St. John Vianney on Prayer

We watch over ourselves and all the motions of our heart in vain, and in vain we avoid temptation, if we don’t pray. If we don’t continually resort to prayer, all our other ways will be of no use at all to us and we’ll be overcome. We won’t find any sinner converted without turning to prayer. We won’t find one perservering without depending heavily on prayer.
~ St. John Vianney

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Tired at the end of day, but…

It’s a good kind of fatigue, this evening’s. This has been a productive day, and it comes at the end of a productive week.

The upper body is still sore from all the physical work I did in the garage and out in the backyard earlier in the week. But given my age and fitness level, that’s to be expected. The soreness will moderate over time, it always does. It never goes away completely. Since I’ve made the decision to stop taking the pain medication, my doctor told me it was starting to give me kidney disease, aches are my constant companion. That’s a trade off I gladly make, choosing the moderate pain over trashing my kidneys.

Work here at the keyboard has gone well this week, too. Transferring my domain and this blogging hobby to a new hosting service only cost me one day of offline time. And this new Roscoe’s Story blog is shaping up nicely. There is still much work to do on it, improvements I want to make, etc. But every day progress is being made, and I’m satisfied with the pace of it.

Logistics regarding our move to the Philippines continue to shape up. And the expense of shipping several large boxes of household goods, etc, is something I’ve been able to work successfully into the budget this week. Seeing that project move forward brings happiness.

When the head hits pillow tonight I’ll be smiling. And sleep will probably come quickly.