I've spent enough time on the phone and in conversation with friends this week to know that there is a surplus of trouble going around and not a lot anyone can do about most of it. It's not how life should be, for certain, but it's the way it is. So for myself and for all of us who have found ourselves in the dark this week (you don't need to raise your hands, I know you're out there), here is a reminder and a prayer:
You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
- Psalm 18:28 (NIV)