I’m still around! 2015 has proven to be an unbelievably crazy year so far, and I’ve not had as much time to devote to this blog as I would have liked. I promise to have an update soon! I would like to thank everyone for the calls, prayers, cards, and visits during my recent emergency life-saving surgery and the hospital stay and recovery period that followed. I’m still recovering, and recovery has proven to be a lot harder than I thought it would! I didn’t “bounce back” like I thought I would. But anyway, a new blog entry will be coming soon! ~Stephen
My Prayer for the Week…I hope that everyone has a great week!
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.
—Saint Francis of Assisi—