My mother-in-law was raised Catholic. When she is in distress she calls out JesusMaryandJoseph. Its a blessing and curse….

Sometimes my soul hurts so much, I am crying out and I’m not sure if that cry is a call for help or a curse. I’m not sure what it means, I’m just crying out.

When the peace deal brokered in Syria failed a few days ago. I cried out No, and cried. I wasn’t sure if I was rejecting the news, the failure or the peace, the violence, or all of humanity.

All I could think was no, no, no….


Holy Family, I need all of you. The pregnant girl, the struggling stepfather and the helpless baby.

I need you when I see the baby covered in dust, laying out in Syria, I need you when the killer of an ambassador stands in celebration. I need you when those who hate and gaslight feel empowered.

fuckthisShit, JesusMaryandJoseph

Bless us, help us, hold us, love us…..






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Shannon A Thompson

Author. Speaker. Librarian.

Lady Jabberwocky

Write with Heart

A Pastor's Heart

Thoughts on Life and Faith

9:30am Summer Worship @NCPC

Won't You Be Our Neighbor

Martha Spong

Clergy Coach

r e F o c u s

a ministry for transition

Church Set Free

Love is the answer - now what's your question?

Living Contemplatively

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation



A Spirit Filled Life

Seeing the Sacred in the Everyday


thinking outloud online

G-Free Rev

Knittin' and Preachin'

Infinite Windows

Meditations on faith and art

Mom Meets Blog

Managing motherhood, midlife and a blog

%d bloggers like this: