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7 Quick Takes - Friday, August 17th

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What a week!  I feel like I've been working every day for 3 weeks this coming weekend included.  We are going to our Deacon's Lake House for the weekend with the Core Team.  It should be fun with these 8 teens (just 2/3rds of our team): team building activities, hanging on the boat, games, team bonding, etc...  What an adventure we are going to have!

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Life in a parish with a new pastor have proven to be harder than I first imagined.  There's a lot of change and adaptation from all, mostly the parishioners.  I look forward to meeting with him next week to give him my vision for youth ministry and know his for this ministry and for our parish.

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Who are we & where are we going?  That's the question of the hour for us and for our teens.  The theme of the first Confirmation III session we are doing for the new 9th grade Confirmation program.  I'm hoping and praying this goes amazingly!

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Target is AWESOME!  Just found a great deal on facebook and also saw a old gift card I received for Christmas so just bought 2 new dresses for just 11.44 (including free S&H and tax)!!!  WHAT a day!
got that one in black & another in a yellow print!
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Two great quotes from the Venerable Solanus Casey.
"We must be faithful to the present moment or we will frustrate the plan of God for our lives."
and another great one...
“We worry and fret about tomorrow as though our dear Lord had never spoken a word about His divine providence, or proved His loving solicitude for each of us a thousand times a day.” 
It's a prayer group I've become part of that was begun by a friend of mine from back home.  We all pray 3 Hail Mary's for each other every day and with the amount as it is on Facebook (443), I'm grateful for the almost 1400 prayers each day for me as well as the people in the Apostleship of Prayer who are praying the Morning Offering each day.  I can feel the power of these prayers every day.  Join us!

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Ran 2 miles again today outside!  Getting pretty excited about my running accomplishments.  Might actually be ready for that 5K in October!!!

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Well, that's all folks!  See you on Monday!

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  1. That dress is super cute. I love Target's clothes.

    Grace and blessings in your meetings with your new pastor! Transition is always tough, but it keeps us from being complacent.


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