Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sorrowful - Daily Walk 3/5

Beads of Joy 06-30-10

The Sorrowful - Daily Walk 3/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 3/5
Hello Everyone,

This is the one day we all dread. The day we look at the third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowing with Thorns. Today let us see how we in our lives experience that which our Lord had to experience. Public humiliation unlike anything we could possibly imagine, is what today is all about. No one deserves to be treated like this, why were they so cruel and so mean to my Lord? How would we feel being humiliated before everyone in our community, spit upon, accused of all sorts of things we know we didn't do? Jesus took all that for all our sins. Scripture again didn't place His mother at this scene. But I find it very hard to believe otherwise. I know I keep referring the movie The Passion, but I really feel that was probably the closest to the reality of what Jesus suffered along with how involved His mother really was. Our heart knows He suffered horribly for our sins. That is why we must seriously give our life, our heart and our every thought to Him.

Jesus sacrificed everything He was, everything He had, every breathe He was breathing for us. And in the process of His horrific murder on a cross, He was humiliated, and disgraced. Are we willing to put our faith and our pride out on our sleeve, and risk being humiliated? I would hope and pray that you are bold enough in your own personal relationship with Jesus; that you never place your own ego or pride before Jesus. You do realize that even if you associate yourself with someone who has been humiliated and disgraced, for whatever reason you become linked to them and you even suffer with them at times. Why do you think the disciples ran away from Jesus and didn't want to be associated with Him, when He was condemned and humiliated? Obviously they didn't stay away from their association with Him, eventually they represented Jesus and most of them suffered horribly also. When Jesus asked us to follow Him, He has basically asked us to die to be with Him. When we die to self, it includes our pride, and most importantly our own defending of ourselves. We must not fear humiliation, especially when our humiliation is in the Lord.

Being humble will be our first step in dealing with humiliation. There is no place for pride in our walk with Jesus. Being bold in our faith and our love for Him, isn't pride; think of it more like your conviction. And in your conviction you dearly love Jesus for the love He has given us first in His death for our sins. He died so that we (all of us) might live eternally with Him. Why would anyone care about what someone else thought of you when your humility is in the Christ, Jesus who gave of His life to save yours? If someone wants to criticize you or make fun of you, maybe because you make the sign of the cross when passing a church; or you say a prayer at meal time, no matter where you are; or you openly acknowledge Jesus and thank Him in public; or you freely share your love and devotion to Him and His most precious Mother. Being so bold and being so solid in your faith and your belief isn't arrogance, please don't make this sound like you must be stuck up. That's not what I am saying here. What this is all about is your life in Christ, and your true life's purpose and what your life is for: His service to draw others to Him.

BE BOLD.. Yes you will be humiliated at times. Some might openly make a joke out of your actions, or a statement you make in defense of your love and devotion to our Lord. So be it. Smile and tell them you are praying for them. I've been punched around verbally many times these past 27 years of my faith-filled life. Sometimes I get outright defensive and yell louder than my offender. Then I retract and realize, I need to be more like Jesus, silent in prayer, knowing in Christ I am made strong in my love and belief in Him. We must remember, "They will know we are Christians by our love." Not our anger and defensiveness. Though I admit, when someone attacks my faith, my Lord or His Mother, I do not like to just take it. My immediate response is, HOW DARE YOU. I don't say that, but wow, do I think it. Try to be humble, take the punches, show others, that we are not offended, but we understand that they clearly don't understand. So we must pray for them, and allow the Lord to work His will through us for them. Plant the seeds of peace, hope and joy. In time they will grow, our patience and love will eventually penetrate the hearts of the unfaithful. Always pray to yourself in these situations, "Jesus, I trust in You."


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey
Jr SFO

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shall We Follow Him Always?

Beads of Joy 06-27-10

Shall We Follow Him Always?
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

What a truly special message we have to learn from today. Jesus must have shocked His disciples when He told them not to look back, and not to bury their own dead. This is one of the things I enjoy most about Jesus. He never did what we might figure that we would do, instead He did what the will of His Father so desired of Him to do. Today we are reading and reflecting on Luke 9:51-62 (Departure from Jerusalem & The Would-be Followers of Jesus). Here Jesus teaches us that nothing, absolutely nothing, no matter how important we may perceive it; should ever distract us or detract us from proclaiming the Kingdom of God. I believe this is something we must all take very seriously. Sometimes people get so involved with keeping busy doing God's work, that they forget about their relationship with Him. Nothing is more important for us then to know Jesus personally. Yes we do his bidding and serve Him with a whole heart. But let us not forget to also love Him, and know Him.

We learn from: The Catechism of The Catholic Church, (1721) God put us in the world to know, to love, and to serve him, and so to come to paradise. Beatitude makes us "partakers of the divine nature" and of eternal life. With beatitude, man enters into the glory of Christ and into the joy of the Trinitarian life. Isn't that such a beautiful teaching. Embrace the Catechism, and God's word. Today we learn that we must stay fully focused on Jesus. We must stay on course and no matter what is going on around us, we must not leave the trail and road that is laid out before us by God, that directs us to God. I will be the first to say this, "But I have so many things I have to do in my life, so many responsibilities, so many loved ones to take care of. I have to put them first." I would agree that they indeed do come before me. But I must not lose sight that before them, must come Jesus. Jesus first, Others second, You (meaning me) last; always last. The true life of J.O.Y.

Do we not all know that following Jesus requires great sacrifices in our lives? God gives us the grace to be able to manage this in our everyday lives. No matter how much we think we know and we feel "this is good"; it by no means means that God sees it as good. What we see as good, maybe the very thing that is keeping us away from Him. We must trust that staying fully focused on God alone will allow everything to fall in place in our lives. We'll see that some things will be eliminated from our lives, while other things take different positions of priority. We must trust in Jesus with every single fiber of our being. I will say from personal experience that trusting in Him is what gives me the strength, the foresight, the wisdom and the courage to move forward. Even when the road ahead makes us, want us to look back for whatever reason, we must not. We must continuously look ahead and forward at Him alone, no matter how hard the road ahead looks. The road ahead for Jesus to His Crucifixion looked bad, no life ahead, only death. But in His obedience to the Father, that road of doom and gloom is the very road that defeated death for all eternity for all of us. Keep the faith everyone, keep the faith.

Today I ask you this: Will you keep your hand on the plow and not look back, but rather stay stern and firm to the course leading your life to the Kingdom of God? Be bold and strong in your conviction, in your life and what it is you do everyday. Nothing in this world or even on this planet or in this universe, or even the entire universe, is worth looking at if it takes our eyes off Jesus. Nothing. Do not allow this world, our leaders, anyone to tell you anything different. Keep your eyes fully focused on Jesus. Just take a moment to further today's reflection on these few scriptures. "And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will." 2 Corinthians 8:5, "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him." Psalm 62:5. Please trust in Jesus, give Him your fullest and best attention. Your life will never be the same, and as you stay focused you will better understand your purpose in this life. To know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Luminous - Daily Walk 3/5

Beads of Joy 06-23-10

The Luminous - Daily Walk 3/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Luminous Walk - 3/5
Hello Everyone,

A most joyful, special most incredible mystery for us to reflect upon. Today let us look upon the third Luminous Mystery - Proclaiming the Kingdom. Today the building of and the start of our Lord's Kingdom shall begin. God's Kingdom is built on love, mercy, compassion, and so many other wonderful attributes. It is absolutely incredible how God chooses individuals to represent Himself, all are included, all are chosen. God does not pick people because of their education or even their deep of faith. God chooses you long before you can or ever would chose Him. How many people do you know that surprise you by the depths of their faith? How many people do you know have so much courage and faith that they become spiritual heroes in your life? Our lives are surrounded by saints, and people who would give up their lives to save another. How is it that we don't always find it easy to locate these people? To bad there wasn't like a directory or an easy way to do a simple google search. I believe God places people in our lives and on our path so that we can through them, find God and be even closer to Jesus.

This mystery will help inspire us to be that person in someones life. The person with the gentle spirit, the caring words, the mercy and gentleness we know and believe comes from God and works through them. There is no magic formula or some simple list of things to do to be that person. I believe the only way we can be that way; is by allowing God to work will in us and through us in our lives. If I say, don't eat something because it's bad for you, and yet I eat it all the time; is not the example of how someone lives their life more expressive to you then words? Isn't what I do, speaking far more louder than the words I speak? Take a good hard look around you, there are many people in your lives, many who love Jesus with all their hearts, many who would die saving you. Trust the Holy Spirit that is within you to guide your spirit to those special people. I am very fortunate to have my life surrounded by so many very Godly people, so many people who sincerely love and adore my Lord. In fact many of you reading this are those people. It has been these past couple of decades in my life that have made my life so special by the example many of you live. It's been said, "Watch what people say and do, because you never know who is watching you." That statement couldn't be any truer.

So we are looking for heroes. LOL. I bet we are going to find out that such people really exist, and far more than we ever thought possible. As you begin your search I want you to consider some of the following people that may fit into this category. You realize such people aren't always Kings and Queens of nations, nor are they most likely anyone who is in the public eye at all. Rather such people live and work and shop side by side with us everyday. Consider thinking about the single mom who lives next door, raising her two kids all on her own, holding down a job that can barely pay any bills. Yet in her unselfishness and in her devoted love for her children she forges forward never complaining or even seeking help. She is truly a hero for us to admire and gain hope from. And what about the young man suffering with cancer, he has been suffering for years, in and out of the hospital receiving treatments, he has no hair, but you thought it was a statement thing, when actually it was a chemo thing. This young man has dreams of marrying his high school sweetheart as he struggles, yet he never complains. He is a true hero indeed. These types of heroes are all around us.

God's asks all of us to follow Him. This Kingdom Jesus speaks of isn't made with mortar or brick. There are no stages, no bright lights, no "all the kings horses and all the kings men". Opps that's humpty dumpty, how did that get in there. Sorry. This Kingdom is God's Kingdom, the greatest Kingdom in all of the universe. The very place where all who follow Jesus shall be united. Today is a wonderful day, a joyous most spectacular day. Simply allow Jesus to be the most significant part of your life and have your life be fully consumed of only thinking about Him. I get goofy only because the amount of Joy and Love and excitement in my heart for Jesus is overflowing, literally endlessly overflowing. In the past I have described it like this: Get an empty 8 oz glass, and then get an endless pitcher of water and pour all that endless water into that 8 oz glass. What happens? For all eternity the cup will always be full and always overflowing. So matter how much water is given away, I never ever run out of water. Praise Jesus.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Luminous - Daily Walk 2/5

Beads of Joy 06-22-10

The Luminous - Daily Walk 2/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Luminous Walk - 2/5
Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was a powerful message indeed, I think I could write a whole week about yesterday's topic alone. Today we look at the second Luminous Mystery - The Wedding Feast of Cana. What a blessing that Jesus should have His first miracle under the encouragement of His mother. A mother's heart knows her child, she knows when her children are ready for challenges and the future that lies ahead. Mary knew it was time for her Son to begin to show and share the power He has within Himself. So many miracles we see throughout our lives are a direct answer to intercessory prayer. How many people do we know including myself that live in the constant prayer of hope and miracles? I'll bet if we all take a moment and look at all our friendships and family; we will find so many for so many different reasons praying for a miracle. Mary's intercession as is the intercession of our own mothers is so important for us in our lives. A mother's love will be something to reflect upon today, along with the desire and want for a miracle.

When we are asking for a miracle, are we being selfish, or are we wanting what we want, no matter what? I don't think so. Seems like most of the time when miracles are begged for before God, so many of them have to do with the healing of someones health. Is it so selfish to ask for someones good health? Of cause not, but we must realize that God's purpose and God's will have nothing to do with our own, or anybody else's physical health. Our Lord seeks our spiritual wellness and our eternal future. We must allow Him to use our lives and even our bodies to help further His will in our lives and the lives of those around us to draw others to Himself. Let's look at something Jesus himself said about sickness and its purpose in our lives, "When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." John 11:4. That is the purpose of all the suffering we must endure, to glorify God. Our suffering though it may seem personal, it's not; it is rather for us to be open to God's will in our lives. We must be patient and trusting in whatever it is God's purpose is in our suffering.

Sometimes it is through suffering that relationships receive healing. Sometimes it is through suffering that many have their lives brought back full circle to the reality of what life truly is about. Miracles, miracles, miracles, is that all we want? Or do we want a winning lottery ticket, a surprise raise, a wallet full of cash with no ID and no one claims it so it's yours to keep? I wonder what it is so many of us are really praying for in the depths of our own hearts when we are begging God for a miracle. God knows our heart, it is He who knows our intentions, our ulterior motives, He is the one who knows why a certain path has been set before us. Sometimes we look ahead at our lives and we say to ourselves, "No, I'd rather be rich and successful in my life." Sometimes we want what we want. But honestly who are we to say what it is we want. Is not God our Father, our creator, our Lord. Doesn't He know what we need and when we need it? In Matthew's gospel before our Lord taught us the Lord's Prayer, He said this, "Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Matthew 6:8.

Now through all of these thoughts and reflections we look back again at the mystery, and what do we find? A mother devoted and confident in her Sons power and ability to help others. And what did He help others in achieving? A miracle of cause, one that would not leave this young couple in disgrace before their guests. A simple miracle, not one that saved any ones life, nor fix any ones health. No but one that secured the dignity of a couple on their first day of marriage, a most blessed sacrament. A very honorable reason for such a miracle. The very wine that Jesus had changed the water from, to be shared with all at the wedding feast; is a wonderful parallel to the very blood that Jesus shed for all the world. Miracles come in all different forms, isn't it comforting knowing that so many people are praying for you. So many intercessory prayers are prayed for so many reasons. Mary our Blessed Mother has shown us that intercessory prayers are important in our journey following Jesus. Please open your heart and mind and know that everything in our lives happen for a reason. Pray, "Jesus, I trust in you."


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Monday, June 21, 2010

Luminous - Daily Walk 1/5

Beads of Joy 06-21-10

The Luminous - Daily Walk 1/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Luminous Walk - 1/5
Hello Everyone,

Yet another fantastic week has begun, and a new journey is about to begin today. This week we will reflect on how the Luminous Mysteries are also part of our lives, and how we live them just as Jesus and His Blessed Mother, and Joseph did. Today we begin with the First Luminous Mystery - The Baptism of Jesus. So many of us are parents, but all of us have been children. Being a parent involves so much sacrifice, sacrifice that means your kids and your spouse must always come first. Our blessed Mother and Joseph, sacrificed all that they would have desired knowing that they must give all they had in raising Jesus. He was not only their Son; but He was God's Son. Mary and Joseph both knew that God had His hand in their lives and that they had to follow through with God's will. Think about parents who have special needs children, what an absolute blessing that is. Many people think that children are a lot of work and having only one or two children is more than enough. I even have some close friends at work who say they wouldn't ever want a child that has special medical attention their entire life. This baptism has me thinking so much about all of our responsibilities as parents.

Parents through their love for one another and God's will, give birth to children. The child did not chose life, but God gave them life by His will and their parents love for one another. Think of your own children or your nieces and nephews or even siblings or cousins. Basically just look around and see all the families in our world. Who cares for all these children? Who makes sure they are eating correctly? Who is concerned about their education? The parents of cause. We must trust God with our lives, our abilities and our choices in doing all we can to take care of the gift in our children that He has given us. We have been entrusted with their precious souls and we must do all we can to protect them and be there for them. This mystery has us focus on the immediate desire and need to take care of our children, no matter what the sacrifice. Over the past two to three years special needs children have been brought into the light by some political people. I refuse to make any blog to be about politics, but I think many of you know what I am talking about. How precious and how blessed are those who have the gift of raising such a wonderful child of God. We all receive what God knows we can handle, God has a purpose in all of all lives for all that happens to us.

Back twenty four years ago when Chrissy and I got married and we started a family we made a pack. We always said that no matter what, we will never ever abort or discard any of our children, period. We did lose our very first child due to a miscarriage, it devastated us, to this day I think about Cory. After that we have been blessed with five super wonderful kids. We didn't care what the tests showed throughout the pregnancy's, we didn't care if the doctors said we were going to have a special needs or medically challenged child. None of that mattered. We knew that if it was to be in God's will, we would be blessed in our lives to take care of that child God has given us. How can anyone think differently? What if you have a child born completely health and then as a teenager they are permanently paralyzed and need constant care for the rest of their lives. What do you do discard them for the inconvenience and the expenses? Good God, NO !!! So in every child's birth we to must be there for them no matter what. People this world we live in are very selfish. I have a dear friend who lives in Niagara Falls, he and his wife have a son who needs constant care and medical attention. They are forever bringing him to doctors and the hospital for treatments. Their son is 47 years old. They told me, he was born this way and the doctors told them during the pregnancy if they wished to terminate the baby to avoid all future costs and inconveniences they could help. They also said the child will suffer, so termination is a good idea. OMG !!!! Praise Jesus they did not do that. He told me he told the hospital they were offended by their suggestion to kill their child.

The world we live in can be cruel, especially to the needy or the suffering. We as believers must stand up for them and protect them. Sometimes we are the only ones their standing strong for them. My friends son is such a blessing to everyone. In the past my friend use to always say he hates how people use children like his son to exploit them. I don't ever have that intention, I only wish to share their love for their son, so that's why I am not mentioning their names out of respect. But on another note my dear friend Jack's son is in the same situation of medical and special needs with his son John who is older than me. And he and his wife Betty adore their son John. There are many many children in this world who have the most wonderful loving parents who don't care what it'll take to be their for their children no matter what is required. I beg of all of you out there reading my blog; if you know someone thinking about terminating a child because they have medical needs, and they don't want to be inconvenienced with expenses and everything; or they think the child will suffer to much. Ask them to consider letting God decide on the fate of the child, and do not abort their innocent baby out of selfishness. God's purpose and will in their lives can only happen if we let them. God will provide what they will need and many people will be there to help. We all have heard stories about children born with major medical needs who only lived a few days or weeks. But in meantime, the blessings and love and tears, all served a precious purpose. We don't have to understand it to accept it, we just have to be open and ready for what it is God wants us to do in serving Him.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Beads of Joy 06-20-10

Who Do You Say That I Am?
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Happy Father's Day
Hello Everyone,

This is a most remarkable reading for this most glorious special day. Today we are reading Luke 9:18-24 (Jesus Asks Peter "Who Am I?") I pray that we all can be as strong and as stern as Peter was with his answer, "The Christ of God." I have heard his response said in a variety of ways. "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." or "You are Jesus the Christ, God's Son" No matter how his response was in exact words, we can plainly see and read that it was immediate and bold. There was no hesitation from Peter with that question. Jesus also at this time told His disciples to tell no one who He was, and that He would be killed, and on the third day He will rise. I would say it would probably be fair to say the disciples most likely at this point didn't really understand all this. That's probably why He told them to tell no one who He was. We are obviously hindsight, so our vision is 20/20 and we know who Jesus is. I think me with my personality and great love for our Lord. I would be screaming on the roof tops and tell everyone. Then I would run as fast as I could to visit with Jesus' mom, our dear precious beautiful Blessed Mother. I would remain by her side knowing what was to come, and be with her at the passion. Just like I was in a prior blog.

You know this gospel today is so jam packed with so much to share. Jesus also told the disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it." Verse 23-24. This is one of my most favorite verses in all of the bible and truly one of the greatest most insightful, helpful words Jesus has told us. I know someone out there is saying, "most insightful, helpful words???, what is this guy talking about? these verses tell us to give up everything that distracts us from Jesus in this world." You see to me my life in my eyes is sacrificed for my Lord. My worldly desires and worldly hopes and dreams I got rid of decades ago. Yes I just said that, for real. Of cause I desire to take care of my family, work hard everyday, raise our children, meet all their needs and help them to experience life to the fullest, and help them to know Jesus like I do. Since I gave my heart and life in dedication to serving my Lord, I never intentionally ever went out there into the world seeking money, and wealth and an ego basically. Yea sure who wouldn't like to travel the world? Ok, I wouldn't. Yea sure who wouldn't want to live in a big mansion with all the toys? Ok, I wouldn't. Yea sure who wouldn't want cash to flash so my ego gets all puffed up, by saying look see what I have done? Ok, I wouldn't because most of the people in these categories, hoard these rewards to themselves while others around them suffer, I would rather suffer than be like them.

It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are filled with all the gifts and all the strength we need to live a life fully in service to our Lord. What is the point of this life without Jesus? Really think about it. Why would anyone be so excited about this life if all we had was this life? This life ends, sometimes tragically, sometimes when we are old and can barely even get around. There is no point in this life, unless we use this life as a platform, for serving our Lord to prepare for eternal life with Him. So let us use our time wisely and spend time with Jesus everyday; let us also do all we can to help direct as many as we can to Him. For everyone who don't spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus, they will indeed spend all eternity in hell with satan. How sad is that? We must be like Jesus and keep planting seeds and keep trying never giving up when we pray for someone, or try to convince them to come to Mass with us. And on that day, the day we die, we will be judged by what we have done in this life; but I also believe we will be judged by the things we didn't do. What I mean by that is: Did we pray for the people, we said to, that we are praying for them?; Did we really spend time with Jesus each day?; Did we help that family we knew we could help? or did we just say we'll pray for you and watch them suffer? Fr. Larry Richards always talks about that sin. People watch other people suffer, and they tell them, "I am praying for you." while they have their barns filled (do you understand that, he's talking about wealth), but refuse to step to the plate and be charitable. Instead they just watch them suffer and wither away. How so very sad.

Today let us consider all these things, in such a way that we to proclaim who Jesus is, the Christ, the Son of the living God. Let us also take up our own crosses. We all know what it is we must bear. Mine I not only shoulder and cheerfully carry, but I put mine out on my sleeve, for all to see. I give witness to Jesus' words and show you, that you to can bear the cross you have been given and be cheerful. Does my heart cry and suffer the pain my dear wife is bearing? Yes it does. Do I wish I could heal her? Yes I do. Do I wish I could sacrifice my own life to save hers? Yes absolutely. See the crosses I bear, I can't do anything to save her, it is up to God. In my prayers I always pray, I trust in you Jesus. It is only through Jesus that we are healed or saved. He, and only He alone decides that. I don't claim to be any sort of a prophet, or any special kind of servant before my Lord. I am a worthless sinner, as we all are. I beg Jesus for forgiveness everyday I wake up, hoping and praying that I don't fall into temptation. Today I say, Who do you say Jesus is? and what are the crosses you bear? These two answers work hand in hand in the life of the believer. If Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God in your life; then by carrying your cross you are following God's will in your life, sacrificing like He who gave of His life to save ours. Jesus didn't say, "Hey look what I did for you." instead, He said, "Follow me". If we follow Him, we to must also die (to self). I pray that all this makes sense, ask the Holy Spirit to help you in being closer to Jesus. Have a fantastic day everyone.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Twittering Thoughts

Beads of Joy 06-19-10

My Twittering Thoughts
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to invite all of you into my twittering tweets world. Though I haven't be current with daily tweets recently. I have over 1020 tweets, many of which I'd like to share today. Sometimes I think of things, which are pretty much 100% spiritual and I like to share them. Today I assembled a bunch of them that you might enjoy. Please feel free to visit my twitter account anytime you'd like. All my social network sites are all about Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, The Holy Spirit, God. Like I said earlier, Welcome to my World.

http://twitter.com/RosaryManJim

"We must first get 100% out of ourselves, in order for us to get 100% into Jesus. Selfishness will always keep us from Him." J Dacey Jr SFO

"The Rosary is a group of tiny beads that have the power and influence of huge boulders. Once in motion, absolute results." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Spend time in the gospel each day, not only will it enrich your soul but little by little it will become who you are." J Dacey Jr SFO

"What is true contentment? Finding that place in this life as close to Jesus as you possibly can, and remaining there." J Dacey Jr SFO

"I desire no gains, nothing from this life, I only desire the chance to serve my Lord. My life is only to better serve Him." J Dacey Jr SFO

"If you had a sword pressed upon your throat and you were told to deny Jesus and you did. Your eternal death would be worse." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Our homes need to have the fragrance of Mary and the Wisdom of God throughout, lets welcome all to embrace Jesus with us." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Jesus asks us to love Him before everyone and everything else. We must have an unobstructed, attentive love for Him first." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Even those who hate God and place no trust in Him, will one day see that their claims are all false.God is alive and well." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Pray The Rosary each morning. Soon you will notice a certain anticipating joy each time you awake. Jesus fills your heart." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Pray The Rosary each afternoon. Soon you'll notice a certain deep joy in your heart with Gods love. Makes for a good day." J Dacey Jr SFO

"Pray The Rosary each evening. Soon you will notice an anticipation of spending time with Jesus before you go to sleep." Jim Dacey Jr SFO


I also have a huge selection of these tweets I call: "I DARE YOU TO BE LIKE JESUS." I hope some of these have been enlightening and fun to read. I made them all up. This is just an extension of my rosary ministry. Like I said earlier every single social network is all about Jesus.

I DARE YOU TO BE LIKE JESUS: Today in your heart you know theres someone who needs your forgiveness. Lovingly forgive them today. I DARE YOU

I DARE YOU TO BE LIKE JESUS: Study the word of God, spend time with Him everyday. Fill your heart and mind with His wisdom. I DARE YOU

I DARE YOU TO BE LIKE JESUS: Take a HUGE leap of faith, wear your cross outside your shirt for all to see. Be bold in your faith. I DARE YOU

I DARE YOU TO BE LIKE JESUS: Jesus always said, forgive one another. Today lets forgive ourselves for once, and trust in Jesus. I DARE YOU


Yet another selection of specific tweets focused on Godly fatherhood. This one I call "Dads For Jesus"

DADS FOR JESUS - "Its been a long summer, but a fun one. How about planning a walk with the kids. Enjoy nature together." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

DADS FOR JESUS - "Take a leap of faith Dads. Talk to your kids candidly, about how much you really love and trust Jesus." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

DADS FOR JESUS - "Dads our relationship with our kids will last their entire life. Spend as much time as you can with them." J Dacey Jr SFO


And the only other topical tweets on my twitter account were: "Pondering Thoughts" which were basically thought provoking questions to ponder.

Pondering Thought: “Do we treat others as they deserve, or do we treat them as the Jesus would; with grace, favor and mercy?" J Dacey Jr SFO

Pondering Thought: “Do we really know the power of Jesus Christ’s redeeming love and mercy for us? If so, do we cling to it?" J Dacey Jr SFO

Pondering Thought: “In our lives are we seeking the wisdom that comes from God and do we willingly obey His word?" J Dacey Jr SFO

All are invited to visit my twitter account. I intend to return to regular daily tweets soon. I hope today's change in plans from my usual Saturday Dedication Days was ok with everyone. Next week I might make a change in schedule and rotate Saturday's blog topics. We'll see. So much to share and so little time.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Joyful - Daily Walk 5/5

Beads of Joy 06-18-10

The Joyful - Daily Walk 5/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Joyful Walk - 5/5
Hello Everyone,

Well lookie here, it's Friday already. This has been an absolutely fantastic week. Today we end this weeks reflections with the Fifth Joyful Mystery - Finding Jesus in the Temple. This experience had to a mix of both heart-breaking panic along with ecstatic joy for the holy family. And then for Jesus to tell His parents, that is doing His Fathers business. They must have been bewildered a bit, really not understanding to fullest of what He was talking about. Either way in the end they were filled with joy finding Him. Think about this mystery like this: You know someone with terminal illness, you notice they start to become introverted, you almost feel like you lost them before you have lost them. As the weeks progress, they start to come around, only to learn that they were seeking peace and understanding of where they would be going when their life would end. You also find out that all they were seeking was Jesus. They just want to make their lives right with Jesus. We as a community should be praying for those of us are deathly ill. They are looking a certain peace, in fear of the unknown. Let us help them in their walk, as they go before us.

Jesus Christ wants us to unite and be a community of believers looking out for one another, assuring one another of what is ahead. I believe when we find out about someones terminal illness, we have found out for a reason. Everything happens for a reason. This knowledge is like a blessing for those suffering to be ministered by fellow believers who care; and a blessing is there also for those assisting. More wisdom and love is gained when you are close to Heavens door with someone, then if you were no where near Heavens door. Did that make any sense to you? It did to me. See those of us who are nearer to death, are actually on the threshold of eternal life. So if you are right there with them, praying with them, ministering to them, and loving them, then you to unite with them spiritually as they prepare to stand before God. In this life I think that is the closest we come to Heavens door, while we still remain here. Consider ourselves a guide, praying with, helping and doing all we can to make this finally part of there journey one that helps them enter into the Kingdom of God.

Do we feel joy when we find someone we didn't know was seeking Jesus, who finds Jesus? How do we feel when we know someone is seeking Jesus? Do we rejoice with them? Do we act almost as excited as they do? I can remember when I was saved in 1983 and I found Jesus. All I did day and night was breathe, think, talk and rejoice over the treasure in Him that I have found. Well OK, to this day I somewhat pretty actually do the exact same thing. LOL. I can't help it, He brings so much joy into my life that I can't contain it. I have no fear of death, I have no fear of standing before Him. I am not an angel or a saint, but Jesus died for me, so that I may have eternal life. A price only He could pay. And He did it for all of us.

Give this a thought today. Look upon the elderly, or those seriously ill, and see them as the ones who shall go before us. Then try to extend your joy and your love for our Lord to them, and by doing so, you are making that journey to our Lord so much more real for them. For the people in both those situations, we could say they are indeed contemplating their life, maybe their sins, maybe the pain they have given to others; either way I would say they are indeed thinking about the end. Some people fear death, thinking that God will be harsh on them for the life they have lived. At this most precious, minute to minute counting down of time; the judgment that lies ahead sends chills down many of those spins waiting, they are just steps away from the pearly gates. They to, we will lose sight of when they are gone, and hopefully we will find them in our Fathers house doing His business in Heaven.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Joyful - Daily Walk 4/5

Beads of Joy 06-17-10

The Joyful - Daily Walk 4/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Joyful Walk - 4/5
Hello Everyone,

This has been a fantastic week reflecting upon the Joyful Mysteries and how each mystery not only affected Jesus, Mary and Joseph; but also how do we fit into that experience. Today is the fourth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. A most unique story surrounds this most special mystery. Let us consider Simeon and Anna, and the wisdom they certainly showed in awaiting for the arrival of their Messiah. No doubt in their old age, their must have been challenges; and what about the families who had to tend to them, as they waited with faith, hope and trust at the Temple. Another possible thing was the loneliness from time to time they most certainly had to have, while patiently, very insistently waiting. Can we be patient and steadfast knowing and trusting in God with the same faith? I don't know, that depends on so many variables. And you see I think that that is the problem with the society thinks today. Instead of having that unwavering, unquestionable faith to remain strong; we expect answers from God to be immediate and to our understanding that makes us stand apart from Simeon and Anna.

Dependency a very real element in this experience at the temple and in the lives of many of us. But can we take care of one another as we age with love, respect and true understanding of ones faith and trust in God? I think we can, and I am willing to say that many already do. Let us be like those who took care of Simeon and Anna. They understood to some degree that Simeon and Anna, both holy devout people who were rested in the Holy Spirit, were following the heart of God to see the baby Jesus. There is no way I would think that these two who remained in the temple, were their completely on their own, without any help. Someone I am sure made sure they got food, and they were able to wash and even keep some sort of clean or cleaner smelling clothes on. Do you see what I am getting at here. This mystery shares not only the glory and awesomeness of Jesus being presented at the Temple; but also the love and devotion and caring that took place behind the scenes for the devout. How can we be like that towards others? How simple is it really?

Love, Respect and a choice to help others keep their dignity. No doubt that Simeon was old, and Anna it's said to have been eighty-four years old. Yes I understand there are many spry energetic people at those ages and older. But considering the time of Jesus and the lack of living comfortably and stress-free, would only age anyone. They may have even been disabled, we don't know that for a fact. But what we do know is that they were able to remain in the temple praising God and waiting on the arrival of Jesus. Simeon knew that near his death would be when he would meet Jesus. His life was directed by the Holy Spirit, he allowed God to be the center of all things to him. Our family and friends that we know who are elderly who wish to continue worshiping God, going to Mass, being at Eucharistic adoration; we need to help them, willingly behind the scenes.

I challenge you to help someone, maybe go to a nursing home, and attend a Mass service there with a resident who really wants to go but can't or has too many challenges to go alone. Think of them as a Simeon or Anna when you spend time with them. Allow your heart to really care for them. You can also do this with maybe a neighbor, or someone you know who really wants to go to Mass but is unable to go. If you don't know anyone in this situation, ask around, ask friends if they have a relative who speaks about going to Mass but has no way of attending. You can minister to them by uniting them with Jesus and the Eucharist and at the same time have some really special fellowship. A new close brother or sister in the Lord. Like I brought my grandmother to be united with her husband at the cemetery in answer to her prayers; you to can answer the prayers of those seeking to be with Jesus.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Joyful - Daily Walk 3/5

Beads of Joy 06-16-10

The Joyful - Daily Walk 3/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Joyful Walk - 3/5
Hello Everyone,

What a special week of blogs. I want everyone to know how truly special the rosary really is. Today we reflect on the Third Joyful Mystery - The Birth of Jesus. How is it that mere strangers come from far and near in support of another? I think it's the grace of God and the love of God inside each of us that allow us; to find in our hearts the love we so much wish to share with another. I know to some degree we can relate to the Holy Family, and what they must have felt. Imagine giving birth to your own child in a manger. The humility of people watching you, the dirty area where animals were kept, the smell that must have been horrible. No doubt their trust in God, is what has given them the strength to have the humility to follow through His will. Now that we looked at the fairly obvious side of giving birth in a manger; let us look at those who surrounded them, supporting them and bringing them comfort. And the most incredible act of giving from the three kings.

You know I believe it's strangers who tend to give the most comfort and love. For they give out of love, and a certain kind of a desire to serve, they tend to not judgment guide their kindness. Did you ever consider the hunger, baby Jesus must have felt? I am sure Joseph and Mary had food, but I think it would be fair to say they didn't have cases of formula like so many us are able to attain in today's time. Do you think the doctors and nurses tended to them like they do to our families when we give birth to our children? Of cause not, they didn't have that luxury, they relied on trusting fully in God. How about the outreach by those around them must have been overwhelming. So many offering blankets and water, and fresh bread. There were so many that just understood what was going on and they wanted to help. Just being there and adoring their son and being supportive as a community was truly a special gift to the Holy Family.

So consider this: Kindness unlike any you may have ever experienced before, with a love that only embraces without any kind of judgment. Can we ever experience such a joy as that? Yes I believe we can and I believe we do. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we share a certain special bond that only Jesus can create between people. It is His love for us, that enables our love for others. Let's take that love to the next level and open our hearts and lives to one another, we can sort of adopt each other in a spiritual way. I know so many have already. Prayers and concern and down right unexpected acts of kindness that bring so much joy to one another. We are a strong solid body of believers who not only love God our Father; but we all for the most part have a most sincere genuine love for one another.

Let us take on the challenge of being kind to those we don't know, to those we know, who we know, need help in some way. Did that make sense? We all know people (not personally) that may have large families, endless bills they can't keep up with, empty cabinets with no food in them, and I bet many other needs I can't even begin to mention. Let us as God's children trust in His love to guide us. Maybe we need to go to a hospital, visit some lonely people there, offer them love. We don't have to approach people with scripture or bibles or tracks. First start with a smile, actually that is something so many in this world never see. A real, heart full of love smile. We need to be doers and trust in Jesus as we move forward helping others.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Joyful - Daily Walk 2/5

Beads of Joy 06-15-10

The Joyful - Daily Walk 2/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Joyful Walk - 2/5
Hello Everyone,

Yesterday sure was powerful. I hope that today has the same cleansing feeling that helps draw you ever so much closer to our Lord. Today we reflect on the second Joyful Mystery - The Visitation. Once again Mary is giving of herself to others and their needs, beyond what we talked about yesterday, with all that she is carrying in her own cross. Mary is such an incredible example for us. Today as we reflect on the second Joyful Mystery, what are seeing here? Let me tell you what I see: I see a woman who is dealing with her own challenges, reaching out to another who is also in the midst of something she don't fully understand, and who is elderly. Today let us consider helping others who are in need of keeping their own dignity through challenging unexplainable times, both good and bad. And let us also look at the love and support network, that Mary and Elizabeth were essentially starting. What an absolutely incredible example for us to follow, and we do follow that. It is so crucial that all of us unite in times of trials and challenges, not only to help one another through them, but to help one another beyond them.

What kind of companionship and comfort do those in need seek? That sometimes is the question that don't have an answer, and that creates an acceptable roadblock that stops so many of us from doing anything. I know our hearts want to, but without direction or ideas, or some simple formula, we stop dead in our tracks. Here are some thoughts from me, I know many of you out there who are suffering, even worse than Chrissy is, and you are silent. You know who you are. I won't mention your name, as you asked me to keep your suffering a secret. I am to understand it is your gift to Jesus. What a blessing you are to our community, you who I speak of, I promise you will not be revealed; but what I will say to everyone, is that we have a saint in our midst. Actually a couple of saints who ask me to tell no one of their suffering. So back to what can we do? The biggest and greatest thing is prayer. I know that sounds so simple, it's not any sacrificial type of doing or giving to another. But understand that "prayer" on your behalf speaking to God for someone else, is truly one of the most precious gifts you could ever give another. The value can not be matched by anything this world has to offer as a gift. But know this, if you are praying for others, TELL THEM !!! That is the icing on the cake, that helps a hurting heart, and aching body, a suffering illness. What good is a gift if the receiver don't even know about it?

How can anyone be grateful, or thankful, if they have no clue that someone, anyone out there is begging for mercy for them before God? Praying for their healing, or their health, or a job to help get the family stable again. I wouldn't say sound the trumpet, but at least share the fact one on one with that person. I always share that gift with others. Just give all the glory to God. So what else can we do to help comfort? I think in my heart that prayer is the greatest thing we can do, but yes there are other things, if you can. Drop by, just to say hi. Don't put the person you are seeing out, by expecting a meal. Just drop in, give a hug, say some some words of encouragement; it's also a great time to tell them face to face that they are in your prayers. Seeing another smiling and looking into your eyes as you suffer offers you so much strength. Call, yes call that person, just to say, "Hi, how are you feeling?" Knowing that someone is thinking of you makes you feel so good, you don't feel alone. Even send a card, a letter, little gifts of love, fresh baked cookies. Whatever, as long as it's from the heart.

In our current situation Chrissy is in pain a great majority of the day. She enjoys hearing from friends, family, and even people she don't know. She reads my wall a lot, and says, "Who's this?, who's' that?" Sometimes I know them personally, other times I don't. She gets so thrilled to see and read how so many people care about her, even with not knowing her personally. Love and concern for another doesn't always have to be expressed in gifts, or calls, or even dropping in. So there's another very kind simple way to comfort Someone. At least on facebook, a simple kind note on a wall. I hope today has given you a little bit of insight as to how we to can be like our Blessed Mother when it comes comforting another. I can only pray that our Lord uses me to whatever He so desires to help draw you closer to be more like Him.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Joyful - Daily Walk 1/5

Beads of Joy 06-14-10

The Joyful - Our Daily Walk
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Joyful Walk - 1/5
Hello Everyone,

Today I wish to begin a new journey with all of you. One that may ministry to you as well as it will minister to me. Each day this week I will reflect on each one of the Joyful Mysteries. Today we begin with The Annunciation. I want us to look at the day to day aspects of the mysteries, in other words how did they personally affect the people experiencing them? The Annunciation did indeed cause our Blessed Mother to be humble and she willfully accepted God's will, there is no doubt that that is true. But let's reflect on that fact that at Mary's time, this was bad news, for the times. Please understand that I know it was nothing but good news, but of cause we have the ability of having the whole picture put before us. We know the what, the why, the ending, we know all that. Mary didn't, her trust and humility before God was incredible. Her faith is not like our faith. She was rooted in the old testament but had no clue she'd be the reason for the new testament. For a woman of her time who was unmarried to be pregnant, that was a disgrace and she could have been stoned to death. So seriously for the "time" of the this mystery, this was indeed bad news. But regardless of the scary news, Mary forged forward.

How could Mary's example help us confront "bad news"? Can we just do God's will? Are you able to truly pick up your cross and carry it, PERIOD? I will tell you that now, I can share so much more about what we as a family are going through and how horrible bad news affects us. First of all think about it, how ever do you prepare for this? How do you have your heart and head in the right place as the news is put before you. Unlike many choices we have in our lives, with illnesses we have no control of them; and once they take up residence in our bodies, there's no escaping or denying them anymore. We are only left with embracing them and dealing with them. I will say the initial shock, the initial news of a spot found on Chrissy lung; I immediately dismissed any fears of it being serious. It's never "us", it's always someone else, someone we know, someone we know who knows someone; but it certainly not us. Well that confident denial was dissolved the day she began coughing up blood. I have to tell you, she called me over crying and I had no idea why. I came over to see why, and she said, "I'm coughing up blood." I confess now before you, my heart felt like it came out of my throat and my blood was drained. This was bad. I am not well versed with anything medical, but I know from TV shows and movies (not the best to rely on I know) and I had some general common sense growing up; that coughing up blood is a symptom of something far worse.

You know it seemed that people who cough up blood in movies and tv shows always were the people who inevitably died from some internal catastrophic problem. I admit I was immediately almost instantaneously scared for her, our kids, our family. Like Mary, this was to be and still is an unknown territory for us. A road we must travel, and trust in God. We must trust in His will for her life, our lives and all those around us. Tears are not going to go away throughout this, I am all teared up writing this. Tears are not a sign of weakness, or a sign of not trusting. Tears rather show a sign of love, concern, and they are an out right cleansing we so need as we struggle understanding what is happening. I want
God to reconsider this: I beg before you Lord to put this pain and suffering on me, and take it away from Chrissy. I pray that I am the sacrifice You are seeking. Please Lord, take my life as a sacrifice in place of Chrissy's. Please allow her to enjoy our children, and all the joy they give us. And this beautiful world you have given us to dwell in, and the joys that are to come in the future: weddings, grand-kids, walks, fresh air. My God there are so many wonderful things we take for gratitude in this life. Please God, consider my offer. Take me instead, give me ALL of her suffering, all of her pain. I offer it all up praising You Lord.

So today I ask you, to do like Jesus would expect us to. Embrace that cross. I know there are going to be tears, I know this only too well now. I know you might not want it, or you might hope God would take it from you. But like Jesus who wanted His very own cross removed, He to accepted rather God's will than even His own. Be bold, take a step forward, rather than backwards. If God wants to give you a huge cross, one that is so heavy and so painful that it makes you cry; well then do it out of love for God and trust in Him and forge forward. I admit my weaknesses before you. This level of media on the world wide web allows me (and you) to not only shed our tears before the world, but also we shed our armor. I never claimed to be bulletproof. I never think of myself as holy. I never see anyone in me, more than the man God has made me to be. I am a wretched sinner, unworthy of anything special God wants to give me. And you say, "What is it then, that you see yourself as before God?" I say,"A child of God, who will love Him, serve Him and Honor Him all the days of my life". And Yes, I thank God for this cross He has given me. Do I fully understand it? NO. Do I see the silver lining and know what and where the joy is in this? NO. But I will say that I do trust Him, His plans, and His will, and they far exceed anything I can think about; and besides He knows what all of us need, better than we ever could know.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Monday, June 7, 2010

Building Strength Within

Beads of Joy 06-07-10

Building Strength Within
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Yes it's true I am back. Sometimes a house or a building needs to be teared down or destroyed in order for it return in a more useful form. I base today's blog on John 2:19 "Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." A rather powerful statement said by Jesus in His time. For no one knew He was talking about His physical body, not the Temple building. It was their lack of faith, wisdom and insight into the spirit and will of God; they did not see or understand what He was saying. It's pretty ironic and obvious that God has lead me to today's blog. For three days I have been silent; silent under the commitment and responsibility of being a Godly husband. The commitment made before God was "in sickness and in health" which came from what is called Responsive Vows. So tell me how many of you remember those vows? Here's a quick refresher, if indeed you used the Responsive Vows:

"I, (Your Name),
Take you, (Spouses Name),
To be my (wife/husband);
To have and to hold,
From this day forward,
For better, for worse,
For richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
To love and to cherish,
'Till death do us part
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Through these four weeks of my life, and our marriage, I have learned a lot of things. Are you curious what they are? Well here we go I'm going to share them even of you weren't curious. LOL. Well for starters I learned that maybe I didn't take our marriage vows seriously. I also learned that unselfishness is thee single greatest treasure one can give to another. I learned that God was working His will in my life in preparation for these days, I never doubted His presence. Going back about ten months ago, I really got into the movie "Fireproof". And even then when I viewed my own marriage as lost; watching the movie made me cry. Was it the emotion of the acting? The setting up of words that create emotion in a movie that create tears in the audience? Or was it Jesus working His way to my heart in preparation for where I needed to be for the times ahead? I think now looking back the answer is obvious. You see the way I kind do a review of events and words in my life. Well I always do that when I see and know that God's hand is in my life. It's a kind confirmation of the present and real chance for me to embrace current trails and hardships that test me.

All marriages go through trials, challenges, opposition, and a battle of wills. I know some of y'all can relate to a few of those, and probably a lot more. God only knows His will, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can begin to see the framework of God's will in our own lives. Like I just said in the last paragraph, I considered our marriage as lost. Nothing I could do, say, buy and try to change in it, will change it. Little did I realize all this time that it was God's will to change me, not it. I know some of you out there are having some serious marital challenges. We have been there I can relate to your situation, with a full heart of understanding. All I can say is this, listen to what God's word says about the love you share. "and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:2. God united the two of you, in the covenant of marriage. He is the bond that has made you one. With that said, know that once joined with God, you have become inseparable. And if attempted to be separated, one or both of you will be broken. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mark 10:7-9.

Is your heart in it? Can you love your spouse the way God loves you? Even though from time to time we reject God, He still remains in love with us. God's unconditional love for us should help teach us to be like God in our relationship. Jesus can change your life, your views and your judgment that prevents you from being like Him. You need His forgiveness and His love so that you can love your spouse unconditionally. If you are in a marriage that leaves you feeling it's over, it's done, time to leave. All I can say is pray and wait on the Lord. As said in the movie Fireproof, "Man God meant marriage to be for life, that's why you gotta keep your vows..." That's Michael talking to Caleb about the value and importance of the vows taken in marriage. Here's a thought: Let's say you are on a diet and the diet forbids pudding. And before you use to really like pudding, now you reject it and say, no more pudding for me. You made the choice, you cut off the desire and now you are ready to move on. Fine, so you think. Now while that is going on, another force comes in and says, "I will forever take pudding away from you." Now how do you react. One might think, Thank God. I found it's opposite. The minute something comes in and demands you to surrender that which you use to love, but now reject; stirs up something inside you, that refuses to surrender it. Are you following me? See, all my thoughts revolve around food, I have definitely got a screw loose. LOL


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Most Holy Body & Blood

Beads of Joy 06-06-10

Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

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Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dedication Days -

Beads of Joy 06-05-10

Dedication Days -
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Dedication Days
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Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Cross - Has Benefits

Beads of Joy 06-04-10

The Cross - Has Benefits
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Cross 5/5
Hello Everyone,
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Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Cross - Holds Our Desires

Beads of Joy 06-03-10

The Cross - Holds Our Desires
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Cross 4/5
Hello Everyone,

The strength that you use to gain control over your own pride and selfishness is beginning to show. Sometimes, when saying you desire of the Cross makes it sound like you have a death wish? When in fact you have a life wish. The Lord knows what we can handle. We should always desire the weight of our cross only to increase, not decrease. Yes I didn't confuse that, I said it just as I intended it. The greater our Cross, the greater our treasure in Heaven. This has been a very demanding week for so many of us taking on the crosses in our lives. I personally am exhausted, but I will not retreat, maybe I'll take a nap; but surrendering is not an option. So far we have embraced the Cross, died for the Cross and lived for the Cross. Today our desire for the Cross only deepens our spiritual walk. We must seek the supernatural strength to draw ever so much closer to Jesus; and distance ourselves ever so much further from the emptiness of this world.

The pleasures and treasures of this world that we think we may desire will only disappoint us. It is when we seriously desire the Cross that we will never be disappointed. The Cross is God's gift to us, for it was through the Cross that Jesus defeated our sins. And it was by the Cross that death no longer can stop us from being united with Him. Loving Jesus only increases our love for the Cross. Think about it, the more we love He who has died upon the Cross; the more we will love the Cross that set us free. The greatest treasures are in Heaven. There is nothing here on this earth but the people and souls and the relationships with those people that should matter to us. And that really matters to us because, we so desire to unite with them in Heaven. Nothing else at all can be treasure like that here, that will go to Heaven. We will leave everything and everyone, except when we united with Jesus, and all those who also loves Jesus. And it's all because of the Cross.

Place all your trust fully in Jesus. Have no fear or hesitation with the desiring of the Cross. Don't allow insults or mockery to ever make you flinch or stop adoring Jesus. Find strength in the Cross, find a renewing of your mind and spirit in your trusting in Jesus fully. Hold strong against the criticisms of the world; and in the end those evil doers if they have not yet repented, will have to answer to Almighty God in person, all by themselves. If they don't believe now, they will certainly believe then. That is why through our love of the Cross, we will love everyone, good and bad, and we will pray that they to get saved. Your desire of the Cross will open your heart to a more kinder loving self, that you to, maybe shocked. Allow Jesus to work through you and in you, to help you; and to guide you by the Spirit to embrace His Cross and Your Cross and draw others to Him by the Cross. LOL, Ok I hope everyone kept up with me, cause I may need that explained to me. LOL. Ok, are you beginning to see the true Joy that can be found in the Cross?

Come with me, into my world of Joy. I really want you to experience Joy the way I do. I mean this. Look at this world in such a way that you fully and complete understand it is only temporary. This time here on earth is like this: How many grains of sand are on the earth? Come on that's an easy one. There are countless bazillions upon bazillions of grains of sand on the earth. So many that there is no possible way to even count them. Well when it comes to eternity and what we are doing here on earth; our life here on earth is only one grain of sand, that's it. See how much Joy you have when you really begin to understand, that where we are going, and where we will stay, will be for all eternity. A time period that has no ending. That is so exciting, I guess eternity is something that really comes to life in my mind and heart. I really understand it, and I get all charged up thinking about it; all we have to do is one grain of sand, and when we are done we will receive, countless bazillions of them. Don't be afraid to desire the Cross, it only has Joy in it for us to embrace.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Cross - We Live For It

Beads of Joy 06-02-10

The Cross - We Live For It
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Cross 3/5
Hello Everyone,

See yesterday we died for the cross, but today we will live for the cross. What a difference a day makes. LOL. It's truly a tough week for everybody, I just know we are all facing challenges and heartaches in some capacity in our lives. Every one of us must take up our own crosses and carry them throughout the days, weeks, months and years of our lives. Remember it was never said that following after Jesus was going to easy. But we were promised happiness and joy, and living for Him, for the Cross brings us much joy. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." John 15:11. Oh how easily, truly anyone can have this happen to them, as it has happened to me. Once His Joy is complete in you, you are complete. Your life finds Joy in all things. Your life is no longer a life of merely existing and accomplishing only worldly things, but rather living for God. You will find that Joy is the foundation that helps you through, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." James 1:2-3.

Remember I keep saying how we must embrace the cross and die for the Cross and now live for the Cross; all in pursuit to follow Jesus. "Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6. Our life in Christ is found in the Cross. It is He who will help us carry our Cross, it is He who will give us the strength to make it work. As we embrace the Crosses in our lives, we prove to Him that we love Him and that we place Him first in our life. We can find an infinite amount of joy in the Cross, did you know that? There is so much joy in the Cross that in our entire lives we still won't be able to experience all that it holds, yet what little we do embrace will last an eternity. Jesus in His joy took on the Cross knowing well that it was through the Cross that He would save all of us. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2.

So let us willingly carry our Cross each day. Embrace it with a little pep in our step. We are here for but a little while and where we are going we will be for all eternity. This time is the time to prepare for what wonderful gifts are to come, but we must first make it through this life. One of the most important aspects of our Christian walk can be summed up in this scripture, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3. Do you realize that not a single hour will go by while you are here on earth that the Cross you bear will be lifted or taken from you. I know that statement there maybe full of pain and sorrow to suffer carrying a Cross or several Crosses; but you can see life and Joy in the Cross. Can you see it? Have you ever just sat or were you ever kneeling in front of the Cross? or held a large Cross in your arms and just looked upon it in silence thinking of what Jesus has done for you through that Cross? I have, there is an unbelievable calmness and peace that comes over you. And then in an instant, Joy fills your heart. I have this Cross that's about 18 inches with Jesus mounted on it, it use to hang on the wall, I made it my meditation Cross so I can hold it in silence. Very powerful.

When trials hit you square in the face and it almost puts you into a coma, it is right there at that moment that you must; Trust in Jesus to help you bear the weight of the Cross that is to come. And do it with a cheerful heart. I can speak from experience, not only now, but through the past twenty-four years. Dig in on a solid strong foundation in the Word and in your prayer life. Become unshakable, it can be done. Find the Joy, seek it out, embrace it, hold it, and never let it go. Me personally I find that Joy in my prayer life in the Rosary, and when I sit in silence looking up the Cross. Live for the Cross of Christ, make it your passion in this life. Jesus first always, immediately followed by others, all others; and then if there's time and there's no one else, then worry about yourself. In the entire process grab hold of that Joy and never let it go. Jesus will be so complete in you, that no illness, no sorrow, no pain will ever drag you down. Complete trust in Him, that's important. Live for the Cross of Christ.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Cross - We Die For It

Beads of Joy 06-01-10

The Cross - We Die For It
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Cross 2/5
Hello Everyone,

Don't let the title scare you. When we die for the Cross of Christ, we die to self. We die to the selfish worldly things that keep us from God. It is those things that have nothing to do with God, or our eternity in Heaven or with Jesus that we need to let die in our lives. Let us not allow anything of no value, be the cause of us to die and receive nothing of value in return; by missing the chance to be in eternal Heaven with Jesus. The death I speak of today is the same peaceful death Jesus speaks of. "Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43. There He said it! Now that's what we are talking about. Jesus comforted this sinner on the very day that he would die. Just like that for us, Jesus comforts us, in preparation for our death. The love our Lord has for us is immeasurable, He loved us long before we ever loved Him. And He died for us long before we chose to die to ourselves for Him. So in this death for the cross that I speak of today, we are able to live a life that don't allow the distractions of this world keep us from Jesus.

We do not want to "gain" this world. What I mean by that is this; yes we want to be productive members in society, working and participating in helping others; raising a family, and have some pleasures of fellowship with people who believe and feel the same way about Jesus and our Blessed Mother as we do. We also want to pray for all those who despise and hate us, and may even want to destroy us. That's Ok, that so many don't understand, or they refuse to. You know that's why we are here, to do all we can to save their souls for Heaven. God is not like us, many people who have those they hate, or enemies as some label them, refuse to pray for them, and do not want them to be in Heaven for all eternity. I see it differently, we need to be stewards of the Cross, we need to share the joy we have in embracing the Cross and dying for the Cross. Will we capture every ones soul we talk to? Probably not, but maybe, just maybe, the next person will, and by what you said today, may grow tomorrow. Die for this Cross today, never allow the ways of this world to convince you otherwise. Jesus Christ died on that Cross, not so we can wear a pretty gold one around our neck, but rather so we to can join Him and be a loyal devout follower and do the same as He did.

He died to the ways of this world when He was crucified, to save you and me. We to must die to the ways of this world, and allow Him to use us to draw others to Him. This world is full of selfishness and pride, two of the most deceitful, misleading words that get entwined into so many things that destroy people. Look at the subtle world we live in, "I'm so proud of what I have done.", "This is me time, I'm doing this for me.", "I'm not waiting on that line, let's split this so it looks like we have two orders less than 20 items." Come one everybody, who are we fooling, we all do it, but we do it in such a subtle way that we accept it. We need to change how we live and be so much more like Jesus. Start letting people in front of you online, give that parking spot the other car that raced you to the front spot, offer to pay for something the person in line in front of you had to put back because they didn't have enough money. JUST DO IT, don't analysis it, don't write it down, don't even tell everyone, JUST DO IT. Not for your ego, but as a sacrifice offered up to Jesus. Random kindness is mind-boggling, the other persons reaction is awesome; they almost don't know how to react when someone is kind. The more of us that do that, the better world we will be living in.

Am I too bold to make such a suggestion? NO, at least I don't think so. We as Catholics know that many of us say, "What would Jesus do? WWJD" right. So let's take that to the next level and outside the box, and JUST DO IT. Jesus loves everybody, even bad people, even those hated by others; He didn't only love them when they got converted or repented, or saved. He loves them always. So must we !!! Let us seriously die to the Cross, the Cross that Jesus has died on for us. So today I ask you to take up the challenge that has developed in this blog. Kindness, it's not a word that only sounds good, it's an action that needs to be frequently done. Try one a day randomly. In whatever capacity that works for you. Let's say you can't get out, maybe a vehicle situation keeps you home, or your health. Then here's an idea. Send a kind letter to someone, or even easier, a kind word in an email, just bring JOY into someones life with Kindness in your words. Praise someone, maybe a neighbor who helped you in the yard, or on your porch. The list is endless, be creative. Make it your mission to do more each day if you can. That is you dying to yourself and putting others first always. Pray about it, if you aren't sure, but don't forget JUST DO IT.


Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO