"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, January 22, 2016

Mary, Mrs. Middleton & Snow

My Slow Takes

1. Msgr. Shreve gave a great homily on Monday. He associated the wedding at Cana as our daily lives. If we look at the term, “they have no wine,” we can apply it to our own situations. My daughter is ill, I don’t want to leave the house, the fellow at work is a real problem or where is our Church heading? Mary’s statement to the servers, “do whatever he tells you,” is simple. We need to face our situations with faith in Jesus. It is not an easy thing to do, but one we must work at.  

2. Our first snow fall was on Sunday. There wasn’t much snow, but my granddaughters and I managed to make a small snowman. The girls named him “Cuddles.”

3. We are housing 40 women for Caritas this week. On Monday night, Dee, Hailey and Eryn made lunches for the ladies. On Tuesday evening Dee and I assisted in serving them dinner. Dee and a few of the other volunteers spent time talking with the women. They were all very appreciative of the food, accommodations and kindness our church community provides.

4. The NFL playoffs has the Patriots facing the Broncos while the Cardinals challenge the Panthers. Maybe we’ll see the Broncos and the Panthers heading for the Super Bowl.

5. There is not much written about women during the conflict between Britain and their American Colonists. Ralphus, over at Flintlock & Tomahawk, found information on a wife of a British soldier, Mrs. Middleton. She disarmed and took prisoner, six Colonial soldiers. Read more at the Journal Of The American Revolution.

6. The first winter storm of 2016 has started here in Richmond. We are suppose to have anywhere from 8-14” by the time it finishes. In addition there will be winds blowing from 20 to 25 MPH. Dee and I have food supplies and a generator. Hopefully we won’t need the generator.

7. Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss “Whiskey Lullaby.” This is a sad and somewhat eerie song but also beautiful and rather alluring.

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum,” where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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