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7 Quick Takes - Steubenville edition

1. My hubby was at a conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville this past week.  He flew out on Monday. I really wanted to see the campus again since it has been about 8 years since we have been back, so I drove out with the boys on Wednesday to spend the day there and then the whole family would drive home together after my hubby's talk on Thursday.

2. It was great to be there. Within 5 minutes of being on campus, I was at the conference mass.  My husband watched the boys (there was no way they could sit through mass after being in the car for 5 hours) and I was able to go to mass ALONE!  It was an amazing mass!

 3. Later that night I was able to go to the conference praise and worship (once again alone).  Being a Catholic girl who had her "reversion" surrounded by pentacostals and charismatics, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE praise and worship.  It has never gotten "old" for me.  Plus, today's praise and worship songs are just so beautiful.

The praise and worship time was amazing and it was a great reminder of just how BIG our God is. After feeling caught up in the smallness of things lately, it was the perfect reminder that our God is bigger than all of the littleness and that HE is in control and HE has overcome.

Bob Rice, who leads praise and worship for the conferences, led us all in a song called Great I AM. It is a beautiful song and if you have a few minutes, watch this video of it!

4. We saw many old friends while there.  It was nice.

5. The campus has changed so much since we had worked there!  It was great to see it.  It was also fun to see the boys running around on campus. It made me wonder if one of them would go there one day.

6. We also drove around the town too.  I wish I could say that I had missed the town of Steubenville, but I haven't. It is not the most beautiful of places and the air quality is a bit lacking.

7. We ended up leaving campus to come home much later than expected.  Then, we decided to take the "scenic" route home and drive through the Antietam battlefield.  It was really beautiful.  Unfortunately, we got there just at dusk, so the park was closing, but we did get to watch the sun set.  The boys were thrilled to see about 30 deer walking through the fields too!

Have a great weekend everyone. Stay cool!


  1. How Wonderful! I was there in June for the first time since I graduated too. I went with my sister to visit the campus as a possible future student. I agree, it was sooo good to be back on campus! Lucky you to get to go to P and W! Glad you were able to get some good old renewal!

  2. That sounds wonderful, is that where you and your husband met?


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