At Rope’s End

I began writing this post two weeks ago and probably felt that way for a few weeks before it.

rope_by_matt_westJust a few days in… November has already been a busy month but a month full of good stuff as well. It follows a very full and equally rich season since summer’s World Youth Day.

Departure for NCYC is ten day’s away. A two week vacation is but two weeks away and starts, praise God, TODAY .  Thanksgiving will be followed by a run to Florida to visit my mother and my youngest daughter.

Yet, in this time of in between, I feel as if I am at the end of my rope.

My sleep patterns are out of wack, I’ve had a constant sniffle. Diet and exercise are inconsistent. I’m a little bit of a mess

After an unreasonably long period of time in “power up” mode, I find myself “powering down” towards an extended time away from office and work. The goal is to hang on until the elements of life align to again engage in the steady climb up. 

If you are at your rope’s end, keep on keeping on. Know you are not alone.

Come, Holy Spirit, enkindle us with the fire of your Love.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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