There is no shame…

on December 6, 2006 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 3 comments by

in blogging twice within an hour.

I write. I just have to. It’s how I get things out of the gerbil cage that is my mind.

Psalm 116:7
Be at rest once again, o my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

In all the things that are in my mind, and all the worries, fears, frets, and discouraging thoughts that fly in and out between my ears, this is the constant that I have to hold tightly. That no matter what the situation looks like, no matter what I feel (or don’t feel), no matter how safe I think I am or how vulnerably my heart beats, this is what I know to be true. I can rest. He has been good to me. He is being good to me. He will be good to me.

Because that’s just how I roll, here’s the same verse in other versions:

The Message:
I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings.”

The Amplified Bible:
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Italian (because that’s how cool is):
Ritorna, anima mia, al tuo riposo, perché l’Eterno ti ha colmata di beni.

And for my Marie, French:
Retrouve donc ta paix, mon âme, car l’Eternel t’a fait du bien.

And a little Hebrew lesson for you (cause I’m a dork)– the word for “bountifully” in Hebrew is gamal— which means to repay, to reward, to deal fully with.

I like that- God has dealt (and is dealing) fully with me.

Isn’t that the truth.


  1. Heather Ivester
    posted on Dec 07, 2006 at 11:26 AM  |  reply

    Hi Annie!

    I love Bible Gateway too — thanks for sharing those verses. I’m glad you’ve joined the blogosphere. It’s fun and can lead to other writing opportunities as people get to know you through your words. 🙂

    What are you writing these days? Have you been to any more writing conferences?

    I’m writing a book review column for Christian Women Online ezine. If you have any recommendations of great new books, let me know!

  2. GMO
    posted on Dec 09, 2006 at 5:33 PM  |  reply

    Good Hebrew usage. Beware, though, of committing illegitimate totality transfer. I’m sure you were worried about that.

  3. Annie
    posted on Dec 10, 2006 at 10:55 PM  |  reply

    Wow… whoever that is- that guy is smart. I’m not even sure what he is talking about, but I think I did something wrong. Maybe? Sorry if I did.

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