quick takes: spring is here Edition! 8 comments


Quick Takes{One}

There are days when I’m still just totally blown away at God’s goodness. Should it be every day? Yes, and in some way I suppose He blows me away every day. However, there are days that it is more apparent than others, such as days when I see Him using little ole me to bring Him glory. Days when people read the book and e-mail me to tell me how much something I wrote is speaking to their hearts. Days when I blog about something that has been irritating me for a while, only to find that I’m not alone and that there is growth and good conversation to be had. God is just…good.

{Two}

20130522-170912.jpgSpring is really here! The weather this week has just been beautiful and I am, once again, so grateful to live in Colorado and be able to take in sunsets and marvel at God’s creation. I also had the chance to go for a hike last Sunday and spend some time in the mountains. There is nothing quite like a hike in giant mountains to give you some wonderful perspective on life. Try it sometime!

{Three}

Serious twitter question: Do you ever get annoyed at people on twitter? Perhaps I should narrow that down…are there any habits that people have on twitter that annoy you? Endless hashtags? Constant re-tweeters? People who blow up your feed the second they log on to twitter? People who never respond to your questions? I’d love to know!

{Four}

In last week’s edition of Quick Takes I mentioned that I was going to have a sacramentally packed weekend. I totally did, and it was beautiful. Four joyous Masses and I cried in each one of them. The two Confirmation ceremonies (Friday and Saturday evening) were fantastic. The Holy Spirit is amazing! Sunday morning I had the joyous opportunity to attend my friend’s first Mass after his ordination to the priesthood. I’ve known him since high school, so to be present for his first ever Mass was such a blessing. I’m getting all misty-eyed just thinking about it. I pretty sobbed in the back through the whole Mass, his vocation, his love of the Eucharist, it was just so utterly moving.
THEN, Sunday evening I got to go to a baptism for a sweet, sweet baby girl born to a lovely couple I know. The deacon who baptized her? Yea, it was his first baptism as an ordained deacon. So totally sweet. {And thank God I had the sense not to bother with makeup all weekend because it would have been totally wasted.}

{Five}

How’s about I do something new for Quick Take #5 each week? How about a quote from the book? Yay or nay? Vote in the comments!

“The more I think about it, the more I have come to believe that God loves our emptiness and our brokenness. It has often been said that everyone has a God-sized hole in their hearts. All too often we try to fill that hole with other things, and countless lies, before we come to Him, empty, and beg Him to fill that hole with the only thing it can be filled with: Him.”

{Six}

Song of the week this week is…Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw, featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. I go back and forth on T-Swizzle, but I so enjoy this song, and the video is fabulous. Enjoy!

{Seven}

Anyone else being totally rocked by the readings from Sirach this week? I don’t know about you, but they are like a drink of cold water on a hot summer’s day.

“My son, when you come to serve the LORD,
stand in justice and fear,
prepare yourself for trials.
Be sincere of heart and steadfast,
incline your ear and receive the word of understanding,
undisturbed in time of adversity.
Wait on God, with patience, cling to him, forsake him not;
thus will you be wise in all your ways.
Accept whatever befalls you,
when sorrowful, be steadfast,
and in crushing misfortune be patient;
For in fire gold and silver are tested,
and worthy people in the crucible of humiliation.”
– Sirach 2:1-5

For in fire gold and silver are tested, and worthy people in the crucible of humiliation. He’s going to test us folks. The fire is hot, but so is His steadfast, unfailing love. Be not afraid.

Until next time 😉

 


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8 thoughts on “quick takes: spring is here Edition!

  • Jen @ Jumping in Puddles

    For the annoying things on Twitter… people or tweet and retweet AND retweet their blog posts. That really gets on my nerves. Also, not using full words when you clearly have enough characters to spell things fully. Ya know, “ur” for “your” or “u” for “you”. I get it if you are cutting it close to 140, but if you are saying 5 words… come on! ALSO (wow, who knew Twitter annoyed me so much?!), when you only tweet links, especially sponsored links or what not. Or ONLY asking questions, doing a little research. Ya know? I hope that makes sense. I guess to make it less annoying is to unfollow those people… but who does that?! 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    • Amanda @ worthy of Agape

      Oh my gosh, yes! I’ll tweet about my blog posts occasionally, but people who tweet once an hour using ALL CAPS TO SCREAM ABOUT THEIR NEW POST get old. Chances are that I saw it the first time and I either bookmarked it, read it, or didn’t care, now leave me alone! I totally agree about people who don’t use the full words…if you are running short on characters that is one thing, but proper English is a wonderful thing!
      I find it annoying when someone asks a question and then doesn’t bother to respond to your answer – why pose a discussion question and then not engage in the discussion?

      Thanks for the feedback, have a lovely holiday weekend!

  • trinichiqn55

    Yes for book quotes.
    The twitter thing I am a re-tweeter but over hashtagging is a lot annoying anything more than 2 in one tweet is excessive. Every tweet should not have a hashtag unless you are having a discussion. The tmi-ers and those who follow someone or just comment to be mean and nasty.

  • Beth Anne

    3 – I think I probably do all those annoying things on twitter LOL but I’ve been trying to be less “annoying” but not sure if it’s working. Oh well. I actually HATE the bloggers (esp deal bloggers) who don’t tweet anything but auto-tweets of blog posts. That really annoys me. At least say some things people.

    Love the quotes from the book 🙂