)!!  I just never had that desire!!

At that time, I was 21 years old and living at home with my dad and my two brothers—my mom was killed in a car accident earlier that year, in January—and may God have Mercy upon her soul.  When I came home from that Rosary Vigil, most of my clothes were the jeans, slacks, shorts, etc.—the immodest stuff.  I did have a few skirts that came down to either just above my knees or the middle of my knees.  But, they didn’t totally cover my knees.  (I also had a few dresses, I’m sure, that’s length was the same as the skirts.) But,  I wore those skirts anyway because those were the only skirts that I had, at the time and I knew that eventually I was going to get longer skirts.  I wasn’t working because I was sick with mono.  So, I couldn’t just go out and buy skirts right off the bat!!  But, it was definitely a start in the right direction and I am sure that Heaven was pleased with this!!

For the next six months after that Rosary Vigil, my dad—God bless him—would daily get on my case about me not wearing the jeans, slacks, etc. and he would always bring up the fact that my mom bought those for me and that she wore jeans, etc., herself.  Well, I just let his “complaints”,  if you will, go through one ear and out the other.  I had no desire to ever change back to all that immodest dressing.  Finally, my dad just quit complaining to me about it, although I know that this bugged him for several years and maybe it still does.  But, I don’t care.  I don’t care if my modest dressing bothers anyone!!  What I do care about is how my modest dressing appears in the Eyes of God.

Ever since that Rosary Vigil, I am very cautious as to how I dress.  I love to wear the long skirts—the longer, the better!!  And, yes, I wear modest tops, too.  If I even fear that something might be the least immodest, I will ask my best friend, whom I trust, if he thinks it is too immodest.  I will ask him for his opinion.  Or, sometimes I just don’t wear the particular clothing if I just feel that it could be the slightest bit immodest.

When I started dressing in skirts/dresses all the time, way back then, I felt more feminine!!  Trust me, ladies—you will feel the same way, too, if you change your dressing habits to long skirts and dresses, and modest tops!!  I really did feel more feminine!!  I also gained more dignity and self-respect!!  As I dressed modestly,  I acted modestly as well.  As the immodest dressing went out the door, so did the immodest actions and postures. (By-the-way, my immodest actions were not mortal sin actions.  They were just actions that were very unbecoming of a young lady.)

So, yes, I was cured of immodest dressing through the intercession of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mother (http://www.smwa.org/)  during the Rosary Vigil of September 14, 1991.

Ladies, I can tell you that if you will  dress very lady-like—wearing modest tops and lengthy skirts—you will feel more feminine!!  You will gain more self-respect and you will gain more respect from others!!  Modesty and chastity go hand-in-hand!!  So, ladies, instead of dressing in jeans, slacks, shorts, etc., wear modest tops, and lengthy skirts!!  It’s not difficult, at all, to change your dress code!!  I did it and so can you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what Christian modesty of dress consists of:                                                                                                                                                                                                          

1. Looking to Mary as our Guide and Model, Her dresses in all approved apparitions fully cover Her from Head to Wrists to Feet. Should we accept any less for ourselves? Ask yourself – have you ever seen the Blessed Mother portrayed in anything less than this? Have you ever seen Her in any of Her approved apparitions with even Her Head uncovered? Could you imagine Her in any of the fashions of today even seemingly simple loose fitting PANTS? We should therefore follow Her Example and not follow any of the worldly fashions.

 

2. Mary-like dresses have sleeves that extend at least to the elbows, which excludes sleeveless dresses, tops, short sleeves or cap sleeves. (Note: Quarter length sleeves are tolerated, with Ecclesiastical Approval, for the time being until Christian womanhood again turns to Mary as the Model for modesty in dress.)

 

3. Skirts and dresses, following the direction of Saint (Padre)  Pio, should extend at least 8″ (eight inches) below the knee. This would exclude anything shorter than that, such as mini or micro skirts. They are also to be full enough to conceal the figure of the wearer and not reveal. Just because it is a dress, does not mean that it is modest. If the dress is to narrow or has a dropped waist, or is designed in such a way as to emphasize unduly parts of the body, they would be considered immodest and not appropriate for wear. Flesh colored fabrics, giving the example from a distance of ‘flesh’ are improper at all times.

 

4. Dresses should fuly cover the chest, back, shoulders and the neckline should not exceed two inches below the pit of the throat, nape of the neck or sides. They should not admit as modest transparent fabrics, laces, nets, organdy, nylons, etc unless sufficient backing is added. They may be used as trimmings. This would also eliminate tight sweaters and blouses or other shirts.

 

5. This list would also exclude pants, slacks, culottes, jeans, shorts and such, as they have been proven to be men’s attire, and harmfull for women and society at large, and against God’s command in Deut. 22:5. Most unbecoming is also sloppy-looking clothing such as jogging pants and oversized t-shirts and such, for both women and men.

 

6. For Men: Loose fitting  and  long pants.  Long sleeves and pants for Church attire. This excludes all tight clothing, especially immodest swimwear, tight exercise clothing, or topless dressing in public.

 

SUMMARY: Our children need to be taught from the youngest age the importance of proper attire that is modest, that is becoming and feminine for women. These guidelines are designed to instill a sense of modesty in both boys and girls, and restore a sense of femininity in girls and women. Be sure to always sew or purchase clothing that matches these guidelines and you will not be an occasion of sin or source of embarrassment to yourself or others.

 

Adapted from The Mary-like Crusade by Fr. Kunkel (1944-1969)

http://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/standards.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rock-n-Roll Addiction!!

Normally, I wouldn’t talk about myself on here.  But, this time I am going to because I want you all to read my testimony of how Our Lady of the Roses (http://www.smwa.org/) changed me!!

Trust me,  rock-n-roll music is an absolute addiction!!  You know how I know?  I’ve been through it!!  You will never know just how addictive that MESS is unless you have been an avid listener and then give it up, totally!!  I’ve done just that and so I CAN say, and do say, that rock music is a complete addiction!!

Since my early childhood years till the year 1991, I loved rock music!!  I also had a deep love for Jesus, and all of Heaven, at the same time, too.  (But, God and rock-n-roll just do not mix!!)  My parents took me to my very first rock concert when I was around the age of 5!!  It was at The Ohio State Fair and it was either The Bay City Rollers or The Osmond Brothers in concert—I can’t remember which one because the other one of the two I saw the following year, once again at The Ohio State Fair!!  Yes, I liked both of those groups by the age of 5!!  I didn’t go back to rock concerts until I was a little bit older.

By the age of 11, I was definitely into listening to KISS!!  For those of you who do not know this, KISS stands for “Knights in the Service of Satan” and that is SCARY!!!!  I remember buying either one of their records—or maybe it was an individual member of the band’s record—at a garage sale at that age.  I listened to their records (the one’s I had of them, anyway) on my stereo in my bedroom for hours.  The devilish singing and all that boom-boom, boom-boom—-I do not know how my mother tolerated that stuff!!  In fact, if I was a mom, there would be absolutely no way that any of that kind of devilish NOISE would even be SEEN or HEARD in my house!!

Then, when I was around the age of 13 1/2, my mom and I were both introduced to the Messages of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers and soon afterward, we attended our first Rosary Vigil (that was the only Rosary Vigil that my mother went to).  ( http://www.smwa.org/)  I will have a separate testimony about Our Lady of the Roses.  However, it was all due to the Messages of Our Lady of the Roses that I, out of my own free will and decision, without anyone telling me to do this—I broke every one of my records (including the KISS ones) over my knee and tossed them into the garbage!!  It wasn’t until several years later that I was told I could have just scratched them with a key, because breaking them over my knee could have caused particles to go flying in the air and maybe even cause injury—like eye injury or something.  But, I was only 13 or 14 at the time I did this.  So, the important thing  was that I destroyed these evil recordings of satan!!

However, I was then entering my high school years and then came the addiction of liking pop rock stars such as Duran Duran, INXS, Kajagoogoo, Depeche Mode, Rick Springfield, The Power Station, and numerous other rock bands.  And there was Madonna!!  She was just getting her start in the rock star world!!  Her and her “Lucky Star” song!!  Or what about her “Like a Virgin” song or “The Groove”—those had some fantastic, addictive beats!!  Often times, when her songs would come on the radio—and by this time, in my teenage years, I was so much more interested in listening to rock music on the radio rather than cassette tapes—and I would be alone in my bedroom listening to them, I would try to imitate her dancing styles a little bit.  I would also imagine me dressing like her!!  You all know how immodest she dresses and how immodest her actions are!!  It’s hard to believe that, at one time, she wanted to be a Nun or a Religious Sister!!

And, let’s not forget all the rock concerts I’ve been to.  I can’t even remember who all I’ve seen.  I did see INXS a couple of times—and I met a couple of the members after one of the concerts.  I’ve  seen The Power Station, Rick Springfield, The Monkees (on their reunion tour),  to who knows who all I saw!!  I think I’ve seen 60 or more rock bands/singers, including opening acts.  Oh yeah, then there was The Romantics and Adam Ant!!  And yes, I even saw Def Leopard, but I won’t say how I got in to the concert!!  I can tell you that after every concert, I was about deaf for three days or so!!

I used to listen to rock-n-roll, mostly pop rock but some hard rock every-now-and-then, on the radio for hours and hours and I mean hours during my high school years!!  I can’t remember if this was during my later grade school years, or my high school years, but every morning for some time, around 6:30, while getting ready for school, my oldest brother would play the song “Pump Up the Volume” by MARS.  It wasn’t even really a song—just a bunch of devilish noise with a  few words every now and then.  For a long time, I could not STAND that noise!!  In fact, I hated it.  But, you know what?  As odd as this sounds, I hated it so much that I actually began to like it!!  I was getting used to hearing it every morning at 6:30!!

But, let me tell you all this much:  If you are all so convinced that rock-n-roll is great and fine and that it’s not addictive, YOU ARE SO VERY WRONG!!!!  If you are an avid rock music listener right now, you cannot say that it is NOT addictive until you completely STOP listening to that noise!!

I tell you this because Our Lady of the Roses (http://www.smwa.org/) changed me!! She cured me of this addiction, PRAISE GOD AND BLESSED BE GOD FOREVER!!!

Please let me tell you how this happened:  As you all know, in my high school years I was so addicted to the pop rock stuff.  I’d come home from school and when I wasn’t eating, doing my homework, or praying my Rosary (yes, I prayed the Rosary daily since finding out about the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers back in 1983, when I was around 13 1/2 years old), I was listening to pop rock music on the radio!!  I spent hours upon hours doing such—every day!!

Then came the turning point!!  On January 31st., 1991 my mother was killed in a car accident, leaving me to be the oldest and the only girl in the family.  A couple of weeks later, I really wanted to go back to the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers (http://www.smwa.org/).  I always wanted to go back to the apparition site, but my mother either never let me or she never told me that my Aunt asked her to ask me if I wanted to go back, saying that she—my Aunt—would care for me while there with her.  My mother had her reasons.  But, being that God called my mother Home to Himself, and may Almighty God have Mercy upon her soul, I had the freedom to return back to the apparition site.

So, I immediately reserved a seat on a chartered bus for a June Rosary Vigil.  This was in February, 1991.  Being that this particular Rosary Vigil was to be my second time at the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers (http://www.smwa.org/), as the first time I was there was in 1983, I chose to do something for a penance beforehand.  I sort of started my own tradition at the time, which I haven’t kept over the years though.  ;)  The first time I went to a Rosary Vigil at the apparition site, back in 1983—well one week beforehand I gave up something as a penance for my sins, to sort of prepare me for the Rosary Vigil and for being in the presence of Jesus and Our Lady!!

So, based on that decision, the second time I went, which was in 1991, I chose to do a penance and give something up one week prior to that particular Rosary Vigil.  Being that I was so heavily into listening to rock-n-roll, I decided that that was going to be my penance for the week—to give up listening, willfully, to all forms of rock music (and that included going to movies, too).  (By-the-way, during these years, I was also dating several guys and going to night clubs with either them or my cousin.)

I decided, on one specific day—I think it was a Saturday—exactly one week before that Rosary Vigil at the apparition site of Our Lady of the Roses (http://www.smwa.org/)—I decided that I was going to absolutely STOP listening, willfully, to all forms of rock music!!  When that chosen day came, THAT WAS IT!!  I QUIT LISTENING TO ROCK MUSIC COLD TURKEY!!!  I made up my mind that it was going to be on THAT DAY and no beatin’-around-the-bush about it!!

During that week, the bus trip, to the apparition site, got canceled because there was not enough people signed up to go.  So, I knew that I had a choice:  I could either return back to listening to rock-n-roll or keep it as a penance until the next time I would go to the apparition site.  I decided to keep it as a penance for my sins until I went the next time, which was in September of 1991, I think it was.  So, I kept it as a penance for at least a couple of months!!

Now, I have to admit that I did, at that time, switch over to listening to country music—mostly country western.  Mainly I listened to Dolly Parton, though.  But, it wasn’t rock-n-roll.

Also, during my teenage years, my bedroom was full of posters and pin-ups of various rock bands/singers!!  I mean, my walls were so full that I actually began to put pin-ups on my ceiling!!

Some time, in 1990 or early 1991, before giving up rock music, I used to keep a scrap book full of pictures of the pop rock band, INXS.  During the first week that I completely gave up rock music, I opened up that scrap book and these are the words that came to my mind when I saw those same exact pictures of INXS: “Oh my God!!  I used to like that band?!!”  I saw those same exact pictures of INXS in a completely, totally, different way then I EVER saw them before!!  There was a complete ugliness about them!!  All those years I was completely blinded to the evil that they participated in—the evil of rock music!!  It was a complete rude awakening to my soul when I saw them in a completely different way then I have ever experienced before!!  And, that first week that I gave up listening to rock-n-roll, I experienced a peace, in my soul, that I never experienced before!!

Ever since that week, back in 1991, I have been cured of my addiction to listening rock music!!  I have never had that desire to listen to it in the way that I listened to it back then.  My music genre favorites have completely changed!! ALL THANKS BE TO ALMIGHTY GOD AND TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSES!!    (http://www.smwa.org/)

So, yes.  Rock-n-roll IS an addiction and it is MIND CONTROL!!!   YOU can be cured of it!!  It puts you in a trance-like state of being because it has the ability of taking you out of reality.  It did to me, so I know.  Get out of that MESS!!  Stop listening to it because it is a soul destroyer!!!  You may not realize it now, but trust me—it truly IS a soul destroyer and an ADDICTION!!  But, you can leave that mess behind and you will be at peace!!  TRY IT!! IT WORKED FOR ME AND IT WILL WORK FOR YOU!!!

How To Survive In the Woods!!

Some of this could be some very valuable information if we lost everything due to natural disasters, government takeovers, etc.—where we’d be forced to live on the extreme very basics.  We need to know how to survive because such things could happen without moments notice!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ever been on a hike admiring the wild flowers, gazing up at the tips of the trees–and suddenly found yourself completely alone and lost? What would happen to you if you couldn’t find your way back to safety? While being lost in the woods can be a frightening experience, surviving alone in the wild is generally a matter of common sense, patience, and wisely using the gifts that nature provides. All you need to survive for a few days is shelter, warmth, water, and food.

Steps

Preparing

  1. 1

    Plan ahead. Don’t just trek off into the wilderness, do some research first. There are a lot of resources regarding survival, both online and in libraries, but warning: many of the techniques used in these manuals are sometimes wrong or incomplete. One of the most accurate books about this subject is “Bushcraft – Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival” by Mors Kochanski. Educate yourself about the flora and fauna of the area you are exploring. Knowledge of the local plants and animals can save your life! Also, see if you need any medication or injections.

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  2. 2

    Make sure someone knows where you are going every time you go into the wilderness, and how long you intend to be gone. That way someone will realize that you are missing, quickly alert rescuers, and be able to tell them where to start looking for you. Note: this is like a ‘flight plan’ which pilots file before leaving. Similarly, don’t forget to call the person(s) you notified to tell them when you are back. Like “the boy who cried wolf” a false alarm wastes rescue resources and may be costly (some communities have begun to bill the parties responsible).

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    Be prepared. Basic survival tools such as a knife, a magnesium stone, some matches, some cord, a whistle, a “space blanket”, signaling mirror, etc. can mean the difference between life and death. Even if you are only out on a day hike, be sure to bring the essentials. Having all this equipment is nothing if you cannot use it properly. Make sure to practice many times in a safe environment before venturing into the wilderness. Also, know how to catch and cook fish and game if the need arises.

  4. 4

    Cell phone with spare battery or a portable CB radio can be your best, quickest means of rescue if you are truly lost or injured. A cell signal may only be obtainable from a hill or tree – but be safe if contemplating a climb. Serious hikers may even consider investing in a personal locator beacon for extended, precarious, or very remote, treks.

During the situation

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    Don’t panic. Panic is more dangerous than almost anything else, because it interferes with the operation of your single best, most useful and versatile survival tool: your mind. The moment you realize that you are lost, before you do anything else, stop. Take a deep breath and stay calm. Even if you’re hanging from a rope halfway down a mountainside with a broken leg, remind yourself that people have survived exactly this situation.

  2. 2

    Stand still and look around carefully! Wherever you are will become your “point zero.” Find a way to mark it using a spare piece of clothing, a pile of rocks, a sheet of paper, or anything else easily visible from a distance.

  3. 3

    Stay in one place, and you not only increase your chances of being found, you also increase your ability to survive by reducing the energy your body expends and the amount of water and food you will need. Hunker down and stay put. Chances are that someone will be looking for you, especially if you let someone know your plans, (see above).

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    Signal your location to maximize the odds that someone finds you. Make noise by whistling, shouting, singing, or banging rocks together. If you can, mark your location in such a way that it’s visible from the air. If you’re in a mountain meadow, make three piles of dark leaves or branches in a triangle. In sandy areas, make a large triangle in the sand. In a forest, you might want to prepare three small fires ready to ignite at a moment’s notice, with heaps of wet leaves nearby in order to make smoke. Three of anything in the wilderness is a standard distress signal.

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    Start scouting your area, carefully keeping track of your location. Be sure you can always find your way back to your “point zero” as you search for water, shelter, or your way home.

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    Find or create shelter. Without adequate shelter, you will be fully exposed to the elements and will risk hypothermia or heatstroke, depending on the weather. If you are not properly dressed for the conditions, finding shelter is all the more important. Luckily, the woods are filled with tools and resources to make both shelters and fires (for warmth, safety, and signaling purposes). Here are some things you can use:

    • Look for a fallen or leaning tree. You can build a lean-to by stacking branches alongside a fallen tree, then over the branches with brush, palm fronds, or other plants.
    • Use brush or green branches (boughs) from trees to repel water, block wind, keep out snow, or create shade. Close in your shelter on as many sides as possible.
    • Caves can be great, but be sure the cave is not already occupied by bears, large cats, snakes or other unfriendly animals; they know caves are good too, and they’ve been looking for good shelter for longer than you have. Also make sure it’s not going to collapse on you- this reduces your chances of survival considerably.
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    Find a good source of water. In a survival situation, you can last up to three days without water, but by the end of the second day you’re not going to be in very good shape; find water before then.

    • The best source of water is a spring, but the chances of finding one are slim.
    • A running stream is your next best bet; the movement of the water reduces sediment. Be advised that drinking water from streams can lead to some sicknesses, but when you’re in a life-or-death situation, the risk of illness is a secondary consideration.
    • Or use jacket sleeves to tie around your ankles when it’s morning, and walk in the grass to get dew on the sleeves, then suck the moisture out of the fabric.
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    Purify your water. A crude method of water purification is to take your handy pot and heat the water. For this to effectively kill bacteria, it must be at a rolling boil for at least three minutes[1].

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    Build a fire. Build a good sized fire, one with sufficient coals to stay hot for many hours, and make sure that you have plenty of extra dry wood.

    • A good rule of thumb is to gather wood until you have enough to last the night, then gather three more piles of the same size, and you might have enough to get through the night.
    • In the wilderness you should have access to dry wood in the understory of the forest. You can also use bark or dried dung. If you build a fire that is hot enough, you can also burn green wood, brush, or tree boughs to make a signaling fire (one that makes a lot of smoke).
    • The best wood for maintaining a fire is dead wood that you pull off a standing tree. Regardless of what type of woods you are in, there will certainly be some dry wood available. Remember that a small fire is easier to keep burning than a big fire, though, because it requires less fuel. Once you have sufficient embers, keep the fire to a manageable size so you don’t spend too much time looking for fuel.
  10. 10

    Find safe food. Know that most healthy adults can survive up to three weeks without food unless it’s cold.[2] It’s better to be hungry and healthy than ill. Make sure that you know food is safe before eating it. If there is anything that will lessen your ability to survive, it is being both lost and deathly ill. Starvation won’t be a big problem.

    • Don’t be afraid to eat insects and other bugs. While it may be disgusting to eat a few grasshoppers, they do provide useful nutrition. All insects should be cooked as they can harbor parasites that can kill you. Do not eat any caterpillars, brightly colored insects, or any insect that can bite or sting you. Remove the legs, head and wings of any insect before eating.
    • If you are near water, fish are a good choice. Minnows can be eaten whole.
    • Color test: There is no color test for berry edibility with one exception: Almost all white berries are toxic. As for other colors consider them poisonous unless you personally know the berry to be safe.
    • Aggregate berries: There is the mistaken belief that aggregate berries are always safe. That is far from true with several aggregate berries being highly toxic if not fatal. The only safe berry is a berry you know personally to be safe.

      Tips

      • Tie bright clothing (jackets, bandannas, and even underwear) to the top of a tree to attract attention.
      • You can survive several weeks without food, but only few days without water, and perhaps only hours without shelter. Keep your priorities straight.
      • If you’re not absolutely sure where you are and how to get back to familiar territory, don’t proclaim, “I think it’s this way.” The more you move once you realize you’re lost, the worse your chances are of finding your way back.
      • Consider taking a staff or walking stick with you. If you don’t have one, any staff-sized stick will do. The little mark it makes in the dirt will help you retrace your steps better than Hansel and Gretel.
      • It is safer not to go into the wilderness alone.
      • One of the most important survival tools is something that most people never consider: a tin cup. Without a tin cup it is difficult to cook many foods.
      • A firearm has always been an essential tool of the woods. A .22 rifle or pistol can serve as a means of obtaining food, self-protection from humans or animals and a signaling device. The cartridges can also be used for fire-starting.
      • Another under rated but important item for a survival pack is a large lightweight trash bag. They pack down small, but can be used to carry water from a stream, can be wrapped around a leafy branch end to trap the water vapor given off from the leaves, and can be used as an emergency poncho in wet or cold weather after cutting a hole for head and arms. Stuffing your makeshift poncho with extra leaves or grass can also give additional insulation when cold.
      • Don’t rely upon modern technology like cell phones, GPS units, or radios to save you if you are lost. Take one with you if it’s available. But remember that these items are not foolproof; have a backup plan.
      • If you don’t have a lighter or any matches, you will have to start the fire by hand. If you find enough tinder (small material, such as dry grass, feathers or bark shavings, that burns easily) you can usually use the energy from the sun to start a fire with a magnifying glass, a lens from your glasses, a piece of broken glass, a cover to a watch or compass, or other clear, light-intensifying objects. It is very difficult to start a fire by friction; your best bet is to carry a variety of fire-starting implements.
      • An important acronym to remember is “STOP” which stands for stop, think, observe, and plan.
      • Whenever you go out in the wilderness, (for example, going on a hike), bring a whistle. 1 blow means “I’m lost”, 2 blows means “I’m coming” (if you hear someone else blow a whistle), and 3 blows means “This is an emergency” (if you are hurt).
      • At night, there is a greater risk of freezing to death. Stay dry. Bundle up. Get yourself off the ground. Make a “bed” of layers of branches, leaves, twigs, whatever is there, and cover yourself with the same stuff. To stay warm at night, heat rocks in the fire and then bury them. Sleep on top of the buried rocks. Make sure you bury them deep enough or you will burn yourself.
      • If you happen to have a reflective object on you (a mirror, a belt buckle, whatever), use it as a signal by facing it towards the sun.
      • If planning an extended trip into difficult or unfamiliar terrain, it is always a good idea to have a backup plan. Detailed maps/trail guides, extra food and water, and signaling devices such as a mirror, flare, or even (depending on the length and location of the trip) a satellite beacon (PLB) could save your life.
      • Rain, snow, or dew can be a good source of clean water. You can use anything from a cup to a piece of waterproof cloth to a large leaf to collect precipitation.
      • If you cannot stay where you are until someone finds you, do not just pick a direction and start walking, even if you have a means of ensuring that you continue to go that direction. Instead, try to go either uphill or downhill. Going uphill offers a good chance that you will find a vantage point, which can help you get your bearings. If you go downhill, you will probably find water which you can follow downstream; in many cases, this will lead you to civilization. But don’t follow water downstream at night or in fog as it may go off a cliff.
      • Never, ever go into the woods without a compass. Note which direction you enter the woods from, say, a straight road or trail and if you get disoriented just head back in the opposite direction from which you entered. If you don’t have one, use or learn your cardinal directions from the stars and the positions of the sun and moon.
      • Shoe/Boot laces make good rope in an emergency situation, but remember once they’re removed, walking will become more difficult.
      • Shirt sleeves can be cut off and used as bandages if necessary. Remember to only tie them around a wound so that they are still loose enough to stick one or two fingers between the bandage and the appendage/body.
      • A belt can also be used to hold a bandage in place (not too tightly!), as an equipment strap, or as a snare.
      • The sleeves of a waterproof jacket can be used to hold water by tying one end of them.
      • If you want to fish, you can make a fishing rod out of a stick about 2 meters (6 feet) long and 1-3 inches thick (just bring your own fishing hooks). Peel the bark off the stick and, with a knife or axe, cut a notch about 2-3 inches from the top of the rod. Tie one end of any string or cord placed in the notch, then tie the hook on the other end of the string or cord. Also, you can try to bait the hook with a small piece of meat, an insect, or any other thing you want to try to use as bait.
      • Your primary survival knife should be a fixed blade with a solid, sturdy handle; a folding knife should only be used as a back-up, although it is better than nothing.
      • Trust your instincts.

      Warnings

      • Keep your fire contained! Ensure that there is no combustible material underneath your fireplace and enclose it completely with rocks or a berm made of sand. Put your fire out with copious amounts of water: saturate it, so that there is no possibility of even the tiniest spark remaining. You should be able to touch the extinguished coals with your bare hand. It’s one thing to be lost in the woods, but quite another to be lost and surrounded by a forest fire caused by your own negligence.
      • If you encounter snakes, leave them alone. Snakes bite because they are hungry or because they are threatened. We are too big to be seen as prey to most snakes; they do not regard humans as food. Stand still and the snake will go away. Attack it and it will retaliate. If one curls up in your kit, chivvy it out with a long stick and gently prod it away. If it comes in your direction, stand still. It doesn’t know that you are causing its discomfort and if you do not jump around, it will probably not even notice you. However, if you kill the snake you can enjoy eating it. Since you probably don’t know if it’s venomous or not, a good rule is to cut off the head, and then cut the same distance back from that point down the body. This will remove the poison glands, if there are any.
      • Make sure that, if you heat rocks for warmth, that they are not wet (or from a water source.) When heating them in the fire, they will explode as the water inside the cracks turn to vapor.
      • Never travel directly in a river because water absorbs your heat much more than air, which can lead to hypothermia.
      • Drinking your own urine as a source of water is not recommended.[3]
      • If you find yourself stuck in the wilderness during the winter, do not eat snow unless you fully melt and warm it first! If you eat snow your body temperature will drop and you risk hypothermia or death.

      Things You’ll Need

      These are things that are very hard to make or that you won’t find in the woods.

      • Whistle with a compass in it (these are sold on a necklace of parachute cord sometimes, and you can use the cord, too, if you need it)
      • Water container
      • Fire starters – Matches, Lighter, Flint/Magnesium & Steel, Magnifying glass or lens(sometimes on the cord of a compass)
      • Lint or fluff (it’s weightless and good tinder)
      • Pot to boil water/cook food
      • Universal tool/Swiss Army Knife
      • Map of area
      • Fishing hooks and a good quantity of fishing line. Coil it up and stow in a pocket. The hooks are good if you want to fish, but can come in handy for other purposes, too, and they weigh almost nothing. Stick them and the wire into your wallet and put it in your back pocket.
      • Three or four protein bars, or small portions of trail mix
      • Space blanket or bivvy bag (both high visibility of reflective)
      • Basic first aid kit
      • Small water bottles(unopened until you get lost)

      Optional Items

      • water purifying tablets
      • spare clothes
      • magnifying glass (for fire)
      • compass
      • cotton balls in a bag with Vaseline on them (This is not only for chapped lips, but as an ointment for cuts and sunburn relief. Most importantly, when you tear the cotton balls, and mix them with the Vaseline, the result is very flammable, which will burn smoothly and for a long duration. This is great for making torches and starting fires. Do not use on burns!)
      • Rope/string
      • Sewing kit/floss(useful for repairs and fishing line)                                                                                                                                                          http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-in-the-Woods

 

 

 

 

How To Wash Clothes Without a Washing Machine!!

Although I think that all it takes is some common sense to figure this one out, it is best to have this article put here anyway.

Sometimes you need to give your laundry personal attention, or maybe your washing machine decided not to work. There are also some fabrics that you cannot wash in a machine and, for other garments, washing by hand will extend the life of the fabric, because it isn’t as rough on the seams and it better protects the colors. Here are some steps to washing clothes without a washing machine.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

  • Water
  • Soap
    • 1

      Check the label for washing instructions. The label will tell you the temperature of water you should use, be it hot, cold or warm.

    • 2

      Look over your clothing for stains. If the fabric of the clothes can be pre-treated (the label should identify this), pre-treat with a stain stick or another method. You can also use laundry detergent and scrub the stained area gently to help remove the stain.

    • 3

      Fill a sink or other wash basin that can hold water with the correct temperature and a small amount of detergent, such as Tide, Gain or another cleansing product. Use the appropriate amount of detergent and mix it with the water to form suds.

    • 4

      Place your clothes in the soapy water and mix them around. Pay close attention to pre-treated stains and move your clothes around in the water for 10 to 15 minutes. Give each garment individual attention as you wash the clothes.

    • 5

      Hang your wet clothes to dry, or lay the clothes on a flat surface. Washing instructions on the label can help you identify which method to use to dry. You can also use hangers or the backs of furniture to place your clothes.

    • 6

      Drain all used water before you get begin another load of laundry. Check the labels again to get the correct water temperature, add detergent and wash the next load.

Read more: How to Wash Clothes Without a Washing Machine | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2034566_wash-clothes-machine.html#ixzz1TuXOB45W

Tips & Warnings

  • You can dry clothes by hanging them outside on a rope and let the fresh air blow through them.
  • Wash colors with like colors and whites with whites. Mixing them together dulls the appearance of both and if the water is too hot, the colors could bleed.
  • Do not use bleach unless the label on your article of clothing specifically says you can do so. This could ruin your laundry.
  • Make sure the label on the article of clothing does not read “dry clean only” before you wash it. This could permanently destroy your clothes.
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