Wednesday, March 30, 2011

catching up

Nothing really exciting going on here.  No burning need to blog.  Not wanting to bore people to death and all.  Which probably means it will be a post without much focus.

Lent it going relatively well, I suppose.  This week and last have been rather unremarkable, but that's OK, I think.  Working on the procrastination.  That will be a life-long project.  Still enjoying my adoration time before school a couple of mornings a week.  Doing fairly well with saying the Rosary daily, though some days, it might run a decade or two short.  Kind of slacked this weekend, but my intentions were good.

I've done some reflecting about prayer.  For the past 3 or 4 years, I've prayed the Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours on a regular basis.  Took a break last summer.  Taking a break right now.  There have been times when I've felt guilty about skipping an "hour".  But right now, I'm feeling peace about my prayer life.  I go to Mass when I can, which is most mornings.  But beyond that, time for meaningful personal prayer is just limited.  Key word - meaningful.  If I just run through the motions of saying a Rosary while I'm driving or reading through the Psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours, is it quality or quantity?  Prayer or just mumbling words?  I might not "get through" much sitting in the dark church, but there is such a peace.  Today I had a good bit of time and said the Rosary.  Other days I just have 20 minutes or so, and I might journal, reflect on the homily for a bit, or say a few decades of the rosary. 

I don't feel like a prayer slacker.  Is it peace or complacency?  Right now I'm going with peace.

We had Bible Study tonight.  It was on patience.  It might just merit its own post.  Patience is something we can develop.  One small choice after another.  I remember asking my confessor if anyone ever really "got" patience before they died.  He said it was more a matter of enduring...something about being patient with ourselves and our impatience.  Which kind of makes it sound like he was giving the green light to impatience, but that wasn't it at all.

School has been pretty calm lately.  Less tension.  Less stress.  We have about 35 more days.  Let's hope it continues. 

I won't bore you further...except to say that we are resubmitting the offer on the house.  It looks to be a roller coaster ride.  We all *really* like it.  I am putting it in God's hands, with St. Joseph running interference.  There were some positive signs yesterday.  But who knows what tomorrow holds?

As I said...I won't bore you further.  Check back in a couple of days.  ;-)

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