Dark Soul of the Night

What a weekend – – There have been many challenges:

> I’m recovering from my WYD hangover.  I wake every morning at 7:30am Madrid time… which is nice but it is also 1:30am Baltimore time.  My last few days have involved me with a head cold and a zombie-ish pallor and nature.

> Hurricane Irene came and went but the residual affects were left behind.  Power went out at my place at 5:00am-ish Sunday morning and has remained out for over 48 hours.  I found projects to do during the day, but off-kilter sleep and darkness are not a happy marriage. My dream life, which is usually non-existent, has kicked in with convoluted disturbing scenarios that leave me restless wondering what the heck triggered that sub-conscious thought??? (Are these called nightmares?)

> I’ve been aware of a change-over brewing atop the ArchBalt since before the storm really kicked in.

And, no, I don’t know what the future brings… But, it certainly will be interesting.

> There is a stack of stuff to do that would task me while fully alert and healthy.

I feel as if things are just a little suck-y in my tightly wound universe right now, but am clinging onto Hope with all that I can. Usually, I don’t spend time personally sharing (especially after a post on vulnerability and over-sharing), but I wanted you to know that if you are feeling the same way, then we’ve both been there.

Here’s good news:
> You can see the stars at night much better when every light is out in your neighborhood.
> I’ve come to realize how much time is wasted on the internet and television when, like, ya’know, I’ve got power.
> Sunrise is so very much sweeter when it breaks the darkness.

Know that you are in my prayers during these times and I ask that you include me in yours.  (and, if you want to direct a few towards the crews of Baltimore Gas and Eclectic, that would be cool as well.)

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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