"This illness is to fatigue,
what a match is to a nuclear bomb.
It's an absurd mischaracterization!"
~Laura Hillenbrand

August 27, 2008

My Hope

I want to blog - I want to keep in touch. But my brain is empty. What should I say?

The quote above says it all....

Laura Hildebrand wrote Seabiscuit during the deepest fatigue just like I now experience. She says some days it was all she could do to write one single paragraph in a day.

I know that feeling.

This is the quote I have on my desktop right now, that I read to myself several times a day - reminding me of the truth - my reason for pressing on!

"God delights,
not in the strength of the horse,
nor is his pleasure in the legs of a man.
But the Lord delights in those who fear Him,
and in those who hope in His steadfast love."

Psalm 147:10-11

In the midst of nuclear bomb sized fatigue, pain and sadness... I DO hope... I cling to the steadfast love of God! And I know in return, no matter what I do or don't get done today, He delights in me!

What a beautifully comforting reminder that is!


  1. Just happened to surf over to your blog. An inspiring and true thought you have there. Hang in there - God is good.


  2. Hey, I know where you are coming from and totally understand the crushing tiredness. Some days, just moving is too draining.

    Great to see you painting through it still, but then as an artist, you probably have no choice in the matter.

    A paragraph a day, eh? I get that,but still she wrote such a brilliant blog.

    Keep well!

  3. Kari and Rick,

    Thank you BOTH for leaving me messages and for coming by my blog!

    Rick - you've led me to some great blogs and I'm so excited about that!!!

    And Kari I love your painting blog and LOVE Scotland so am glad to meet a new artist friend!!!