It happened, I think, at least partially because of the way I was posting the Psalms project: using a third-party app and posting separate Tweets instead of a thread. All those Tweets may have looked like sp@m. That’s one reason I haven’t posted any of that project in a while. Also I was archiving the posts as threads at Storify and that site shut down on the 16th of this month. Bother.
The other reason is that I suffered a heart attack a while back and nearly died. Recovery continues, slowly as it seems to me, not so slowly according to others. If you followed me on Twitter, then you know I didn’t blog through the long hospital stay but did live-Tweet it. So many Twitter updates, so many people praying for me. God is good and my family and friends, both the ones I know face-to-face and those I know only online, saved my life, I’m sure of it.
A few days ago I lost Wheelchair Dawg—my oldest, my nearly constant companion for almost fifteen years—to cancer. Heartbreaking does not begin to describe that loss. Her sister from another mother, Lucy, misses her terribly, too. There is a hole in our hearts and in our pack. Fortunately for both of us, Lucy is a cuddle bunny. Cuddles are helping us both right now.
I have so many things to write about, but have not had the energy to write, or not the energy to begin, or if the energy to begin, then not the energy to continue. That is changing now. I’m going to try to post often(ish), even if the posts are brief, to stay in touch.
God bless you, dear reader. You are in my prayers. Please keep me in yours. Peace be with you.
“[I]t has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake…” — Phil. 1:29, RSV Second Catholic Edition, Ignatius Press.
Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. — James 5:13–16, RSV Second Catholic Edition, Ignatius Press.