— 1 — This Week’s Post: Hope Even Mr. Darcy found it! Virtue in women changes Men!
— 2 — Awesome Guest Post: Keep an eye out for a guest post on Monday, August 12th featuring Britt from Proverbial Girlfriend!
— 3 — Twitter: It’s official. I like Twitter more than Facebook. Twitter has this matchmaking service where it sends you the Twitter accounts of those whom you might be interested in following. It’s networking feature is supremely better than Facebook. This week, Steven Ertelt began to follow little old me. Who is Steven you ask? He is the courageous founder of LifeNews.com! He is big time and I am little itty bitty time. Quite an honor!
— 4 — Artificial Means Makes It Shallow: This explains a lot:
“….We must recognize once again that those who cut themselves off absolutely from the natural results of conjugal intercourse ruin the spontaneity and depth of their experiences, especially if artificial means are used to this end….”
Blessed Pope John Paul II (pg 69 in Love and Responsibility)
— 5 — Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord: I loved this reading from the Book of Daniel. Daniel refers to God as the Ancient One.
“As I watched : Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool ; His throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire.
A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.
As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, He received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.”
Book of Daniel 7:9-10.13-14
“And our nation. It’s full, so full. Of stuff. Too much stuff. We can’t see through it all.
The Haitians. Their stomachs are empty. Their homes are empty.
Their eyes are full. Sometimes of pain. Sometimes of joy.
Their churches are full.”
— 7 — Healthy Conviction: So…..after I read Laura’s post about her trip to Haiti I told Gregg that I think we should spend our family vacation next year on a mission trip. He looked at me like I was crazy because I am the type that complains if I forget my straight iron. Or, if our house rises above 75 degrees. You get the picture. But, the part in her post about having too much stuff really convicted me. Yet in a good way. What would I be like after such an experience? I can see my future detached and compassionate self and I want to be that girl. I want my heart to break for what breaks His.
God love and bless you!
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