Tuesday, January 01, 2013

So that was 2012

Yeah, 2012 - you really sucked. For the first time ever a year that I'm thoroughly glad to see the back of.

Two major highlights: first, getting the book published, even if it was self-published(!) and enjoying some positive reviews and some royalty cheques, although I still haven't turned a profit... I'm now going to start talking about 'my first book' and 'my second book'! Second, my eldest starting at boarding school, which seems to be working out really well.
Lowlights: several, most of which I'm not going to talk about on the blog, although my job-search has been fairly public, and unsuccessful, and I've now effectively given up on that. I haven't got a clue what the good Lord wants me to do, but - and this won't come as much of a surprise to those reading some of my stuff closely - it might not be within the institution.

So a moment when I'm concentrating on cultivating thankfulness and the Buddhist virtue of non-attachment, especially with regard to outcomes, which can also be translated as 'learning to trust in God alone' - on God alone my soul in stillness waits. I hope he has something good planned for 2013.



Previous years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Reverand Sam;
    Christ Is Born; Glorify Him!
    I see you are near the Orthodox Monastery near Tolleshunt Knights.
    Do you know how blessed you are to be SOOO close?! Visit them. This may be God's plan for you.
    I found your blog so openhearted, especially as you mention spiritual direction, (none better than there!) who will help you discern The Way for you, your Family and parish (I stayed on a caravan site on the Island last year, as there was not enough room in the monasteries accomodation) Love, prayers,and blessings. Catrina.
    www.orthodoxdoncater.co.uk

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