Daughter of the House

Nashotah

“Bless, O Lord, this House, set apart to the glory of thy great name and the benefit of thy Holy Church; and grant that thy Name may be worshipped here in truth and purity to all generations.  Give thy grace and wisdom to all the authorities, that they may exercise holy discipline, and be themselves patterns of holiness, simplicity, and self-denial.

“Bless all who may be trained here; take from them all pride, vanity, and self-conceit, and give them true humility and self-abasement.  Enlighten their minds, subdue their wills, purify their hearts, and so penetrate them with thy Spirit and fill them with thy love, that they may go forth animated with earnest zeal for thy glory; and may thine ever living Word so dwell within their hearts, that they may speak with that resistless energy of love which shall melt the hearts of sinners to the love of thee.

“Open, O Lord, the hearts and hands of thy people, that they may be ready to give and glad to distribute to our necessities.  Bless the founders and benefactors of this House, and recompense them with the riches of thine everlasting kingdom. for Jesus’ sake.  Amen.”

Nashotah House

John NashotahToday is a brilliant day!  I have been formally accepted into graduate school at Nashotah House Theological Seminary!  I truly don’t know how I got here, nor do I know how it will all go from here forward.  But for right now I want to bask in the joy and the fear!  This picture was taken the day my cousin, the Rev. Dr. John Toles graduated from Nashotah House in October 2012.  I had no idea then how much my life would change in this last year.  But thank you, Lord, for every second!!!