Counting blessings

31 03 2008

I am starting to become more aware of things going on internally … emotions, thought processes, etc.

One of the things I have become more aware of is a sense of anxiety and at times, feelings of “not being good enough” or at even, “almost but not quite.”   If I am not careful, it will turn into a depression of sorts and I’ll start to shut down.

Truth is, there really is no real reason I should be feeling or experiencing these things.  However, one thing I want to do is to be more appreciative of all the good things I have in life, so I thought it would be a good time to count my blessings, so to speak.  In no particular order ….

1)    I have a good job and work with nice people (plus overtime!).

2)    I have good prospects for the future.

3)    I have a great circle of friends (waves and hugs to my Personal Atheist especially)

4)    I have a SIR who cares a great deal about me

5)    I have met many wonderful people through blogging, especially the Doorman Priest and Grandmere Mimi, Eileen, Lizbeth, Tobias, Dennis, Jarred, Pisco and others too many to name (I’m sure I forgot someone)

This list is by no means exhaustive but these are the really important ones right now.   Stepping back from them a bit, i can’t help but notice that 4 out of 5 have to do with people and the various communities I’m a part of.   Interesting …

Well, before I start overanalyzing and overthinking, I’m just going to sit and and enjoy the blessings … 🙂  and with God’s help be a blessing to others.

Blogging for Doorman Priest

28 03 2008


Today I’m guest blogging over at the Doorman-Priest’s place while he’s at Vicar’s School.  As usual when religious people get together, I am sure there is much liquid refreshment.  I hope DP is being a very good influence (read:  influence of good whiskey) on his classmates.

Hallelujah Oak Ridge Boys Style!

24 03 2008

And now for something complete different ….

Remember to clap on the 2 and the 4 😉

Hallelujah! Singing Nun Style

24 03 2008

Here’s a group of nuns singing the Hallelujah Chorus a capella

Midnight in the Garden of Fashion …

24 03 2008

From my father …. the apocalypse of the fashion industry …


He is not Here but is Risen

22 03 2008

Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels and let your trumpets shout Salvation for the victory of our mighty King.

Rejoice and sing now, all the round earth, bright with a glorious splendour, for darkness has been vanquished by our eternal King.

Rejoice and be glad now, Mother Church, and let your holy courts, in radiant light, resound with the praises of your people.

It is truly right and good, always and everywhere, with our whole heart and mind and voice to praise you, the invisible, almighty and eternal God, and your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who at the feast of the Passover paid for us the debt of Adam’s sin and by his blood delivered your faithful people.

This is the night, when you brought our fathers, the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt and led them through the Red Sea on dry land.

This is the night, when all who believe in Christ are delivered from the gloom of sin and are restored to grace and holiness of life.

This is the night, when Christ broke the bonds of death and hell and rose victorious from the grave.

How wonderful and beyond our knowing, O God, is your mercy and loving-kindness to us, that to redeem a slave, you gave a Son.

How holy is this night when wickedness is put to flight and sin is washed away. It restores innocence to the fallen and joy to those who mourn. It casts out pride and hatred and bring peace and concord.

How blessed is this night when heaven and earth are joined and man is reconciled to God.

Taken from the Service for Easter Vigil, Book of Common Prayer

SEVEN: Trust

21 03 2008

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

At the last, Jesus does all he can do. He gives up control of everything and trusts.

No one can take his life from him, but he gave and poured his life out for everyone. He ministered and comforted so many, and the only one to minister and comfort him is common criminal who only asked to be remembered.

He gave his life back to the Father, the source of everything. And so his body grows cold and stiff. The fires which lit the light of the world are now extinguished and have grown cold.

In the end, all Jesus can do … all any of us can do … is trust.