7 Quick Take Fridays

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Our Catholic Love Story:  Every Friday, Anabelle Hazard’s blog “Written By The Finger Of God” includes a Catholic love story.  Today, Gregg and I are featured!  It was an honor to participate in her blog and share our story.  She has some really inspiring love stories, so head on over and take a look.   Also, she has FREE books you can download to your Kindle or print out.  She wrote the books so if you are into romantic, Catholic, clean, fiction, check her out.  Thank you, Anabelle!

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All Saints’ Day:  I don’t know about you but I think that Purgatory is a sign of God’s profound mercy.  Unlike the Saints, my robe will definitely need a lengthy washing in the blood of the Lamb.  Praise God!

 “My lord, you are the one who knows.” He said to me, “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:13 

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Daily Gospel:  Each weekday, I have the daily Mass readings sent to my email box and I try to make it the first thing I read each morning. The site that sends the daily readings is called DGO, Daily Gospel Org. I highly recommend signing up! DGO includes the daily Mass readings as well as a ‘Commentary of the day’ from the Holy Saints, Church Doctors or Early Church Fathers.  Yesterday’s (All Saints’ Day) Commentary of the Day came from Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897), Carmelite, Doctor of the Church:

 “The communion of saints:  Sister Marie of the Eucharist wanted to light the candles for a procession; she had no matches; however, seeing the little lamp which was burning in front of the relics, she approached it. Alas, it was half out; there remained only a feeble glimmer on its blackened wick. She succeeded in lighting her candle from it, and with this candle, she lighted those of the whole community. It was, therefore, the half-extinguished little lamp which had produced all these beautiful flames which, in their turn, could produce an infinity of others and even light the whole universe…. It is the same with the Communion of Saints…”

Saint Thérèse reminded me that we are part of the Communion of Saints. We are The Church Militant!!  With God’s grace, even our feeble glimmer can light the whole universe. Let’s light it up!

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The Church Militant:  Election Day is right around the corner.   In case you, the Church Militant, have not been keeping track, there are  non-negotiables.  Non-negotiables are the intrinsically evil things supported by our culture of death: 

  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Euthanasia
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research
  • Human Cloning
  • Homosexual “Marriage”

In addition, this is the biggest threat to your future as a Catholic:  The HHS Mandate.  Vote and defeat Obama.  If you don’t understand what the Church has against contraception, then you do not understand Chastity.  Not a criticism, just a challenge.  Look into it.  Study it.  Spend time in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Pray for your eyes to be open. 

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Hurricane and Love:  We made it through Hurricane Sandy unscathed.  We were fortunate.  And, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and concern from our family and friends. Our cup runneth over.

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My Sweet Sister:  My sister had surgery this week to remove cancerous tumors.  I praise God for her recovery!

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On-line Dating:  There are nice single Catholic guys out there who are looking for a nice Catholic girl.  But, they could be stuck in some quaint town because that is the only place they could find a GOOD JOB.  Try on-line dating so he can find you!  Don’t limit yourself and God to your little piece of the earth!

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