7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 19

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This week’s post: Unless our bodies and our souls are harmonized, it is impossible for us to relate to the opposite sex! As promised, this week’s post provides insight and suggestions on how to merge and reharmonize your body and your soul.  May you be blessed!

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First Reconciliation Report:  Hallelujah!  Our son’s First Reconciliation was awesome! As we were leaving the church, he did one of those “yee haw” side kicks.  Then, we all went out to lunch to celebrate.

He is like a new man.  I am serious!  All week he has been a little more obedient and mature.  Anyone else notice such an obvious work of grace in their child upon receiving this wonderful Sacrament?

Our church encourages Parents to also go to confession while their children are receiving their “Second Sacrament.”  So while Gregg was overseeing, encouraging and coaching our son (Gregg is so awesome), I went to Confession.  There was another Dad in line in front of me who was in the confessional for quite some time, praise God!  I was expecting him to come out sort of hanging his head or with a stressful expression on his face.  But, no! He had a little ‘giddy up’ in his step and a smile on his face. Like a prisoner set free!  Isn’t that what we are, praise the Lord?

I was grateful for the extra time to examine my conscience because it allowed things to surface that felt really good to confess. It is so good to have grace to strengthen my resolve. God knew we needed this beautiful and powerful Sacrament.  Thank you, Lord!

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new_evangelists_monthlyNew Evangelist Monthly: Tomorrow, March 2nd is the first Saturday of the month so it is time for the New Evangelist Monthly round-up. Check out this “informal, dynamic, crowd-sourced “meta-magazine” showcasing the best posts faithful Catholic bloggers publish each month. Here you will find many different, but faithfully Catholic viewpoints, insights and perspectives.”

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Spotlight On:  Stefanie from A Dreamers Wife blog listed The Veil of Chastity on her February Bloggers in the Spotlight post last week!!  I was more than thrilled to be among bloggers like Jen and Hallie!!  It was great to meet new friends like Biltrix

So, I decided to spotlight a fellow blogger each week on my blog.  This week, Mrs. Mary Virginia’s blog, Couch of Red is in the spotlight for her 7QTs, mostly because of this hilarious video:

I think anyone with a child who has tried to teach them math will find this funny.  God bless all you teachers out there.  I have no idea how you do what you do!

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NASCAR Rant:  Pretty exciting Daytona 500 last Sunday, huh? To be honest, I have become less and less of a NASCAR fan over the years simply because it seems to be so commercialized.  They seem to drum up drama just so that they have a story to tell and generate ratings.  That is a big turn off for me.  But do you know what is really a big turn off to me?  The people they allow (hire?) to sing our beautiful National Anthem.  They almost always ruin it.  Nails down a chalkboard. Ugh.

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 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:  I just love him.

BXVI Last Tweet

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The Lord Speaks: Don’t ya just love when the Lord speaks to you just at the right time?  This week lesson for me was about showing mercy to others.  Just when I needed to learn this lesson, the reading for that day was presented to me: 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:36-38

“Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Gulp.  Okay, putting my blinders on and minding my own business now! 

God love and bless you!

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For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!  We are praying for you and your little baby, Jennifer!

8 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 19

  1. I was coming over to congratulate you on all your awards–and then I saw that you linked to Mary, who is a friend of mine from high school! In fact, we just reconnected last week after she found my sister’s blog. Because my life is awesome, I was in the town she lives in now and we had dinner. What a small Catholic world! Anyway, congrats on all the affirmations you’re getting and most especially on your little boy’s squeaky clean soul!

    • Thank you, Meg! I will let him know you send your congrats! That is amazing that you know Mary. She is part of the People of Praise and I know a number of folks in that community. She most likely has no idea who I am but I found that “teach kids math” video to be so funny. God bless you and we look forward to your next visit! Cindy

  2. I’ve been clicking around your site and am fascinated! I see now that I was likely protected by God from unintended unions. I also love how you refer to premarital sex as a powerful drug. This is an excellent comparison that I will use when I discuss relationships with my children. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

    • Hi Jeannine! I was clicking around your blog last week and just loved it. Thank you for your sweet comments. I was hoping this blog would be a resource for parents and I would love to hear your feedback when the time comes. Actually, I am not a proponent of “the talk” with kids but instead believe that chastity is taught daily. The ‘finer details’ can be gently incorporated with a good foundation in the nature of marital love. 🙂 God bless you and thank you again, Cindy

    • Hi Stefanie! Thank you for your sweet comment. You know it is funny because I started this blog as a way to see if there was interest in my book before sending it out to publishers. But, I am being so blessed through this blog that the book has moved to the back burner. It is so nice to hear encouragement about it so thank you again!

  3. Congrats J!!! That is fantastic!!! We have also experienced such a wonderful grace as a family from confession! T had a special present for E as she walked out of the confessional last year at her first… Not possible to be more thankful for my family! AND I am happy to report a frequent attendance, continuing grace!!! 🙂

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