7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 20

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This week’s post:  My guest blogger this week is….Gregg!  He shares his perspective on “Attraction” and includes insights on the following:   Trust, True Beauty, Don’t Be Hot, What is Wrong With Men?, Where Is My Husband? and The Veil

May you be encouraged and blessed! 

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Liebster Award PhotoLiebster Award:  As you may have read in my other post this week, C.C. from Sacred Sharings For The Soul nominated me for the Liebster Award!  This award started in Germany and the goal is to recognize other bloggers.  It is sort of like a chain letter which is funny because I always broke the chain with actual chain letters (remember them?).  But, I was more than happy to participate and then nominate Kalondu, Jeannine, Laura and Amanda (who is receiving the award for a….3rd time!)  Congratulations to you all!

Here is a song for you, C.C (which is the song Gregg and I played at the end of our wedding reception to thank our family and friends):

Thank You by Natalie Merchant

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Holy Name of Mary Secondary SchoolA big shout out to the 9th and 10th graders from Holy Name of Mary Secondary School!  C.C. from Sacred Sharings For The Soul spoke to them this week about the powerful virtue of Chastity.  Awesome!!

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Spotlight On: Each week I am spotlighting a fellow blogger.  This week, Jeannine from Grace and Peace caught my attention with her 7QTs. Jeannine shared about a book called, “Wonder” which she and her 12-year-old son recently read.  Because my son loves to read and I want him to be reading good things, I put the book in my Amazon shopping cart.   I can’t wait to read it!

I really like Jeannine’s blog because she discusses the challenges of Fatherlessness and provides the hope found in our true Father.

 Thank you, Jeannine!  

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Sunday’s Readings:  How about the stern warnings against pride and presumption revealed in Sunday’s readings?  Yikes.  I am not sure how the false teaching of “once saved, always saved” can ever survive given these words from sacred scripture:

Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall.”  1 Corinthians 10:12

“But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did.said Jesus in the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, Chapter 13

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Rosary With The Cardinals: I was home Wednesday from work and had the privilege of participating in and praying the Holy Rosary with the Cardinals during their prayer service and Eucharistic Adoration in Rome.  Come Holy Spirit!  Enkindle in us the fire of Your love!

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Silliness:  I don’t even know who Chelsea Handler is but she felt the need to say this about Taylor Swift:

My theory about Taylor Swift is that she’s a virgin, that everyone breaks up with her because they date her for two weeks and she’s like, ‘I’m not gonna do it,'” continued Handler, who once penned a book called “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands.” “And they’re like, ‘Oh, well, forget it. Then I don’t want to date you.’ Every guy thinks they’re going to devirginize her, and they’re not. She’s never going to get devirginized, ever, ever, ever, ever.”

I will encourage you, dear Chelsea, with this:

Often times Chastity is resented by those souls not wanting to do the work and make the sacrifices that are necessary to grow in virtue— any discussion of the virtues can be like a mirror showing them their own moral laziness.”

Blessed Pope John Paul II

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!

6 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 20

  1. You are extraordinarily kind, Cynthia. Thank you so much for including me, and for awarding me the Liebster. I appreciate all you do, especially when I think of my daughter. Thank you for posting the JPII quote.

  2. I was able to live stream some of the footage at work of the Cardinals in Eucharistic Adoration…so amazing! Such exciting times to live in as a Catholic:)

    • Hi Patty! Yes, these are exciting times and we are so blessed! Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing about the Rio WYD trip for you and the other pilgrams in your group. God bless, Cindy

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