Life continues to change…

This past week I shut down my primary blog, however, I kept the domain and email services.  I was using PowWeb, which at one point was a good service, but they have gone down hill over the past couple of years, which was a partial reason I let them go.  (That said, they still host this site…)

As I move on in time, I find that I have wandered from the life I had as an active Diocesan Hermit, to become way to “Lay”..  That is changing yet again though.

I am heading back to the Hermit life, but this round as a lay hermit, that will spend my day in studies, prayer, and reading of the Bible.  My day will not be as structured as it was before, and will be more open to changes, but for the most part, I am going to be at home in prayer and reading religious text, or at Church/Church events.

This area is where I know I am called, and when I was a Diocesan Hermit, I was “home”.  The Bishops, for political and personal reasons, don’t seem to accept such life, even though it use to be a recommended lifestyle, so I will have to do it on my own.

In Christ,

Brother Don (Lay Hermit)

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Prayer Life

Well, for the past month and a half, I have been a bit slack on my spiritual life.  I haven’t really been reading much in the way of theology or within my faith (although I have done some “recreational” reading), and I have missed more of my prayer hours that I would have liked.  That has started to change today though, I am going back to my prayer life, although on a different schedule than I had as a Hermit.

I will not be getting up at Midnight to do the Office of the Readings, but will be doing them right after getting up at 5AM.  The Church I go to now does the Morning Offices prior to Mass, so I will be doing this Hour with the Congregation present at Mass.  The rest of the hours will remain at or close to their normal times. 🙂

In Christ,

Don

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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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