Friday, May 10, 2013

7 Takes, 2013 vol. 13

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We had a bit of wind last night and thousands of "spinner" came off our roof. Hannabert and Horn loved them.
Pre-gaming with Pizza

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Starbucks Caramel Crunch Frappuccino.  Pay absolutely NO attention to the calories.

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We went to a marriage retreat last Friday at our church. It was the first time they have done a "newlywed" retreat and I have to say that, while Horn was reluctant because of a long week and his thought that we weren't being served dinner, we both really enjoyed the opportunity to connect and spend time together while Hannabert was off with the provided babysitting. It focused on the importance of prayer in the family. How do you incorporate family prayer in your family?

As a side note, Mrs. Dr. Herchline is a ped. at our current practice.
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We are trying to discern (it sounds funny to use that word) a few things in our family:
  • Should we move down to Cincinnati completely with the thought that I will get a job there?
  • Should we move 1/2 between our jobs with the thought that it might be some time before I get a job in Cincinnati>
Any good thoughts for what prayers would be appropriate in this situation?
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A nice reminder of how words have power.

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As Mother's Day approaches, please remember to pray for our husbands, our fathers, our children on earth, our children who are in heaven, our children to be, our own mother's, and our Most Holy of Mothers, Mary.

Who by virtue of your divine motherhood,
Hast become mother of us all
I place the charge which God has given me,
under your loving protection.
Be a Protecting Mother to my children.
Guard their bodies and
keep them in health and strength.
Guard their minds and keep their thoughts ever holy
in the sight of their Creator and God.
Guard their hearts and keep them pure and strong and
happy in the love of God.
Guard always their souls and ever preserve in them,
faithfully, the glorious image of God
whom they received in Holy Baptism.
Always Mother, protect them and keep them
under your Mothering care.
Supply in your all-wise motherhood,
for my poor human deficiencies
and protect them from all evil.
Queen of the Most Holy Family,
Pray for us.

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Last Picture - Horn and I did study abroad during our first year of law school.  By CHANCE, pure chance, we were in Rome for Sts. Peter & Paul Feast Day. By CHANCE, we entered the square just in time to see Blessed Pope John Paul II give his general audience and blessing. It was amazing.

O Blessed Trinity, we thank You for having
graced the Church with Blessed John Paul
II and for allowing the tenderness of Your
Fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of
Christ, and the splender of the Spirit of love,
to shine through him. Trusting fully in
Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession
of Mary, he has given us a living
image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has
shown us that holiness is the necessary
measure of ordinary Christian life and is
the way of achieving eternal communion
with You. Grant us, by his intercession, and
according to Your will, the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be numbered
among Your saints. Amen

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