Thursday, October 6, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol.6)

If someone had told me 5 years ago that I'd be going to daily Mass I would have said. "Pff, only old ladies do that and there's no way I'm going to be uncool." And then I'd avoid whoever said that like crazy.

If someone had told me 5 years ago that my most cherished time would be with my awesome Priest friend on Skype and with my best girly praying novenas, I would have cried at the idea of being such a weirdo.

If someone had told me 5 years ago that I'd be speaking to fellow Christians on how Jesus has transformed my life I would have offered myself up for martyrdom rather than speak in public.

If someone had told me 5 years ago that'd I'd take up a love of theology books equal to my love of fairytale novels I would have been like "Hmm, do you have any idea how much I love my fairytale books?"

If someone had told me five years ago that St. Francis de Sales, St. Therese of Lisieux, G.K Chesterton, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis, and Scott Hahn would be great comforts during my sorrows, I would have been only a little disturbed. "Who?" 

If someone had told me 5 years ago that I'd be blogging about my faith I would have said, "What's a blog?"

It was about 6-5 years ago when I stopped just skimming on the surface of God's almighty love. I decided to take a dive in because I was drowning. And then I kept swimming deeper and deeper, sometimes against the current, sometimes leisurely but I found that there is never a bottom. I found that I am either swimming continually down into the depths of love or I beginning to float up toward the surface again. I've never regretted a minute of it no matter what the suffering has been. He has always been present no matter what I've done or what I fear. He is always there waiting for me to go deeper. My conversion is continuous, daily. Everyday I have to choose to say "Yes!" to God.

Squeeeee! Is my new favorite thing to write when I'm full of girlish delight.


And for everyones info I'm just giving y'all a head up that I'll be consolidating Catholic Colors and My Art Blog into one so that I don't have to do double posts and keep two blogs up. I donts got the times. 

Con Amor, Fabi

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B2 said...

so much love!!!! <3
(squueeeee)<--imagine this in my lower-i-can't-really-squeal-pitch. ;0)

-fabi- said...

So much love to you! I give you hugs!

Joseph K @ Defend Us In Battle said...

This really rings true for me also. 6 years ago I was "apart" from the woman that is my current wife, considering which protestant church to join, and had just graduated from college with no idea what I was doing next.

God is awesome... and our faith ROCKS :)

I am uber-super jealous that you have a priest willing to be a Skype friend... that is super-rad.

PS I dont know why your "Squueeee" made me type words like ROCKS, uber, and super-rad.

Unknown said...

That new graphic is ADORABLE! I love this list! Praise God that you did swim deeper and deeper. We need more artists like you using their talents to glorify God!