Coming back on line!

After a just under two year sabbatical, I am bringing back up “Don and His Spiritual Journey”.

My status update in life, and first new religious post will begin tomorrow, the 22nd of June 2017, and I hope frequently as time allows!

This past two years of silence has been “deafening to me”, and I need to get back on track!

 

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Life Changes Again!

A couple of months ago I was informed that the Bishop of my Dioceses was not wanting to accept my vows this coming June for the 4th year as a Hermit (one more after that and I would have been able to give permanent vows).  So, after much prayer, contemplation and looking into things, I have come out of Religious Life early and have returned to Lay Life.  In the process I have moved back to Florida, although a bit further south than the last time, now in Homestead Florida.  For now I will be living on my disability retirement from the Veterans Administration, and from my disability compensation as a disabled Veteran while I try to work out what I can do with and not adversely effect and affect my left knee, back and hips, which are why I was retired.

I do plan to continue this blog on my Spiritual Journeys, but also will have a “lay” blog at http://www.ddbellenterprises.com/DonBell, so please keep your eye on both!!

In Christ,

Don

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I missed this!!

Yep, I missed blogging…  I know I didn’t blog as often as I should have been, and I didn’t say much when I did blog, but I missed it!!

Entries might be infrequent again, as I am now back in college, going for a Bachelors and then a Masters in Theology, but that may add fodder to the postings as well, which may be good!

I have been living out in the country for the past nine months and am loving it out here.  One down side of living out here, which is actually a good side is my cell phone doesn’t work out here, so I only have a “land line”.  I put “land line” in quotes, as it is actually a VoIP phone and not your typical land line.  The fifteenish acres I live on is quite, and pretty.  I get visited by deer and many other animals, including all the neighbor dogs.  I do have a house mate, Tiggr the cat:

Tiggr(I am in blue jeans as it was laundry day when I took this picture.)  Tiggr likes sleeping/lying between my legs when I’m on my recliner reading.  She was giving herself a bath when I took this picture and looked up to “smile for the camera”.

Oh, and I now have a beard, and no hair on top of the head!! 🙂 :

BrDonBell

Although it is longer and fuller than that now. 🙂

Anyway, prayfully there will be more frequent updates from here on out!

In Christ,

Brother Don

 

 

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