The awful burden of the unsolved riddles of existence

           A Riddle is a question or statement intentionally phrased to puzzle someone.  An unsolved riddle is an awful burden, that we all try to escape.  We can all get caught up in our everyday lives thinking about a question.  The further we think into that question we get confused and we wish there was an answer to it all.  “Why do I have legs”, “how do humans breathe”, “why do we only have 5 fingers and 5 toes”?  We all wish that there was a way that we could solve all of the awful burdens of unsolved riddles.

            The most three common pets in the world are, Birds, Dogs, and Cats.  Yup, birds fly, dogs run and cats purr.  Why do cats purr?  Well, no one actually knows why cats purr.  Most people think it is because they are relaxed, but there is more to that, than just and human scratching your ear.  Think about it, cats don’t have a reminder that goes off in their head that tells them to purr, they just do it.  Did you know that kittens learn to purr when they are only a couple of days old?  When the kitten purrs, it is an indication that the kitten feels comfortable around the person that is with.  When the kitten is with its mother it indicates that they are bonding.  Kittens not only purr when they feel relaxed but they also purr when it is injured or in pain.  It was once thought that purring was produced by blood, but reachers soon found out that the internal laryngeal muscles are the likely source for the purr.  There is also an absence of purring in a cat with laryngeal paralysis.  The muscles are responsible for the opening and closing of the space between the vocal cords, which results in a separation of the vocal cords, and thus the purring sound. Studies have shown, that the movement of the laryngeal muscles is signaled a unique thing in a cat’s brain.  Sometimes cats purr when they are hungry, reachers have discovered that cats purr differently when they are hungry.  When the cat’s purr for food, they combine their normal purr with an unpleasant cry or mew.  Remember, you should not be scared if a cat purrs.  It might like you.

        A fingerprint is an impression or mark made by a person’s fingertip.  It is very uncommon to have two people with the same fingerprint, but it is common for identical twins to have the same fingerprint.  Why do identical twins share the same fingerprint?  Well, fingerprints are formed semi-randomly as a thing called the fetus that develops in the womb.  It is common for twins to have similar fingerprints but they are never the same.  “It’s impossible for people to have identical fingerprints,” said Mr. Jones, who works as a private consultant in Summerfield, Fla. “The study of fingerprints has been around for about 100 years, and in all that time, two people have never been found to have the same prints.”  The patterns of your fingerprint are formed with in the first 5 months of pregnancy.  So don’t be surprised if your twin has the same fingerprint as you.  It is just the way you were born, but still, no one exactly knows if all identical twins have the exact same fingerprint.  

        Have you ever eaten your food way to fast?  Did you get heartburn?  Did you burp?  Sometimes we hiccup.  Most people hiccup from time to time.  It can be very uncomfortable and even embarrassing.  Hiccups usually don’t last that long but some people have “the hiccups” for longer than 10 minutes.            So why do we hiccup?  A hiccup is a result of a muscle spasm that happens when a person breathes in bursts of air, drinking too much or eating to fast.  We know what hiccups are, but not why they occur. Each of us has a flat plate of muscle just beneath our lungs, separating our chest from our abdomen.  It’s called the diaphragm, and it helps us breathe, when it moves downward, it causes the lungs to pull in air through the nose and mouth.  And when it moves upward, it forces air out of our lungs. The movement of the diaphragm is directed by the brain, which sends signals down nerves that end in the diaphragm.  A hiccup occurs when the brain sends a signal for the diaphragm to shift forcefully downward, suddenly pulling a lot of air into the back of the throat.  The sudden change in pressure causes a narrow area in the throat to temporarily snap shut.  Why the brain sends the signals that cause hiccups, however, is a mystery.

        Why do fingers and toes wrinkle when left in water?  Our skin is covered in a thing called sebum.  Sebum is oil made by our bodies.  It is found in the outermost layer of our skin.  Staying in the water will wash away the Sebum.  Then, the water can penetrate the outer layer of your skin. This causes your skin to become waterlogged. So how does this lead to wrinkles? For a long time, people thought the water caused the skin to swell up and get puffy. Now researchers believe wrinkly fingers could be an autonomic nervous system reaction.  It’s easier to pick up wet objects with wrinkly fingers. Wrinkles on your fingers may give you more grip, kind of like treads on a car tire.  So don’t worry kids, staying in the bathtub too long does not mean that you are getting old.

          Unsolved riddles make us all mad, but solving them makes it easier to think.  Being stuck on a riddle you can’t solve for hours can be very frustrating.  You would be surprised how many people spend time thinking about questions we can not solve.  It is very frustrating, and it is like we can’t escape this awful burden of unsolved riddles.




Signs of Intelligence

Task 1:

  1. A)  David was playing the lyre.  B) They all gather in song and prayer together to show the Lord their devotion and faith.
  2.   John, Jesus, and Ezekiel
  3.   Paul and Jesus
  4.   Peter and Ezekiel
  5.   Paul
  6.  John 1:3-9 – Jesus is described as the beginning of life and all-new creation. Without him, nothing would have been created. There would be no light to overcome the darkness.  John was sent by God to prove to people that he is true.
     Mark 13:24-27 – Jesus describes the world in chaos, with the sun going dark. Then he says he will come in his glory, and bring light back to the world. If you’re in the dark, Jesus can bring the light back.
    Ezekiel 1: 4-28 – Ezekiel uses pictures to help understand God.  Ezekiel explained what he saw. He told about the four creatures,  that they had four different heads, and they had 2 wings each. He said they walked in a line with their wings touching and went with the spirit, never turning. Ezekiel also explained about the clouds and wind the creatures were surrounded by.  People were going to Moses, and he was settling their troubles and telling them the instructions of God. 
  7.  Moses, in Exodus 18:13-27 it says that should find people to help him.  Moses did this to spread his love physically bypassing everything.

Task 2:

Set A:

Luke   10:38-42


 It is just like what path you want to take when you are older the good one or the bad one. Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  Mary sat listening to the lord while Martha did work. Martha wanted Mary’s help to do the jobs but she was listening to Jesus.  Martha asked Jesus for his help to tell Mary to help her do her work but Jesus tells her that Mary chose the best choice, to listen to Jesus.

What does Mary do?

Mary was listening to Jesus but Martha was too distracted to listen. Martha wanted God to fix her problems but Mary would sit and listen to God rather than help Martha.

John 11:5-6 


Lazarus gets ill and Jesus stays with him for 2 days while Mary and Martha leave. 

What is Jesus’ attitude toward Mary, Martha, and Lazarus?

Jesus loved all three of them and felt the need to stay with Lazarus because he was very ill and the other two were not so he left them to stay with him.  He stayed two days longer so he was there for Lazarus. 

John 11:20-22 


Martha went to see Jesus and Mary stayed home.  Martha was then upset with Jesus because Lazarus had died.

What is Martha’s faith based on? Logic? A Convincing argument? Her relationship with Jesus.

Martha’s faith was based on that she had lost here trust in God and she blames him for letting Lazarus for dying.  I think she had a good relationship with him until he died and then now she doesn’t have a good relationship because of blaming him for letting Lazarus die.

Set B:

Exodus 4:10-17

Moses told the Lord to pardon his servants because he has never been eloquent not in the past or since he spoke to them.   The Lord said back that he is slow of speech and tough and because Moses complained that he could not speak well, God appointed Aaron as Moses’ “prophet” .  At the command of Moses, he took his staff. Then he stretched out his rod in order to bring on the first three signs.

What is Aaron’s role?

Aaron’s role was to speak for Moses from Jesus.

Acts 8:26-38

The angel told Philip to go south to the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza. There he would worship Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. Philip is taken by the Holy Spirit to meet a highly placed Ethiopian court official who is reading Isaiah on the way home from Jerusalem. The Ethiopian asks for and receives baptism as a believer in Jesus as God’s Messiah, promised by Isaiah.

Who are the two people in this story?

Philip and Eunuch

Why does one of them choose to be baptized?

As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized!“He commanded the chariot to stop,” and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Set C:

2 Chronicles 5:11-14

Priests and musicians gathered to share in the art of music to show their faith in alternative means

What happens right before God’s presence fills the temple?

They all gather in song and prayer together to show the lord their devotion and faith.   

1 Samuel 16:23

His music is helping to heal the soul of the people and ward the evil through the joint passion of music. He also helped him to see that music can connect people. 

What happens right before God’s presence fills the temple?

David calms Saul by playing the Lyre

Set D:

John 1:3-9

Jesus is described as the beginning of life and all-new creation. Without him, nothing would have been created. There would be no light to overcome the darkness.  John was sent by God to prove to people that he is true.

Mark 13:24-27

Jesus describes the world in chaos, with the sun going dark. Then he says he will come in his glory, and bring light back to the world. If you’re in the dark, Jesus can bring the light back. 

Ezekiel 1:4-28

 Ezekiel uses images to help understand God.  Ezekiel explained what he saw. He told about the four creatures,  that they had four different heads, and they had 2 wings each. He said they walked in a line with their wings touching and went with the spirit, never turning. Ezekiel also explained about the clouds and wind the creatures were surrounded by.  People were going to Moses, and he was settling their troubles and telling them the instructions of God.  

Set E:

Exodus 18:13-27

Moses gave them instructions from God to help them solve their disagreements or problems. Moses’s father-in-law helped him realize that he would need help to talk to all those people. He told Moses that he should find good people so they could help him. They could help with minor situations, but they would come to Moses with important cases. 

What is Moses’ problem?

His problem is that he is solving all the people’s problems through god and he is only one man. This will tire Moses and the people too.

Who helps him solve it in a logical step by step way?

Moses’s father-in-law told him to find people to help him with this task and give the word of God.  

John 11:16

Thomas who was called a twin said to the disciples to let them go so they can die with him.

Who has a very matter-of-fact attitude?


What does he say?

 Thomas said to let them go so they can die with him.  



John 20:24-29

After Jesus had risen, he came to the disciples but Thomas wasn’t with them. When he heard about Jesus’s visit, he didn’t believe them. He said that unless he put his finger in the hole in Jesus’s hand he wouldn’t believe. Jesus came back when they were all together. Thomas saw Jesus and believed. Jesus told him to believe even if you haven’t seen something, he said, “Blessed are those have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Who has a very matter-of-fact attitude?


What does he say?

 Thomas said to let them go so they can die with him.        

Set F:

Luke 5:4-11

When does Peter first begin to understand Jesus? 

Peter started to understand Jesus when Simon and Peter pulled the nets full of fish into the boat and the boat started sinking.  Peter fell to his knees, saying that Jesus shouldn’t help him because he had sinned. Jesus said to Peter that he was forgiven and that He can teach them about His forgiveness.

Matthew 14:24-33

What does Peter do when he sees Jesus? 

Jesus said, “Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid”  Peter then answered Jesus and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water”. Peter did not react the same way as the other disciples that saw and feared Jesus.  Instead, Peter answered Jesus’ question and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” Jesus then said, “Come.” As Peter got out of the boat, he then started walking on the water and came towards Jesus. While Peter was walking towards Jesus, Peter noticed a strong wind, and began to sink he then cried out to Jesus, “Lord save me!” Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. Jesus then said “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”. When Peter sees Jesus he answers and follows him out onto the water. 

Matthew 17:1-8

What does Peter suggest in this passage? 

Peter said that these mountains are a great place to be, so he says he can make three dwellings for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah.  Peter suggests that these mountains are a great place because the sun lights up Jesus’ face like lanterns, and Jesus talks to them shortly after his clothes became dazzling white.

John 13:3-10

What does Jesus do?  How does Peter respond?

 Holy Thursday; when Jesus and His disciples are having the Last Supper in the upper room.  Jesus presents himself to his disciples as a servant and washes their feet in a basin. When Jesus offers to clean him, Peter responds in a stubborn manner, stating that unless Peter washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus can have no share with him.  Simon Peter continues to say that if Jesus is to clean His disciples, He should not only wash his feet but also his hands and his head.

Based on these passages, which of the intelligence does Peter often use to understand and respond to Jesus?

This tells us that Peter knows Jesus would have some form of response to his actions, thus further confirming his knowledge of interpersonal intelligence. Passage two further develops Peter’s responses to Jesus. We read of Peter’s response to Jesus’ pleas for him to come out onto the water with him.  Peter comes as Jesus commands him. In passage three, Peter recognizes the presence of others and offers to make dwellings for them. Passage four shows another act of Peter’s humility, telling Jesus that his feet, hands, and head all need to be washed to really be clean.

Set G:

Romans 7:14-23

The Inner Conflict 

Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my innermost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Who does Paul talk about as he tries to explain law and grace?

Paul speaks of sin and how it makes him make the wrong choices and do what he does not want to do. Paul is talking about himself and how he is sinning.

The passage talks about how Paul is admitting that he has sinned and that he does not do what he wants to do but what he hates.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

 I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom.  For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. But shows faith in God.

  What does Paul say helped reveal the power of the spirit?

Paul reveals the power of the spirit by saying he chose not to know nothing among him except for Jesus Christ and him being crucified. He came to the spirit and said this he was in fear.

He also asked for his help in what to do.

2 Corinthians 12:7-1

He is content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

 Paul understands that in his grace the law that God has given him is visible.

Which of the intelligence is Paul using in these passages to help people understand God?

 Paul used fear as his intelligence to face the fears of the spirit. 



Commandments of the Church

I think that everyone should follow the commandments because Jesus died on the cross for us and we should respect and follow what he would want us to do and the rules he would want us to follow.

1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor

2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season.

4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.

5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

The fourth Church Commandment is commonly remembered as abstinence from meat on Fridays, and abstinence-plus restriction to one meal only on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The details are quite various, including some countries to allow for a different way of penance on at least ordinary Fridays. The whole of Lent is of a penitential character, though no specified practice is required.

As early as the time of Constantine I, especial insistence was put upon the obligation to hear Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, to receive the sacraments and to abstain from contracting marriage at certain seasons. In the seventh-century Penitentiary of Theodore of Canterbury, we find penalties imposed on those who contemn the Sunday.

The precepts here implied came to be regarded as special Commandments of the Church. Thus in a book of tracts of the thirteenth century attributed to Pope Celestine V, a separate tractate is given to the precepts of the Church and is divided into four chapters, the first of which treats of fasting, the second of confession and paschal Communion, the third of interdicts on marriage, and the fourth of tithes.




My motivations survey came back with the number one result being, Support, A keystone adds the support that an arch needs in order to its job, bearing weight. Like an arch, when we’re given support, we gain additional tools or assistance and that can help us perform our tasks at an even higher level of excellence.  My second title is relationships.  We all form relationships with other people. Some are good, some are not so good. When we work and interact with someone, no matter how frequently, we form a relationship with them. It’s difficult to imagine any circumstance, at work, at school, in person or online, where we don’t form a relationship of any kind.


Father Joy’s first visit

We met Father Joy today and he said he is from a place called Kerala in India.  Did you know that Kerala is smaller than Nova Scotia?  Nova Scotias’ square kilometers is 55, 284 and Keralas’ square kilometers is 38, 863. Did you know how many people live in India?  Well, there is 1.339 billion people living in India in 2017. There are more people living in India than there is Canada.  Exactly 3 India’s can fit in Canada.

Father Joy went on explaining a little bit about himself and his family. Father Joy’s sister is now a pediatrician in a hospital still living in India.   He has 4 brothers and a sister, his sister is a nun and she left home when she was 18.  He did not explain anything about his brothers but he did say that is parents are still both alive and they are 85 and 84.

Father explained that he knew he wanted to become a priest because he loved helping people and helping them find God.  Father explained that he talked to his sister a lot about it because she is a nun and she knew what he was trying to say.

Father Joy has been a priest in two different places.  He has been a priest at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish and St. Theresa, Edmonton.  The religion in India is very big.  There are so so many different religions in India.

Education in India is very different than in places like Canada or the USA.  Education is provided by public schools in India.  You would be interested to know that Catholic Schools in India invite No-Catholics to their school.  free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to children between the ages of 6 and 14. Over the years India has got a better education system.

Healthcare in India is also different than healthcare is most, healthcare in India is different because India is not a very rich country, therefore they can’t afford everything.

This is the church that Father Joy now works at:


This is Father Joy:

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          When I took this test on My Blueprint, my top result came back as Social Science.  I am a 100% Social Science person. It shows that I like to learn about the world and the aspects of life.  The topics may include History, Geography, Law, and Politics.

The second topic that came up was Physical Education.  It says that I am a 94% PE type of person. Physical Education courses have helped me understand and appreciate a healthy and active lifestyle. Topics may include Sports, Wellness and Health Sciences. Being physical can help both my physical and mental health.  

The third topic that came up was the Business. I like to have a job that includes money and math. Work in an office would be an example. It says that my Career Clusters would be Human services.  This cluster involves working with families, individuals, couples, and communities, and helping them manage issues through counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services. 

I would like to help people find what they need in life or help the look for a job or something along those lines because I am a very social person.  That is something that I did not know I would be interested in untell I took this survey. 

I would also like to do anything with sports, whether that includes being a coach, physical trainer, or be a manager of a college sports team.  It would also be really cool to be a Lawyer or and person that deals with laws.  The survey says that I am 100% a Social Science person and that fits perfectly into that category. 

The survey also says that I like to learn about different languages and how to speak them.  Language courses help me develop communication skills in a different language. Topics may include: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. English courses help you develop my English language skills and gain a deeper understanding of literature. Topics may include Reading, Writing and Communication.

I also like science, it is cool to learn about the earth, bodies, and chemistry.  Science courses help me develop an understanding of basic scientific concepts and how they relate to other parts of your life. Such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

The Ten Commandments

  1. I am the Lord your, God:  you shall not have strange Gods before me.    ~I am the Lord your, God: you shall have me as your only God

2.  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.      ~You shall speak only good of God.

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.          ~You shall not forget to keep the Lord’s day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.       ~You shall not disrespect you, mother and father.

5. You shall not kill.    ~You shall keep living things alive.

6. You shall not commit adultery.    ~  You shall leave married people alone to their spouse.

7. You shall not steal.    ~ You shall leave other peoples thing alone.

8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.                                       ~You shall be truthful to your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s wife.                    ~You shall leave your neighbors’ wife alone.

10. You shall not covet                   ~You shall leave your neighbors goods alone.
your neighbor’s goods.

My Interests

My results are 77% Investigative and 77% Enterprising.  The survey says that I am a bit of a Consultant person.  Under the Investigative category, it sys that Investigative occupations involve working with theories, concepts, information, and ideas. Curiosity, reasoning, logic, research, analysis, and science are typical activities in Investigative occupations.  Under the Enterprising category, it says that Enterprising occupations often involve the world of business. They regularly involve starting and driving new projects. Enterprising occupations frequently require leadership and management skills and the willingness to take risks. 

I feel that the poor people that follow God, that are kind, do not steal should have better.  The ones though that are mean and steal items should be punished but still, forgive.  Everyone can be poor in spirit because all of us do not have everything and all of us are not the best.  Everyone is poor in spirit.  Some good wishes would be like helping others and give back and wishing.  every person is able to give back and help the poor.  I think that everyone in their own way helps the poor or thinks about helping the poor.



Thou Shalt Not Covet