Things I am pondering from my time
at the monastery:
The name of Jesus Christ is very powerful;
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me a sinner
is of great effect.
It was wonderful to be reminded to pray
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy.
God has many surprises for us this year;
I was gently reminded not to think
too far in the future
as I may miss what God has for me today.
I was also reminded to
And that this is part of trusting God.
I love so much my time at the monastery over
It has been such a blessing to me over the years;
some years I am there in sorrow
this year in joy,
as I showed my wedding ring to familiar friends
and introduced Mr. Husband to them.
I feel ready to take on the next steps in
my life here in NJ with
in our process of settling and continuing
to build new routines.
We opened many Christmas cards
that were waiting for us
when we returned,
and some birthday cards and a lovely box of chocolates
(we are well supplied for breaking
the Christmas fast on Monday!)
and Mr. Husband opened his
Name's Day present from me.
I treasure this time and I know that
life brings lots of curve balls
but this only makes me savour
what we have now
and keep praying to God
who holds tomorrow.