7 Quick Takes Friday

November 12, 2008 | 7 comments

This week I was delighted to see that quite a few other bloggers did their own “7 Quick Takes” posts and linked back here. I really enjoyed getting to see a different side of some of these folks and read interesting little “takes” that might not normally make the cut for a full post, so I thought I’d try putting up a Mr. Linky list next time I post mine so that we can all see one another’s posts.

So here’s a heads up: starting Friday, for the next couple of Fridays I’ll reserve my Quick Takes posts for those days and add a Mr. Linky list if anyone else would like to share seven random thoughts as well.

We’ll see how it goes — if y’all enjoy it (and if I can overcome my notorious inability to follow anything that even remotely resembles a routine) then maybe it’ll be a regularly recurring feature.

Let’s try it!


  1. Jessica

    Awesome idea! I’ve really been enjoying your quick takes.

  2. edie+steve

    Oh I want to play…..I’ll check back Friday! And I went on Amazon and ordered the ADD book today. I can’t even unload my dishwasher in one fail swoop. Baby steps!

  3. Not Strictly Spiritual

    You’ve been tagged! If you want to play, head over to my blog and learn your fate.

  4. Ang

    I just read your quick takes from Friday – I love this idea. Count me in!

  5. Eliz

    Yep, I’ll do it! I already do another such dealy on Monday, so now you’ve taken care of another day for me! Check out listlessness Monday at http://www.abdpbt.com.

  6. Anonymous

    I just wanted to say that during the time that I did not believe in God, what I needed most was strong, believing role models, so that I could imagine myself as a believer, too. As long as the Christians and Catholics I knew were unworthy of my respect, then it was hard to respect those beliefs and take them seriously. But when someone I knew was intelligent and successful turned out to be a strong Catholic, it gave me “permission” to look into the subject more. It is for this reason that I think vigorously arguing with atheists can be a huge mistake. If the first thing a person knows about you is that you are desperately trying to convert them, then they will be put off, and if they are firmly atheist, you will lose status in their eyes. The best way to convert those around you is to live an exemplary life, and, I believe, to let people into your faith life after they have come to know you as a person. If the atheist in question is your child and already knows you, consider that maybe you have come on too strong in the past, and back off. I don’t know very many people who are converted back to the faith of their birth by the parents who raised them in that faith. You’ve done your job. Now it’s up to the Holy Spirit.

  7. Anonymous

    Hi Jen, I think it’s good to remember that God will never impose on one’s freedom. So the person has to knock on the door alone and then it will be answered. I am a cradle Catholic but I feel like a convert because I had to ask all the questions before I matured in my faith. He answered all of them and I continue to ask. I think any other way would encroach on freedom.

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