How to Crush on God.

.. lighting a candle for Who we love. .. from my substack. 🙂 Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris - Oldest church in Parish by candelight, Ingo Schommer/flikr When I was getting ready for Mass, I couldn’t find my favorite silver drop earrings, the ones I always wear. They weren’t on my desk, they weren’t on the vanity in…

Come.

.. an s-note from my Wine to Water substack. I’ve really had a hard time focusing these past couple of days. You know why.. It feels like I need confession, a purge. Here’s where I am mentally, spiritually, physically: -I cannot write. -I’m having difficulty praying, sitting still, focusing. -All the prep I did for Nano evaporated,…

On healing.. and remembering purity of heart. #snapshotmicropost

detail from the Allegory of Charity by Zurbarán.. Yesterday, I'd listed a slew of holy books I'd surrounded myself with these past couple of days. I've decided to dive back into Francisco de Osuna's The Third Spiritual Alphabet - while keeping In Sinu Jesu, my New Testament, my Breviaries accessible for the next several weeks.…

Holy Books surround me ..

The Annunciation, Carracci.. I only need to measure the stack of books around me to know when my prayer life is unanchored. Currently surrounding my laptop this moment.. .. with author & section noted: Humility of Heart by Fr. cajetan Mary da Bergamo; #69: "The true reason for which God bestows so many graces upon…

Everything is pointless unless we pray..

For the 1,000 time.. And seek refuge.. Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses.79:3 Stir up thy might, and come to save us..Psalm 79, Ad Tertiam, Ss. Joannis et Pauli Martyrum So, I've just done another…

Temptation of Neglect, Begone.

The Temptation of Christ by the Devil, Felix Joseph Barrias. Wrapping up work. Today, I discovered a glaring omission in my work that had to be completed - from about 2 weeks ago, when I was in the throws of watching Twitter, and forgetting the Truth of my vocation. Granted, I would have come across…

Continuing the Struggle to Pray

Jesus Carrying His Cross, Le Sueur 12 noon - Away Twitter, Repulsed by the Liturgy of the Hours - Christian Prayer Version Yes, coming back here. First day away from Twitter (again).. and I have not come up with thinking that will help me figure it out once and for all (maybe). Which is this:…

Returning to Christ Tonight

It is the day before Shrove Tuesday, and, of course, I'm babbling about on Twitter. That wasn't my intention. About a day ago, I was very much in the mood to simply slip away as I usually do, but then I end up wanting to engage and love. It always happens. So, I've come back…

Take possession of me, Lord..

Holy Trinity by Pierre Mignard. ..Eternal Father, that I may die and go to heaven.. It's 10p.. I will hurry. Just some thoughts.. On Writing Catholic-y stuff.. So many times, I'm always conflicted with whether or not I should be writing.. at all, about anything, whatever. What's the point? I already have had several notebooks,…