“Praise the Lord for He is Good”– this it my 100th post.

Praise the Lord for He is Good © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

 Praise The Lord! This is my 100th. post! Exactly 9 months and 2 weeks ago, I was sitting at my computer desk, hopelessly lost in Blogging for Dummies, WordPress for Dummies and Teach Yourself Visually WordPress, trying to figure out what the difference was between HTML and a plugin. When I finally did manage to set up my blog, it was so late that my first post did not get out until 30 minutes after midnight. Of course, all of you good patient souls who have followed my blog from its earliest days know that my posting habits haven’t changed much. Thank you all who have followed and still follow this blog in spite of irregular and sporadic posting habits.

 As I explained on my “About” page, this blog exists for the purpose of assisting in vocational discernment. My hope is that as often as you – my readers – visit this blog and journey with me, as we all work to discover the Call that God has given to each of us, your own unique Call will, in some way, be made more clear.

Holy Cross! © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

 My blog is dedicated to St. Teresa of Avila O.C.D., the reformer of the Carmelite Order and the foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. My own years of discernment have lead me to the Order of Discalced Carmelites – the Order she founded – and it is my belief that St. Teresa will help find my home, someday,within the walls of one of their monasteries. Until then, she is helping keep me on the right track and keep my foot out of my mouth. Praise the Lord for He is Good and His Goodness is reflected in His saints – and I have, on occasion, probably stretched good St. Teresa’s patience pretty thin.  

 Posting my 100th. post is, at least for myself, a prominent achievement and a momentous occasion deserving of a little pomp and solemnity. To mark the occasion, I will again dedicated my blog to St. Teresa of Avila and then conclude by sharing some stats.

Dedication of the blog to St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb thee;
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance

St. Teresa of Avila embracing the Child Jesus © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012

Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God Sufficeth.
– St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

 

St. Teresa, please pray for us. I consecrate this blog to God through your hands. Your poem is the inspiration for this blog. How well you penned that “God Alone Sufficeth,” and how fitting this message is for our times. In our day and age, when we are tempted to put our trust in materialism, relativism, secularism, and what ever other -isms are out there, you remind us that He is All and in Him nothing is lacking. God Alone Sufficeth.

Now for some stats.

My blog has:

  • 100 posts
  • 4 Pages
  • 9 Categories
  • 256 Tags
  • 14 Widgets

– & soon to be more

In the 9 months and 2 weeks this blog has been in existence, it has received:

  • 89 Legitimate Comments
  • 2,037 Spam Comments
  • 20 Followers
  • 10,781 Views

In the past week alone, this blog has received:

  • 118 views from the United States
  • 19 views from Belgium
  • 13 views from India
  • 9 views form the Philippines
  • 8 views from the United Kingdom
  • 7 views form the United Arab Emirates
  • 4 views from Jordan
  • 4 views from Canada
  • 4 views from Bulgaria
  • 3 views from Indonesia
  • 3 views from Viet Nam
  • 2 views from Mexico
  • 2 views from Poland
  • 1 view from Saudi Arabia
  • 1 view from Germany
  • 1 view from Australia
  • 1 view from Macedonia
  • 1 view from Kenya
  • 1 view from El Salvador

– It really is the World Wide Web

A heartfelt thank you to all who follow my blog. You give meaning to my pile of “straw” – as St. Thomas Aquinas would say. I am deeply grateful for your continued attention, despite my irregular and sporadic posting habits. I am aware that the past 100 posts have been a hearty mix of good ones and not-so-good ones. Thank you nonetheless for reading them all. I look forward to publishing better, more enlightening and uplifting content in the next 100 posts. Please pray for me, my vocation and my continued discernment. In turn, be assured of my daily prayers for you and your intentions. Thank You! Have a sacred and blessed Easter Triduum. 

Sacred Cross! © GodAloneSufficeth.com, 2012 Photo Courtesy of GMU

About KJ JMJ

Hello. My name is Ken. I have been discerning the Call for quite a long time, since I was knee high and my Grandpa took me to Holy Hill. I am particularly discerning a vocation as a Discalced Carmelite Friar. I hope this blog offers some assistance to you in discerning your own vocation. Please visit this blog often and journey with me as we all discover the call that God has given to each us.
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2 Responses to “Praise the Lord for He is Good”– this it my 100th post.

  1. annebender says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post Kenny! Keep going to 1000 and beyond-your straw is building a fire of love for the Lord!

  2. annebender says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post Kenny! Keep going to post 1000 beyond! Your pile of straw is building a fire of love for the Lord!

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