Monday, April 21, 2014

That scary thing I did

So, do you remember when I said I filmed that YouTube video on Catholicism? Here it is! Overall, I think it turned out really well and I feel accurately represented (thanks, Soul Pancake). Oh and I KNOW I said "we have been A catholic for eight years" I know, I KNOW. I'll be face-palming about it forever. The YouTube comments section is rife with questions and misconceptions. I think I'll do a follow up post here trying to answer some of those. If you have a question or something you would like to know more about, leave it here in the comments. If you don't, I'll assume you agree fully with everything I said. (Just kidding). If there are a fair amount of questions I might even do a little crappy vlog post so you don't have to real a novel and maybe (if you're lucky) I will drag Kirby into the fray. Anyway, click on (yikes!).

51 comments:

  1. Blythe- found your blog through this video. It must be somewhat nerve wrecking and vulnerable to put yourself out there like this. You are so brave! The video is awesome and informative, and I love how you are willing to answer the tough questions, albeit effortlessly and graciously!

    -Hanna

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    1. HOW TO GET OVER MARRIAGE OR RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS SOLVED WITH LOVE SPELL: CHECK ON DR. SAMBO WEBSITE: http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb



      Hello to you all,i want to use this time to thank Dr. Sambo for what he has done for me last week here ,my names are marjorie mc cardle from Australia,
      I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contact this man called divinespellhome@gmail.com Execute some business..He is really powerful..My Husband divorce me with no reason for almost 5 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love him so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and he woke up one morning and he told me hes going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when he came back from work he tender to me a divorce letter and he packed all his loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have him back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 5 years So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and his picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solutions when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that hes with a woman and that woman is the reason why he left me The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring him back.but i never believe all this he told me i will see a positive result within 24 hours of the day..24hours later,he called me himself and came to me apologizing and he told me he will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and i got pregnant a month later and find a better job..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him


      divinespellhome@gmail.com CONTACT THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CALLED DR SAMBO… HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS divinespellhome@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW AND BE FAST ABOUT IT SO HE CAN ALSO ATTEND TO YOU BECAUSE THE EARLIER YOU CONTACT HIM NOW THE BETTER FOR YOU TO GET QUICK SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS,
      visit his website at http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb
      Phone number:+2348039456308.


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  2. Blythe, thank you for sharing the video and part of your life through this media. I find Zack to have a good sense of humor and a wonderful person and interviewer. You have a wonderful perspective on life and you were wonderful sharing yourself and your family and friends in this video. Thanks again, Robert K.

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  3. I love that you and your friends are breathing life (in more ways than one!) into the Catholic Church. It is refreshing to see you living it out and displaying to the world the beauty that is there. Your children are blessed to have you nurturing them in the fullness and stability that the Catholic Church offers.

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  4. I too found your blog through this video (when Bonnie & Kendra shared it) and found it to be so inspiring. Truly. Thank you for witnessing to the beauty of the Church's teachings and for sharing the way Catholicism enriches your life. Blessings to you and your family!

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  5. Great interview. You did a wonderful job and have a BEAUTIFUL family.

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  6. Great interview. You did a wonderful job and have a BEAUTIFUL family.

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  7. I really enjoyed seeing this as well as reading your blog! My husband and I converted to Catholicism 10 years ago and the main driving force for us was the issue of Christians being one, you put that so beautifully! We also have 5 very young kids so it's fun finding someone I have so much in common with...too bad I'm in TX! Your joy and light in this video is sure to attract people to the Church! God bless you and your sweet family!

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    1. Aw thank you!!! I love connections like that. So happy to hear a bit of your story:)

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  8. I think you did a lovely job explaining what Catholicism means to you. You are amazing, keep doing what you do!

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  9. Thanks for being such a beautiful witness of our Catholic faith! God bless you and your family!

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  10. So... how to say this without completely freaking you out...

    Can I be your best friend?
    A little strong? Fair enough.

    But seriously, putting yourself out there in such a beautiful, honest way was so encouraging. It affirms what I already know to be true, that there are fun, hip, holy Catholics out there and maybe we're not so rare.

    I've been praying for a real-life community like yours to exist when we move this summer (wishing it was Fillmore, now) to Denton, Texas. Any chance you know of someone exactly like you that I can go live next door to? (But don't tell them you sent me, I wouldn't want to come off creepy...)

    Now, if you need to delete this and then block me, I understand...

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    1. Hahah!!! You're so awesome. You're my friend. I love the extend community of Catholics... Being reminded that there are really people just like us. All over. Big, beautiful family!

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  11. I found you through Bonnie's posting of your video and can I just say (without sounding creepy) that I love, love, love your video! You seem so full of joy and life and happiness. Exactly the kind of person to testify for our faith.

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    1. Cannot say thank you enough, seriously.

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  12. I watched your video via a Facebook link and just loved it. Thank you for putting yourself out there to represent our faith in such a beautiful way! As a fellow young Catholic mother, I was inspired as I'm sure many others have been. THANK YOU!

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  13. Hi Blythe, I am actually protestant (Presbyterian),but wanted to tell you that you spoke with such grace about your faith.
    One thing I'd love for you to expand more on is the Hail Mary prayer. Is is a prayer of confession or is a prayer to Mary? Just curious!
    Love your blog!

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    1. Yes!! I'll touch on that in a upcoming post. Stay tuned.

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  14. The video is wonderful. You did a great job. Found you from the post over at Bonnie's blog. So glad I did! Your family is beautiful and your blog is too. Can't wait to read more. Have a great day.

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  15. Ahhh I finally finished watching the vid! I loved it, and goodness, how well spoken and how beautifully you represent Catholicism in such concise answers. My favorite part is where you say because you don't like the disunity you ARE Catholic. Love it!

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  16. I saw it on my FB page-- I loved the video. I love seeing big Catholic families as....normal. And, Zack was HYSTERICAL! :)

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  17. I'm new to your blog (via Camp Patton) and loved your video! Thank you for representing Catholic life and motherhood so beautifully!

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  18. I found your blog via Grace from Camp Patton and like her, I'm kind of obsessed and might read your archives from beginning to end like a boss during naps. I'm a Catholic convert (six years now) and my husband and I now have four kids, four and under including fraternal twins. We are also making the decision to homeschool for various reasons, and hey fellow Californians too! Anyway I'm now following your blog and I look forward to reading more. Your day in the life post left me exhausted btw.

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  19. I loved this video! My husband and I converted to Eastern Orthodoxy a couple of years ago from a very evangelical background such as yourself. While there are differences in the two religions obviously, there are a lot of similarities too..more so than with any Protestant religion. Its been hard for me to find people to relate to, so thanks for this video and blog too;)

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  20. Blythe, you were so well-spoken and humble and welcoming. I'm proud and thankful to have you represent our Faith!

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  21. Oh neat. New Catholic reader here (from Camp Patton). I'm excited to find another Catholic mom blog. (I'm sure there are a lot of them out there) but I'm excited to fill my blogroll with others religiously like-minded. Thank you for sharing in this video, I bet it was terrifying, but you make it look so easy. :) What an adorable family you have.

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  22. Well, doesn't the Lord work in very mysterious ways. I just watched this video this morning, Misty from Misty's Mornings linked to it on Google+. The I finally catch my breath during rest and quiet and start reading through Camp Patton and she link to her new favorite blog and here you are again!

    As I was watching your lovely video this morning, my husband wandered in the office and a couple of kids and we were enamored by your gracious smile as you spoke about Holy Mother Church.

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  23. Oh gosh, I love this video, and your family is just beautiful! Thanks to Bonnie, Grace, Hallie, (and a host of others now), I'm in your blog fan club, ha! You're the epitome of what we should be - thanks for doing the video!

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  24. Ok, so many people linked to that video that I had to finally watch it (I'm kind of an anti-video clicker for no good reason...) and I loved it! Way to represent the faith beautifully - no way could I pull anything like that off in such an articulate manner :) You're awesome!

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  25. What an amazing witness! Loved it! :)

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  26. I saw it few times cause I love it so much! :)

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  27. Found your blog the other day and just watched your SoulPancake episode without knowing that's what you posted this week! It was so beautiful! I have a similar story, just celebrated 10 years in the Church after converting from the Baptist faith, homeschooling mama of four...thanks for your beautiful witness to this amazing life!

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  28. Hi Blythe- thank you so much for a joyful and truthful presentation of the faith! I just shared this with my group of Catholic mothers. I am so enjoying your blog too!

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  29. This is awesome; you were so brave! First time visitor...found you through Camp Patton. : )

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  30. Just watched the video via Catholic All Year. Thanks for sharing your witness, it's a great testimony to the beauty of Catholicism lived out, and it's great that you talk about your journey into the faith. Hopefully that will speak to others who are searching! You are also blessed to have a beautiful family (and home!). Happy Easter.

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  31. What a great video! Thank you so much for representing our faith and the vocation of marriage so well. (Would you consider helping us let the bishops know that there are a lot of us out there who joyfully embrace the Church's teaching on marriage and children? Please read and sign! http://joyfulvocation.wordpress.com/)

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  32. I just watched this video and want to say THANK YOU so much! I'm actually on a journey right now of trying to figure out where I fit with Christianity, and I'm so interested in Catholicism. I'd love to hear more about your conversion. It seems really scary for me to go to a Catholic church for the first time, but I'm feeling drawn to do that. Any pointers for someone who isn't Catholic learning more about what it means to be Catholic? Also, it sounds like your husband converted, too, but I'm in a position where my husband is not really religious at all. He is willing to go to church with me, but for me not for his beliefs. If you have any advice or know anyone in this position I'd love to hear how they manage that. It's not a huge problem right now, but it could be one in the future.

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    1. I love this question!! Email me. I would be so happy to chat more in depth about this... Xo

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  33. Watched it. Loved it and I wanted to squish each of your beautiful kiddos.

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  34. Hi! New blog follower thanks to Grace, Kendra, Ana, and Hallie. (I knowww. Your blog is so hot right now.) I finally made my way over here and now I'm just going through ALLLL your archives. Fantastic. I really LOVED the video. Thank you thank you thank you for your beautiful Christian witness!

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  35. New reader via Camp Patton. Thank you so much for so perfectly sharing the Faith so beautifully, in spoken word and through your children. Being salt of the earth never looked so lovely.

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  36. When I saw that SoulPancake was doing a video on Catholicism I was skeptical. So skeptical in fact that I avoided the video for a few days, convinced it would only make me mad.

    But then on Easter Sunday I watched it... and I was in absolute awe of how wonderful it was! You are an incredible witness of the joy of our Catholic faith, and the entire video I just sat there saying "YES! EXACTLY! AMEN!" :) And just when I thought it couldn't get better, you mentioned NFP!

    My husband and I are so grateful for your brave witness, and we are inspired by your family. Thank you for stepping out and allowing Christ to witness the beauty of His Bride, the Church, through you are your family.

    God bless you always!!

    be at peace
    walk on water
    be not afraid

    d*

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  37. So great!!! I loved that they ended with the shot of the kids :). I feel like they totally "got it." The joy, the hope, the love, the fruitfulness. God bless your courageous self for being open to the vulnerability of putting yourself out there and on camera!

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  38. Wow! I am catholic and really love and appreciate what you said in this video. So often people think of the Catholic faith as somber and negative (at least in my experience) but you so beautifully showed the joy and grace of our faith. My husband is Baptist and we often discuss the differences in our faith...I can't wait to share this with him! I sometimes have a hard time articulating what I love about being Catholic and the beauty of confessing your sins. I really look forward to a video on the Hail Mary and what Mary means to us Catholics. You very honestly have helped to restore my faith and remind me of the things that I so love about being Catholic. Thank you for your vulnerability and willingness to share a piece of your family's story. I look forward to hearing/reading more!
    So much love,
    Melanie in Toronto, Canads

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  39. Hi I loved this im a catholic in Australia with four young children the way you explained why and how you are open to life in your marriage was great. I have been thinking that when people ask about the size of our family and our plans for more kids in the future it is a perfect chance to witness to gods love and generosity. But I find it really hard to find the right words. Thanks that really helped xo

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  41. HOW TO GET OVER MARRIAGE OR RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS SOLVED WITH LOVE SPELL: CHECK ON DR. SAMBO WEBSITE: http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb



    Hello to you all,i want to use this time to thank Dr. Sambo for what he has done for me last week here ,my names are marjorie mc cardle from Australia,
    I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contact this man called divinespellhome@gmail.com Execute some business..He is really powerful..My Husband divorce me with no reason for almost 5 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love him so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and he woke up one morning and he told me hes going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when he came back from work he tender to me a divorce letter and he packed all his loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have him back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 5 years So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and his picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solutions when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that hes with a woman and that woman is the reason why he left me The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring him back.but i never believe all this he told me i will see a positive result within 24 hours of the day..24hours later,he called me himself and came to me apologizing and he told me he will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and i got pregnant a month later and find a better job..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him


    divinespellhome@gmail.com CONTACT THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CALLED DR SAMBO… HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS divinespellhome@yahoo.com CONTACT HIM NOW AND BE FAST ABOUT IT SO HE CAN ALSO ATTEND TO YOU BECAUSE THE EARLIER YOU CONTACT HIM NOW THE BETTER FOR YOU TO GET QUICK SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS,
    visit his website at http://divinespellhome.wixsite.com/drsamb
    Phone number:+2348039456308.


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