Friday, October 08, 2010

Waiting and taking a step

As fall is quickly flying by,
I find myself drawn to the summer pictures.
The situation that is troubling me is not yet
but I am slowly taking steps towards
what I hope will be at least
a movement towards a more full resolution.
I have really appreciated your prayers and support.
All I need now is God's mercy that
I will be given the humility to understand
what are the next steps in my life.
It is so easy to deceive oneself in thinking that
they understand best what they need.
May God have mercy on us
and help us to seek Him
before any other
or material object,
anything at all.

Behold, the Bridegroom comes at midnight,

And blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching,

And again, unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless.

Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep,

Lest you be given up to death, and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom.

But rouse yourself...


Holy, Holy, Holy, art Thou, O our God,

Through the Theotokos have mercy on us.

Troparion of Bridegroom Matins


TeresaAngelina said...

Um...not sure if this is helpful or not and no doubt you don't need me to tell you about this (bet you already know) but to add to your mix in case you do not know is a job posting just today at the Gibson's Landing library. Gibson's is where Fr. Gregory's Skete is. If you do not know and if this is helpful, just google Gibson Landing's library. Its on the Sunshine Coast in BC. (In case you do not remember...but I bet you do.)

TeresaAngelina said...

So I'll be really "helpful" and post the link. Happy weekend!

elizabeth said...

Thanks TA... no I didn't know but to be honest I don't think it would be a good fit for me at this time... (after looking at the posting) but I appreciate you thinking of me! :)

Marfa said...

My parents are up in Ottawa now...spending the weekend with my sister and her husband (they will be going to the church of the Protection of the Holy Virgin on 99 Stonehurst Avenue). And celebrating a Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday.

elizabeth said...

Marfa - I know! Your sister told me already! You have a really great sister up here and a very cool family. :)

Matushka Anna said...

You continue in my prayers, Elizabeth.