Waiting

Doesn’t it feel like sometimes in our lives we’re just in suspension? We’re waiting for some outcome, some decision, some solution. In the meantime we shuffle through our tasks but our minds are focused on that one thing (or more, sigh). It’s had to live in the moment when the moments are difficult and the … Continue reading Waiting

Reframing

As many of you know I’ve fought a battle against excess weight most of my adult life. This is not a fun existence, but it’s just one of my crosses and shared by many other people, so I’m hardly unique. I engage in emotional eating which (for me) means I eat when I’m stressed. I’m … Continue reading Reframing

The week’s end

(Patient in the ambulance) I’m exhausted, but there’s not really any good reason for it. Father took Duchess up to Dallas so she could surprise her boyfriend for his birthday. That’s a generous man, right there. They’ll be back tomorrow. This week we did the Canon of St. Andrew Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and the … Continue reading The week’s end

Morning Watch

I rise before dawn and cry for help;     I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,     that I may meditate upon thy promise. [Ps. 119:147-8] I woke a little after 3:00 and frequently thereafter when Aunt Susan coughed. A little after 4:00 she actually opened her eyes and … Continue reading Morning Watch