Thursday, February 17, 2011

O Misery!

Dear friends,

Hello from Arkansas where my husband and I and our friend, Donna, are attending a conference at Subiaco Abbey. My husband serves as director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services for the Diocese of Tulsa, I serve as co-director, and Donna is on the advisory core. Leaders of the Arkansas Charismatic Renewal Services invited us here to share about what's happening in our diocese, and of course, we want to hear about what's happening in their state.

Even with the best laid plans, sometimes our lives take unexpected twists and turns. We stumble and repeat ourselves. We struggle to regain our health and sanity, as reflected in the following prose:  

O misery!
Sometimes you come knockin' on my door
and you did last night...
and you did last night.

I tossed and I turned
in that bed that wasn't mine;
head cold didn't help,
but led me to my first yelp,
"Help me Lord!"

With all my dying strength,
I managed by His grace,
to offer it up, to offer it up...

Begging for the angels
to help me get some slumber,
I cried out to them too...
I cried out to them too.

Today, I am reminded that, "when I am weak, then I am strong."   2 Cor 12: 9-10 I received the living God at Mass this morning and my heart cries out for joy. May your heart cry out for joy too!

Peace be with you,

p.s. no time for editing...such is life sometimes
p.p.s. hope I didn't forget my "o" on hello today


  1. Be at peace - the O is there :) I got a good laugh over this the other day!

  2. Hey dear friend,
    Isn't Subiaco a wonderful retreat?! I've thought about renting a room, going up there for a few days just to be alone with God--walking the grounds, writing, praying.

    I love your writins and this one really resonates with me. I am so thankful for the living God and that He has chosen to make his dwelling inside of me--overwhelming!

    Hope your day is blessed,