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Monday, April 28, 2008

Light Bounces Back

A few days ago I wrote about God’s light shining in the darkness. At the time, I finished reading Janice Thompson’s cozy mystery Gone With the Groom. “Annie Agatha” asks God to shine His light on the darkness surrounding the disappearance of her future son-in-law. God echoed the message of His overpowering light through her words.

Janice Thompson is not only a great writer but also a good friend. In the wee hours of the morning when we learned Jolene was dead, I posted a message to the Barbour author loop. To my shock, Janice wrote back immediately—a real night owl. Her response was a harbinger of the outpouring of love we received from the Christian writing community.

Thank you, Janice. Thank all of you who care and pray and read.

And when you have a chance, check out Gone With the Groom.


Janice Thompson said...

You are too, too sweet, honey. And isn't it interesting? I VIVIDLY remember writing that part about the light shining on the darkness when I wrote the book. Of course, I never knew about the timing of your reading it... God is good.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Isn't God good to give us friends--no, pillars of strength--in our times of need? Like Aaron, these people come alongside and hold up our arms we cannot whisper a prayer. We love you, Darlene. You are still in my prayers.

Eileen said...

I'm so glad you had precious words to guide you through a tough time. Know we're available night and day around here! Especially Janice.

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Darlene, sorry to be so absent this week. I'm out of town with limited internet. I'm thinking of you.