Last May I had the opportunity to watch a preliminary screening of the new movie Courageous. From the producers of Fireproof comes a powerful film about fathers, friendship and faith. Weaved into the storyline is a tale of a group of police officers, their daily struggles in family and faith, trying to care and protect their families and community. I... [Read more...]7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 5)
1. This has been the week of cops. Good and bad. Let’s start with the bad. I’m driving serenely on my way to work as I notice a cop car next to me in the left lane. I think to myself, oh I should be friendly and wave, because cops are nice. I was taught that from Sesame Street. They are here to help protect and serve, right? Right! But... [Read more...]Charting and the benefits to knowing how God created you!
I learned the art of charting back in 1999. A group of my girlfriends and I went to an introductory Natural Family Planning (NFP) class. We weren’t engaged to anyone, we weren’t even dating anyone. We just wanted to learn about charting our cycles and learn more about our bodies. Let me tell you, I learned more in that 1.5 hour class than... [Read more...]7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 3)
1. This can be a difficult prayer for me to pray, but I think St. Ignatius hit the nail on the head with this one. Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give... [Read more...]The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Throughout the years, I have really grown to appreciate this book. Practical explanations that you can use in the work place, with family, friends and maybe even your local supermarket attendant. (Everyone needs a pick me up from time to time, right?) It’s also quite helpful to know your own love language. Do you ‘feel’ more loved... [Read more...]