Well, the leaves have changed and continue to fall. Soon the greenery will be gone out my office window opening the view to directly to Valley Road. Our Fall Festival on campus was a huge success, thanks to the WoNH (Women of Nashotah House) group and all their efforts. The kids had a great time in a safe trick or treat zone, followed by games and family fun in the gym, an old fashioned hay ride in a wagon, then complete with spooky story by the campfire. The following weekend our church Zion celebrated All Saints Eve and invited people to dress up either as their favorite saint and give a presentation about them or to dress up representing a bible verse for the rest to guess. It was a fun evening. Heather dressed up as St. Margaret of Scotland (which our prayer chapel is named for at Zion). This weekend Roy is in Durham, NC at the Episcopal Relief and Development conference. I miss him. The house is too quiet. Heather is at a friends house and I am doing some much needed catching up on the blog. Thank you for your patience. Now that I am in school too, the time just gets away from me. Cultural Anthropology is a very interesting class. We have a fieldwork assignment coming up and I am really looking forward to it. I am going to be doing my paper on Monastic Living. I have my first interview with a monk Fr. John Julian scheduled for tomorrow and then next weekend I have arranged to spend the weekend at the Julian House of Norwich Monastery. I am really looking forward to it. I also have a praise report to share. My mother has not only had her surgery to remove the cancer found in her lung, but has really recovered so quickly! In two short weeks, she is feeling well enough to be home alone. I thank God and truly believe in the Power of Prayer! God does amazing things in our life, it is up to us to keep our eyes open for the awareness of his presence. Well, time to start pulling the blankets out (and the snuggies) as the temperatures drop into the low 30's and possibly upper 20's these next couple of days. Blessings to you all! Love, Marcia
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; ever, one God, world without end. Amen
Thank you for following the Allison family's "Faithful Journey" as we traveled from Florida to Nashotah, Wisconsin to follow Roy's call to seminary. Now we are fulling the call in our life of ministry in Naples, Florida and around the world.