Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Day To Give Thanks

Beads of Joy 11-25-10

A Day To Give Thanks
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,


Today let us give thanks for everything, good and bad. You know the bad stuff does get us down on our knees, and even though there is sorrow or pain; just the fact that we are on our knees is wonderful. God's will and plan and purpose aren't always understood or clear, we must trust in Him in all things, to know that it is He who will be there for us. He helps us and guides us and carries us through.

So today's reflection is all about Thanksgiving.

Let us be thankful in all things.

We are grateful and thankful for:

Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ
Our Blessed Dear Precious Mother
Our Parents (mums and dads)
Our Family (spouse & kids)
Our Friends (on all levels)
Our Extended Family (cousins)
The love and prayers of our family and friends.
Our Neighbors (all those we know and don't know)
Our Co-workers (in ministries and/or jobs)
Our Kids teachers
Our Priests (all of them)
Our Military (all of them)
Our Law Enforcement
Our Firefighters
Our Doctors get the idea.

I guess the reality is that, there is a whole lot of people in our lives to be Thankful for. Let us in unity THANK ALL OF THEM. Every one's list may vary.


A Day to give thanks to our Lord

For His love and blessing and mercy,
A Day to pray your Holy Rosary

For Jesus is in every single mystery.

Thank you for this day of Thanksgiving

A chance to express my love for you,
A chance to tell all that I love

Thank you so much for all that you do.

Extend your love to all family members

And to all the so many friends you know,
Don't only thank them on this day
Instead say thank you everyday, throw it on turbo.

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the
Luminous Mysteries

Baptism of Jesus
Wedding at Cana
Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do Not Be Led Astray

Beads of Joy 11-23-10

Do Not Be Led Astray
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

How serious are you seeking out God's will in your life? Are you spending all of your life going after Him? Or do figure, well, whatever, if I find out great, and if I don't, oh well. Please don't be the person who don't really care. Devote your life praising Him and worshiping Him and loving Him. In His grace and mercy and all the trials you will face, little by little you will better understand God's will for you in your life. Today's gospel is as wonderful as it always is Luke 21:1-4 (Destruction of The Temple Foretold). Today's gospel in essence warns us of the judgment to come, and the dire consequences if we refuse Him and reject Jesus. In today's reflection I feel led to help direct you to live a 24/7/365 life for Jesus, like I do. To me, "All is Jesus, if not, then all is nothing." What is our point and purpose here? Obviously to make sure we make it to Heaven. And if you don't think that is something we must consider each day, you should. We only get one chance to travel through this life and to give our allegiance to our Lord. If we fail at that simple task, then indeed we shall fail for all eternity.

Take a moment and think about what this life is about. It will only take a moment, that's how non purposefully this life is, unless it's all about Jesus. If your goal is to own a big house, a bunch fancy cars and have a whole lot of money because you are worried about maintaining your "status" or "pride"; then what I have to say will mean nothing to you. You know it's a two way street, those people who place all their hopes, dreams and goals on the world, don't usually place any meaningful value on the things of God. Just like those who are engulfed in Jesus, His Mother, the Word, prayer and eternity, place very little value on the things of this world. So what do you think life, your life, is all about? Maybe that MBA, that fancy expensive Harvard degree, your first million. I don't know what your eyes, mind and heart are glued to? None of that matters to me. Nothing matters to me but Jesus. Loving Him, trusting Him, adoring Him, honoring Him, and praising Him, in all things, good and bad. He must be thee only absolute center of your every thought.

We must keep in mind that this world can lead you astray, devour you and keep you away from God for all eternity. Don't be fooled by the fancy wrapping of worldly pleasures and success; all of that has absolute zero meaning in eternity. What we need to be focusing on here in this life, is preparation for the next. If you don't you will for all eternity, regret it, and you won't be able to change it for all eternity. How many of us when are preparing for a vacation or even a short trip for a couple days, spends hours and possibly even weeks preparing and day dreaming about the vacation, that reward, the fun. Well then what is so different about that and our faith? That's simple: The long drawn out plans for some trip somewhere won't be of any benefit for our eternity, but planning for our earthly exit is fully focusing on what we hope and plan to happen.

My challenge to you is this: Block out everything for one day, seriously. No kids, no talking, no other plans. On that day of all you do is pray and read scripture. Maybe write love letters to Jesus, and Mary. Allow the Spirit that is within you to come alive, and once you allow it and you finally shut up, you will be amazed in a very positive way, how truly wonderful of a day you are having.


Live your life with Him alone
Do not be led a stray,
Build each day like a stone
And pray and pray and pray.

Nothing else should matter
Jesus must be number one,
Don't be mislead by a charmer
For once you have Jesus all is done.

All for Jesus every minute
Don't give in to selfishness,
All for Jesus without limit
Only surrender to faithfulness.

Do you see what this all about
How it's all about the Christ,
The things in this world we can do without
The world will deceive you and entice.

So give your allegiance to the one
The only one who deserves it all,
He is the one who is the craftsman
The only one who forgives our shortfalls.

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gave Out of Her Poverty

Beads of Joy 11-22-10

Gave Out of Her Poverty
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

What a title.. What in the world does that mean? How do you give out of your poverty? The sentence doesn't make any sense. If you are in poverty, how do you give out of it? That is a great question, I am so glad you asked. Today let us reflect on a very simple gospel that reveals a truth that digs deep in many of us, and that is true charity. Today we are reflecting upon Luke 21:1-4 (The Widows Offering). One thing I especially loved about this gospel is that Jesus, even in the busyness of His ministry, notices the true sacrifice of this woman over all the others, that gave from their wealth. Ok, I sort of alluded to the reality of what this gospel is all about. How far down deep do you dig to give? How much would you consider enough to give? Have you ever given so much that you even raised an eyebrow and thought, ouch, maybe that was too much? Or are you like so many who $1 (one dollar) the weekly basket, while in your other pocket you actually keep all your money? Please don't misunderstand, there are many very poor people who can only dollar the basket each week, and God Bless their generosity. Hmmm I know that strikes a sensitive cord with many, I don't apologize if it did. Not out of being rude, but out of being bold. But for the so many who truly give and do the right thing each week when it comes to sharing and giving, my hats off to you.

So let us look at this, "gave out of her poverty" statement, and really see what our Lord is talking about. Well for starters, we all know there is a huge difference between wealth and poverty, abundance and nothing, plentiful and minimal. You get the idea. So just by knowing all that, we already really have a handle on "gave out of her poverty". Let's say each week a person has about $100 of money that they can play with; you know, kinda play money after the bills are paid and food is on the table. Fine, now that would mean you have some extra money beyond your needs to spend. Now on the other hand, let's say like so many people in our world today; after you get paid at work and you pay your bills and put food on the table, you have nothing at all left over. In fact you need more money to just make ends meet. You have nothing, many of us know that as living in poverty. Now say the person who had the extra money to spend and the one with nothing to spend went to Mass together. When the basket came around the wealthier person put in $40 and the person who had nothing put in $10. I think is rhetorical to our Lord's teaching, but who put in more money?

We all know the answer is, right, the person who put the $10 in the basket, put much more money than that of the one who put in $40. Now mathematically we know that is not true; but know that when it comes to charity and giving, math has nothing to do with it. If someone gives out of their surplus (their extra), they didn't really give from the heart, or should I say, they didn't give with a leaping step of faith. But if you give from the very little you have, and it takes away from the poverty that you live on, then you are giving out of your poverty. In others words, you can't afford to give anything, yet you still do. You have obviously placed more faith in God then in the very money you need to survive on. That is a super neat way to give, in complete trust and faith that God will provide if you run out. My rule of thumb, remember in a past blog I shared some of my rules for my kids with church. Giving is one of the key essential parts of our faith. You always give whether you can afford to or not. Period.

From "Respect My Father's House" blog posted 11/9/10 4. Always put something in the offering every week, no matter what, always give. Yes we all face challenges and we have times where it is impossible to (also) give to your church, my house rule is simple, if we have little we must share it with Jesus, if we have a lot, we share even more, and the hardest of all, if we have nothing, even from that we must share. I kid you not.

Give From Your Poverty

Dig deep in them pockets
Look for charity you wish to share,
Dig deep in them pockets
And give and give if you dare.

Don't lie to yourself as you give
And think that dollar can go in the offering,
Unless of cause all you have is that
Then indeed you are truly giving.

Dig deep in them pockets
Go below that extra line of funds,
Dig deep in them pockets
And really give if your extras in the thousands.

God don't require a set amount
He only wants it to be given trustingly,
God wants us trust fully in Him
So give always, from your poverty

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christ The King - Of Cause

Beads of Joy 11-21-10

Christ The King - Of Cause
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Let us begin this most joyous, glorious day with reading today's gospel. That is what today's reflection is all about, so sharing it in full is the best way we can share even more Joy. The glory of this day speaks for itself. This is truly the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year C, next Sunday begins Advent, when Year A begins. Let us take a moment to reflect on the gospel, God's word alone will put our hearts in His presence. I absolutely love the gospels. There was a point and time in my early days walking with Jesus that I actually wrote our by hand (yes, with a pen) all the gospels. Why? you ask. lol. So that God's words would be embedded in my heart, my mind and thoughts. I still remember the many weeks that took to do. I never kept it after I wrote it, but I have been felt led to write it all out again. What a blessing, what a Joy.

Luke 23:35-43 (Crucifixion of Our Jesus)

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
"He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God."
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
"If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
Above him there was an inscription that read,
"This is the King of the Jews."

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
"Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us."
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
"Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal."
Then he said,
"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
He replied to him,
"Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise."

Just take a moment and reflect on these few thoughts:
Do we really know that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Do we live a life submitted to Him, true to the fact that He is King? Who do we serve? Who is our Lord? Who is our King?
Let's face it, a King or a Lord, don't have to be a person. It can be an addiction, or desire, pride, wealth, money, sex, power, ourselves. So much to really think about.

We really need to ponder on so many thoughts like this, as we walk with Jesus on this journey to His presence. Our lives can be so easily distracted and misled into the abyss and lost for all eternity; worshiping and honoring the gods of this world, and of this earth, which are only out to destroy us. Please consider staying focused on Jesus. 24/7/365 He is our Savior and our Lord.

Today more than ever pray, "Jesus, Lord and King, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Poetic Faith of My Past - 1998

Beads of Joy 11-20-10

Poetic Faith of My Past 1998
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I spent the entire year of 1998 journaling, and each day; a "Dear Jesus" letter everyday and I also wrote a poem on each days reflection. Please note that I journal all the time. But it was this particular year that I found this really wonderful red hardcover calendar notebook (about the size of a small bible), and each page had so much room, so many lines, I loved it. I am a "notebook" type person, I just love to write on paper. Today I am sharing with you some of the gems I picked out of the year in that book. I pray that you enjoy them to a degree that sparks Joy in your own personal spiritual life. Many are short, quick, insightful, fun thoughts. There is way too much that I really want to share from 1998, so I am apologize for it being not as long as I had hoped it could be.

January 9, 1998

All for you I'm here to do
All for you my Jesus want me to,
I'm here to serve with all my heart
And share you love all the way through.

My life is no longer my own
It is now only about serving and giving,
I'll give this life you have given
And help others come to you while I am living.

January 20, 1998

My Rosary, and my Lord is my life
For there could be no other,
Yes my Lord, I love to pray
Especially with your Blessed Mother.

March 24, 1998

For my Rosary is
And shall always be,
That one glorious gift
That has set me free.

I gave my entire life
And put it all I can in motion,
Teaching others to pray and make more beads
And spend many hours in deep devotion.

Holding these beads
I'll keep them in my hands and be bold,
Praying my Rosary everyday
Praying to Mary with these Beads I Hold.

April 20, 1998

My hearts content it's filled so high
The Joy is spilling out,
I'm so very truly so happy
For I now know what life is all about.

A simple life with one mans focus
For my Lord has set me free,
So to Him I give my life complete
And make and share and pray the Rosary.

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jesus Drove Them Out

Beads of Joy 11-19-10

Jesus Drove Them Out
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Today we see how physical our Lord can get when His Father's house isn't respected. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only time Jesus ever got physically aggressive. I think the only way one can interpret this event, is that our Lord wasn't going to see His house being used by a "den of robbers". This shows us the importance of respect and reverence is vitally important to Him. Jesus was extremely offended by the heartless merchants who merely used the temple as a place to operate their business. Today we are reflecting on Luke 19:45-48 (Jesus Cleanses The Temple). There is no doubt at times that business people do take advantage of the general public, obviously not all of them do. Please don't send me a whole bunch of emails about that. lol. I to was a business owner for almost twenty years, we always did the right thing, period. I am speaking only of the ones who purposely take advantage of the public. In Jesus' time, both the tax collectors and the merchants took advantage of the working class of people, better known back then as the poor. So for Jesus to observe this, He knew well what was going on, and how dare these robbers, these thieves use the Holy Temple as their backdrop to do these ungodly things. Jesus just couldn't take it anymore. It was time to clean up house, His house. Like Jesus said, "It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers." The line has been drawn, and Jesus would be the one drawing it.

So what is the message today? How about honesty and reverence? I think that was what was probably missing here. The Temple is a place of worship, where God's word is taught, honesty and goodness are shared, and morals truly exist. How dare the temple be used for anything so deceitful and misleading on that day. How honest are we with others? How honest are we with God? Funny thing is that if we aren't honest with God He already knows of our lies. And as far as reverence goes, let us not think for a second, just because we don't physically see Him, he don't see us. In God's house we must always be reverent in our actions, our attire, our words and in everything we do, period. God wants us to be holy, in His most holy place; and He most certainly wants us to be reverent and respectful in His house.

With Reverence

With reverence I enter the house
For God is the one who resides,
With reverence I bow my head
For God sees all I can not hide.

With reverence I genuflect
For God I bow before Him,
With reverence I confess
For God alone forgives my sin.

With reverence I dress respectful
For God's house is one to respect,
With reverence we give Him all of us
For God to us, He will never neglect.

Today's gospel has us possibly thinking, how can I be more reverent and morally on course when I am in church, or at Mass? I think there is a simple way that one can relate all this. Consider God's house the way you would respect anyone else's house. Obviously with it being God's house it's a whole different situation. But I believe the gist of thought, that if you are in someone else's house, you have a tendency to respect someone else's living space. We also tend to be more reserved to not "throw off our shoes and jump on the couch". lol, no I don't do that. We are God's servants, He only wants us to respect Him. Yes He is our Father and He loves us as a Father. But at the same time, He is Almighty God, creator of the universe. It's probably easier for many of us who were brought up in an atmosphere of respect in our homes. It's kind of instilled inside us. And if we were brought up in a church going atmosphere, that reverent attitude was even further instilled inside us when it came to be at Mass each week. But to all those who haven't it's never too late to have such wonderful Godly ways instilled in your heart and Spirit.

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We Didn't Know The Time

Beads of Joy 11-18-10

We Didn't Know The Time
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I pray that you are having a fantastic day. So why is it so many refuse to listen to our Lord? Those who do not listen, do not know the time He is to return. And what about all those of us who are lukewarm? Those people who know Jesus, and yet live a life as if He didn't exist; and what He says means nothing, they will one day pay for not paying attention to the signs of the times and the words of our Lord. (hope that run-on sentence made sense, lol) God comes to us to do two very specific things: to purify us and to judge us, and this is to take us out of our sinful, horrible ungodly life. He actively does this in our lives, to root out the sin that will inevitably going to destroy us. Today's gospel is Luke 19:41-44 (Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem). Why is it that Jerusalem rejected Jesus and the faith He came to share? Our Lord's love will never cease and the mercy He has for us, is never ending. Most of us know that God actively works in our lives, to teach us, to help direct and to save us. That's why we have the power of the Holy Spirit working it's will through us when we allow it to; and it through the power of the Holy Spirit that helps us recognize God's presence.

In our lives do we accept God's grace? And with that grace do we turn away from our sins? And with that, do we walk even closer to God? Much to think about, but Jesus weeps over ever soul who turns away from Him. He also weeps for those who ignore Him, and probably even more especially for those who know Him, know of His grace and love and mercy and still turn away from Him. Our lives are not that of "religion" or simply a church. Our lives of faith are based on a relationship with God's Son. That relationship must be taken very seriously, it is as real as the one we have with our family. If you were to say to your family, "I love you, but I intend to offend and ignore you whenever I wish, but I still love you." Do you think it would be received well? Probably not. Thank God, His love and mercy never turns away from us, we may in not so many words tell Jesus that very statement, day in and day out. Let us cleanse our soul as often as we possibly can with a good, sincere and loving confession. Jesus will embrace us, no matter how bad we see it, or know it to be, even if we have committed these sins countless times. Jesus loves us, let us not be like Jerusalem, rather let us be open and loving and bold in loving Him. Confession will keep us clean and ready for His return.

Let me tell you a little story. Fr Larry Richards wants us to understand a real good solid confession in this way. I'll use me and the example he used in the story to make better sense of this: Let's say I see you and I come over to you and I beat you up, maybe break your arm. And I say.. PLEASE forgive me. What would you say? I forgive you. Ok, what a wonderful friend you are, so blessed and kind. Couple days later I see you again and I beat you up again, this time I break both your arms in multiple places. And I say.. PLEASE forgive me. What would you say? I forgive you. You are such a saint. Again another couple days go by and I see you again and I break both your arms and both your legs. And I say... PLEASE forgive me. What would you? I don't believe you Jimmy. Why, I am your friend. You'd say, if you really were really sorry, you'd stop committing this sin. ding ding ding ding... BINGO. Let us seriously work on our own downfalls and sins, and do our best to stop offending our precious Lord and really try to cleanse ourselves for Him.


God loves us so much without end
He sacrificed His Son to defeat death for us,
In return for dying to save
We must die to our sins often and much.

We have been blessed with a chance
One we can participate in often,
It's so simple and often overlooked
But we can go to confession and tell our sin.

God will forgive and love us dearly
Nothing will make Him cast us out,
We must be sincere in our repentance
And be true to what this is all about.

What can we do? How can we be better prepared? Go to confession and communion as much as you possibly can. I don't mean hourly. LOL. Mass daily is a blessing. Confession weekly is possibly and very smart. It's up to you, but if you can, just do it and enjoy these most blessed sacraments, that we have at our disposal each day. God loves you, no matter what you have to say. And we will all always be forgiven. Let us really try our best to be prepared each and every single day as if on this very day, Jesus were to arrive in our home, our town, our workplace. Always be prepared. Pray to our Lord everyday, and as you prepare, pray, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Luminous Mysteries

1. Baptism of Jesus
2. Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Invest Till I Return To You

Beads of Joy 11-17-10

Invest Till I Return To You
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Another day for us to reflect on one of our Lord's parables. This is always exciting and so insightful when we have the opportunity to do this. Can you imagine being one of the ten who were entrusted with our Lord's treasure; and we were left in charge of it and it's growth upon His return. That is so exciting. God has left us with the responsibility of bringing His treasures (His children) to Him. Do we multiple His gifts? Do we spread His word around and plant seeds of Joy with others? Do we do all we can to help direct our children, our spouse, our extended family, our friends, those we don't know, to Him? Do we share our own personal treasures with others and by doing so; bring Joy and hope and love and charity into their lives? Today we are reflecting on Luke 19:11-28 (The Parable of The Pounds). This is really a very exciting parable. We must be prepared, and we must take what God has given us (His word, His love, His compassion, His forgiveness, our possessions, and so much more) and use these wonderful treasures and multiple them amongst those He has sent to us.

The minute we hoard and bury and not share or multiply what God has given us; that day will truly be a sad day for that person. We must do all we can to make what we have grow, and in that growth we must be spreading His love, and His word to all. We only get one chance (one life) to get this right. Just like in the parable. These servants had a specific amount of time (one chance) with these treasures and then upon the return of the nobleman, judgment was placed upon the stewardship of the servants. These servants were trusted, as God trusts us in what He has given us, and blessed us with. How dare we hoard and hide and bury and keep from others what isn't even our own. Let's share our blessings. We are only blessed by what we have when we give it away, and/or share it with someone else.


Our Lord has given us many things
Treasures of love and of His word,
He wants to share all of them
So that His word can be heard...

Whatever we have it don't matter
Someones life can be made joyful,
We need to be charitable and not like Scourge
For God made His gifts to be fruitful.

So dig in your pocket and in your closet
Fill someone elses life with God's loving touch,
This will be your chance that one time
You can tell them, God loves them much.

Let's take this treasure we have been given
And not bury in the sand and say goodbye,
Rather give it away so it can grow
Fill someones heart with love, to multiply

So here we are wondering what can I do? Think about it, the holidays are coming, and so many families are suffering, so many families, not only need food, and clothes and whatever, but they need Jesus. Here is your chance. I believe we need to lead by example. I only tell you this, to encourage you to do the same or similar acts of kindness. Please consider this: Pick out a family, maybe one directed to you by your parish, or your priest, or a close friend. Make them your special secret family. Obviously at least one other person should know, so they can deliver the Joy. Along with maybe some food, and a couple small gifts, maybe add a bible, (it can a used one, with an added personal note in it) and maybe some prayer cards, a rosary bead for each member. You get the idea. It will be a lot of fun. When you see this family at Mass or in your neighborhood, you will see an extra sparkle in their eyes. They will know Jesus has sent His children out to watch out for them. It's truly an amazing act of love to share, so that that love will multiple with all the people that family come in contact with.. I will pray for every ones intentions, big or small. Size don't matter here, pour out goobers of love and kindness in anything you can do. God knows your heart and so will the family receiving your gifts...

"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Must Stay At Your Home

Beads of Joy 11-16-10

I Must Stay At Your House
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

What an absolutely exciting day for Zacchaeus. Here is a man who was seeking Jesus out as He was passing, all he wanted to do was see Him. But with the crowd being so large and pressing so hard around Jesus, it was impossible. Zacchaeus in his wisdom thought to go above the crowd, and look over it to see Jesus, so he climbed up a sycamore tree. Today we are reflecting on Luke 19:1-10 (Jesus visits Zacchaeus). The look on Zacchaeus' face must have been filled with amazement and Joy, when Jesus looked up at him and said, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." I wonder how any of us might have reacted if we knew Jesus was coming over right now. And in Zacchaeus' case, he couldn't get home before Jesus, and clean up the house. And of cause get rid of all that might be evil or ungodly in His sight. It's actually mainly because Zacchaeus' cell phone was out, because everyone knows in Jericho, the cell signal is horrible. LOL. Ok, just making sure everyone is keeping up with me. Wow, you never know what to expect from me. I am always thrilled and filled with so much Joy when I can share the gospel.

What would we do if Jesus did indeed on a surprise visit came over to our home? Remember on this particular visit to Zacchaeus, Jesus was uninvited and completely unexpected. I wonder how would any of us feel, embarrassed, ashamed, humiliated, thrilled; what an absolute mix of emotion when an unexpected, uninvited guest shows up. And in this particular case it was Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God. Now that is truly a game changer, when it comes to all that. Many wondered why He chose Zacchaeus, I think it to some degree to be pretty obvious. Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector and he was very wealthy. Tax collectors where known to lie and deceive the people for way more than they owed in taxes, so they can gain from it personally. If anything Zacchaeus needed forgiveness and mercy, which he could only get from Jesus. Maybe it was his subconscious that was seeking Jesus out, knowing He needed forgiveness and mercy. Maybe someone else was praying for him, just like we do for others, and in that, Jesus went to him in answer to others prayers. Zacchaeus repented that day, big time. He must have surprised many people that day. Look at the last two verses, they sum up this event beautifully, "And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."

Climbing that tree is such a representation of what we must do above whatever is being said around us that blocks us from seeking out Jesus. Our lives are filled with so much chaos at times, that indeed we must climb above the noise and get over the top of it to "see" Jesus, to "pray" with Jesus and to "spend time" with Jesus. In my own research I came across a wonderful writing by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio. If you have the time you won't regret taking the time reading his article.

Reflection by St. Augustine of Hippo:

Saint Augustine of Hippo had a most special, very insightful sermon on this particular gospel. Look at this excerpt:
"Let Zacchaeus grasp the sycamore tree, and let the humble person climb the cross. That is little enough, merely to climb it. We must not be ashamed of the cross of Christ, but we must fix it on our foreheads, where the seat of shame is. Above where all our blushes show is the place we must firmly fix that for which we should never blush. As for you, I rather think you make fun of the sycamore, and yet that is what has enabled me to see Jesus. You make fun of the sycamore, because you are just a person, but “the foolishness of God is wiser than men." Sermon 174.3.

Always be ready for Jesus, trusting Him.

Always, always, always, seek Him out.
"Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Monday, November 15, 2010

Your Faith Has Made You Well

Beads of Joy 11-15-10

Your Faith Has Made You Well
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Praise Jesus, another fantastic, fabulous, awesome week has begun. I know what you are saying, "Oh no, the crazy wild Jesus freak is up and wide awake again, and why does he have to do this on a Monday." LOL. I bet I was close to what you were thinking. Today is fantastic, I know we all have many things going on in our lives; I will be the first to say my plate isn't only full, but it is overflowing and weights about a bazillion tons. There now with that being said, we all know that feeling of being overwhelmed with way more than we feel we can handle. Today we are reflecting on a magnificent gospel, Luke 18:35-43 (Healing of a Blind Man). This poor man was mering sitting on the side of the road, blind, and most likely homeless begging each day for food and compassion. On this particular day, Jesus was passing by (going through his life, if you will) and this man heard the crowd and asked what was going on. When he heard it was Jesus, this man knew of the mercy and miracles and love Jesus shared with so many. All he wanted to do was see again. This mans faith and perseverance helped to get him to be able to talk to Jesus to ask him for his sight. Jesus immediately restored his sight, and he said, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." Praise Jesus. I know we know that it isn't always that simple. Obviously if Jesus were physically here, things would be radically different in this world. Patience my brothers and sisters, that day will come.

Are our eyes closed to what is going on around us? Do we feel we can't see and so we must sit on the side lines, waiting and begging for a miracle or something to happen? Some of us do, some of us have done this from to time, we are all guilty of that. But the most special part of our faith is that by our faith, we build courage and comfort in knowing that Jesus truly loves each and everyone of us individually. We know that God only wants the best for us, we know that He wants us happy and healthy and confident in His word. It's always very difficult to explain these things, so that everyone reading this can fully understand what it is, that I am really saying. Let me try to explain it to you in the best way I feel the Spirit will lead me to. I am not a scholar or some hot shot college graduate. I did go to college for two years, but that don't have nothing to do all with this. All I have to offer as far as sharing and directing others to Jesus, is a love for my Lord and His Mother; a deep, devout, sincere, unshakable, unbreakable, bold, solid love, a love covering twenty seven years of praying. I couldn't care less what people think about me and my faith, and I would gladly willingly die for it, I shall never deny Him, nor will I ever speak bad of Him. I love Him and my entire life is fully devoted to Him. He gave me a family to tend to, take care of, and get on a path that leads to Him; and He has given me the absolute most blessed blessings with some of the most awesome Godly brothers and sisters to share all this with. A fellowship I absolutely love and cherish. And an open outward ability to talk to anyone freely, even if we never met before. No one is a stranger to me.

Now with all that being said. How can we go through this life understanding, what it is all this pain and discomfort and hurt and loss means that brings us closer to our Lord? Don't misunderstand this next statement, I do not desire pain and suffering and I really am not looking for a change to struggle, but most of you really know me. Because all of that is in my life and it has been for some time, I embrace all of it with all my heart and I know; I just really really know that all of this has some meaning in who I am in my Lord. God will not give us what we can't handle, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows we will cry and crumble and hurt. There is a reason for all of this, I am not here writing to say that I know the reason. But what I will say, is that because of your faith, my faith, our faith, we can come through the toughest of times even closer to our Lord then when it all began. Reality check, this world does not revolve around any of us, it revolves around a God who decides and judges from what we do and say and act, what our eternity will be. Did all of that make sense. I am not a pain, suffering seeker. I only embrace it knowing that in the end it will be for God's glory. I must stand strong in my faith, knowing that no matter what God is love and God's love will give me the mercy and fortitude to get through anything. And while I go through my own personal challenges and suffering, I thank Jesus for all the pain, I thank Him not knowing it's purpose yet; but I do know it's for His glory, that's all I need to know.

So, what must we do, all of us, to help us get through some of the toughest times we all face? Do you want my formula, my recipe, my way of dealing with and managing such a load of stress that one should collapse and be devoured by it. LOL, yes it is that heavy and that crazy at times for me. But I refuse to crumble and give in to the destruction that stress will do to me. Do I cry? Yes. Do I lose sleep? Big time yes. Do I lose my faith not knowing why this is all happening to me? NO, No, no, did I mention, NO!! Instead I grab hold of my Rosary Beads and I pray and pray and pray and study and read and mediate and give my 100,000% of my every breathe to my Lord every single day. That my brothers and sisters is my secret. I am given much grace and strength to withstand anything thrown at me, still solid and deeply in love with my Lord and His Most Precious Mother. You to can be as solid and crazy in love as I am. You must sell out to Him. He must be all you think about, above the noise and tears and sorrow. He must never ever leave your mind and heart and soul. He really must dominate your ever heart beat. Once you do all that, well then this is easy. LOL.. Come on I am praying for so many of you, you can do it and when you do, oh my gosh, your life will never be the same ever again. Nothing will be too difficult to handle. Stay strong my brothers and sisters, God is here for all of us.

My secret coded daily prayer is, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hail Mary....We Love You

Beads of Joy 11-14-10

Hail Mary..We Love You
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Simply one of the most popular, maybe even one of the oldest Marian prayers. I so love hearing the sound of a Hail Mary, it's even more blessed when it's sung. Did you ever sing a Rosary? I loved it when I first heard it on EWTN radio.

Watch these wonderful video clips and be inspired, like never before:

Pray The Rosary Every Single Day

My favorite song these past few years (I have played this so many times)


Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

"Beginning with Mary's unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their prayer to the holy Mother of God, centering it on the Person of Christ manifested in His mysteries. In countless hymns and antiphons expressing this prayer, two movements usually alternate with one another: the first "magnifies" the Lord for the "great things" He did for His lowly servant and through her for all human beings. The second entrusts the supplications and praises of the children of God to the Mother of Jesus, because she now knows the humanity which, in her, the Son of God espoused." CCC#2675

BEADS OF JOY: "Pray (Hail Marys) and (Our Fathers) throughout the entire day in your mind, in your heart and in your soul." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Have you ever spent an entire day fully engulfed in praying and meditating on the Rosary? You'll love it..." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Hold onto your beads with a trusting praising spirit; knowing that no matter how bad it gets we must trust." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "For one day, all day, wear your Rosary Beads around your neck; the reactions are awesome, I always do that." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Joy is of cause one of the first things I think of, when holding and praying my Rosary everyday of my life." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Moms and dads need to be a good example for their kids, by sharing and praying the Rosary with them always." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Is your life full of stress, and you really have no one to turn to for a solution? Answer: Pray The Rosary." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "The one place I want to be, is in the arms of our Blessed Mother; holding and praying my Rosary with her..." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "There comes a time when I must place all my trust in my Lord; through the power of them little tiny beads.." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Consider praying twenty decades every single day; believe me when I tell you, this will change your life..." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Do not feel funny or weird when you pray the Rosary. Instead be a humble BOLD Roman Catholic child of God." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Do you know what I love so much about the Rosary? Everything. Do you know what part gives me Joy? All of it" Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "The Rosary prayed everyday is such a blessing for the soul; and when prayed as a group, a blessing for all." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

BEADS OF JOY: "Hold onto your Rosary beads like never before and lets pray together unceasingly asking our Lord for mercy." Jim Dacey Jr SFO

[new "Beads of Joy" quotes posted daily Mon-Fri on my facebook wall]

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Poetry of Love Shared

Beads of Joy 11-13-10

Poetry Of Love Shared
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Another poetic Saturday has arrived, and so I dig back into the archives of so many trying to pick a few. I want so much to share the ones that tweak a nerve or a tear. I have to read through them, and get a feel for where I was in my life when I wrote them, and as I rekindle those feelings I hope I found ones that you enjoy. I have so many that are inappropriate adult love poems. LOL, not dirty in words, more in suggestion. You know what I mean. LOL. Well, I didn't post them here, nor will I. Instead, check these out:

UNMEASURED LOVE (from my "Dearest Chrissy" collection)
October 10, 1990

The clock can spin
At speeds it wants
For time is in a rush,
It is moving
To never stop
Like the love between us.

The time will tick
Without an end
Like tick and tock a pair,
See they work
Through time together
Just like the love we share.

For look at the sun
Without measure
It brings each day a new,
Yes my darling
Just like my love
Dearest Chrissy, I love you.

February 26, 1991

Our love so dear
Our loves so deep
For in life I truly found,
You're the one
That lights me up
Just take me to the ground.

My hearts a flame
Lights the sky
For your love will not stop,
What could it be
For both of us
Our love takes us to the top.

I love you Chrissy
Need I say more
You mean so much to me,
Fill my heart
And love me so
For eternity we will be.

September 18, 1991

Up lifted heart
By your love
You set this boy on fire,
I'm filled up with joy
Fit like a glove
And the flames are getting higher.

Drench me down
Excite my soul
Send those volts higher,
Grab my life
And we'll grow old
For you move me to such desire.

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

Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in the Temple
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Friday, November 12, 2010

One Taken While One Remains

Beads of Joy 11-12-10

One Taken While One Remains
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

When God is ready, we better be. What an incredible, exciting gospel we have to reflect upon today. Thank God, our Lord tells us all these things. Scripture doesn't only reveal God's love for us, but it also gives us the knowledge of what we must know and do as that day draws closer. Today we are reflecting on Luke 17:26-37 (The Day of The Son of Man). I am excited and thrilled when it comes to reading scripture. Jesus clearly warns us in today's gospel to be ready. Yes we are certain of His return, but none of us are certain of that day and the hour to expect Him. How do you prepare for something important and life changing in your life? You don't wait for the day of your wedding to pop the question, and then get the church and the hall lined up, the very second that it happens. Same as you don't plan on having a car accident, but when you do, the car insurance you put on it, secured the outcome should something like that happens. So with our spiritual life we must prepare for our Lord's return. Will we be alive when He returns? I don't know, nobody really does. So we have to plan for His return whether we are under the ground or above it.

Today's scripture shows us why it is so important that we share these truths with everybody. There is no guarantee that people will listen, but we can plant seeds, and love them no matter what they say, and of cause no one can stop us from praying for them. That is one of the most wonderful, most precious gifts we can give one another, every single day. I am serious about that. Praying for someone else is what Mary does for us in her intercession to our Lord. She asks her Son for us, on her behalf; as we ask for a family member or a friends request on our behalf. Her example is really such a huge part of who we are in His sight. And I mean we as a community of believers, who must prayer more and more for one another. I take that part of my prayer life very seriously. When most people ask, "Please pray for me." the typical response is, "yes of cause". But truly how many people really do? How many people who see your challenges and know our struggling life, really pray for you/us when that's what they say they will do that for you?

We need to take praying for others, as serious as we take praying for our own salvation. Jesus was clear, "Do to others as you would have them do to you." How do you pray for other? Do you mention their names and needs out loud? Do you have a list of friends names, and their requests or needs? Come on tell me how you pray for others. LOL. Ok. since I can't exactly hear you, I know you can hear me. So I will share with you what I do, and my way of praying for others. It's not crazy, weird or strange, it's just different. I didn't actually learn it or pick it up from anyone, I just sort of developed into this wonderful method of praying for others. And you know what I am going to share this method in a poem. I am way outside the box when it comes to everything. LOL.. check this out...


You ask me to pray for you
I say by all means you know I will,
I grab a pen and write it down
And I don't stop writing it all out until...

Where do I write all these things you ask
In a place I am very invested in each day,
A place I cherish and fully adore the words
A place I go to when I am preparing to pray.

My bible of cause is where it goes
I have pages for this at many a fold,
I pray for you I mean that my friends
My pages have names both young and old.

I have been doing this for many years
When did it start? then you ask, Is that what you do?
I say yes I can see all by name
And then I pray, "Jesus, My Lord, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kingdom of God is Within You

Beads of Joy 11-11-10

Kingdom of God is Within You
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

The Kingdom of God is within you. Wow, isn't that so powerful? Yet it is so profound to fully understand. Yes Heaven is a place, a real place we want to go; and yes we will leave this place when we are called to Him. But to understand that the very Kingdom of God is within us, well that is a whole new concept of understanding. Where do you look for Jesus? Where do you think He might be? After looking all around outside of you, would you ever consider looking inward and find Him? How can the very Kingdom be within us? Maybe it's like this. One very vibrant, very powerful, most spectacular part of the trinity in within us: The Holy Spirit. By the way today's gospel is: Luke 17:20-25 (The Coming of The Kingdom of God). Very exciting topic, very exciting in all aspects of our faith. For it is through the gift of the Holy Spirit that we receive a portion of the Holy Trinity in our lives. "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call." Acts 2:28-29 What an incredible life you to can have if you fully are open to our Lord.

The best way to fully enjoy this life, in a way the world will honestly never understand; is by having Jesus alive inside you, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We must also realize that the Holy Spirit offers unto itself to us, a wonderful box of gifts. Praise Jesus for His generosity and love for us. We need to spend our life adoring and paying attention to all the gifts and fruits of the very Holy Spirit that is within each of us. I don't know how well I share everything I do, but it's simply this; if you really begin to fully embrace every single wonderful beautiful aspect and quality that is in what our Lord gives us, nothing in this world will take your attention away from Him. You will become fully consumed by Him, wanting and desiring nothing other than only Him. Here are two wonderful excerpts from The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. They belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations. CCC#1831

The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity." CCC#1832

How can anyone not fall in love with a God who fills our lives with so many wonderful, beautiful, precious gifts. If we base our life on the qualities God has given us through the Holy Spirit, then we are filled with much purpose, hope, love and charity to share them with so many others, further spreading God's love. No matter what is in this world, none of that can be compared to the eternal and everlasting value of them. Even all that is wrapped up in every single individual one of these gifts and fruits of the Spirit. Sorry Bill Gates, even every single one of those Benjamin's you possess, combined, pales in comparison to even one of these gifts. God always intended for us to be with Him for all eternity, that is why His gifts are eternal, and their true meaning here are earth hold no value, to a worldly person.

Today I challenge you to allow the Spirit that is within you to come alive. Awake that wonderful Godly part of all us that wants to share Jesus with everybody. I woke mine up in 1983, and now I can't shut him up. LOL, wow, that was funny, OK, let me gain some composure again and try to be serious. Please know that in the humor of that, it is so true. I take my free will very seriously, and with it, my desire to share Jesus is not only driven by my own desire to do so, but also the desire of the Spirit that is within me. You will never regret being open and ready to share Jesus everyone every chance you get. His love will forever be overflowing, so no matter how much you give away, even if its 24/7; you will always be left with a Spirit that is full of His love.


Allow your Spirit to be free
So you can share Jesus with all,
Do not tame down that fire within
And allow Him to help you follow the call.

You will be a voice among the few
And His name and love will be all you seek,
Your life will never be the same no matter
And the Spirit within will help you Speak.

Alive indeed it will be so much more
Once the Spirit to love Him can shine through,
Your words of love will be like prayers
And you will pray, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Luminous Mysteries

1. Baptism of Jesus
2. Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Lady - Our Mother

Beads of Joy 11-10-10
Our Lady - Our Mother

©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I think today I'd like to take the time to write a love letter to the most precious woman in my life. No, it's not who you may guess it to be, no one here at this present time. Rather, she is my Lord's precious Mother, and your mother and my mother. She is Our Blessed Mother. Let begin by praying that wonderful, precious song to our Lady. HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. My dear precious Mother today I am going to write you a love letter, and a maybe a poem sharing with you and all those reading how much I love thee, over all other women in my life.

My Dearest Mary, My Precious Mother,

I'd like to take this time to write you an open letter, I hope you don't mind. I never did this before. Everything I share with you, every time I talk with you, we privately talk about your Son. You are such a wonderful, exciting, example for me to follow in my walk with your Son. I am so taken by how much you so love Him and how much you obey Him, like I do. He is your Lord, like He is mine. I sense that, I feel that. I am so happy that you said Yes to God, you opened a door that brought my Lord, your Son to me and the whole world. I love you so much for that.

You know Mother back in 1983 I saw a statue of you way up high at St. Patrick's prayer group, my first prayer meeting. And the moment I saw you Mother, I fell in love with you. Not like a man to a woman, rather like a man to his mother. So my love is filled with deep respect and love, for your love for us, your concern for us, and your constant desire to help draw us to your Son. It was I who took your statue out of that shadowy spot and placed you right in front of all of us to see, at the entrance of the prayer group. Ever since that day I have devoted my entire life to your most precious Rosary. That wonderful, insightful, precious, exciting prayer is thee most perfect of all prayers and the single most one that I spend hours praying upon everyday. I am your prayer warrior for your Rosary, drawing all I can to loving you and adoring you, so they to can walk with you, to your Son. Thank you Mother for living such a blessed, holy life.

My Mother MaryMother, my Mother I love you
You fill me with so much hope,
I pray my Rosary everyday
And through that, I am able to cope.

No challenge will destroy me
Praying with you by my side,
I am strengthened with your love
And Jesus my Lord tames down my pride.

Humbly at all time before your Son
I offer my life, a living sacrifice so true,
Nothing comes between He and I
So I pray humbly, "Jesus, I trust in You."

Sincerely Mother
With all my love and all my devotion and adoration.
I love you !!! Your prayer solider, I shall forever remain at my post.

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection2. The Ascension3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit4. The Assumption5. The Coronation

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Respect My Fathers House

Beads of Joy 11-09-10

Respect My Father's House
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Just this past Sunday in my blog I posted an old poem from 1997, all about today's gospel. How real is God's presence to you? Do you really feel Him alive and a part of everything you do? Do you respect His house, the same way you expect others to respect yours? You know I always seem drawn to asking questions when reflecting, to me it helps leave open doors for all of us to further reflect on each days gospel. And so I say that with this: How holy is holy enough for us? Do we really want to be like the priests, and sisters and brothers who devote their lives to serving God? My answer honestly is YES. Oh my gosh, YES. Actually even more than that. Many a priests in not so many words have said that to me, this is a paraphrase to the sum total of all the comments from the above list; but I think, actually scratch that, I know, they are right. This is what they basically told me, "You are so fortunate to have such a holy and devote prayer and study life, your life can be at times far richer than mine." I was shocked, I was like, "How can that even be slightly true?" They all didn't miss a beat with response, "You have control of your time way more than (me), my time is committed to all the church functions, meetings, administration, etc. Basically the politics of my position sometimes prevent the freedom to worship when I wish." Hmm I guess that could be true. A priest has all the duties of coordinating all the activities, committees, etc in the church. A nun has to do her duties of ministering to the poor, as the community directs her, as does a brother who labors in helping the church.

So, how much do you love, honor and respect God's house? Sometimes I often wonder that about others I see run in and run out of Mass, or refuse to genuflect, and have no reverence for the tabernacle. We have a couple of "family traditions" when it comes to "going to Mass". Call me corny, weird, strange and maybe a kook, no matter, I am a strict dad with these few things I will share. For starters, 1. No shorts, or sleeveless shirts or blouses are to be worn in Mass. Call me old fashion, or an old fuddie dudie, I don't care, respect and reverence for our Lord and God, period. Don't even think about showing skin inappropriately. 2. Always, genuflect before entering you isle or if you pass the altar. Reverence and respect and adoration a must in my family. This is notcousin Martha's house or Uncle Leroy's pad. This is God's house, His Temple, our place of worship. 3. Participate, participate, participate, did I mention participate. Jesus don't want us to be motionless drones, looking around without any motion, love or participation in our community prayers. Learn your prayer and speak up, and hold hands during the Our Father, and raise them in the last verse. Genuflect or bow before receiving communion, etc. You are at Mass, to be part of our Lord's celebration. Am I over the top yet? LOL. I know these may seem like maybe at times I sound like a Pharisee with all the rules, follow the rules. Ah, no, rather I want my family, most especially my kids to love and adore and honor the Lord I would willingly die for.

Just ask my kids, they will tell you plainly that daddy is very serious about Mass, he even has Mass clothes he always wears for Mass. LOL. Ok, I just let you in, and now you know a secret. LOL. Come on, keep up with me, me a daddy of church, worship and Mass rules is far from done. 4. Always put something in the offering every week, no matter what, always give. Yes we all face challenges and we have times where it is impossible to (also) give to your church, my house rule is simple, if we have little we must share it with Jesus, if we have a lot, we share even more, and the hardest of all, if we have nothing, even from that we must share. I kid you not. My kids have on many occasions taken some of what little they as kids have in their own pockets and tossed them in the basket as it came around. We use to, when we lived in Niagara Falls, light a candle every single week for the good health of all of our family and friends. Special candles for my grandpa, their great grandpa also back then, with their own money many times. I refuse to have my kids think they should embrace selfish living where it's all about them. Not in my house. God shall provide, trust in Him and He always comes true for us. I have asked my kids that many times, and they all have agreed wholeheartedly. Ok, I think I went on a bit long on that one. But that was important. There is so much to share and so little time.

Alright I will have to continue this teaching on another blog. My kids know that love and respect and true reverence are important to me, but more importantly, they know that God deserves all this from us.


As we walk in with respect
We bow and show our desire,
God is Lord this is His house
Kneel, pray and share our spirits fire.

How can I say this in a word
We must be respectful in Mass,
This house is my Father's
Not some shack from the past.

So give of yourself as you enter
You are in the presence of God's touch,
He only wants our love and respect
Is that asking for so much?

Our Father's house a house of prayer
Time to refresh and make your Spirit a new,
And when you are, on your knees before the altar
Speak up, be clear and pray, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Monday, November 8, 2010

Temptation Is Sure To Come

Beads of Joy 11-08-10

Temptation Is Sure To Come
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

Another fantastic week is here once again. And today is another wonderful day for us to reflect on the gospel, God's word brought to us through scripture. Yes I am all excited and all wound up as usual when it comes to sharing about Jesus. I pray that the last two days of poetry were enjoyable. I need no praise, I only pray that the poems about our Lord, help you to feel that incredible excitement and Joy that I always feel about Him when I get to share Him with everyone. Today we are reflecting on Luke 17:1-6 (Temptation to Sin / Sayings of Faith). Truly wonderful and insightful words from our Lord today. We must obey what He teaches us, and we must really be serious about obeying Him. Let's keep in the reality of who Jesus is in our lives, we can start by identifying who we know He is not. He is not our parents; He is not an older sibling; He is not an elder in our community; He is not our boss at work; He is not a government agent; He is not law enforcement; He is not simply a good hearted wise man. Well then who is He? We all know, He is God, Almighty God, and creator of the entire universe. Knowing and truly believing that with all your heart makes obeying Him a complete and utter pleasure everyday. So now let's look at today's gospel.

You know all of us have some sort of "driving force" in our lives. Something that motivates, excites, thrills and pushes us to the next level, the next day, the next moment everyday. What is it that toots your whistle? A rather unique way to ask I think. Satan sets traps for us everyday, he is the expert in deceit and lies. He to like God wants our soul, but the difference is with satan, after he embraces our soul and entangles us in his web of lies, murder and destruction, he will cast us into the lake of fire of all eternity and torment us. A hefty price to pay for living a life that pleases our worldly pleasures alone. Many people are misled by others who sometimes knowingly mislead them. Some do it through politics, others through organizations that lie about health-care, and still others do it focusing fully on the pleasures of this life. A very wise man, ok, my cousin of 66 years of age told me, "No matter how much money you have you will never buy happiness and what really matters in life, look upon your family, your kids, your wife, your parents; it don't matter how much money you have, you can't buy all that love and support." That was the very wise words of my cousin Eugene Mosiello. Thank you cuz. Those words resonate, you know how much of a role Jesus plays in our lives. I appreciate your love, and I love you dearly in return.

How much do you really trust that our Lord will help you resist sin? How much do you really trust that our Lord will help you through the fire of temptation? Sometimes it's the temptation that defeats us way more that the actual sin. Know that we do have the strength within us, through God's grace to defeat the temptations, put before us in our lives. Yes, I agree with you, sometimes it seems as though it is absolutely impossible. Is it a desire to something carnal? or hateful? or revengeful? or mean and deadly? Do you feel led to destroy what is good? to destroy what is life? to think you, yourself are your own God? I know some of that may seem a bit far fetched, but scary at that may sound, so much of it and even more is true for so many of us. There is only one God, one Lord, one leader and enforcer of the law, and His name is Jesus. Leaders and tyrants and dictators come and go in this life, but Jesus remains. Let us not try to control our lives the way we want it to be. I know that just turned off a whole bunch of you all, sorry, you don't have to like it. Just read God's word and you will simply see that we must surrender fully to His will, not our own. In doing so, and seriously doing His will, we will not so easily be led into sin, the very sin that in the end can and will destroy us.

We need to be examples for others to witness. Our lives will never be perfect by any means. We all fall short, no one is perfect and no one is without sin. But how we handle that in our lives will be seen by many, and that example will either led or send away many to our Lord. Trying our best and never giving into the world's definition of happiness and pleasure and success is a wonderful first step for many of us. Jesus Himself clearly tells us, "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32. We are weak and we need Jesus, His love, His forgiveness, His help in defeating that which draws us away from Him. Refer to scripture for comfort, we are not alone as sinners. Jesus sits with us, to help guide us back to Him through these temptations that mislead us. Look at what Mark 2:16-17 say, "When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Praise Jesus for loving all of us so much. Today let us look towards Jesus as we know and feel and sense temptation attacking us. He will be there to help us through. And when in doubt, share your true trust in our Lord, by praying to Him, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Poems From The Heart - 2

Beads of Joy 11-07-10

Poems From The Heart-2
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I am so glad to have this opportunity to share these poems with all of you. Sometimes I can't just write anything long; but thank God I am led to write a poem at times, that are short, simple and poetically to the point. Yes I am a man of many words no doubt; but in my poetry, I am to the point and direct in my feelings and my thoughts. I pray these poems touch your heart as they have touched mine so many years back when they were first written.

September 11, 1988

For my full trust
Is in Him
I have no worry in His care,
See with Jesus
Defending my soul
I simply have no fear.

Because He loves me
With great magnitude
His love is great for me,
I can trust in Him
And I chose
To worship Him for all eternity.

With such blessings
That He gives to those
Who obey His every command,
Oh, He does love us
And He will protect
For His mercy will help you understand.

The Good Shepherd
October 20, 1988

Our Lord
He is the shepherd
The leader of the sheep,
He watches
And protects
The flock as they sleep.

He knows them
And the know Him
For He watches then when they stray,
He guards them
And watches them close
To protect them each and everyday.

For Jesus Christ
Is the Good Shepherd
He'll give up His life to saves us all,
See the flock
Is His own forever
And He is faithful and He'll take the fall.

John 2:13-22
November 8, 1997

For there was a day inside Jerusalem
When the temple was made a disgrace,
Then Jesus seen them and drove them out
"Stop turning my Father's house into a marketplace."

He drove them out - each and everyone
Then He even knocked down each table,
And those selling, were told to get out
And then He made sure they weren't able.

Under what authority was given to you
To be able to do what you've done?,
Jesus replied from within His heart
God, The Lord and the Temple are one.

Praise, Glory and Honor to You Lord Jesus. You have been the light of my life, the sun in my shine, the dimple in my smile. I don't know how I would have ever enjoyed life at the level I have without You Lord. THANK YOU and PRAISE YOU JESUS !!! You know for a fact Lord that, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Poems From The Heart - 1

Beads of Joy 11-06-10

Poems From The Heart-1
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I thought it would be interesting to share some of my long past wonderful loving poems of a variety of topics. This is me, written from the heart, in the days long past.

June 26, 1986

As the clouds float by
Way up in the sky,
I hear the sound
Of the wind around
And even a bird or two
Flew by...

Again I look and what do I see
But a plane fly over me,
One more look I see the man of steel,
Hey what's the deal,
Is this the way
It's suppose to be..

Love - Says It All
September 5, 1986

I'm in love what can I say.
I can't help it, but Chrissy I love you.
I wrote you a poem, cause you're on my mind,
Chrissy you are so fabulous, and you're so kind.

You act so cute, you're a kid at heart,
But I'll be honest I knew it from the start.
It's been two weeks since our first date,
And I'm in love, and I feel so great.

I'm very fussy, I only want the best,
And when I have you, I forget the rest.
You're at the top of my list, you know that hun,
After all there's only you, my true number one.

October 18, 1988

On my knees
In this holy place
I prepare my sinful spirit,
Begging Jesus
As I bow my face
And letting Him to fully hear it.

A quiet meditation
With my Lord inside
He consoles my fears within,
A true repentance
I can't hide
I must confess my every sin.

I'll ask the Lord
To cleanse my soul
When kneeling in confession,
And show my love
In many fold
And with that learn a lesson.

I know His love
Will wash my sin
He's promised that to me,
See His love
Cleanses me within
And I am as clean as could be.

So I'll repent
And open my heart
Down upon my knees,
For my Lord
Shall rejoice for me
And He will be very pleased.

THANK YOU Lord for blessing me with the ability, the desire and the chance to share your love inside me with all my friends. "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the
Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Birth of Jesus
The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Body and Blood of Jesus

Beads of Joy 11-05-10

The Body and Blood Of Jesus
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Well Friday is here, we have had an absolutely fantastic fun insightful week. I hope to be able to expand this approach on all the mysteries as time moves forward. Today we are reflecting on the Fifth Luminous Mystery - The Institution of the Holy Eucharist. What an absolutely exciting mystery, one we can celebrate every Sunday, or one that we can celebrate everyday. I can't explain how exciting this mystery is to me, by simply writing a sentence. It's much more than simply that. You see falling in with our Lord, to me; means learning and knowing everything about Him that I possibly can. No, I am a scholar, by no stretch of the word. But my life is rich in the Word and Adoration of my Lord. Take the Mass as an example. Many many years ago, back in the early 1980's I wanted to understand and really participate in the Mass. So what did I do? I subscribed to get a missal sent to my house. I had plans to only be able to follow the daily Mass, but I actually wanted to really understand it like an actor would a script. By doing that for me; my love for the Mass is deep and I am really emotionally and spiritually tied into the entire experience.

You can easily do the same. Simple even just ask your church if you can borrow a missal for the week, and you will bring back next Sunday for Mass. Spend the week learning all the prayers, the ones we pray and the ones the priest prays. This is so exciting. I will tell you how crazy I was into this; I have even hand written all this out, so it would resonate in my mind, my heart and in my soul. It's been a long time since I did that, maybe it's time for me to do that again.


As I approach the altar I look
The priest is holding you for me,
I get closer and I am so excited inside
I bow down before I receive, this is so holy.

Participating brings Joy to my heart
A Joy I just I wish I could really explain,
But this Joy is exciting and always so new
I guess going to Mass helps me to maintain.

I really wish I could stay at the altar
Like laying down at the foot of the cross,
My life would be fully consumed by Him
And all other things I wouldn't consider a loss.

Don't misunderstand me, I love my life
But to be only with Jesus as I wake and sleep,
That my dear bothers and sisters
Would be so cool, so incredibly neat.

Really get yourself wound up and excited about the Holy Mass. Jesus is ever present in the Eucharist, and we are there to worship Him and to consume Him. He is our Lord, our God, our Savior. Ok, I need to catch my breath. lol

Cheerfully pray: Jesus, I trust in You.

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

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Dazzling White Reflection

Beads of Joy 11-04-10

A Dazzling White Reflection
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

Wow, this mystery is just to exciting and impossible to imagine a dad's reaction. I would much rather reflect on this exciting mystery as a servant to my Lord. As one who will never ever leave his post, I would rather die defending my Lord and sharing His word than ever give into the enemy, satan. This mystery reveals God's truest magnificence and glory. Peter, James and John must have been in awe for months over this one experience. How can anyone get such a fantastic wondrous event out of their minds. Today I am reflecting on the Fourth Luminous Mystery - The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus. The name alone sends chills up my spine, just pondering the magnificent way this entire event must have looked up close. I really can't wait to be in our Lord's presence. I pray that my lowly sinful soul is clean and pure, at least as pure as it can be when my Lord calls me to judgment. We must repent and clean up our lives; one day, we will all be accountable for every word we utter, every word we write or type, every bit of anger and hatred we harbor inside us against another. All things will be accountable. Yes God will forgive us, and God will wipe the slate clean, especially by living a life that is pleasing to Him. But that is for Him to decide. Let us rejoice in His love and His Glory.

Today like John the Baptist pleaded, I plead with all of you, myself included. Please repent and prepare, the kingdom of Heaven is near. We must empty our lives of meaningless, pointless things and fill them with refreshing scripture, spiritual songs, and the deep sincere love for our neighbor. We need to be prepared, for the days ahead. Jesus needs to be our central focus in our life. Like I recently just told my little sister Ann Marie yesterday, "In our home Jesus isn't only on Sunday's here, rather He is a vibrant live part of our lives, 7 days a week, 365 days a year." I am the Jesus addict so, I am the one always chatting and talking about Him as much as I possibly can.


I look above me and what do I see
A man in dazzling white lifted up so high,
I look again the glare is strong
Who is this magnificent glow? I ask why.

Then I hear a voice above the clouds
Oh my is that God speaking about His Son,
I begin to stare into this beautiful sight
I begin to notice all I want to do is listen.

I fall down upon my knees I couldn't stop
I literally bowed my head and went down,
My Lord, My God, you look so splendid
I believe I even see upon your head a crown.

I am here to serve you almighty Lord
There is no one and nothing to keep me from you,
I am at your service to serve you fully
Use my hands, my feet, my mouth, anything you want to.

Today out of the blue, I put a challenge before you: For 24 hours, start to finish fully 100% focus on Jesus, and let all of your time be only about Jesus, fully consumed in Him. Read, write, pray, meditate, share with someone. Trust me when you do this everyday, you get very creative and you have so much fun with it; that all you will want to do is ONLY have Jesus consuming your days, your nights, your afternoon, your breaks, your quiet time, your everyday.

Today let us pray, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Luminous Mysteries

1. Baptism of Jesus
2. Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Kingdom - A Dads View

Beads of Joy 11-03-10

The Kingdom - A Dads View
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

The response to this weeks approach on the mysteries has been wonderful. Today we looking at yet another Luminous mystery. As we move forward through the events in our Lord's life, we can see how a dad and a mom might feel or react to some of these simple basic events. But today's is a little different. Today we are reflecting on the Third Luminous Mystery - The Proclamation of The Kingdom of God. Jesus invites all of us to repent and follow Him. Our Lord's ministry begins, and this beginning has lasted for many centuries. So many have been saved, so many more seek to be saved and even more will be saved. Today's mystery is a sorta behind the scenes look at the start of new beginning to our eternity. The day our own children become leaders and or coordinators of a ministry, is most certainly a day to rejoice. I am so ecstatic and thrilled to be a follower to an almighty, powerful, loving, sincere Lord. Some of you may have children that are Deacons, or Eucharistic Ministers, Youth Ministers, leaders in the church in some capacity. All I can say is, you must be so proud of them. They are doing God's bidding and taking on a "post" to stand watch and help draw other closer to our God. I pray that my kids to some capacity get as heavily involved as I have. I made this choice 27 years ago, and I have no regrets. When you fill your life with Jesus, you don't have time for the frivolous nonsense in this life. You really find yourself preferring only a Godly atmosphere, at least that's what it has happened in my life.

It is true that many are not cut out to be leaders or speakers or anyone in a position to draw others near. But that's ok, we all can't be doing the exact thing anyway. Our gifts need to found, get dusted off and put into use for all. Some of us are good at preparing the areas we gather, others construct the areas, some even clean and maintain the area, churches, halls, wherever. Our Lord has blessed all of with something. Jesus can with full knowledge of His ministry, His mission, His reason for being here. We need to pray and listen to God's voice in the noise of this world. Do not let anything quiet down the whispering soft voice of God.


Such Joy is here I can't even explain
For my child has chosen to serve,
It won't be easy, it never is for most
With Jesus in your life, you'll get up the nerve.

How can I help, what can I do to help them
I am here to support my child and the Lord,
My services are for and shall always remain
To serve my Lord and help bring others on board.

There is no other position that serves such honor
Than to be a loyal obedient servant to God,
We get to live a humble life in His sight
And every hour of every day, Jesus gets our applaud.

I am here to help serve, I love the job
Working for Jesus is the greatest Joy to share,
Now seeing my child, my flesh and blood
Doing that which is most honorable with care.

It's really time for us to examine our hearts, and prepare our lives for ministry. Do we need a huge ministry, a building, letter head, an 800 number... Please, no, all you need is an extremely excited overwhelming Joy inside your heart and "bam" let it loose.. LOL. Hey I improvise, I do all I can to allow the Spirit of God that is within me, to come out. I know it can be looked at as immature at times, or childish, hey, but who cares. Jesus has been the center, corner stone to my life for 27 years. He is my life, I don't care what anybody thinks. There is nothing in this world that is more complete in our lives than our Lord. He is the sum total of every single thing that we need, once He is in your heart, we need nothing else... Honestly, it's true.. :)

"Grab hold of your Rosary, and pray and pray and pray, Jesus is there."

BOLDLY PRAY, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation