Skip to main content

7 Quick Takes Friday, Oct 25

--- 1 ---

Quote For Today:

The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love.
- Saint Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787)

--- 2 ---

The Color Run!  A while ago, I had committed myself to run this race; however, I was too late to sign-up and picked a different run (see #3 below).  But a parishioner asked if we could volunteer to throw the color at each of the kilometer markers - UM, yes - best part!  Also found out that one of my teens and another one of my great friends are both running - so a great choice!

that'll be us on November 17th!
--- 3 ---

My 5K is coming up in just 36 hours!  I can't believe it's finally here.  I'm excited and nervous - hoping it goes well.  Running along the way!

--- 4 ---

I've also already committed to another run with my brother in the Spring (either in NYC or Atlanta - depending on where his job brings him).  This might actually be the craziest part of the entire adventure that has been running the last 3 months!

--- 5 ---

Last night we went to our Middle School Halloween party with the Catholic Campus Ministry students.  Here we are all dressed up (I was a flower girl - ie: hippie).

Here we all are!
--- 6 ---

I just reserved this book - as an audio book...

Jane, get ready - cause here I come!

--- 7 ---

Speaking of books - to feed my potentially unhealthy obsession with Lino Rulli and The Catholic Guy Show Podcasts (just listening to old ones from years ago - and they are funny!!!).  I'm going to read Sinner again (his book).  I've also decided I'll probably have to give him up for least I've prepped that just 4 months ahead of time!!!

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!


  1. I keep thinking I need to read some fiction and Pride and Prejudice keeps coming up. PLus my teen daughters have read it and It would be nice to read it with them and then discuss. My own in-house book club.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

I Look Into my Inbox and What Did I See?

I receive the weekly notes from the Catholic Match Institute since my unsuccessful dabble in Online
Dating some time ago (link) and today's included the face of one of my favorite priests. A man who helped me become the Catholic woman, for better or worse, that I am today. He is doing a series of five videos for CM through Advent. The first two are below ... I encourage you to watch them and stay tuned for the next three! Fr. Ananias, OSB - what an Advent treat!

(almost) Another Year Older

Today is the day before my 32nd birthday. Thirty-Two years alive in this world and I sit down to try to actively think about what I've done in the last year, what I've accomplished to keep my mind from being overwhelmed by what I haven't done: marriage and kids.

When I was a kid, it snowed every single year on my birthday until I moved to Charlotte almost 9 years ago. Now this year, well it's the day before, but in Charlotte that's close enough to count I wake up to the below. So many of my birthday parties were cancelled or changed when I was a kid because of a giant snowstorm.

But anyway, back to the things I've accomplished this past year. I became a godmother, again, to a young woman who came into the Church through RCIA with her father. At 17 she was baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil.I was promoted at work. Twice. I've been given the opportunity to develop a new product offering and am going to spend the next year implementing it at a parish ju…

When Others Despise You

In general I appreciate when people like me, as I think most people do. For me, it's really hard when people dislike me, even if I don't have to be around them all of the time. I get anxious thinking about the next time we will be in the same location and if I'll be able to just kindly avoid them or if there will be an awkward confrontation. There's a line in scripture about how blessed we are when others despised us because they hated Him first. Him, being Jesus, of course.

But is that always the case? Am I applying a section of scripture to a situation to which it has no relationship? Am I using a passage of scripture to make myself feel better about the actions that I'm going to take, to justify it to myself and others? Am I manipulating the Lord's words to promote my own agenda in the name of the Lord?

I wonder this regarding many things. Passages like "The Lord will fulfill His promises" in relationship to my relationship status. Did He promise t…