I'll make this short as I have to get ready for work. Thank you all for your heartfelt comments and suggestions to my post last night.
Julie: thanks for the words to the Casting Crowns song "Who Am I?" I have that CD and sing that song a lot. Thanks for the 7 hugs!
I'm pretty tired this morning and I am glad that I have Friday, Monday and Tuesday off work. I think it would be best if I lay off the posting for a while.
Julie (Little Missionary)
PS Terry, regarding your comment on Hannah - if I can be bold enought to "correct" you: in the NIV it says, 1 Sam. 1 vs 10 "In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord." I looked up bitterness - it means: resentment, anger, unpleasantness... that's pretty powerful - she was angry in her soul....and that's exactly how I feel.
It seems she felt this way until she received a blessing from Eli, the priest. He said, "Go in peace and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him." Hannah was no longer downcast.