"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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Slow Takes (vol. 39)

1. Remember these names; Harry Dent, Gerald Celente and Robert Prechter. They are predicting an economic catastrophe in 2013 or 2014. Read about them in USA Today.
I am not pleased about these sort of predictions, and I'm not sure I can do anything about them. However, the article, written by Adam Shell, is worth reading. He looks at both points of view, not just the  negative side.
2. I have joined a group of volunteers at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. Once a month we will recite the Rosary through the hospital closed circuit television system. Patients will have the option of tuning in to the station assigned for this program.
Our start date is Monday March 5th and will go through a test period to see how the program is accepted by the patients. Your prayers will be appreciated.
3. Dee, Jeanine, Dave and I went to the last University of Richmond basketball game at home this week. It was an exciting game against the Dayton Flyers. At half time the score was Richmond 36 and Dayton 30. The second half was more exciting with the score staying within range of either team winning. Richmond won 82 to 71. The team now heads to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 1st round, on March 6th. Go Spiders! 
4.  Yesterday Col. Van Thurman Barfoot joined our Lord at age 92. He was a World War Two hero who earned the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. 
Mr. Barfoot made the Richmond, VA news when he was told he could not have a flag pole in his front yard. The Sussex Square Homeowners Association had rules and his flag pole was considered “socially unsuitable for aesthetic reasons.” The Col. is a veteran of three wars and was not going to back down in this fight. He defied the rules, raised his American flag and was ready to face court action. He received much support locally and nationally which helped the the association to rethink their decision and allow him to fly the flag. Read the article here.
Col. Barfoot is “one of five Native American Indians to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.” He will be welcomed in God’s arms.
5. Matthew Archbold writes a great blog and this morning, thanks to  “Prints of Grace,” I read his article “There’s a Cat in My House.” It was humorous and brought memories of Dee and I raising our sons. I made sure they received the link to his article.

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