Friday, June 21, 2013

7 Quick Takes 21JUN2013


1. Father's Day went well. I got to spend the whole day together with Princess!  At the end of the day we visited with her Nana and Papa. Her gift to me was at Nana/Papa's. She picked out a nice pocket watch with deer on the cover. Its definitely the best gift I've received in years. I went home and put it in the drawer of my nightstand, not because I didn't want it but because I'm afraid that I will break it otherwise. I have a tendency to break things. I am the reason my parents couldn't have nice things.

2. Two parts from the Psalms always come to mind for me on Father's Day:
Just as a father has compassion on his children, Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. The fruit of the womb is a reward.
--Psalm 103:13 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

So are the children of one’s youth.

How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;

They will not be ashamed

When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

--Psalm 127:3-5

3.I've really struggled this year to write in this blog. I'm not going to quit writing on it, but I think I need to think and pray about new subjects to write about. I always had something to write about when I was in the seminary (most days 2 or 3 posts) but the inspiration has diminished since then. After a while in Iraq I stopped writing here altogether and forgot I had this blog for over a year before I began posting again. Maybe a retreat is in order.

4.Would anyone in my limited audience care to guest post here at 50 Days After? I've asked before but I only ever got one taker.

5. I read about a shooting in Utah during Mass. The man who was shot is expected to survive. Please say a prayer for those involved and a prayer for the shooter that he may repent.

6. I finished reading Willie Robertson's autobiography. I previously read Phil Robertson's autobiography. I like how each chapter starts with a Bible verse. I was thinking what I could put for Bible verses at the beginning of chapters if I wrote an autobiography, but all I could think of was Jonah when he was swallowed by the whale.

7. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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1 comment:

Therese R said...

Hi Chris,

Life has been pretty busy for us so I rarely read blogs regularly now. I have trouble posting on my own blog at times.

Still things will be a bit quieter hopefully in a few weeks when number 2 and 3 child move to Adelaide. I will hopefully have more time to read your blog and keep up with what is going on.

So glad you had a great Father's day. Your thing about breaking things made me laugh. I was the reason my parents couldn't have nice things too.