Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Greetings!




For those who still link to this blog, and those who happen upon it by chance, Christmas blessings to you and yours.  May the peace of the Christ Child and His Holy Mother keep you in the coming new year.

Well, I never did get around to joining the Third Order, and at this point in time, I don't know that I will.  First, I have to go back to school, whether I want to or not.  I simply don't have the job flexibility that I need until I get this done and out of the way.  Second, every time I think I'm ready to take the next step, I discover a new saint that draws me, just a bit, from the Carmelites.  This year, it has been St Magdalene of Nagasaki and St. Nicholas of Tolentino, both Augustinians.  So for now, I think it is best that I continue to pursue a life of prayer and forego becoming a tertiary.

I have decided to resume blogging, though probably not with the same frequency as before.  And I will also be changing the name of the blog.  The term "unprofitable servants" from Luke 17 has been stuck in mind from before Advent began, and so I will be going with that and doing a little work behind the scenes to update the site.

I look forward to the journey.  Please keep me in your prayers and know that you are in mine.

17 comments:

  1. Yes, and welcome back. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I still link and fantastic on you blogging again! Merry Christmas Joyce. Hope your family is doing well.

    I must tell you, there has been a number of times I've thought of you. There's a half hour between masses at my church and I usually like to sit, reflect, and pray. But wouldn't you know it, there is usually someone in the back talking and not whispering. It always reminds me of your rants on that issue.

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    1. I still look on your posts Manny and am glad you and your family weathered Sandy intact! God bless.

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  3. A warm welcome back and a merry and holy Christmas Joyce. God bless.

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  4. Joyce! Welcome back! I've missed you so much. The last time I checked your link, the message was that your blog was not available. I thought you had taken it down for good. So happy you are back among us...I look forward to hearing about your new journey with your new Saint friends, and all the other fascinating things that seem to happen to you :) What a wonderful Christmas present...to have you back. Hugs...and hope you stay among us. xoxo

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  5. Thank you Patricia. I am glad to be "back" :) Enjoyed the Christmas photos over at your place, especially the painting over your mantle. Blessings! Joyce

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    1. Thank you Julie, how have you been? Happy and Holy Christmas and New Year!

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  7. Merry Christmas! It is nice to hear from you again.

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    1. Thank you Kathy, it is nice to "speak" with you again too! Happy and Holy Christmas and New Year!

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  8. Merry and blessed Christmas Feast to you Joyce. So happy you are back. Found out on Patricia's blog, I Want to See God. God has a plan for you...He just hasn't revealed it yet : )

    I look forward to following along. God bless ~Theresa @ my desert heart

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  9. Thank you Theresa, I look for you every time I visit the monastery. Can't believe we have never met in person but one of these days... Thank you for the reminder. I only hope I am doing what God wants of me. It's hard to tell sometimes, but I suppose that's why it's called faith! Blessed Christmastide and New Year to you and your family. Joyce

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