The Intercessions of St. John the Wonderworker Revisited

In a previous post, I discussed the intercessions of St. John the Wonderworker, and how this saint was watching over my family and how through his prayers, God was caring for us.

Today I was offered the second part-time job for which I’d applied. I, of course, accepted.

To all those who had joined their prayers for us with those of the Theotokos and St. John, I offer our thanks.

Glory be to God!

The Fatherhood Chronicles XXXIX

If it’s true that when it comes to prayer, there are no coincidences, then last night was very much an answer to prayer.

We experienced the first night in which neither Anna nor myself went to check on Sofie. We can’t say for sure that Sofie slept through the night–though it seems like she did–but she never once woke enough to spend more than just a few moments crying.

When Sofie was first born, the adjustment to daytime wakefulness and nighttime sleeping was, for us firsttime parents, a brutal experience. I didn’t know you could be so sleep-deprived and not lose your mind. But once Sofie’s sleep rhythms resembled less a vampiric one and more a human one, the nighttime wakings and feedings were almost as regular as clockwork.

Then came the Christmas holidays. And while she stayed on her sleep cycle for most of our two weeks with family, by the time we returned home, things had begun to get out of sync. We were home five days, and then we went to San Diego for about a week. Then once we got home from San Diego, the very next day Anna and Sofie flew home to see Anna’s brother, Delane. Then it was three weeks all day at the babysitter’s, and so it went.
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Ronald Reagan: Farewell Address

Excerpts from Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address:

This is the 34th time I’ll speak to you from the Oval Office and the last. We’ve been together eight years now, and soon it’ll be time for me to go. But before I do, I wanted to share some thoughts, some of which I’ve been saving for a long time.

It’s been the honor of my life to be your president. So many of you have written the past few weeks to say thanks, but I could say as much to you. Nancy and I are grateful for the opportunity you gave us to serve. . . .

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