"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, July 6, 2013

My Slow Takes (Vol. 103)

1. Sunday was Father Jim’s last day at Church of the Epiphany. He told how grateful he was to have spent the last two years with us. He spoke of how God’s Kingdom opened up to him in a new way through our community. 

Now, as in the reading from 1 Kings 19:19-21, we must transition, move on through a new door. Father Jim to work as a psychologist at St. Luke Institute and we to welcome our new Pastor, Father John. 

Father Jim brought love, understanding and support to our community and will be missed. We are blessed to know him and will keep him in our hearts and prayers. 

2. Please remember the 19 Granite Mountain firefighters that were killed June 30. Lord please watch over the souls of these brave people. Help the family and friends and the sole survivor as they deal with their grief. 

3. A father and son built a Lego© Fort Ticonderoga. It was a project that took four and a half years. It is on the “MOCpages, Share your Lego© creations.” 
4. Don Troiani is an American painter who specializes in military historical paintings. This is one of his creations, a dragoon from Lee’s Legion during the American Revolution.

5. Wednesday’s weather called for scattered showers, high temperatures and high humidity. My plan was to get out early in the morning and beat the rain. It worked. The only problem is that I discovered two bumble bee nests in the front yard. One I spotted in time and the other I didn’t. Forgot how hard those buggers sting.

6. John Witherspoon was a Scots Presbyterian minister who signed the Declaration of Independence.  Randy Booth provides some quotes on this “forgotten Founding Father.”

7. Happy Independence Day. We spent time with friends and family watching fireworks. Our friends Mary and Dan have a pontoon boat and invited us to watch from there. The granddaughters enjoyed swimming from the boat and afterward we all enjoyed the beautiful display of lights.

Just before sunset

Fireworks from the boat
Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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