7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 80

— 1 —   This Week’s Post:  Love in DRC ~ Katie’s Mission Trip  This was my favorite part:

“They have nothing and yet they have everything.  They know what is important in life and focus on the things that matter: God, family, faith, friends, joy!  They know how to celebrate – and while I was there we had our fair share of partying, dancing, singing, and celebrating!  Mass was never under 3 hours – the opening processional hymn at the Church in the village was almost 20 minutes long!  But no one was bored or looking at their watch.  They were humbled and grateful to be able to worship their God.”

— 2 —   Next Week’s Post:  Upon my request, my Mom documented 7 short stories of her family, including the story of how her parents met.  My Mom is one of twelve children born to a young couple from Italy who immigrated to the US about 100 years ago. The plan is for me to type up the 7 stories and turn it into a book with photos.  Then, the books will be presented to our relatives at our family reunion at the end of July. I am sooooo excited about it!  Some stories are difficult to get through without tearing up.

   Well, as I was typing up the first story, which is the one about how my Grandparents met, I realized that I could share that story here.  So, next week’s guest post will be by my Mom! Oh, but I have to ask her permission first. 🙂

—3 —    June 8th:  Happy Pentecost Sunday!  I have been teasing Gregg that since Pentecost is the same day as my Birthday this year, the Holy Spirit and I are like this (then I cross my fingers like a bff sign)! No, seriously, He really has been speaking to me in a way unlike any other year!  Love Him.


— 4 —   Not Alone Series:  This week’s NAS topic was:  One Year Anniversary of the Not Alone Series!!!  Year in Review: How has your life changed in the past year? How has this community impacted you? Have fun with this! Fave post? What would you like to see more of? 

Oh goodness, I just love these girls. I have spotlighted this series in my 7QTs ever since the first one and reading them each week is my guilty pleasure.  Hey, don’t bother me, I am reading the NAS girls’ posts! ha ha

I read all their posts this week and reminisced right along with them on their favorite post and how they have changed as a result of being in the NAS community.  Thank you Jen and Morgan for being such amazing hosts! Congratulations and love to all!

You are not broken.
You are not lost.
You are not left behind.

And you are not alone.


— 5 —  Jen:  My 7QTs may or may not be late next week because I am having lunch with the amazing Jen from Jumping in Puddles!!   I am going to give her the biggest hug!
— 6 —    Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on Brett Elizabeth Wilson for her post over at The Chastity Project called:  To The Man Who Won’t Sleep With Me  She discusses what can easily be described as a ‘near occasion of sin’ and the reasons to avoid it.  Bravo Brett! You can Follow her on her blog, Prodigal Sister ~ A blog for women escaping uncertainty and on Facebook and Twitter! This was the part of her post that I think is good for us to think about:

— 7 —  Switchfoot:  We have been rocking out to this song:

God love and bless you!

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6 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 80

  1. Happiest birthday to the blogger that gave me some hope and consolation this year. I wish you and your family the best. Thank you for always sharing things with us.

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