Jen at Conversion Diary hosts 7 Quick Takes. It is an easy way to end the week.
Here are my takes--
My hubby is such a good secret keeper and I am not. I am an open book. There are things people tell me that I have kept in confidence, I am not a blabber mouth. But when things are happening in my life, I want to share them, it is my nature. But, I will try to hold my tongue and bloggermouth for one more week.
Number one and only son came and helped us stain the deck on Memorial Day. There was a storm and we didn't finish. It was hot hard work. I look forward to someday having a smaller deck.
It is hot in the Lou. Afterall, I do live in the SOUTH. But I was looking at the map and I don't really live so far away from the north. I wonder where the dividing line is? I hear that it is still cold in Washington state. Maybe that is where the north goes in the summer.
I am still not done at school with my library job. I have to go back next week or sometime. I couldn't order the newspapers and magazines for next year. I haven't touched next year's budget and still it says that I am over budget by $276. So who spent my money is what I want to know?
We will be getting a new associate pastor this month sometime. Father Joe Classen has written 3 books and been on EWTN. He hunts. Too bad there is almost not a stitch of grass on the church property. I know some rabbits I would like to get rid of though. I wonder how good a shot he is? Or whether he traps.
As I wind down my series on charismatic prayer this coming Wednesday, I have decided to continue with thoughts on the charisms through the summer. I do a lot of teachings on charisms at my prayer group and I can use that material to continue my Hope Echoes Wednesdays. And I always feel bad when I announce things because 1) then I have to try to follow through, oh, the pressure, and 2) then there exists the strong possibility that nobody will check in to read the thing I announced. Better to surprise you all. So pretend you didn't read this take and be surprised.
At the Global Day of Prayer in the Lou region a couple of weeks ago, one of the most impressive things to me was the way my non-Catholic Christian brethern and sisters could just whip out the scriptures, chapter and verse. And while I can quote or paraphrase some scripture and even tell that it comes from Psalms or Romans, memorizing hasn't really been my thing. I decided that I really want to have more scripture committed to memory than I have already. To that end I have been working on it. Sadly, my brain is old and memorizing isn't that easy. But, I love the challenge and the lesson of it.