pathogen of soul

in the corners of my mind

February chill lingers

become phantoms in Spring


Light I have

I have shadows too

shadow and Light

a nettlesome blend


clanging cymbal

banging drum

screeching strings

violin clutter


piano weak

maestro deranged

lacking consonance

 harmonic tumult


between the light

and shadowed darkness

light be the affections

and darkness be the verve


how to overcome

the leaden weight

discordance of dark

harmony of light


Jesus. Savior.

Healer of all

just say the word

and we will be healed

– g.w

“The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof. But speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” Matt. 8. 8


Have had some faint, but nettlesome shadows in the corners of my mind since February. Now, they are becoming a weight that is effecting my heart for writing. If my spirit can’t write, my words are hollow and meaningless, even if well scribed. Lacking heart or humor, it becomes shallow and empty. A discordant instrument, out of tune. Be it simple mood, be it physical condition causing shadow of mood. Makes no difference. It’s there. To overcome is the point.

Not a complaint. An observational report. I seem to have the facility to step outside myself and monitor me.

Bouts of depression are common for me. Each one must be taken and dealt with individually. The Lord – my Physician. Humor – my medicine. Faith – the conduit.  -g.w.


6 thoughts on “Shadows”

  1. “Nettlesome”. I like that word, although its meaning is unpleasant. Still, a good word to use in an observational report.

    This whole post could have been written by me, so much can I relate to it. I appreciate how you write the things that are not just sunshine and roses. We’re not all “no worries, mon!” all the time, but those who do seem that way do worry me a little.

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    1. …“no worries, mon!” all the time, but those who do seem that way do worry me a little.’

      This had me laughing…reminded me of one time when I was little kid. I was crying for who-knows-what, but my grand dad looked at me and said ‘s ok ta cry. Only the village idiot is happy all the time.’ That struck me so funny I started laughing till laugh-tears started rolling. 😉

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  2. What a blessing from your grand dad. Praying that as you pray in the precious and powerful name of our Lord Jesus Christ, He will bring you by His Spirit to overcome and witness of His great and marvelous grace within you. Remember that Christ is in you, and you are in Christ by His grace and all to His glory. Praise Him no matter how you feel. Blessings in and through you as He increases your faith.

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    1. Thank you so much, Fran, my sweet friend! I’m not stopping and I know better than to give in. I just move a little slower, that’s all. Until I get my wind back in my sails. But I love Jesus more when I know I need Him most! 🙂

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        1. Yes it’s His plan. And it’s always a good plan. And yes, I do feel wrapped in His glory and I feel His presence. I know I’m in Good hands. Thank you so much, Fran.

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