Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Blessings

September is coming to a quick close.  Last week Roy was chapel scholar on duty and Lector Server fill in for someone whose been sick.  He did a great job chanting the epistle during the St. Matthew's Day Solemn Mass on Thursday night.  There is something very moving about the high mass services that I do not take for granted while here at Nashotah.  The chapel is a beautiful place for meditation and contemplative prayer too.

As I posted earlier, we continue to pray for family members at home that are not well.  My mom was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the lung and we are awaiting her surgical clearance to know when her treatment will begin.  Thanks be to God, this was caught early and has not spread.  It is also a less aggressive cancer and can be treated without chemotherapy.  Roy's Mawmaw has been sick and in the hospital, as both his Uncles in Virginia.  We keep them all in our daily prayers.

Roy is doing well in Hebrew and his other studies as well.  I am having a great time taking Aesthetic Theology 1 class with him on Monday nights.  Last week we took the Myers Briggs test and discussed our results as well as how these results affect our spiritual and prayer life.  We also talked how the personality types can be effective in marriage counseling and other types of spiritual direction programs.  It was fun to see how alike as well as different we are as a group in the class.

Today is Saturday, when Roy and I left the apartment this morning for chapel it was 48 degrees.  Brrrr it was a nice cool breezy bike ride.  Time for layers, and digging out the sweatshirts and blankets.  This time of year is a glorious sight for us Floridians watching the trees change to red, yellows, and orange.  In a few minutes, Heather and I will be off for her horse riding lessons.  Her trainer indicated that she is nearly ready to start jumping.  She is having a great time with that.  She is also looking forward to the Homecoming dance next month.  I will be sure to post pictures.  She is growing up so fast.  We found out that Stephanie is doing great in school back home too.  She graduated with her AA Cum Laud and is now attending Central Fl University for her baccalaureate studies.  I am very proud of her.

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