"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, May 10, 2013

My Slow Takes (Vol. 96)

1. Dee and I went to Buffalo, New York for her Uncle Tony’s funeral. His oldest son Tony read a beautiful eulogy and captured his Dad’s love of life and faith in God. While we were there we stayed with Dee’s cousin David, Uncle Tony’s youngest son. The photo below is of me standing in front of the outside kitchen and bar. This is a relaxing place to watch football games on Sunday afternoon.

2. Our church group traveled to tour Historic Oak Ridge Estate and taste some wine at Veritas Winery. Both are located in Nelson County, Virginia just south of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a gorgeous day and we learned some interesting facts about the Estate and wine making.

The Chapel
The Old Oak Tree
Looking out over the winery
3. Last weekend was the annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival. It is held on the water front in downtown Norfolk. A beautiful setting with over 30 Virginia wineries, plenty of live music and food. Our friend Pam has a vendor tent where she sells her hand painted wine glasses. Dee and I worked with her husband Tony and her sister Beth. Although it didn’t seem like work as we laughed and enjoyed the festivities. 

Pam's tent, complete with Pam, Beth, a customer and Tony.
Pam's "Sea Shell" wine glasses.
4. This week has more photos than I usually post, but I wanted to share them. The following are rain drops using a sophisticated digital camera. They were taken after a rain shower. I don’t know where they originated from. A friend of mind sent them by email to me. It shows God’s beauty and His love of this earth.

5. The following is from Melanie Rigney at “Your Daily Tripod.” Please take time to read the entire blog.

“Millions, maybe billions of words have been written about the dogma of the Holy Trinity, about how Christians believe in one God existing in three persons, distinct in their origin and yet one God. The Fourth Council of the Lateran would put it this way: “It is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds.”

6. The “Flawed Disciple” is still writing and provides and interesting outlook on Heaven.

"There are a number of instances throughout the Bible when we are encouraged to not be afraid. And of course being afraid is a natural (human) reaction when we are confronted with the supernatural...or as Rudolf Otto aptly described it, "the wholly other.""

My outlook is that I am not afraid, just not in a hurry. 

7. Wednesday, May 8 was our 42nd wedding anniversary. It's amazing that she has kept me around so long.

Me and my Earth Angel, Dee

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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