Seven Quick Takes Volume 32

— 1 —

Brett didn’t get the job. We’re going to have to make some big changes. I will share later, I’m sure. Right now we’re not sure what we’re going to do, so it’s not time to share.

— 2 —

Do you ever feel like you’re whispering into an abyss? I’ve made plans for my blog for the whole year, but I don’t know how to get people to read it. If my readership continues the way it is, I may table it for the time being. I’d post about it on Facebook (even though it’s difficult because I usually post from work), but with the constancy my friends show of responding to my status updates, I’m pretty sure it won’t help much.

— 3 —

I got the Catholic Workout DVD on Friday and finally tried it out on Wednesday. My thighs are so sore! I like that this video is quiet and meditative. There is (obviously) hard exercise, but no jumping or shouting. It is so refreshing to exercise in quiet and prayer.

— 4 —

I’m hoping to finish The Grail Code this weekend so I can write about it next week. I’m loving it, but it’s been a little slow going for reasons I can’t quite pin down.

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We’ve been watching Little House on the Prairie on the DVR. It is so gentle and funny without being coarse or rude. While I don’t necessarily watch lots of hour-long family dramas, I wish that TV today had more shows that were less rude, and things that families could watch together and all enjoy. It seems that if shows aren’t lewd and suggestive, and if they are meant for children, they are over-the-top silly. And really, even the shows meant for children have plenty of bathroom humor and innuendo thrown in. Enough!

— 6 —

I have only two payments left on my car! How exciting is that? I can’t believe I have had it for so long! There are a lot of other debts in my life I wish I only had two payments left on.

— 7 —

How do you tell people God loves them without being sentimental or preachy? I can talk a lot about the truth and fact of religion, but I think the most important thing is that God loves us and wants us to love Him. I truly believe that if we love him, we’ll want to follow his commands and take them to our hearts. Love is such a sentimental idea in secular culture. How do we show people its power and depth?

Have a lovely weekend. God loves you!

This week’s Quick Takes are hosted by Betty Beguiles. Go visit for more Quick Takes!

8 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes Volume 32

  1. Many prayers for you & your husband as you figure things out.

    I like your blog! 🙂 Idk. are you listed in the #cathsorority list? That would up your readership. Also being part of that group on facebook . . . tweeting.

    I’m interested in the catholic workout, that looks cool.

  2. I’m sorry the interview didn’t lead to a new job, but hopefully this next lead will be it!

    Having my blog connected to Facebook has increased my readership for sure. It’s actually rewarding because it has started numerous conversations about faith (particularly my slow conversion to Catholicism) and life in general. Lunch conversations are usually pretty shallow but the blog kinda brings up the topics for me. It’s been neat.

    Wow… how to tell or show others that God loves them? Big question. I guess really loving other people in the “wanting the good of the other” type of way and not the mushy Valentine’s hearts way. I have no clue what what looks like, other than I try to pray for people that aggravate me. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you liked The Catholic Workout!!! I rarely stick with anything exercise related, but I am still loving this!

    Sorry to hear about the job- I’ll say prayers for the decisions you guys are making!

  4. Hi Jeanne

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m glad you liked the Dominican prayer link. I will pray for your and your husband in your time of uncertainty.

    Thank you for sharing the Catholic Workout link. I’ll check it out. Fitness is important to me and I have used SparkPeople dot com for the past 3 years. Along with 11 million people, I have found solace, strength, knowledge, motivation and tools on the site. If you search on “sparkpeople” on my blog, you can read a few posts about my experience.

    God bless!

    • Cinhosa,
      I have used Sparkpeople, but whenever I wasn’t doing well with dieting, I didn’t want to log on. Maybe I should try it again. I will come read your posts about it.
      Jeanne G.

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