7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 59

7_quick_takes_sm1 It’s time to connect with other Catholic bloggers over at Jen’s Conversion Diary.

1. Come My Beloved FREE on Kindle
The Kindle edition of my book, Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship is FREE today and tomorrow. Come My Beloved is a celebration of faith and enduring love. This compilation contains 12 courtship/dating stories which will inspire, captivate and entertain readers. Some of the stories include: a widow with eight children meets a widower with six children; a man asks his live-in girlfriend “what if we stopped having sex,” and is greeted with tears of joy; an atheist falls in love with her Catholic Prince Charming; a woman prays to God for a husband and years later finds herself falling in love with a seminarian; a sailor prays a novena to marry the right girl. What these and all the stories illustrate is that God is the ideal matchmaker. To download a free Kindle copy, click here.CMB no outline

2. Valentine’s Day – Our Courtship Story
James and I just celebrated our 34th Valentine’s Day together. To read an excerpt of how we met, click here.

image copyright Ellen Hrkach

image copyright Ellen Hrkach

3. The Pope’s Retirement
I posted the early news of the Pope’s resignation on my blog, but there are many other updates at the Vatican’s News website.

4. Daisy Bell
While recently researching popular songs of the late 1890’s, I came across this Wikipedia entry that also has an actual recording from 1894 of “Bicycle Built For Two,” (formerly known as Daisy Bell.) It’s incredible to think this recording (however scratchy it sounds) was made in 1894.

5. Intimate Preparations
Want to make the most of your intimate time together? My latest post at both Amazing Catechists and CatholicMom is entitled “Intimate Preparations.”candlelightSmall

6. Reading Shelf
Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories

7. “Hotel” Cartoon

Image copyright Full Quiver Publishing, James and Ellen Hrkach

Image copyright Full Quiver Publishing, James and Ellen Hrkach

Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Candle image purchased from iStock

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