More Quick Takes at Conversion Diary!

1.  Very busy week and the weekend is almost as busy.  We began our ministry to moms on Tuesday.  Eight mothers joined us as we made a leaf banner or candles for Thanksgiving.  Some more ideas came out of the gathering, specifically a music group for moms and toddlers. I’ll do some research and see what I can find.  We have a leader already for that group, but she is due with her first baby around Christmas, so it’s hard for her to make plans, though in her joyous state, she thinks she is in complete control of the baby coming situation.  

I had my baby fix though, holding and feeding a three 
month old.  I see this group as a total win for all; we get to relax and make something pretty (Pinterest anyone?), we build community and I get to hold babies.  What could be bad?

Sculpture of Our Lady Queen of the Universe

2.  We also went on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of the Universe in Orlando on Wednesday.  The day was a great success!

Bronze sculpture of Jesus and St. Joseph at the carpenter’s bench

3.  This prayer intention from Morning Prayer struck me this morning:  “You have called us to a prophetic vocation in Christ, help us proclaim your mighty deeds.”  We are in the New Evangelization, how are we doing proclaiming the Good News?  And who are we proclaiming it to?  I realized that I spend the overwhelming majority of my time with Catholics and hope I am doing enough for them to grow in their faith.  

4.  The season of Advent is almost here.  Two more Sundays of this Liturgical year and then on Dec 2, it’s Advent. Start thinking about what you can do to make the season about the coming of the Christ child.  

5.  And now for some random thoughts:  new favorite tea is Twinings Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea; my eye appointment went well, eyes are improving as in the hole is getting smaller (can’t recall where the hole is but it’s not as bad as it sounds, really!) so I don;t have to go back for six months; we are studying the book of Exodus and having a great time; it’s hard to focus when your eyes are dilated.

6.  I will be a witness for a marriage validation Saturday.  I realized that I have never been in an actual wedding party.  My sister had a very small wedding so though I was her “matron of honor” there was no big fanfare. A few years ago my husband and I both stood up for good friends of ours when they had their marriage blessed and   I’ve been a witness for many couples through the years because of working with RCIA..  It’s like the reverse of “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”  No tacky wedding party dresses for me!

7.  Today is our daughter’s birthday.  It will just be the two of us celebrating tonight since dad is at formation for the weekend.  I am happy she is home again.  We haven’t been together for her birthday in five years!

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes

  • November 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I often have that thought about “preaching to the choir.” I don't write very “Catholic” on my blog for that reason…I keep hoping and praying that casting a wider net will allow me to “catch” some people from outside Catholicism. My paid writing, however, is almost exclusively Catholic. Weird.

    I love #1! As a chuch choir director and former liturgy director, let me just say: GO FOR IT!

  • November 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I think I'm one of few non Catholics who link up to 7 Quick Takes, but I have come to appreciate the devotion and service you Catholics bring to your faith. Trust me. It translates past your Catholic circle.


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