Friday, February 26, 2010

I love love LOVE presancified liturgies.
But tonight, after lamenting to a few close
friends over the phone,
and my Mother,
I decided that it was not a good idea for me to go.
So I am home trying to nurse my cold
and study French.
Sigh.
I feel weary of studying and the final exam is Monday morning.
But since I did not feel like studying...
I listened to Father Thomas Hopko's podcast,
and it was really good.
It is one of his longer ones,
but well worth listening to!
I was really encouraged.
I think anyone who is struggling
can be comforted by this podcast.
I know I was.
***
I learned today that a third French beginner course
an oral only
will be offered and will be made mandatory
for anyone who wants to later take an intermediate course.
I do think this course would be really good for me
learning wise
but did not have this in the budget.
So I am trying not to worry about that fact
that I may be taking an extra course
and thus paying a month and a half more rent
before I am done with French and fully
back in job-seeking mode.
Another opportunity to learn to trust God!
***
Well, back to studying...
devoir - I owe, have to
pouvoir- I can
vouloir - I want
Je dois se souvenir quel devoir signifie.
(translated I have to remember what devoir means;
not sure if that is how you write this sentence!)
***
Thank you everyone for your prayers!
You all mean a LOT to me and
and really encourage me!

6 comments:

TruthQuestioner said...

I love you, Elizabeth, and am praying for you. Hang in there!

Emily H. said...

Ugh! I hope you feel better soon. Sinus colds are no fun at all!

Hopefully you can still attend the Presanctified once in a while.

GretchenJoanna said...

Illness so often seems to go with Lent, for me too, and we hope it helps to make us feel our weakness. You have extra struggles on top of that...
The Presanctified Liturgy will strengthen you, when you can go. I will pray for you.

margaret said...

I love, love, love the photo.

Michelle M. said...

I love the photo, too! I hope you are feeling better soon. Keep working hard- you're going great.

Michelle M. said...

I love the photo, too! I hope you are feeling better soon. Keep working hard- you're going great.