Update on Dan, posted at BAILEY'S BUDDY:

It’s noon, and the past 36-48 hours have been spent trying to balance his sedative and pain medications so that he’s unconscious and comfortable, but not too heavily sedated, as that causes his heart rate to drop too low.

Chest x-rays last night and this morning look clear, showing improvement in the pneumonia that appeared in his right lung a couple of days ago. He’s getting respiratory therapy and suctioning to keep moving fluid out of his lungs.

Thanks again for your support and prayers; keep them up - breathing on his own will likely be the next big hurdle.



Decisions have been made. Some things have become more important than others.

And everything has a consequence.

The biggest consequence for me is that I have now updated my CDO Profile (that would be the Episcopal Church version of the e-Harmony matching system) to the following status: "Open to consider new position."


Posted by Tenon Saw at IT'S ALL A BIT POOR:

Depression sucks; it saps all one's "get up and go". Now I am more depressed because somebody thinks badly of me because I made a decision which I know is the right one, although I can see that one lad will be upset too.


Posted by Rachael at EPISCOPELICAN:

With the sore throat, headache, and now runny nose, I have obviously given birth to a fine young cold. No Mass for me tonight.


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Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered; and let those who hate Him flee from His presence. As smoke vanishes, let them vanish; and as wax melts from the presence of fire, so let demons perish from the presence of those who love God and who sign themselves with the sign of the Cross and say in gladness: Hail, most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, for Thou drivest away the demons by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified on thee, Who went down to hades and trampled on the power of the devil, and gave us thee, his venerable Cross, for driving away all enemies. O most precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord, help me, with our Holy Lady, the Virgin Mother of God, and with all the Saints throughout the ages. Amen.

In the Gallican usage, beginning about the seventh century, the Feast of the Cross was celebrated on May 3, and called "Crouchmas" (for "Cross Mass") or "Roodmas". When the Gallican and Roman practices were combined, the September date was assigned to commemorating the rescue of the Cross from the Sassanid Persians, and the May date was kept as the Finding of the Holy Cross or Invention of the True Cross to commemorate the finding. (In this context "invention" (from Latin invenire, "to find") does not have the modern sense of creating something new.) Pope John XXIII removed this duplication in 1960, so that the Roman Calendar now celebrates the Holy Cross only on September 14. May 3 is the date given in the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer liturgy, but the new Common Worship liturgy, following the Roman Catholic Church's lead, celebrates Holy Cross Day on September 14. (WIKIPEDIA)


THE PRAYER LIST — 12 Comments

  1. The universe is not big enough to contain my apathy in respect of the upcoming elections in the UK.

    MP, if this is because you feel all the other MPs are pretenders who debase the name, you are probably right.

  2. Prayers said.
    Candle lit.
    Ten cents donated.

    And I learned something here. Did not know all that stuff about Holy Cross day. (I guess I thought it had just always been September 14.)

    Oh, and would you add a little prayer request? I have broken my pinkie finger on my right hand. (I was shooting baskets in the park across from my house with a neighborhood kid. I dislocated it catching the [insert expletive] ball! Sheesh. I guess I’m too old for this.) I’m being referred to an orthopedic hand specialist. As you will imagine, this may well have musical implications for me. Thanks, dear people.

  3. I was shooting baskets in the park

    I’m sorry, Ellie, but I have no sympathy for people who take exercise. You know the dangers. You have seen how exercise has ruined the lives of so many people. As a Biblically based Christian you will be fully aware that it is an abomination unto the Lord: “Doing wrong is like sport to a fool, but wise conduct is pleasure to a person of understanding.” (Proverbs 10: 23) You have only yourself to blame. Just say no!

  4. Prayers for all, and my 10c donated. And I if I, too, could add a request for prayers: I’ll be having shoulder repair surgery tomorrow morning. Rotator cuff, biceps tendon…never get into an argument with a piece of luggage bigger than you are. Or, if you do, don’t then try to shovel snow in the snowiest winter in decades. Thank you. I so much appreciate this place and all who share here, and especially you, Mad One.

  5. Special prayers for Ellie.

    Been there, done that, but in not so elegant a manner as shooting hoops with a neighbor. I tripped over broken pavement and fell in a parking lot and rammed my hand into a parked car! I broke the 1st voler plate of the pinky on my right hand. I wore a specially molded cast, made by a hand specialist, for eight weeks to hold my finger in a position for the plate to reattach properly. Afterward I had six weeks of therapy with the specialist. She said it was all necessary so as to avoid arthritis in the finger later in life.

  6. MP, you are incorrigible!

    Prayers ascending.

    Could someone (MP?) explain the pic? Is someone being raised from the dead, or? [If it has something to do w/ the Holy Cross, I can’t see it]

  7. Ha! You think JCF doesn’t know that, Susie Sue? He’s been clicking on pictures to make them bigger since they invented the phrase “unrestricted content.” 🙂

  8. …and for all the “clicking” I’ve done, it surely OUGHT to have grown bigger. ;-X

  9. Remembering in prayer:

    Belle Meade [near Nashville, TN] landmark ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 104 Belle Meade Blvd., was flooded throughout the ground floor, including the sanctuary, chapel and offices. Water ran through parts of the church on Monday morning — up to 18 inches in the kindergarten. Workers began on Monday to move furniture and materials to higher ground. Belle Meade Police Department set up a command center on the second floor of the church since city hall, next door to the church, was also flooded