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Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Five; What sustains you?

Over the last year I have found that life has been tough for various reasons, in bits and pieces I might cope with them all, but one after another in a relentless overlapping procession has left me drained and in need of resources that bring life. 

Sometimes even those resources are hard to lay my hands on, but even then if I choose to be mindful the memory of them can be sustaining. I am reminded of the words of Psalm 139:

Where can I go from your Spirit?

    Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens,you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

So I wonder,

  1. What brings you light in the dark places? 
  2. How do you connect/reconnect with God, and where do you find him/her holding you?
  3. Is there a prayer/poem/piece of liturgy that speaks life/sustains you?
  4. Is there a piece of music that lifts your heart?(share it or a link to it)
  5. Is there a place you run to (even in your imagination?
Bonus; Add pictures to any /all of these :-)

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  1. This is my post of finding light in dark places, I look forward to reading more plays later, right now I have a full day ahead, including a difficult funeral.

  2. Thanks, Sally... Here's mine...

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  4. great topic, Sally, thanks! here's 5+1 for this friday...

  5. I don't know what's going on with my comments, or why the pictures aren't centering correctly. I may have to give up iWeb sooner than I would like. Sorry for the technical difficulties.

  6. Joolie!!! I couldn't find a way to comment on your post (wonderful responses, btw) and most likely I can give you some counsel about images... did the place with the interface where you set up your site provide a comments option? I'll go post on your fb in case you don't get back here soon; peace!


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