Saturday, February 9, 2013

Coming Apart?

Photo from Dianne G.  
This weekend be sure to cut some time in your schedule to Come apart so you don't 'come apart.' Take time to walk on the crunchy snow, read the Psalm below, say a prayer or just sit down for a moment of nothing but quietness.
Psalm 13
(New International Version, ©2010)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
You are not forgotten. 


  1. Rough days -- this passage came to my mind. Thank you for sharing. BethinNC

  2. Thank you ~ I was out in my garden this morning and started crying. The grief just swamped me, I'd had a couple of pretty good days and wondered what was the matter. I realized the date and it's two months today since my dear husband of 43 years went to be with Jesus. I miss him terribly.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

  3. Love to you Beth and Lorraine, grief gives us those ups and downs. Especially those times when we're going along surprised by some good days, and whammy! It hits again. 43 years is a lifetime of love, so this will take some time, and some ups and downs, Lorraine. You're doing really well though, and bit by bit you'll begin to have more good days than bad ones. <3


  4. I recently read this and thought
    how awesomely true.

    Love and Pain are two
    inseparable companions, there
    can't be one without the other.

    This journey has been very,very
    painful, unimaginable pain, I have as Disciple Peter did.... wept bitterly...& even times crying so hard I couldn't breathe --- BUT - if given a choice... . I would choose the pain again and then again . . . than to have never known 33 years of devotion, love and respect in which God blessed me with in my soulmate (Tom).
    Right before he closed his eyes, he was still somewhat alert and I said "you know this isn't good-bye, it's just good-night and the very last words to cross his lips was "I will see you in the morning"

    Love never dies, I believe it is in Song of Solomon "Love is stronger than death
    fires cannot quench it and
    rivers cannot drown it.

    Wherever there is true love
    There will be true pain
    they are inseparable companions. ~

  5. Thank you for today post's very good advice.

    Although, sometimes I don't like to slow down because I fear I will come apart..but I tend to do the wrong things when I do take time maybe it's about changing what I do to achieve that.

    I sure wish I could help the North by borrowing some of their snow! Shoveling snow used to be so relaxing to me. (I saw you raise your eyebrow). :)


  6. Lorraine..I'm so sorry for your recent loss. It's really difficult when the crying overcomes you and I know you miss him so much. ♥ I'm glad you are here and posting as it will help you feel that you are not alone.

    Anonymous - That is so true and I agree that it's truly beautiful! ♥

  7. tears are an outlet when too much pressure is aplied on the heart. The Psalmist said "Put my tears in a bottle O'Lord are they not written in your book"

    God has a tear bottle for every tear that has fallen.



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