7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 77

— 1 —   This Week’s Post:   Dating Non-Strategically   There is a difference between helping things along and trying to control the outcome.  Respond to him in a way that is true to who you are and what you need.  Then, trust in the Lord.

“in addition to God’s will, it takes the cooperation of two knuckleheads to make a marriage vocation.  The only control you have is over what you do.  It all requires a great deal of trust and dependence on the Lord.” 

— 2 —   Not Alone Series:  This week’s NAS topic was:  Favorite Saints! The girls shared their favorite Saint related to marriage and chastity and how s/he helped them during their time of singleness.  I wrote about my fave Saint in a guest post.  Notice that I don’t just have one!  Great job, NAS girls!

 —3 —   Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on Katie Hartfiel for her post over at the Chastity Project!  The post, Chastity Before Marriage Fosters Chastity In Marriage, was spot on.  You know Katie, right?  I wrote about her here and you can check out her amazing ministry here.  Don’t forget to follow her on Facebook and Twitter!
— 4 —  Gregg’s Surgery:  Yes, he had surgery this week.  It wasn’t anything serious but still they had to put him under.  He is recovering very well and we are thankful for that!  There was a sad moment for me when the nurses explained that they “are doing vasectomies in the smaller O.R.’s next to the regular O.R.’s”  😦
   Sigh… I get that it makes ‘logical’ sense to couples when they enter a certain age to snip snip their fertility away.  It eliminates the need for the female to be on BCPs and it prevents unwanted babies later in life.  I get it.  But, it still saddens me.  How can fear of a baby drive someone to make such a decision?  So near a sensitive location?  In such a holy aspect of our being?
    We did share with people some of the details of Gregg’s surgery just to keep them from thinking that he was getting snipped.  I mean, everyone is doing it, right?  No. Sigh.
     On a good note, the nurses were amazing!  Check out Jen’s post where she honors her fellow nurses!
— 5 —   Upcoming Posts:  Oh girls, get ready for some guest posts from MEN!  I have lined up interviews with 2 men who are working in Catholic ministry!  Both are married and have children.  They will answer my nosey questions about their experiences dating their wife. Oh, yes, I ask them about The Veil and The One and God’s Leading!
— 6 —   SOTG:  I started reading Jen Fulwiler’s book, Something Other Than God and, oh my goodness, is it riveting.  It is like she invited me into her life and nosey me is just loving it.  I hardly recognize the Jen revealed in the first third of the book.  Seriously, you will love this book.  I will do a review when I am done reading it.  In the meantime…..

— 7 —  Jen Fulwiler Tweeted Me Back:  I feel like a geeky fan for doing this, but I must.  Oh, darn.  Twitter will not connect to WordPress.  Okay, you will have to just trust me that she tweeted back to me.  She has this one part of the book where she describes her hyper-concern for her newborn baby.  She marked a spot on the floor to let people know that they could not take the baby past that line for fear that somehow the baby would launch himself over the balcony.  I told Jen in my tweet that I was able to totally relate to this neurotic first time Mom story.  When we first had our son, I would ask Gregg every night if he locked the door.  I had this exaggerated fear that someone would come in our house and steal him. Thankfully, I was able to relax and now I realize that prayer for peace is the only answer to this exaggerated fear.  The “peace that surpasses all understanding.” Phil 4:7

Happy Mother’s Day to all!  Put lots of lovins’ on your Moms this weekend!

God love and bless you!

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4 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 77

  1. Pingback: 7 Quick Takes about winners, 100th birthdays, Youtube, and Amazon | Conversion Diary

  2. Glad to hear you are enjoying SOTG, too! I have been reading it the past week, and there are definitely parts of the book that make me chuckle out loud or think, “Dang, Jen knows how to write!” And that is so neat she tweeted back at you!!! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

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