Friday, August 15, 2014

7 Quick Takes {no. 24}

Happy Feast of the Assumption! The Gospel reading at Mass today is one of my very favorite scripture passages. So rich, and so good. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us...
{graphic I designed for blessed is she}
Our time in Texas continues to be hot, but blessed. We are enjoying being here, but we are also looking forward to returning to the comforts of our apartment in a couple weeks. It's true: there really is no place like home. I'm thankful that we have somewhere to miss!

I've been listening to Fr. John Riccardo's program Christ is the Answer on the Catholic radio station here in Houston this week. Have you ever heard this program? He gives some amazing talks. I heard this prayer (a challenging one!) on the show, and thought I would share it here:

Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures - 
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
{Charles de Foucauld}

It seems there a lot of people who need our prayers these days - around the world and in my personal community. Would you join me in praying for Molly, baby Katharine Therese and her family, and Mary's family? I am also saying a prayer of thanksgiving for some blessings in my family!

Michael & I are going to Austin this weekend for a belated anniversary getaway. We are really looking forward to it. It seems like everyone has such wonderful things to say about the town!
We've been taking some travel recommendations from this post by Kathryn at Team Whitaker. And of course I know of a few other hot spots from reading Jen's book. Recommendations from locals are always the best! Any other Austin locals, or ladies who went to Edel - what's not to miss?

Well, I'm fresh out of takes - back to the laundry and packing. Linking up with Jen and many more...

Have a great weekend, friends!

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  1. I love that prayer of abandonment...Fr John is the pastor of the parish my husband and I go to. His talks/homilies are as good in person as on the radio! :)
    Have a fun weekend in Austin!

  2. Elise...
    Thank you for sharing that prayer.
    I will refer to it, and pray it often.
    That is something I struggle with, to be honest. : )
    Have a wonderful weekend with your man.
    You give me hope for the future, I tell you! : )

  3. I love listening to Fr. Ricardo's talks! You can download the Ave Maria radio app and listen to all of his talks through the app! It is on my bucket list to go up to Michigan and attend Mass at his parish :). Have a fun trip!

  4. If you have time on the agenda would love to at least say howdy! Have a blast in the ATX. I know you'll love it!

  5. Ricardo rocks. He is the pastor of the parish I go to most of the time for daily Mass, and I get to work with him at the radio station a lot... what an amazing and inspiring man of God.

    The Starving Inspired


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