"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, August 16, 2013

My Slow Takes (Vol. 109)

1. Deacon Charles gave his first Homily on Sunday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. It was a beautiful Homily and Dee and I were blessed that we were able to attend the Mass.

2. Father John’s 10 year ordination celebration was last weekend. There was a reception after each Mass. He was surprised and happy that the Epiphany Parish honored him.

3. Vacation Bible School was at our church last week. An annual event that brings children closer to God through song and scripture. This year’s theme was “Kingdom Rock.” The artwork, photos, teenage group leaders, and many others were volunteers that made the event successful.

4. A tribute to Johnny Cash by Alan Jackson released in 1999 on the album “Under the Influence.” The song was recorded by Hank Williams, Jr. in 1980 on his album, “Habits Old And New.”

5. August 16,1780 was the Battle of Camden fought in South Carolina. It was a humiliating defeat that marked the end of General Gates as head of the American forces in the South. Details of the battle, participants, maps and much more can be found here.  

"Battle of Camden, Death of De Kalb." August 1780. Copy of engraving after Alonzo Chappel. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration.
6. Some interesting news from the “Outer Banks Sentinel.” If you are traveling to the Outer Banks, head over to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. On Tuesday August 20 and Wednesday August 21, the “Reptile Wrangler,” Bruce Shwedick will be performing. 

7. The World Pipe Band Championships begins Saturday, August 17. There will be live coverage on Saturday here and Sunday here.

This is our local pipe and drum band. Although they will not be in Scotland this year, they are the Champions of Richmond, Virginia.

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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