December 22nd, 2007

moon house

"Round here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs."

Advent meditation: Luke 1:46-55 (Authorised King James Version)
     Ann did the meditation.  She talked about having visited the monastery where Thomas Merton lived (which is called Gethsemane, which struck me as an . . . interesting . . . choice) and about their devotion to Mary and said, "In this season of Advent, I pray that we all seek a new openness to God's spirit, like the monks at Gethsemane, and like the young Mary portrayed by Luke."

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joy sadhana for Advent (21)

"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy." -mylittleredgirl [more info]

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before our God to prepare the ways, to give knowledge of salvation to God's people by the forgiveness of sins.  By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
-Luke 1:76-79


Five good things about today:
1. I slept for like 10-11 hours.  Sleep is awesome.
2. Spending time with my grandma was not as painful as I had feared.  Collapse )
3. I got to see Terry.
4. Again, I didn't feel terribly crampy and icky.
5. One of my photos is in fact included in the Schmap Belfast Guide, Fourth Edition[my original post about this]
BONUS: ALLIE IS MOVING TO DUNSINANE MY CORNER OF THE WORLD! [ed. her own announcement post]

Three things I did well today:
1. I helped my grandma wrap presents.
2. I tidied my bathroom a bit, and washed dishes.
3. I paid a couple bills.

Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
1. Going to church.
2. Doing laundry.

I'm not going to bed yet, but I don't foresee doing much the rest of tonight besides puttering, so I'm posting now.