Hello, again – a first snapshot micropost

snapshot from a church in Montreuil.. Nothing like working off 2 hours of sleep & non-stop brew of coffee to get over a writer's block.. I'm going to go ahead and take today & just purge whatever hesitation, unlock whatever noticings I have today. Hopefully, it won't be too reactive - I still have enough…

Twitter Detox Attempt #1,625,630

Madonna mit dem Jesuskind und Johannes, Melchior Paul von Deschwanden Mary & Jesus & St. John the Baptist await for me in prayer.. just a little more, my Loves, let me learn to plant my mind again, on one idea for an extended time. Amen. Planning The title from this post comes from the days…

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,…

A Little Temptation..

The Infant Samuel by Sir Joshua Reynolds Succumbed to temptation to go to Twitter.. fought it very hard, knowing and mulling how now would not be a good time for me. Feels meritless, pointless in light of good, solid holy reading that I'm tempted to neglect. I get started there and don't know when to…

Just Another Confession

The one thing you don't ever want to do is take a nap after confession... Today's confession was pretty straight-forward. There were some good habits I've maintained, some I've kicked, thanks to the great grace of God. Namely: Custody of the eyes One of the biggest ways to prune flaws and habits of sin is…

Twitter Detox: First Social Media-Free Day in 2 Months.

The Repentant St. Mary Magdalene, Domenico Feti I'm having difficulty writing, and I know it's because my brain is dead. The experiment is this:  I'd used social media casually while holding a full-time teaching job. Summer came, and it's all I did.  Wake up in the morning and check. Make breakfast in the morning and…

Catholic Twitter Rules #2 & #3 – Entry #3

Weeks ago, when summer started and I had all the free time in the world, I logged onto my twitter account after a looong hiatus. My mother died on January 16. That week, nothing, absolutely nothing mattered to me, save my family. No books, no phone, no internet, nothing. It was a great injury because…

Why Catholics Should Write – Entry #2

Saint Jerome Writing, Caravaggio, 1605-1606. So, it should come to no surprise to you that I think laypeople should jump off their Twitter accounts and write - put their ideas out onto the internet, pass them along to their friends, submit them to official publications, Catholic or otherwise. I've mentioned this before on Twitter, I'm…