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.
|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.
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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