Friday, March 15, 2013

7 Quick Takes March 15 2013

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Prayers of thanksgiving for our new Holy Father.  Let us be a people of faith, hope and love.  Let us rejoice in this gift to our church and pray that he will lead us through these trying times.  Viva il Papa!  We're so excited that he has an Ignatian background!  St. Ignatius was a powerhouse of spirituality.

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Now back to our regularly scheduled Lent.  How is yours going?  I have to admit that the hardest part for me this Lent is not having my 4:00 pm cup of coffee.  It's been so chilly and dreary around here lately that that warm cuppa joe about that time really hits the spot.  Can't believe how much I miss it some days!
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We were given another Lenten sacrifice the other day...our van broke down.  Seems like it is something with the transmission.  We hope it is only a hose or something like that, but irregardless of what it is, right now we are without the vehicle which can transport us all.  This means a lot more strategic maneuvering as well as splitting up for things like Mass and activities.  Yay!
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Are y'all excited for St. Patrick's feast day? Our parish is a St. Patrick church and since we can't celebrate it on Sunday, we are having a special Mass on Saturday morning.  We will be bringing Mr 7 yo there and then he will celebrate his first Reconciliation.  Please say a prayer for him :)  On Sunday we get to eat our annual St. Patrick's day dinner at my in-laws...corned beef and cabbage with carrots and red potatoes and her wonderful soda bread.  I'm not Irish, but I sure do look forward to this feast!

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 Don't you just love this face?  We went to the zoo this week and were lucky to find the giraffes indoors which meant that we were able to get a really good look at them.  This is the face of a mama giraffe that is due anytime now.  Giraffes are pregnant for 14 months and deliver babies that are about 6 ft tall.  I have to say that she looked pretty good given the circumstances.

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Have I mentioned here yet that I've been reading Matthew Kelly's book "The 
Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic"?  I haven't?  Well, let me tell you that I am finding it a very good read and I would highly recommend it to everyone.  It is an easy, quick and very engaging and informative read.  I believe there's something in it for every Catholic.

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Car issues and eating.  That's all we have planned for the weekend!  Hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend yourselves.

God Bless! 
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  1. It's funny how often my 7QT linky ends up right next to another Laura. So, I just thought I'd say hello! So impressed you're giving up your 4pm coffee!

  2. LOVE the giraffe picture! There's an ongoing joke in my family about me which involved giraffes so they are frequently the subject of a gift at birthdays and Christmas (my sister actually made me a stuffed animal giraffe last Christmas!).

    I love our new Holy Father so much already, too! I'm even doing a giveaway on my blog in honor of his election (

    God bless you!