it’s monday…

Guess what day it is???


It is Monday,

back to work after well deserved time off.

Back to the parish, to the needs, stories, delights, sadnesses that are part of living as the body of Christ in the everyday world.

All is well for me, but somewhere tonight, a parent is crying out to the Divine One for a way to reach a loved one in pain.

If this is you, or someone you know, please feel welcome to share this prayer for Courage.

(Please do respect this author’s ownership if you do share.)


Lord, give me the courage to ask one more time if she is okay

if she would consider counseling

if she might be sleeping around

if she is drinking too heavily

if she wouldn’t just consider walking through this God-awful angst to seek some light of wholeness

and find her own holiness once again?

Please  God,

show me

help me

give me the words to speak

and the courage to stay strong and not buckle under

when she snaps back at me …..

©Nancie Chmielewski updated 6/27/13


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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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