Thursday, November 05, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday

1.  I realize its not Friday yet, but there is something about this early darkness that makes time seem to fly while in actuality it crawls by. 

2.  Speaking of this early darkness, I don't like it.  Darkness descends and makes me feel more alone somehow.  Even when dh is home.  It seems like the middle of the night and that I shouldn't be awake no matter what time it is. 

3.  I want to put out a prayer request for the 12 soldiers killed by a U.S. Army officer in Fort Hood, TX today and their families.  Also, a prayer request goes out for the 31 injured and their families, for the gunman or gunmen and their families, and for all those touched by this tragedy. 

4.  Another prayer request goes out for a nephew of a friend of mine.  He lost his mother when he was young, and just burried  his father yesterday.  May his father rest in peace and may he be comforted.

5.  I think it's time for some gratitude.  I am grateful for my icon corner, illuminated by the soft light that stands under it, casting a bit of spiritual happiness in a dark Autumn evening.

6.  I am also grateful for light and heat.  I am blessed to live in a time where I can have both readily availble. 

7.  And finally, I am grateful that my vertigo has abated and that I can sleep more easily.


TACParent said...

1. You are early this week. I agree with you about the darkness.

2. It has a similar affect on me as well. I keep looking at the clock wanting to go to bed and it's only 7:30 or 8:00. Tonight we have the last marching band, which will mean I am outside until 9:30 PM! It's going down to 39 degrees.

3. Prayers.

4. Thank you. I did pass along your message. It meant a lot to him.

5. Don't forget about candles. You taught me that trick. Candles in that corner would be lovely too.

6. When are heater kept dying last year I expressed gratitude each and every time it was fixed. I no longer take it for granted.

7. Yay! Great news. I continue to pray for you.

Staying in Balance said...

I actually found a hanging candle that wasgiven to us by an Episcopal priest who later converted to Orthodoxy. i had lost it for years and didn't even know I still had it, when i found it recently. Anyway, now the candle is sort of melted onto the glass insert. Anyway, I'm going to have to slowly heat it in the oven (another technique showed to me by the aforementioned priest, God rest his soul) to dislodge the stuck candle so I can use it.

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