Saturday, November 10, 2012

praise him and highly exalt him forever

It's 29 degrees.... and raining. Uggghhhh! It rained and froze all night --froze on the branches and stems, and now it is dangerous to step outside the door because of the falling ice!

Joel --who HATES winter (he has always said he doesn't want to die in winter --too cold-- (as if it would matter!)) --even he wishes it would snow.

So, we've had our cuppa, gonna eat some hot oatmeal --and then go over to the church for a funeral and then travel 80 miles for the burial. Perhaps it will be snow by then... the weather gadget says it is a 90% chance of snow.... we'll see.

Whatever it ends up being, it's gonna be messy and cold out on the hill that is the cemetery in LaPlant. I will have to carry all the gear, that's for sure --and the boots... and the gloves, oh yes, time to put gloves back in my pockets, Precious.

I love the way winter stuff like this makes me soooo conscious.... Tomorrow, the high is supposed to be 18 degrees --VERY conscious....

At prayer this morning (Canticle: A Song of Creation
Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65)

Invocation

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.










Off I go.
Please pray for the family of M, and all those who come to share in their grief.
Amen.