The Saint Nicholas Cakes were a hit :)
St. Nicholas Day is one of my favourite days of the year.
My church had a festive meal and it was very joyful.
Here's a picture of the other monastery cat!
Look at all that snow...
This is an icon of St. Nectarios in the monastery chapel;
Some of my close friends and I especially look to his prayers
Every day I hear of more people who are ill.
So much need.
But our God is merciful and compassionate
and so we keep praying
as we are able.
I am so glad that there are monasteries.
I know my prayers are not what I wish them to be
so the fact that I can ask monastics for prayers
for others and for myself, my family, etc
is a great encouragement.
Tomorrow morning I have to do a resume for a good part time job
that is due tomorrow.
I fly home tomorrow afternoon.
Please pray for my flight
and that I do not come down with a cold.
I know I am physically exhausted due to the insomnia
I have currently and feel on that
verge between sickness and health.
I am so glad to be going home and that I can rest there.
My sister Rebecca and my brother-in-law Mark fly home
God willing December 23rd.
Please pray that their flights go smoothly and that
they can get home in time for Christmas!
I thank God for my sister - especially today as it is her birthday!!
Thank you for your prayers.
I thank God for His mercy.