Help, I’ve fallen behind and I can’t catch up!

+JMJ+ Once again I’m tried to do too many things during Lent and ended up doing them all badly or not at all. Began listening to the Bible In A Year podcast and reading along and writing up and sharing notes, and then promptly fell behind, got behinder, then had a crazy week, my router died (or my modem and my router so now I have brand new ones). I tried to catch up by letting the notes slide but I ended up not getting any of it done at all. Argh. Seriously, I was doing well enough to get my two weekly blog posts done. I knew I shouldn’t add much to that.

An aside: I can write a post moderately quickly, and then spend two hours on an image to include with it, choosing just the right one, making sure it’s in the public domain, finding artist info, editing it–but I deplore long blocks of text on a blog with no images to break it up. It’s not like reading a book. Those long unbroken blocks seem to lead to eye fatigue, to me, anyway. 

I’m going to try again with the BIAY. I enjoy listening and it’s been a good refresher for what I learned from listening to Jeff Cavins and Scott Hahn, Brant Pitre, Steve Ray and Tim Gray lo these many years. Add John Bergsma to that list during this last year, too, especially his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls. I’ve read part of his book, watched some of his video talks on them. I’ve included some links below.

Video, Imitate St. Paul, by Brant Pitre, a sample of his Mass Readings Explained series. This whole series is highly recommended!

This is a short post while my eyes recover from having to read so much fine print while going through a challenging week last week, including having to replace a modem and router and reading lots of technical stuff trying to do something I never did figure out how to do. Installing the equipment and getting everything back up and running was the easy part. Sadly, trying to deal with what very well may be a dying old Mac mini and a USB external drive that was attached to it, which houses my extensive and lovingly and painstakingly curated Plex media collection (a lot of which is Catholic), was not so easy and has not been resolved. But my poor old eyes have pored over so many webpages and forums searching for help–I would love to take a nap for about four days and allow them to recover.) That painting of St. Jerome up at the top of this post–that’s exactly how I feel, whatever the artist intended. I know, I know, that’s just how I see it right now, probably not what the artist was going after at all. ;)

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous this Lent, and may you find something here that will help you or amuse you, and may we together become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+ 

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Image credit: Saint Jerome, by Jan Matsys (or Massys, I’ve seen various spellings), via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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