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8 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ./, On The Record-- HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY Have I told you lately/That I love you/Have I told you/There's no one else above you/You fill my heart with gladness/Take away all my sadness/Ease my trou- bles/That's what you do Words just aren': enough i y CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST For the morning sun/In all its glory/Greets the day with hope/And comforts you/You fill my heart with laughter/Take away and make it bet- ter/Ease my troubles/That's what you do {REPEAT FIRST VERSE} {REPEAT THIRD VERSE) (REPEAT FIRST VERSE) There's a love left to find/And it's yours and it's mine/Like a sun/And at the end of the day/We should give thanks and pray/To the one,/To the one .- :,): -; : Written by Van Morrison :i! Sung by Rod Stewart Cpyright (c) 1993, Warner Brothers Records fr the United States and WEA International : for the world outside the United States /! i Off Rod Stewart's "Unplugged ... and Seated" disc is his latest chart-climber, "Have I Told You Lately." The song presents the now-classic Stewart ballad style. I like this song because it re- minds us to ask ourselves whether we're taking someone's love for granted. Too often we get caught up in life's demands and responsibilities. We fail to tell others how important they are to our happiness. This is not so much a matter of fault as a calling to refocus our priorities on what genuinely matters to us. The song appears to flow out of a romantic context, but its message could easily apply to any valued relationship. Sometimes those most taken for granted are those we live with, namely our parents, brothers, sisters. Perhaps this occurs because we see so much of them. We stop perceiving the events and routines in our lives together as special. To break out of this spell of familiarity, con- sider these actions. 1. Notice again what each family member does that contributes to your well-being. In fact, for a week keep a written list of the everyday types of kindnesses you receive from each family mem- ber. 2. After this period of recognition, find a way to tell the person that you have been noticing the little things he or she does for you. Buy  card write out a message of gratitude. for a time when you can talk. You might chase a small gift, given for no other reason than to reaffirm this person's importance to 3. The song suggests that "at the end we should give thanks and pray." Actually, '$ a powerful way to acknowledge another Lovingly and gratefully bring a person's namer0 our God, thanking God for the opportunity to share your life with this person. 4. A further way to manifest gratitude is to do something for another without being example, does one of your | the laundry? Surprise Mom or Dad by done yourself. Be creative. There are you can spontaneously demonstrate that yoU not take for granted the tasks other fami] bets do for you. 5. Finally, don't forget what the directly expressing love. Actions are important than words, but each of us also hear that someone appreciates our efforts. family does not easii); show affection or l this step will be a risk. Use the heart to bring more light and love into your family. ,: (Your comments are always welcome. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box port, IN 47635.) USCC offers capsule reviews of summer cation is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guid- ance suggested. "In the Line of Fire" {Co- lumbia) While bragging about his imminent plans to assassinate the incumbent president, a methodical killer {John Malkovich) taunts an aging Secret Service agent {Clint Eastwood) on the phone about his failure to save JFK in Dallas and promises his- tory will repeat itself. Direc- tor Wolfgang Petersen's cat- and-mouse thriller is far better on characterization than on action as Eastwood and Malkovich's exchanges are shrewdly revealing, but the climax is unconvincingly staged. Intermittent violence cations. The U.S. Catholic behind. Director gayevicz' uneven stresses the sexuality, of its pecially the ually gains rejects his li uncritical sexuality, briefl scenes, fleeting violence and language. Thou .' Conference classi A-IV -- adults, tions. The Motion sociation of AmeriCa R -- restricted. Conference classification is A-II -- adults and adoles- cents. The Motion Picture As- sociation of America rating is PG -- parental guidance sug- gested. "Three of Hearts" (Mira. max) A bizarre triangle develops when a male escort (William Baldwin) falls for a bisexual teacher (Sherilyn Fenn) he has been hired to romance and dump, in hopes she will then return to the lesbian nurse {Kelly Lynch) she left and some rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-Ill adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. "Rookie of the Year" (20th Century Fox) Lightweight but mostly en- joyable comedy with a 12- year-old (Thomas lan Nicholas) becoming the star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs after his broken arm heals in a fashion enabling him to throw 103-mph fastballs. Di- rector Daniel Stern pins most of the laughs on the incon- gruity of a youngster compet- ing successfully with big lea- guers, though adults may find the predictable results of this boyhood fantasy rather me- chanical little-league enter- tainment. Romantic compli- !:; 'ii NEW YOILK (CNS) -- The ; followinge capsule reviews 'q .  . . ,/of movm...,recently rewewed :, by the Ui' Catholic Confer- -ence Ofe for Film and ii'!Broadca ",, "Hocupocus" {Disney) , Three itches {Bette Mi- ,:: dler, Sara Jessica Parker and : Kathy Najimy), brought back ;: to life inca Halloween prank " by teen-aers, scour a New England yillage for children -whose life force they need to survive lyond the break of day. Directed by Kenny Or- tega, the spooky comedy mis- fires by lavishing its attention , on ghoulish special effects rather than the contrived predicaments of silly young- sters and dopey adults. Multi- ple vivid frights and some sexual innuendo. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifi- ii ! iiii00 iiiil Chicken & Roast Beef dinners Sandwiches, drinks & more served nightly 5:00-8:00 PM served on the grounds in AIR-CONDITIONED cafeteria . I 0 I   for the entire family Games, Raffles, B I N G O from Myers International Midways Depressed? Suicidal? Feeling THE HELP - : Saturday 7:00 & 9:30PM : {lhLi :  I Ii.l]H  7:00 & 9:30M 00635 Pollack Ave. .- 1-800-852-7279 We offer FREE, confidential assments and B00.HAVIO0000CL HE0000TH C ST. THOMAS i ANNUAL PICNIC On the parish grounds 7 miles south of Vincennes, Sunday July 18 Chicken Dinners Served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 Carry-out dinners will be available Fricassee & Hamburgers