"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, March 14, 2014

My Slow Takes about Father John, Mommy, Blake Shelton and A-10 basketball

1. We were blessed to have Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa celebrate Mass with us on Sunday. He is Father John’s diocese Bishop from the Masaka Diocese in Uganda. The Bishop’s homily was excellent and everyone enjoyed talking with him after Mass. Father John was beaming with joy as he shared our Epiphany family with the Bishop. 

Father John and Bishop John
2. St. Paul’s writings are inspiring and thought provoking. Sunday’s reading from Paul’s letter to the Roman’s reinforces the impact that Jesus’ sacrifice had on us. A single man changing history and providing redemption for all of us. This one line emphasizes how important one person can be to others. All we have to do is love one person. Either through talking, giving or helping. It doesn’t have to be grandiose and know one has to know. 

“For just as through the disobedience of the one man
the many were made sinners, 
so, through the obedience of the one, 
the many will be made righteous.” RM 5:19

3. Our dear friend Pam was over at out house the other evening. She brought an article written by Megan Morton entitled, “Mommy, Somebody Needs You.” This is worth a few minutes to read. It will make you laugh, cry and want to go hug your children.
4. On March 9, 1862 the history of fighting ships was changed. The battle of the first “ironclad” ships, the Merrimack and the Monitor fought each other in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Read about the battle at Civil War Trust.

5. Dee and I watch “The Voice” and enjoy the new talent that the program presents. The humorous entertainment comes from the “judges.” This season is one of the best with Shakira, Adam, Blake and Usher. They are all talented and we enjoy watching them have fun while they work. The video I’ve chosen below is Dee’s favorite by Blake. “The Baby.”

6. Wednesday evening we attended a concert given by The Salisbury Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. Our friend Roger is one of the tenors. The singing is done a cappella and was beautiful. My favorite song was “Ubi Caritas.”  A beautiful hymn sung in Latin. It was like listening to angels, all blending together praising God.

“UBI caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus,
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus:
Gaudium quod est immensum, atque probum,
Saecula per infinita saeculorum. Amen.”

("Where charity and love are, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.")

The choir performs at the Washington National Cathedral on March 16.

7. The Richmond Spiders won over Duquesne in the first round of A-10 basketball. Tonight they face the VCU Rams. This is a big rivalry between the two colleges and will be an exciting game. Dee decided this is a good night to get together with our Spider friends.

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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