O LORD, make haste to help me

Six years ago, when I started this blog, my first post was a prayer.  Now, after falling more or less silent for over a year, I find I would like to start blogging again, but I am afraid. Perhaps I should start yet another new blog, but that hasn't gone too well. I had such high hopes in starting this one, it has probably been a good thing that I haven't had much to say this past year. I am still waiting on the peer review reports on my book manuscript--it has been almost a year since I sent it in. I don't know whether this is usual in academic publishing for books, but it is still par for the course on articles. I have tried to keep writing this past year, and in fact have finished several other shorter pieces, but I am losing heart.  There is nothing worse for a writer than feeling like nobody is listening, nobody understands. My husband once told me that the Virgin Mary told him that she was my only proper audience. I need to keep writing for her. So, here is my prayer for today.

Help me, Mary.  I am losing heart.  


  1. For whatever it's worth, I read your article 'Three-in-one: Making God in twelfth-century liturgy, theology, and devotion' the other day. I haven't yet made up my mind about whether I agree, but it's one of the most thought-provoking (and enjoyable) pieces I have read in some time. When I told my supervisor about it the other day, his response was, 'Oh, yes, we all think she's the cat's pyjamas.'

  2. The cat's pyjama's?! That is high praise! Thank you!


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