March 22, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday: Volume 46

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I'm a little bit late posting today!  I worked this morning, met up with a sweet friend for coffee, and did some grocery shopping!  

I am just so thankful for the gift of confession, and for God's love and healing.  I get SO anxious every time I go to confession, even for small sins.  I get butterflies in my stomach, and then I start shaking when I say my sins.   This happens every single time, and every single time I feel at peace and SO grateful that I went afterwards!  I really think the devil tries to get in our heads to keep us from going and being in a state of grace.  I'm just glad Thomas is fearless about it because he always convinces me to go! 

This week has felt so busy!  Thomas and I both had a lot of work to do Monday night, I had an event at school Tuesday night, and we went to the Penance service Wednesday night.  So I was even more grateful than usual to have time to spend with Thomas last night night!  We had an ice cream date, and then watched Pay it Forward, which made me cry my eyes out! 

This week I wrote about your value in God's eyes and greed

It might be spring, but it sure does feel like winter here!  At least we have a pretty hydrangea (courtesy of Aldi) to make it feel a little more like spring inside! 

I made Stacy's coconut lentil soup this week, and Thomas and I both really enjoyed it! I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a meatless meal! 

I'm always thankful for the weekend!  I am going to be helping with the First Communion retreats at church in April, so I have a training and dinner tonight.  Then my parents are coming to visit tomorrow!  :)

Happy Friday! 


  1. Caitlin, I used to get really nervous before confession too. Then I went to a priest in a different parish here in town. He is so is like sitting and talking with an old friend! Anyway...have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. I love hydrangeas; I need some to brighten up my apartment! Where is spring?! Have a great time this weekend - lots of fun things planned for you!

  3. So glad you liked the soup! I just bought more coconut milk today because I'm craving it.

    How much were the hydrangeas? They had some at TJ's today but it was $13! I loooove them though.

    Hope you guys have some relaxing built into your weekend!

  4. I just love hydrangeas. And lilacs. And lavender. Mmmm Spring!

  5. Oh my....I always get nervous, before going to Confession, too!! It's always easy to talk to someone else about it when they are the ones going, but it is a different story when it's yourself, huh? Pretty flowers :) The winds shifted and I actually had to turn my furnace on again, yesterday.

  6. I'm not really nervous before anymore, but I always tear up mid-Confession, regardless of the gravity of the sins I'm revealing. It is a tough process, but I'm so thankful for it. I think I get so emotional because I realize how even the "little" sins I've committed contributed to the price Christ paid on the cross. And I'm overwhelmed by the love He has for me, that He gave us confession and all the graces that go along with it.