"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, October 25, 2013

My Slow Takes (Vol. 118)

1. Our son Todd joined Dee and I for an afternoon at the “Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games.” The weather was a bit rainy but not cold. We visited the Clan Turnbull tent and met Wally Turnbull who is the President of the Turnbull Clan Association. My mother's Scottish clan. Yes, I wear the Turnbull kilt at these functions.

The Greater Richmond Pipe and Drums, my band when I played the pipes, were competing. It was good spending time with them and then cheering them on as they won 1st place.

Ate some great fish and chips and drank a few pints of Guinness. Dee was our designated driver.

Me & Wally Turnbull
The Greater Richmond Pipe & Drums
2. The Irish Lads held the USC Trojans 14-10 Saturday. Gary Klein wrote about it in the “Los Angeles Times.” They head to Colorado to face Air Force this Saturday the 26. 
Record at 5-2.

3. “Our Story in 2 Minutes” is a video put together by a high school student. An excellent job.

4. On October 25, 1854, Lord James Cardigan led the charge of the Light Brigade cavalry against Russian artillery. More details at Wikipedia.
I enjoy classic movies and one of my favorites is “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” Made in 1936, it starred Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. A great historical fiction film.  

Nigel Bruce, Errol Flynn, Patrick Knowles 1936 - Charge of the Light Brigade

The Light Brigade - 1936 Movie
5. Randy Booth has been writing about two young children from the same family. Two year old Evan joined out Father on October 12, 2013 while his older sister Sadie is in the hospital. I don’t know the details, but both were in an auto accident. Sadie is recovering, slowly. Prayers for the children and family are welcomed.
On Tuesday, Randy wrote a beautiful blog, “Bitter-Sweet.” This is his first paragraph. It touched my heart and reminded me of God’s love for us.

“This past week I have been reminded of the fact that all of this life is bitter-sweet. Every sweet thing has some taint of a fallen world, yet in every bitter thing there are remnants of the sweet, unfallen world as well. Even in the greatest of what we call “tragedies,” even in the darkness, the power and goodness of God shines forth and hope moves us forward. God mends, saves, and resurrects. He brings good out of evil. Even in the storm, He comes to us. In our weakness He is made strong; and He makes us strong. While we cannot usually see very far ahead, nevertheless, if we can see Him in the storm, if we can hear His still small voice, then we have a Lighthouse that will bring us to safety. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life’” (John 8:12).”

6. The Apple iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina display, Mac Pro, New MacBooks and free OS X Mavericks. Read about these new announcements here at “USA TODAY.” 

7. This is I an interesting message that probably would have made things easier to resolve.

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.
This week being hosted at Clan Donaldson.

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