Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's a good morning


I felt like this preparation for the talk on Sunday was such a hurdle. Just couldn't apply myself. Yesterday afternoon I felt like everything I had to do was so complex and difficult. I had really started feeling quite down.

But in the early evening I sat outside for awhile with my cup of coffee. I asked God to please help me. Amazingly, after that I felt refreshed and ready to try again. I sat down to the computer and got a lot done.

What I'll do is read small portions from my two books here and there to fill out the talk. Although I don't believe a person should read a lot within a presentation, some things are best described in well planned words, like I have in my books. Besides, what I read will give people a taste of what's in my books, in case they'd like to purchase a copy.

This morning, once more, I sat outside and all the complicated stuff I'm dealing with now seems manageable. I'm ready to tackle it all. Thank you, God!

4 comments:

More Than Conquerors said...

Marja,

I am praying for you as you prepare to share with the support group. I think there is so much to talk about that probably 1 session is not enough! So it is good of you to quote from your books so that others can purchase a copy to read and reread in order to understand what it means to live with a mental illness.

Your sharing and your books will give the readers an insight into the darkness and pain that their loved ones must have gone through. They will also give hope to those who have a loved ones that is struggling thus to know that there is hope in God and there are various means available.

May God continue to bless and guide you.

Praying for you,
Nancie

marja said...

Hi Nancie,

Actually, I personally would not want to do more than one session. I'm finding this a difficult thing to prepare for. If it were only a twenty minute talk I'd do better. But they want me to talk for a whole hour or more. That's a lot.

Thanks for your prayers, Nancie. I'm praying for you too.

marja

Anonymous said...

Marja,
You did a super job at addressing our Suicide Loss Support Group. Many comments were about how amazed people were that you shared so openly and honestly about your own struggles with mental health. It really helped the group to have some much needed insight into how their loved ones may have been feeling before they took their own lives.
Thank you so very much for showing such love and tenderness to the group.
Love,
Becky and the Valley View Suicide Loss Support Group

marja said...

Thank you, Becky. I'm so glad that I was helpful to the people there. And they were helpful to me as well. I'm now going to sit down and write a post about how it went.

Thank you for visiting me here.

Love, marja