Battles and busy as a….

“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
Mother Teresa

“Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.”

Gwendolyn Brooks

(a lone seagul, Kinsale Harbor, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

You thought I was going to say a bee…or maybe even a beaver…
As in busy as a typical busy sort of creature…
but there’s just something about this rather forlorn looking seagull which seems to sum up the current
state of affairs.

Busy times…
Crazy times…
Surreal times…
have been beset upon me and my brood…

It is during the overwhelming and consuming moments in our lives…those most trying times which seem hell bent on sucking the very life out of our beings…
that I am blessedly reminded of the wise counsel of St Padre Pio…the mystic Capuchin monk from Pietrelcina, Italy…

“Jesus is with you even when you don’t feel His presence.
He is never so close to you as He is during your spiritual battles.
He is always there, close to you, encouraging you to fight your battle courageously.
He is there to ward off the enemy’s blows so that you may not be hurt.”


So it is off this Monday to the battle grounds…

May we all fight courageously…

8 comments on “Battles and busy as a….

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Swing big Julie, sometimes you one get one shot


  2. Wally Fry says:

    only get one shot. Can’t spell this morning

  3. Elihu says:

    Yes! You can get through this. Go with God into the fray—He’ll be protecting you in more ways than you know.

  4. Lynda says:

    God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God! With that in mind and in heart, I pray that your day will bring you blessings and joy in the midst of the mess!

  5. Thank you for this Julie!

  6. Feel His arms around you. Feel His peace that transcends understanding. Feel His presence in the storms. He is there waiting to hold you, to lift you up, the calm the storms. Trust Him! It is a sign of obedience and it will be honored. Praying! 🙂 ❤

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