13 June 2010

In Times of Trouble

Hi everyone, sorry for two posts in one day but I really needed to get this off my chest and into the big wide world.

I've been having some trouble with my family and friends recently and it's really been weighting me down. I must admit I've been so hurried lately I haven't had time to sit down and contemplate what to do about it. We have exactly six days left of school and it's jam-packed with final exams and projects and loads of homework. It's been so overhwelming.

So today after a particularly stressful weekend I sat down and did what I do best. I wrote and I read and I looked at pretty pictures and I listened to music.
I reached 40,000 + words on my novel.
I flipped through my Bible. And The Elements of Style.
I noted down hopeful and helpful lyrics of my favorite songs.
And I wenr Flickr surfing.

Here is what I found...

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom:
Let it be, let it be.
    ~ The Beatles

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
(Psalm 34:4,5)

  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
(Psalm 91:4)
(I love that quote; the idea of God being this great big protective beautiful bird is incredible to me.)

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
(Psalm 37:39)

Good night everyone.


  1. Someone said you had actually published a novel. If so, what was it called?

  2. Good night, dear. I'll be praying for you and all of your strained relationships that you are working through right now.

    Love Always,
    Your friend,

  3. What a lovely and encouraging post, Olive. Thank you for sharing these pictures and the verses/quotes with us! I tell ya. If someone else were hosting Featured Blogger, I would nominate you. For sure. :) I'll keep you in my prayers, dear friend.

    Love your friend,

  4. i too have examined my family/friend relationships which have been difficult lately. i hope your troubles will soon be lifted. those are beautiful verses. a good reminder that i need to rely on Him alone.

  5. I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed... I've got final exams and projects and tests and all too! Reading Psalms is really helpful;
    thanks for the beautiful post, and for sharing the pictures. They go well together.
    I'm glad to have found your blog :)

    ~ Jessica

  6. Olive Tree, that post is making me go into this day with a brighter outlook. Thanks, buddy :)

  7. Even though I'm an atheist, I thought the pictures were nice. I understand the message, I just take it a different way.


  8. beautiful! the picture and the verse and your blog. :)
    Cole visiting from

  9. Feel it, and understand what’s happening(same here). Blessings on them.

    (I think it's really awesome your back!!!)

    Hey, question:

    I did that New Design button "just" to try it out when I first saw it but now I can't get back to what I had (I hate what it is right now). If you know any info on the matter I would love to know(I've asked around but no one seems to know how to get back to whatever they had before, odd huh?) And I'm so going to try and win a makeover; RJD is in need of something that actually means Random-Jot-Downs (ya' know what I'm saying?)



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