— 1 — This Week’s Post: Is Romantic Love a Decision? I have heard many times that love is a Decision. This week I discussed the idea that Love is really Sacrifice. Did you see Proverbial Girlfriend’s comment? So good. I hope the post was a blessing!
— 2 — Not Alone Series: This week’s NAS topic was Dating vs. Courtship. I did not get a chance to read the posts this week but I will! It was interesting to me that there were only a few entries and I am wondering if the topic was too confounding. There are so many definitions of Courtship that it would be a difficult topic to write about. I think Gregg and I dated but it had all the chivalry of a courtship. Does that make sense? See, tough topic! Anyway, I plan to read these this weekend.
— 3 — Pope Paul VI: Happy Birthday! # lovehim
— 4 — Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on Maura from Made In His Image. I was retweeting her like it was my job this week! Amazing! Here is an example of her wisdom and heart:
“As she looked back on her life she saw that every time she was rejected from something she desperately wanted, it was really our Heavenly Father whispering gently to her, “Hold on sweetheart I have something so much better for you. Let me surprise you.”
— 5 — St Agatha: My dear friend has breast cancer and four of us women just finished the St Agatha novena. One of the girls sent everyone a charm of St. Agatha (it was delivered to me at work) and I had to keep from breaking out in tears right there in my office. Do you know the story of St. Agatha?
— 6 — Blessed Is She: Have you heard about this blog that has daily scripture meditations which follow the daily Mass readings? Oh, please subscribe! It is so amazing and even Audrey Assad writes for the blog. Today’s readings were amazing:
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
— 7 — Vanity of Vanities: How about yesterday’s reading?? Such a good reminder. Priorities.
Book of Ecclesiastes 1:2-11.
“Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun?
One generation passes and another comes, but the world forever stays.
The sun rises and the sun goes down; then it presses on to the place where it rises.
Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north, the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds.
All rivers go to the sea, yet never does the sea become full. To the place where they go, the rivers keep on going.
All speech is labored; there is nothing man can say. The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor is the ear filled with hearing.
What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun.
Even the thing of which we say, “See, this is new!” has already existed in the ages that preceded us.
There is no remembrance of the men of old; nor of those to come will there be any remembrance among those who come after them.”
God love and bless you!
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I think courtship vs dating is kind of controversial so a lot of people didn’t write. I agree there are so many connotations of courtship…I think some people view “Chaste dating” as courtship…see confusing!
I agree Beth Anne and I enjoyed your post. You brought up a good point in that the older you are, the less likely it is that your parents will be involved in the process (which is often a characteristic of courtship). Praying for you! Cindy