7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 14

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Book Review:  Please check out this week’s post.  I continue my thoughts on the book Would You Date You?  Does God arrange marriage?  Does God have a specific person for you? 

God designed us to be “fully human and flourishing.”  Yes, it matters to Him!  May you be blessed!

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March For Life:  I went to the March for Life in 1995 and 1998.  Therefore, I have not been a wimp my whole life.  But, I feel like a wimp tonight as I write this.  I live about an hour from D.C. where the March is taking place tomorrow. It is verrrrry cold here and it snowed last night.  It is supposed to snow again tomorrow. But that does not stop you brave and amazing Marchers. I know many of you who plan to March.  Thank you for your loving, caring, Christ-like hearts.  Crown jewels in heaven await all of you.

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Vigil for Life:  Gregg and I sat and watched the procession at the Vigil for Life from the Basilica.  The procession took like 30 minutes!  Did you see all those wonderful, holy Seminarians? And the Bishops and Cardinals? Oh, and the Brides of Christ singing sweetly! How about all those young people attending the Mass? And the parents who brought their babies?  Wow.  So inspiring!  Thank you, Lord for all of them and for EWTN!

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MelchizedekMelchizedek:  Speaking of wonderful, holy Seminarians, Bishops and Cardinals, I have always love the Priest Melchizedek from the Old Testament.  Whenever his name is mentioned during Mass I always get a big smile on my face.  Well, I was tickled to see that one of the readings from this week actually mentioned both Melchizedek and the Veil:

“…we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to hold fast to the hope that lies before us. This we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, which reaches into the interior behind the veil, where Jesus has entered on our behalf as forerunner, becoming high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”   Hebrews 6:19-20

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Cardinal John Henry Newman:  Just when I started feeling like a wimp for not attending the March For Life, these words were presented to me by my Guardian Angel:

God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow I am necessary for His purposes, as necessary in my place as an Archangel in his—if, indeed, I fail, He can raise another, as He could make the stones children of Abraham. Yet I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling.”                 Cardinal John Henry Newman

Hopefully my calling here as an advocate for Chastity provides a link in the chain and a bond of ‘connexion’ with all of us who are Pro-life. 

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virgin-mary-and-jesusA Poem About Mary and Jesus: Found Here.  The Virgin Mary, the first pro-life Marcher.

Jesus and Mary

Body of Christ, from Mary’s body; Blood of Christ, from Mary’s blood.

Jesus the bread, Mary the yeast; Mary the kitchen, Jesus the feast.

Mary the Mother by whom we are fed; Mary the oven, Jesus the bread.

Mary the soil, Jesus the vine; Mary the wine maker, Jesus the wine.

Jesus the Tree of Life, Mary the sod; Mary our God-bearer, Jesus our God.

Mary the silkworm, Jesus the silk; Mary the nurse, Jesus the milk.

Mary the stem, Jesus the flower; Mary the stairway, Jesus the tower.

Mary and Jesus, our castle entire; Mary the fireplace, Jesus the fire.

Mary God’s ink, Jesus God’s name; Mary the burning bush, Jesus the flame.

Mary the paper, Jesus the Word; Mary the nest, Jesus the bird.

Mary the artery, Jesus the blood; Mary the floodgate, Jesus the flood.

Mary and Jesus, our riches untold; Mary the gold mine, Jesus the gold.

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Google Search:  My bloggy friend, Amanda from Worthy of Agape, shared the google search words of those that land on her blog.  So I thought I would check out what searches led to my blog:

  • why did he stop chasing me
  • how do i stop chasing my husband
  • stop chasing your married lover he will miss you then
  • accepting my permanent singleness
  • the veil: blessed repeated rejection
  • guy inconsistent contact
  • when to stop sleeping with him
  • i will not pursue you god will send him to me
  • chastity the hidden treasure

Sigh. God love you all.

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4 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 14

  1. One of my favorite things about the March is seeing all of the religious, aside from seeing all young’ns like me and reuniting with a bunch of my friends! My college was also a seminary, so I think I got kind of used to seeing tons of men running around in black, but you’re absolutely right; in huge numbers like at the Basilica, there’s no possible reaction but to just be in awe of the Church! Have a good weekend, Cindy!

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