7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 52

— 1 —   This Week’s Post:   Friending Limits  Just a little advice on friendships with men. 🙂 

— 2 —    3-Date Rule:  I had a question from a girl about the 3-date rule.  The reader was wondering if my advice about not talking about the guy with family and friends until after 3 dates applies to her Mom. I thought that was such a sweet question.  It made me realize that I need to explain the 3-Date Rule a little better.  Which I will do next week!

 3 —   Not Alone Series:  The topic this week was….Patience!  I think this week may have been my favorite and it would be hard for me to spotlight just one girl’s posts.  They all shared their struggle with patience in a candid and beautiful way!  Read and be inspired!

— 4 —  Spotlight On I wish I could give the person credit who mentioned the Parable of the Butterfly in their post (It was Nikki ~ here is her post).  I thought it was one of the Not Alone Series girls but I read each one again and didn’t see the reference to the Butterfly.  Anyway, I shared this video and parable with my son and I think it made a big impression upon him.  The butterfly needs the struggle caused by the cocoon in order to push the fluid out of his body and into his wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly ends up with a swollen body and shriveled wings.  It was never able to fly.  Our struggles are also designed by God.

— 5 —   Your Body Is A Weapon: One of the readings from Mass this week included this truth:

“…And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness.” Romans 6:12

— 6 —   Psalms:  I love how this sacred book opens with a bang!

“…Blessed the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked nor walks in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of the insolent. But delights in the law of the LORD and meditates on his law day and night.  He is like a tree planted near running water, that yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade. Whatever he does, prospers…” Psalm 1

 — 7 — I Am Not Always Right:  The Lord has blessed me with two distinct opportunities this week to help me understand that my assessments of people can be very, very wrong.  Thank you for loving me, Lord!

“For whom the Lord loveth, He chastiseth…”  Hebrews 12:6

God love and bless you!

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3 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 52

  1. I was away at a retreat for the weekend so I am now catching up on blogs. I am so glad the parable made such a great impression on you son, I think I was an early teen when I first heard it (maybe 12) and it was an important message I needed then. Even though it was forgotten somewhat until I heard it again I realised the message was never really lost. So I pray that even when he forgets the story (or thinks he forgot it) the message is not lost for him either.

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