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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Come out of the Darkness

20 “Why is light given to those in misery,
    and life to the bitter of soul,
21 to those who long for death that does not come,
    who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
22 who are filled with gladness
    and rejoice when they reach the grave?
23 Why is life given to a man
    whose way is hidden,
    whom God has hedged in?
24 For sighing has become my daily food;
    my groans pour out like water.
25 What I feared has come upon me;
    what I dreaded has happened to me.
26 I have no peace, no quietness;
    I have no rest, but only turmoil.”
                                  Job 1:20-26 

When my mother passed away.
I wanted something to visually
remind me of  her 
presence.  My mother worried.
Silently.  Today, I understand
how strong she was and how
many sacrifices she made for us.

Shari Elf's art hangs in my office.

It says something like:
I know worrying works because 
everything I have ever worried about 
has never happened.   


 Love this one currently up on Shari's online gallery.


If today you find yourself in the darkness, 
understand depression is not a new 
phenomenon.  Not something of our age but 
a human condition.

Affirm daily the love of Christ.  

Know, you alone, have a purpose only YOU can bring to the world.

Read the sentence again.
Don't glide over it. Pause.

YES, you were born to bring your 
special contribution to the world. 
Your unique specialness and value.  
If each of us could recognize 
our gift. 
Trust and move forward.
I know,  I have squandered my 
gift because I didn't feel worthy 
and I had the gift as the jack of all 
trades.  So instead of my SPECIAL
gift I leaned on the trades.  It was easier.

On the way to work this week,
I listened to Mariel Hemingway
discuss her new documentary film
"Running from Crazy."  The title
resonates.  Perfectly describing
how I have spent my life. 
Can't wait to watch the film.

Listen to the same interview by clicking on
Mariel's name above.

Every morning at 6:30 am PST I will be praying.
If you require prayer for you or a loved one
leave a comment with a name and/or intention. 

Prayer works. 

Word of the day: prayer


  1. Once again Genie you have touched my heart deeply and stirred my spirit and soul. What a heartfelt and important post this is. I KNOW the POWER OF PRAYER in my life. And I am thankful for the time you have spent praying for me and mine. I woke up this morning, early, with a prayer on my lips and in my heart for YOU.
    Be Blessed Dear One,
    Love you,

    1. Dear Danette,
      Sweet wonderful friend. Thank you and please continue to pray. I know you are an answer to my prayers.



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