Sunday, May 16, 2010

Confirmation and Catholicism

I am going to be Confirmed today at three O'clock. I am nervous, I'm joyous, I'm afraid I'm going to fall, but most of all I'm expectant. I cannot wait to filled with The Holy Spirit. I know that when the right of Confirmation is completed I will have a mark on my soul. A mark that can never be removed, I will also have a outward mark--the Holy Chrism. After today I will be a full Catholic. I feel like I have to do something and make a difference now, for really that is what Confirmation is about. When The Holy Spirit enters us it is in a different way, a way that enables us to profess our faith and be soldiers of God. I want nothing more than to be that soldier.

I will receive seven gifts today to help me along my way.

-Wisdom,
-Understanding
-Counsel
-Fortitude,
-Knowledge
-Piety
-Awe
I think this is the beauty of the Catholic Church. We still perform the exact rights Jesus gave us. We know The Holy Spirit still comes down upon us. We still canonize Saints. But most of all we know miracles still happen and we all have experienced them. We experience the biggest miracle of all when we receive Communion.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Photography




My mom was a Photography major at MCAD so I should've been ingrained with a love of photography. Unfortunately, all I'd ever taken were photos of myself that weren't very high quality and photos of my siblings--which were often blurry. Not until lately have I actually had any interest in taking good, high quality pictures. My interest started with my mom's fourth pregnancy. I decided that I would take lots of beautiful photos of this new baby and my two younger siblings. Our Sony cyber-shot camera is not up to the task. It often takes soft focus, blurry photos and half the time the photos are in the wrong "format". To that end, I have to decided to get a new camera. I don't want a point and shoot camera, I'm looking for a good (but kinda affordable) Digital SLR camera. Does anyone have any tips? I'm looking at a Nikon 3000 or 5000. On the side is some of my latest photography.BTW, Sorry about the wacky html, I can't seem to get it right.