Showing posts from October, 2014

Psalm 27

I woke up in the middle of the night with this Scripture quote floating around in my head.
One thing I ask of Thee, O Lord; this I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
I assume this is God calling me to do a little exegesis and meditation.  Therefore, here I sit with my hot cider-and-honey concoction, leafing through the concordance and my little Bible.  I realized as soon as I looked at the rest of the psalm, why exactly that verse had come to my soul.  The entire psalm is all about trust in God, something I tend to struggle with as a choleric who likes to be in control!  It's especially a challenge at the moment, as I'm in the middle of an emotionally traumatic semester and a monster of a school-and-employment work load.  Nothing I can't handle...IF I keep the right priorities in place, and right now that top priority is leaning on God for the strength I know he'll give me.
1) The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?…

If, by Rudyard Kipling

I feel the need to post this poem.  Probably should have been consistently re-reading it these past few weeks, but I did finally rediscover it.  Kipling basically describes where I am right now - at least the way I'm attempting to face life!
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think –and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make…

Midterm Mayhem

Dear long-suffering readers,

Please forgive my silence for a few more days.  It's been a rough and very busy semester, but I do plan to post over Fall Break next week.  In the meantime, here are a few links for your amusement!

One of my dear friends from freshman year just received her clothing as a Poor Clare!  See pictures of Sister Veronica Mary of the Sacred Wounds of Christ here.

When I was in Rome, I met the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.  One of their charisms is media work, so you can see 8 minutes of yours truly talking about her faith here.  More about the Sisters and their work here.

Homecoming was this past weekend - official pictures here, although I don't know if I'm in any of them!

More soon!  Pray for me and my last two tests!