It is right and fitting that redeemed people should live no longer for themselves but solely for Him Who died for them! A noble soul constantly focuses its thoughts, affections and aspirations on eternity. Whatever is not eternal, whatever is not infinite is valueless to it. We should raise ourselves above all vain pleasures, our eyes fixed on eternal riches.St. Francis de Sales
(Actually this is from Daily with De Sales.)
(HT: my friend Karen)
People seemed freaked out by the Blogger meltdown and yet, for some reason it didn’t bug me. Yes, it was kind of annoying to have Just Put Up a Brand New Post only to have it snatched away—and along with it, all of its potential comments—but then I thought, it is what it is.
I mean, really. In the words of my husband, it’s just a blog. My biggest worry should be losing this archive of stories and memories, not whether or not a certain post met its Minimum Daily Requirement of feedback.
So I am thinking about backing up this blog* while acknowledging, with a smile and a sigh, that said thoughts will have probably moved on to a hundred different things by noon. This is why the above quote from St. Francis de Sales really spoke to me—because at any given moment my thoughts are in a hundred different places: My chest looks too big in this ruffly blouse…I shouldn’t be eating this third deviled egg…I don’t feel like doing these dishes right now…Why doesn’t So & So ever leave a comment?…I’ll never be able to write like Simcha Fisher…—and as you can see these thoughts are all about me.
It’s…ridiculous but very human, I guess, which is why I thank God for the reminder by St. Francis and which is why, once again and again and again, I will try to keep my thoughts on Him.
*To this end I did a quick Google search and came up with a very long list of links. Has anyone backed up their blog before? What method do you recommend?