Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Evening

My dear friend also got this icon for me
in Kiev
at a smaller monastery.
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I had been wanting one of St. Seraphim of Sarov for some time.
I can see it when I wake in the morning
and the deep shock of St. Seraphim's white cassock
comforts me...
reminding me that
Christ is Risen.
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I talked to my Grandma tonight!
The surgery went well,
the doctor was pleased and there were no
concerns during the surgery itself.
Thank God.
Today was not a fully easy day for her
and the days to come will be with some pain.
Please pray for her again if you can...
Her words,
"This is for a purpose" and that
"healing takes time" really struck me...
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My Grandma is such a testimony to faith in God
and to prayer;
she assured me that she felt all the prayers...
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Today I rested even more
as I may be coming down with a head cold.
Chicken soup, oatmeal, mugs and mugs of tea...
and some lemon, eggs and bananas.
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I am seeking to concentrate on merely being quiet
and trying to be peaceful and mindful that
God is with me,
God is with us,
we must take courage.
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Thanks to everyone for the encouragement via the comments
given to my last post
as I seek to take courage regardless
of the future.
I am so blessed by each of you.
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God is with us, let us be quieted and at rest.

6 comments:

Mimi said...

I'm so glad you got to talk with your Grandma.
And, beautiful icon. Holy St. Seraphim, pray to God for us.

Meadowlark Days said...

I definitely need to remember to seek and cultivate His peace more often...icons and prayer certainly help.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Prayers continue for you and your Grandmother.

H West said...

Wow, what a fabulous icon!

elizabeth said...

Thank you everyone!

I am blessed to have this icon...

thegeekywife said...

happy for Grandma! :)