Today is the birthday of my oldest nephew, Jay,
Jay turned 58 today. He still has two years to go before 60. His feeble-minded uncle fouled up the math.
Here is an old photo of him chosen for his typical smile.
May you have joy and health in the year ahead, Jay.
Let us continue to remember our friend Mark (Марко Фризия) who wrestles with the black dog of depression as his heart grieves and his body mends. May the embrace of the Holy Trinity keep him safe, the light Christ shine within and around him, the healing balm of the Spirit anoint him, the holy Angels defend him, and the saints pray for him and be his companions in difficult days and dark nights.
For Rose-Marie, battling pneumonia on top of cancer, and for her family.
For safe delivery of a healthy child as Jane R cares for young Elijah, about to become a big brother. For A & A, the parents. Much joy to them all.
For sea turtles dying along the Gulf Coast. For the health of the Gulf Coast.
For Klady, healing from leg fractures and wrestling with crutches.
For John and Raven.
For Dan, for Rev. Ref, for Tenon, for Rachael (see OCICBW).
For Margaret headed off to a diocesan clergy gathering for three days.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.