Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Urgent Ministry Update

BEADS OF JOY 11-27-12 “Beads of Joy Ministry - Update”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
Urgent? Indeed!, it’s all about our ministry...
Hello my friends, I am so glad you have taken the time to read today’s blog. Today I wish to share with you, the topical expansion of our ministry. I was initially considering making separate places (twitter and blog) to focus on health (mind and body), relationships (marriage and parenting) and a look at some of my own personal and some rather odd hobbies that cost me $0.00 to enjoy. I realize for the most part our online Ministry (Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry) strictly, most, even exclusively focuses on “Prayer”. And I know it has much popularity and it draws in many interested around the world. Nothing at about what already exists will ever change; in fact it will continue to only grow.
What I feel led to do through much prayer and the guidance of the Spirit; is to expand our ministry to cover not only our Spiritual well-being, but also our physical and mind and relationship well-being, the whole body, encompassing our whole life. I have experience in all facets of these endeavors. Wow!! Ok, breath….that was a long sentence. LOL. But in the nutshell that is exactly what our ministry will be doing. My love for our Spiritual direction and choices in life has been in my heart these past 29 years (since 1983) I really enjoy being an evangelist and promoter of the Rosary and Prayer. My love and experiences and desire to promote “Family” has also been my whole life, which is indeed wrapped up the Spiritual experience; after all being married 26 years (since 1986), and being a dad for 24 years (since 1988), my heart and spirit feel led to share more and more about these very aspects that are part of many of our lives.
So from today on, I will be intergrading within my blogs and tweets; reflections, insights and experiences to all these topics to hopefully help encourage and lead many to a more total healthier you. I am not perfect, by no means; and I certainly don’t live day by day sinless. I am just like all of you, dealing with all the normal and even abnormal challenges of married life and relationships, parenting of multiple children, physical challenges of over-eating and inability to focus on taking care of myself. I hope these topical inclusions; to our ministry helps everyone even more. I ask that you to feel free to share your story, share your challenges with us, if you feel led to; so that maybe we as a community to help guide you, lead you and encourage you to better overall health.
Thank you everyone for your dedication and devotion to our Lord through the Rosary and your own personal prayer life. May it continue to grow and flourish as time goes on... All of you are always in my prayers. I hope and pray that you have a most spectacular, exciting day.
Jesus, I Trust in You.”

Your Brother in Christ Jesus
and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Husband's Joyful Rosary

BEADS OF JOY 11-25-12
“A Husband's Joyful Rosary”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
Today, I give to you A Husbands Joyful Rosary: Meditations of the Joyful Mysteries. I love the Rosary so much; I recently dusted off some of my oldest journal notes about multiple Rosary Mediations that I began back in the late 1990’s. I referred to them as “The Career Rosary”, what that means actually is that all our commitments is life revolve around the thoughts and reflections and meditations of the Holy Rosary. Today I will share with you the meditations of a husband spiritual role in The Joyful Mysteries:
1.   The Annunciation: Dear Lord in HUMILITY, I ask that you and our Lady guide my heart in this most Joyful Mystery to be a better more devout, sincere husband. The Annunciation has taught me of the great humility Mary had before God in His request. In this mystery I ask for your blessing that I may continue to stay selfless, always keeping my cutie pie first; I also wish to continue to be very consistent in the small things that she relies so much upon me in (working- keeping my job; helping out at home and with our kids); I also accept her criticism, and admitting to her when I am wrong. Furthermore Lord I shall always accept her apology immediately, never allowing her to feel unforgiving; and I will be generous when I am really right and she is really wrong, never making her feel belittled. I offer all this up to you my Lord. (Our Father who art in Heaven…)
2.   The Visitation: Dear Lord in CHARITY, as we enter into the second Joyful Mystery I ask for you to help me to be an even better husband in Charity, real Charity, the Charity that becomes implanted in my heart loving my precious wife like never before. I know Lord that this Charity means I will never become a judge against my love and that my kindness and understanding grows deeper in my true love for her. I won’t ever take advantage of her weaknesses or shortcomings; and my patience and love will help guide me only to love her with completely unlimited understanding and patience. This Charity I speak of is fully focused on my devout love for You my Lord. Your way is the best way and only way for me to love my precious wife with all my heart. (Our Father who art in Heaven…)
3.   The Birth of Jesus: Dear Lord in SPIRITUAL POVERTY, as I begin this third Joyful Mystery, I continue to ask that You guide my heart to be a better husband. Know Lord, that in my union with my wife, a relationship I place much value upon; even in the most difficult of times, I shall always love her. For she is the woman You have blessed my life with; I will always come to You my Lord for strength, for in You my weakness will be made perfect in the strength You work through me. Nothing in this life will ever draw my attention away from You or her Lord. Nothing in this life will ever distract or derail that which holds the most value to my life. For in possessing nothing, I shall be able to attain all things. (Our Father who art in Heaven…)
4.   The Presentation of Jesus in The Temple: Dear Lord in OBEDIENCE I begin this forth Joyful Mystery, asking that You always continue to draw my heart ever closer to You. My life shall always remain open to God’s Will, this openness will empty my heart of all of its selfishness; asking You alone Lord to guide my heart ever closer to You; while I continue to always direct my precious wife to You. As You Lord were brought to the Temple in obedience to the law, I to shall direct and bring my wife and our family to You Lord, to Your altar, in Your presence. In your abundant love Lord we shall grow completely aware of Your invitation to unite with You in that love. (Our Father who art in Heaven…)
5.   The Finding of Jesus in The Temple: Dear Lord in the Spirit of PIETY I come before you in this fifth Joyful Mystery. In the true Spirit of Piety I shall always desire to do what is pleasing to You Lord. My role as a husband is one that I do take seriously. Yes we have had our share of challenges and obstacles, our life shall always have these things that interfere with our focus and our purpose. Today Lord I promise to continue living a life that is pleasing to You, no habits or addictions shall ever come before You; and in doing so they shall deepen my love for You and for the wife You have blessed my life with. Hand in hand to the altar before You Lord; marriage is a sacred alliance of two souls united as one, to love and honor You alone... Together Lord. (Our Father who art in Heaven…)

Jesus, I Shall Always Trust in You.”

Your Brother in Christ Jesus
and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas 2012 - Challenge

BEADS OF JOY 11-23-12 “Christmas 2012 Challenge”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
I CHALLENGE YOU: Here’s a switch up, consider giving to Jesus yourself more fully while giving Jesus to others for Christmas… Today’s world is changing, and not necessarily in a good way, but it is in some ways good that many more are turning to God for answers. Let us in our own lives, start to more seriously give Jesus more and more of ourselves to Him, here are just a few ideas to start with:
1.    Humility: This is the truest most difficult gift to give, not impossible, but difficult indeed… Anything I share I have lived and I have done. I won’t ever challenge anything to anyone if I myself haven’t already been down that road. This gift needs to be practiced in all aspects of our life. Humility is a hard teaching. We must learn to swallow our own pride and our own desires, placing others wishes and desires first, always. By doing this we offer the pain of it to our Lord. It is humility that changes us, we are nothing without Jesus, and humility brings that reality into the light for us to see.
2.    Confession: Another very difficult gift to give to our Lord, more difficult when the reality is just you sitting face to face with a priest; though you can sit behind a screen if you feel more comfortable. I guess the first step here in that this gift is the one gift that helps you take away all that comes between you and Jesus. The straight and narrow path that leads us directly to Jesus has no room for our own selfish desires and the sins we embrace. And we do have sins that we embrace, we all know that. The sins we say to ourselves, “Oh that’s harmless, no one is being hurt by that.” We think that, forgetting that even if no one else knows or sees or is affected by what we are doing; Jesus has taken to heart our disrespect and lack of true love for Him.
3.    Serving Others: This gift is a gift by example that Jesus himself gives to us every single day. Honestly you should consider this to be one of the greatest gifts you can ever give to Jesus. Placing others first is an honor, giving to others your time, your stuff and your treasures; don’t hold back my sisters and brothers. It is so wonderful when we can indeed help others with our words of love, our words of encouragement, our support and love always unconditionally.
This is just a mere start to so many more gifts I want to share with all of you. Just think of the possibilities if so many more of us, together start putting Jesus and others first in our lives. This world would change in so many positive ways.
Please know that I am praying for all of you, and I mean that. You guys have been the greatest GIFT that our Lord has given me the opportunity to love and embrace and pray with each day. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, pray for you and ask for God’s blessings for your families, your challenges, your diseases and all that hinder your time away from Jesus…  

Jesus, I Trust in You.”

Your Brother in Christ Jesus
and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Encouraging Words To All

BEADS OF JOY 11-11-12 “Encouraging Words To All”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
I would like to take this time in this short note to encourage you to Pray The Rosary. LOL. I wonder how many people knew I’d say that. Of cause I wish to also encourage you to be very creative with the skills and passions that God has instilled in your hearts; and I’d also like to encourage you to be very out-going and friendly encouraging others to love Jesus and Mary; and yes I would encourage you to be forgiving always, which isn’t always easy, but should still be encouraged. But today for now at the beginning of this blog, I say to you...
Take up your rosary, and follow after Jesus, with Mary by your side.”
The Rosary is jam packed with so much PEACE and so much LOVE and so much JOY that once you get seriously started in praying the Rosary everyday; you will find out that your desire to Pray The Rosary everyday will increase. Take a moment to look at the SPECIAL gifts… the Fruit of these most blessed mysteries…
The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation – Humility, trusting fully in God.
2. The Visitation – Love of Neighbor always, embrace them.
3. Birth of Jesus – Poverty has it’s Joy wrapped up in Jesus.
4. Presentation of Jesus in The Temple – Obedience to God.
5. Finding of Jesus in The Temple – Joy of finding Jesus in your life.
The Luminous Mysteries
1. Baptism of Jesus – Openness to The Holy Spirit.
2. Wedding at Cana – Mother Mary always leads us to Jesus.
3. Proclaiming The Kingdom – Repentance and Trust in God.
4. Transfiguration – Our constant desire for holiness.
5. Institution of The Eucharist – To always be able to adore Him in His presence.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. Agony In The Garden – True sorrow for our sins.
2. Scourging At The Pillar – Purity in all that we do.
3. Crowning With Thorns – Courage for our faith.
4. Carrying of The Cross – Patience and strength.
5. Crucifixion of Jesus – Perseverance in all things.
The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection of Jesus – FAITH
2. Ascension of Jesus – HOPE
3. Descent of the Holy Spirit – LOVE
4. Assumption of Mary – Grace of a Happy Death.
5. Coronation of Mary – Trust in Mary’s Intercession for our prayers.

Now do you see how EXCITING the Rosary is !!!

Jesus, I Trust in You.”

Your Brother in Christ Jesus
and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS