"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Slow Takes (vol. 35)

1. This has been an usually busy week at work. That is a good because it means that we are progressing with our business. Thank you Lord for this job; for me and the rest of our project team.

2. We are going to have six more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.

3. We all have journeys in life. Each of them are different. Spiritual journeys, medical journeys, career journeys, relationship journeys, educational journeys and whatever journey you may be on.

I never realized how my spiritual journey is connected to all my other journeys. My awareness of this connection is something that has evolved over the years. Fortunately God has been patient and my Guardian Angle vigilant. 

4. From the Virginia Catholic Conference:

Pro-Life Virginians won a major victory yesterday when the state Senate passed a bill that would require that an ultrasound be conducted prior to an abortion, and that the woman considering the abortion be given an opportunity to view it.  The Virginia Catholic Conference strongly supports the measure and expresses particular gratitude to the Family Foundation for its lead role in promoting the bill’s passage and its partnership with the Conference on this and many other pro-life bills. 
The measure, which passed 21-18, was introduced by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-27), and had been considered and rejected in Senate committees for most of the last decade. The House of Delegates is expected to vote on the legislation next week. The legislation updates Virginia’s current informed consent law in light of modern technology. The ultrasound will help determine the gestational age of the unborn child, and helps provide the best possible information to pregnant women. 
“I am very pleased the Senate has ratified this commonsense improvement of Virginia’s informed consent law,’’ said Jeff Caruso, Executive Director of the Virginia Catholic Conference. “Requiring ultrasounds when abortions are being considered is a matter of medical safety, and providing every woman considering an abortion an opportunity to view the ultrasound image of her unborn son or daughter is a matter of providing her the best information available. 
“I also look forward to passage of this bill in the House, which has a consistent history of giving overwhelming endorsement to this initiative,’’ he said.

5. This weekend Dee and I will enjoy the Super Bowl with our group of best friends. To get ready for the event the wives are all spending Saturday afternoon with Dee learning to make stromboli. One of my favorite foods. These golden brown baked delights will be brought to the Sunday night party.    

6. Forgiveness and acceptance are a challenge. This morning Melanie Rigney, from "Your Daily Tripod," wrote the following.

"A good friend of mine is fond of saying that if we don’t learn to love and accept the difficult people in our lives, they have a way of resurfacing again and again… either themselves or in the form of other people with the same attributes that annoy us. Sometimes, the traits we find most aggravating in them are traits we secretly (and sometimes unknowingly) despise in ourselves. We yell at them, we avoid them, we do our best to cut them out of our lives. But they keep coming back to teach the lesson God wants us to learn. The thing is that God is patient. He’ll continue to send those opportunities until we pay attention."

Thank you Melanie.

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