7 Quick Takes Vol. 8

7QuickTakes

 

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Today was my last concert chorale performance. You can watch a video of my favorite piece below, but make sure to turn the volume up so you can hear it well. Follow along with the lyrics!

O God Beyond All Praising

O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder
at every gift you send,
at blessings without number
and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you
and wait upon your word,
we honor and adore you,
our great and mighty Lord.

Then hear, O gracious Savior,
accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favor
may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows
be filled with good or ill,
we’ll triumph through our sorrows
and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty
and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty
our sacrifice of praise.

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I have a history paper to finish up. It’s been quite lovely this semester, because I haven’t had to write too much for school. I’ve been able to stick to writing mainly for my blog and for Live Action which is just the way I like it! I love writing when it’s something I’m passionate about, but would really rather not have to write for school assignments. Anyway, this history paper is interesting because I’m writing about women throughout the 20th century using primary documents from the time. One of them is by Margaret Sanger. Yes, I do find ways to intertwine pro-lifeness into many things πŸ™‚

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This week I’m putting together a Pro-Life game night! It’s been fun putting a trivia Jeopardy game together, and I’m excited to help Ravens Respect Life (our student group) put on a fun night.

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I saw Les Miserables (last year’s movie) for the second time yesterday. It was even better the second time around, and I noticed so much more with Christian symbolism. If you haven’t seen it, or have only seen it once, you should watch it again!

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Have you heard about Kermit Gosnell’s trial? It was fun (as much as it could be) to participate in the Tweetfest pro-lifers organized about him earlier this week to force the media to start covering the story. You can watch the video below to get a feel for what I’m talking about. Be warned that there are graphic pictures included.

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This past week I was able to go to a talk by Allen Hunt, a mega-church pastor turned Catholic speaker. It was really, really interesting. When on vacation (before his conversion), he would go to Catholic masses instead of protestant services on Sundays. It took him many years, but he eventually was able to see the truth in the beauty of Catholicism and the Eucharist. He said the most important thing we need to do is to remember that we are the people of the Eucharist. Many ex-Catholics, he says, are that way because they have forgotten who we are.

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And now, enjoy a good laugh before the week begins!

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