sabbath evening

Sabbath evening.  I leave for Austin Saturday morning and don’t return until Tuesday night.  I will either be gone from Tumblr for a week, or the conference will be awful and I’ll liveblog it a little.  We will see!  Either way I get to meet the Presiding Bishop, which is pretty cool.  

Everytime naririnig ko ang kantang Michelle (by the beatles) eh lowkey napapawish ako na sana Michelle nalang sana pangalan ko tapos talagang maiiyak ako sa tuwa at kilig pag may makakapag-idea na kantahan ako nito kasi nga kapangalan ko raw tas match daw yung feelings nya at yung kanta ganern lol.

Pero ano uhh ang gusto kong gawin ngayon is lumabas. Yun lang. Pero pinaka gusto ko talaga is umuwi. Hug ko lang kama ko mga 3 days keri na. Because i’m sad huhu even Black Sabbath songs can’t cheer me up.


There’s something fundamentally satisfying about books that fit comfortably in one’s hands, and it’s tempting to imagine small prayer books like this one as someone’s frequently-handled personal possessions. 

In this late 19th-century example, a turned-down corner marked the beginning of the Sabbath evening service, while a prominent typo and the verdigris smear transferred to a flyleaf from its decorative brass clasp hint at a bit more of this book’s story as an object that was made, used, and eventually experienced deterioration.

Prayers of Israel, with English translation (New York: Lewine and Rosenbaum, 1888). From the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection.

i had a dream last night that it was halloween on a tuesday but for some reason i wasnt gonna dress up until thursday, and i was handing out candy to little kids at like 5pm? bc for some reason my neighborhood was jewish in the dream so all the parents took their little kids out early so they werent out when the Sabbath started even though it wasnt friday. also i was gonna dress up as robbie from gravity falls. psychoanalyze THAT, theresa.


1970. Paranoid

 is the second album by  band Black Sabbath. 

To capitalise on their chart success in the US, the band returned to the studio in June 1970, just four months after Black Sabbath was released. The new album was initially set to be named War Pigs after the song “War Pigs”, which was critical of the Vietnam War; however, Warner changed the title of the album to Paranoid. The album’s lead-off single, “Paranoid”, was written in the studio at the last minute. Ward explains: “We didn’t have enough songs for the album, and Tony just played the [Paranoid] guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty, twenty-five minutes from top to bottom.”

this is arguably one of the first true classics of metal ever. Paranoid improves markedly on it’s predecessor to give us a memorable, high-quality album with a moderate portion of gloom to further enhance Black Sabbath.

 even today it remains a masterpiece of Metal. It advanced the Metal genre by a large extent, and for that reason alone it is a must have, but what really makes it stand head and shoulders about the crowd is the riffs and soloing present, as well as excellent drumming and great vocals. The fact that it was released in 1970 only further adds to the greatness of it. Essential.

 "one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time"

       Tony Iommi   Geezer Butler   Ozzy Osbourne   Bill Ward 

doctorbluesmanreturns  asked:

Two food questions because it's nearly lunchtime for me: 1) If you kept strictly kosher, what food would you miss the most, and 2) Do you have a huge meal every Sabbath evening, one of my friends was telling me how her family has three hour dinners filled with prayer and LOTS of food. Have a good one!

This is totally late, ha.

I’d miss the mix of meat and dairy the most. No cheeseburgers, no meat pizza, and being super-careful over timings between consuming meat and then dairy. It would just do my head in, to be honest.

And… Shabbat’s difficult. My brother doesn’t take part at all and really can’t handle socialising over a long meal. And my mother finds it difficult to use utensils thanks to her hand spasms and muscle wastage. For example, I’ve spent the last two Erev Shabbats alone because that’s just so happened to be when her fibromyalgia has flared up. So it’s just not practical to do the same in our house anymore. We used to – at least, my mother and I did – but it’s pretty pointless now. We tend to eat before Shabbat starts and pray with the lighting of the candles. 

anonymous asked:

What is Tokyo sabbath?

Tokyo Sabbath is an awesome (?) SMT4F marketing ploy where you click things to make demons appear and increase numbers. Demons are invading Japan, etc. Here’s how you can get started:

First, click here. This takes you to the actual battle page where it asks for your location. If you’re down with that, click okay then click on this button to fuse a demon for points:

After, you can choose to watch the current demon horde’s HP go down but it’s pointless. Then go check out the map here and you can maybe see the demon you summoned on top of your actual location!

If you want to fall down the rabbit hole like I have, as soon as your demon is summoned you can just refresh the page to do it again. And again. And again, and so on. For some reason, all of the overseas addresses are being funneled into Okinawa, so all the points we earn go to their horde. It’s pretty funny, as I and some others earned enough yesterday to catapult Okinawa above Tokyo, which was acknowledged by the official Twitter.

So, if you all have some time to spare, maybe click a few demons here and there. I’d love for nothing more than to one-up Tokyo and turn this into the Okinawa Sabbath! Maybe they might even pay attention to where it’s actually coming from.

forourtimetoo  asked:

Hi! I'm a practicing Catholic, but up until this year, I went to confession VERY rarely. I've been going more frequently, but that's led to a lot of questions. Basically, I'm not sure what one should confess - clearly, one's sins. But what about things that don't easily fall into the 10 Commandments? Self-harm, emotions/ impulses that one doesn't act on, letting one's self down? I know the confessional isn't the therapist's chair, but does that limit what one should confess? Thanks, & God bless!


Here is an examination of conscience that you could use before going to confession. I did not write it, but took it instead from this website:

1. You shall have no other gods besides the Lord your God.

Do I love God above all things? Is He number one in my life or do I put myself before God? 
Has money and pleasure become more important to me than the God who created me for Himself? 
Do I pray often? Have I neglected my friendship with God by neglecting prayer? 
Have I been involved with occult or superstitious practices, i.e., fortune telling? 
Have I ever received Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin? 
Have I told a lie in confession or deliberately withheld confessing a mortal sin?

2. You shall not take the Lord your God’s name in vain.

Have I ever committed perjury, that is, lied under oath in a court of law? 
Have I ever lied after “swearing to God” that I am telling the truth? 
Have I ever used God’s name out of anger, that is, as a curse?

3. Keep the Sabbath day holy.

Have I deliberately missed Holy Mass on the Sabbath (Saturday evening through Sunday)? 
Have I ever missed Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation or an important holiday in the liturgical calendar (i.e., Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas, Mary the Mother of God, etc.)?

4. Honour your father and your mother so that you may live long and flourish.

Do I disobey my parents? 
Do I fail to respect them? 
Do I swear at them? 
Am I ashamed of them? 
Do I let them know I love them? 
Do I lie to them? 
Do I steal from them?
Am I obeying and honouring those in place of my parents, such as teachers and principals? 
Do I skip class? 
Do I lie to my teachers? 
Do I swear at them?

5. You shall not kill.

Am I killing myself by taking illegal drugs, such as marijuana? 
Abusing alcohol? 
Have I had an abortion? 
Have I ever counselled anyone to have an abortion? 
Do I stand up for the unborn child’s right to life, or have I merely accepted society’s anti-life mentality? 
Have I used abortifacient contraceptives or encouraged anyone to do so?
Have I sterilized myself in any way or encouraged anyone to do so? 
Did I participate in or approve of euthanasia or “mercy-killing”? 
Have I murdered anyone’s reputation by deliberately spreading rumours or keeping rumours alive by passing them on? 
Do I nurse anger against anyone? 
Hold a grudge? 
Refuse to forgive another? 
Have I cursed anyone?

6. You shall not commit adultery.

Have I ever had sex with anyone? 
Have I had sex with myself? 
Have I ever watched pornography either on the Internet or through some other media? 
Have I ever freely and deliberately entertained impure thoughts? 
Have I practiced any form of contraception? 
Am I modest in dress?

7. You shall not steal.

Do I steal from my parents? 
Do I steal from friends? 
Have I ever stolen from a stranger? 
Have I stolen any property from a store? 
In other words, have I ever taken what rightfully belongs to another?
Do I gamble excessively? 
Do I seek to share what I have with the poor and needy?

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

Am I a liar? 
Am I guilty of detraction, that is, making known the faults of others? 
Am I guilty of slander, that is, spreading lies about someone? 
Do I gossip about others? 
Do I reveal information that should be confidential? 
Am I “two-faced”, that is, have I been a certain kind of person to some people, but a completely different kind of person to others?

9. & 10. You shall not envy your neighbour’s wife and goods.

Am I envious of others? 
Do I wish that others be deprived of the goods or talents that are theirs? 
Am I jealous of others? 
Do I harbour unforgiveness and grudges against others? 
Am I a resentful person? 
Do I put down others?

 As far as self-harm and impulses that one cannot control, they do not always have to be confessed as sin because they are more impulsive acts that arise from having mental illness. Objectively speaking, self-harm is a sin, but subjectively, we are often not guilty if we don’t realize what we are doing.

However, just because we struggle with mental illness does not mean we let ourselves off the hook. We have an obligation to get help, and at the very least to read up online through the many excellent therapy and self-help websites that are out there. Even on Tumblr, there are some pretty good bloggers who post tips for battling depression, anxiety, self-harm, etc.

If one refuses to read and seek help, and if one refuses to act on the tips that others offer us, then that should be confessed as sin because it is willful refusal to take care of our mental health. Some people have even yelled at their doctors or therapists and said, “SHUT UP, I tried that already and it doesn’t work.” 

I cannot count how many I know who have gotten angry deep down, but who have actually, behind the scenes, not really tried the options and ideas that are given to improve mental health. When we don’t make the effort to work on mental health, and get lazy, and want recovery to be easy, we make our life more hopeless and miserable, and we make others miserable with our lashing out at them for trying to help us.

So when it comes to confession, you are right. It is not meant to be therapy and psychologizing. It is meant to be spiritual accountability and healing from the effects of sin, and sin is turning toward the self and indulging ourselves when we should try to be generous to God and to neighbor. 

But certain elements in our psyche and mental thoughts can still be sinful, even though they are part of mental illness. The element of just having a lazy or bad attitude and needing to enable and rationalize our problems gets into the arena of sin.

Without condemning us for being mentally ill, our conscience should still challenge us to ask what we are doing, today, to constructively build a new life? Even cancer patients in chemo, with desperation and pain, fight to hold on to their physical life and to do stuff that will wipe out the cancer. The least a mental patient can do as well is fight for the survival of their mind, when it is playing tricks on them and trying to rob them of inner peace. God bless and take care, Fr. Angel

Red Top

I will never again judge the murderer
His ways no longer exotic
Misunderstood or rash to me,
Behind the headlines preaching purity
A collective casting of the first stone
A judgement upon me as I cross sides alone
How fear must leave you
As you null and void breath in bare hands
Master a godly days work and truly rest on the sabbath
Sleep, it may even come
To the morally dead and the spiritually numb