Friday, July 20, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday

1)  Pray for those who have been killed after the Batman premiere in Denver.  Twelve people are dead, including children, and 38 have been injured.

2)  High temp records have been broken all across the country.  This is making the drought worse.  Fewer crops mean higher prices which will tighten the economy more.

3)  The mosaic to the right is part of a mural in the Byzantine chapel at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.  It shows steel being poured and symbolizes the Byzantine Catholics who immigrated to Pittsburgh.

4)  My son's father-in-law has gotten a second opinion regarding his cancer.  Some of the spots may not be cancerous and others may be shrinking, so there is still hope.  Please continue to pray for him.

5)  My grandson may come early!!!!  My daughter-in-law is measuring ahead and the baby will be "big".  We are SO excited to meet him!!!

6)  I'm on a diet--day 1, today.  Pray for me!!

7)  Military members have been given a this-year-only exception to be able to wear their uniforms in San Diego's gay pride parade.  Normally, service members are not allowed to wear their uniforms to any political event unless they get permission.  I think this sets an unfortunate precedent and weakens the no-uniform rule.


Michele said...

my prayers go out to all those who have been hurt in the cinema attack. may God grant the departed eternal rest, and comfort to those whom the are related to.

violence is never the answer. may the one who set off the attack come to true repentence, and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, True God, and True Man. may he feel true remorse for his crimes.

May Christ the King be with us all our days as we struggle in a world that glorifies guns, sex, and violence.

Peace be with you my friend.

Staying in Balance said...

I agree, Michele. Violence is never the answer.

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