• Welcome to the Cukierski Family Jesuit Mission Site Blog! As  many of you know, Walt is an avocational archaeologist.  I'm writing the first blog post for him...but..he's taking over after this :) We live on very special "consecrated" land (which was offered to us the year my mom died in...no coincidence!)  In 1667, Father Jacques Bruyas arrived here (on our land) to act as the first missionary to the Oneida Indians.  Soon after his arrival, the Indians built him a chapel which he named St. Francis Xavier (yes, on our...

  • I have always wondered why..in John 11... it said Jesus wept?? The weeping was over Jesus' friend Lazarus. I always thought...hmmmm..why are you weeping... you knew you were going to raise him up? Then it hit me... Jesus wept because He knew that even after He raised Lazarus he would eventually die again. Death was not God's original plan. Satan is the one who brought sin and death into our world! I'm not a theologian..but the thought that perhaps Jesus was also weeping because of the sorrow our family and...

  • I've spent years researching the miraculous benefits of Hemp Oil and have used it successfully on myself.  Studies suggest that it may have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of many conditions including body aches, healthy blood sugar, worriment, the blues, joint health, positive cognitive brain function, addictive behavior, neuro protective issues, cardiovascular function, and other serious ailments.  It has been shown to suppress colon cancer tumors in mice and to actually kill breast cancer cells in lab studies by Dr. Sean McAllister at the California Pacific Medical Center. It also...

  • Be prepared to use a few tissues while praying this.  Those tears are truly a gift though. -------- Loving Father,I surrender to you today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say, “Yes” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, you are the Lord of my whole life. I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back.Holy Spirit, bring me to...

  • My 5 Rules for Sanity... I LIVE TRANSPARENTLY. I know I’m not perfect...no one is. I pledged several years ago to be totally transparent in everything I do. You will not be able to pull out any "drawer" in my life and find something hidden. I AM CAREFUL WHO I LET INTO MY LIFE. I don’t just let anyone into my life....it's just not safe or prudent. Yes, I am blessed with many friends, but I have a very tight inner circle. What I have found is that it’s a...

  • (Audio below) We must remember that forgiveness is a decision.... it is definitely not a feeling. I've never experienced a case of the "warm fuzzies" after choosing to forgive someone. God asks us to forgive. We may still have feelings of dislike and anger even after we forgive, but we must forgive. Entrust your hurts and your emotions to Jesus. It's not uncommon to have to pray for the grace to transcend the pain. Holding on to the bitterness and hurt is a type of "pseudo power".... all it does...