June 21, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 57)

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I had a couple of really, really bad days this week, but I am  so thankful for my sweet husband who brought me flowers, prayed with me and for me, and sent me to lay down while he prepared dinner.  He is so good to me! 

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It is so true that whatever you ask with the rosary will be granted to you, and I am so thankful for God's faithfulness and for answered prayers. 

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We had this Crunchy Thai Cashew Quinoa dish for dinner one night, and I highly, highly recommend it!  The sauce alone is AMAZING. 
Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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I know I've really been slacking on blog posts now that I'm on fieldwork full-time, but hopefully I'll get back in a groove soon! 

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My NFP post was published in a Catholic magazine, and I have gotten some requests from parishes to reprint the article and distribute it! I never imagined  that it would have such an impact, and I am so grateful that our story will continue to encourage other couples to use NFP.  God is so great! 

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Did you see what Obama said about late term abortions?
 “The administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which would unacceptably restrict women's health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman's right to choose,” he said. “This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and shows contempt for women's health and rights, the role doctors play in their patients' health care decisions, and the Constitution.”


Atrocious.

However, here is something more encouraging. Thank the Lord for politicians willing to defend the unborn. 

May we, in love, defend the unborn. May we, in humility, confront this national sin, and may we mourn what abortion reveals about the conscience of our nation," Rep. Foxx said, pausing to catch her breath.

Tears began to visibly well up in her eyes as she said, “Madam Speaker, we go to extraordinary lengths to save, not only human beings but even animals, because we value life so much. However, there are many who do not hold the unborn in the same esteem, and that is tragic.”
“There's nothing more important than protecting voiceless, unborn children and their families from the travesty of abortion,” she concluded.

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I am so looking forward to this weekend of no plans.  It really is everything I need and more! 


14 comments:

  1. That quinoa dish looks beautiful! I don't even LIKE quinoa, but I would totally eat that!

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    1. You could probably even try it with rice or another grain!

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  2. I don't think I've ever eaten quinoa, not even sure what it is, but it does look really good.

    That is so awesome your story appeared in an NFP magazine, God will use your testimony in many beautiful ways.

    The rosary was practically my lifeline for many years, I really need to get back to praying it everyday. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a very good week. I'll be praying for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers! They are definitely appreciated! :)

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  3. Congratulations on your article being published! I bet that's an amazing feeling!!:) dying to know your baby name selections! Are you going to share or wait for the big day?

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    1. Oooo I don't know yet! To be honest, I am still debating whether or not I should share them on the blog for privacy reasons!

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  4. Yes, congratulations on the article being published!! And I will keep you in my prayers. Hang in there!

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    1. I so appreciate your prayers! Thank you, Patty! :)

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  5. Yay! Congrats on being a published writer. Think of all the lives you are touching, Caitlin! Praying that this weekend will offer some rest for you and your little one...and that next week is a lighter brighter! : )

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    1. Thank you, thank you for your prayers! This weekend has been so restful already! :)

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  6. That quinoa dish looks so tasty!
    And how awesome that your NFP story was published and will be reprinted! That is so so wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I am so excited about it!

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  7. That's so awesome about your NFP article being published!! May God bless others through yours and Thomas story, how great!

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  8. Yay! Congrats on getting published! Your article was wonderful and I hope tons of parishes pick it up!! :D

    Hope you get to feeling better and have a nice relaxing weekend!

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