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This is my best five minutes on ‘Focus’

I can feel the tiredness creeping over me and I’m not sure whether or not this is tiredness or the early portent of an M.E. relapse. September is too greedy a month; I am spinning in all different directions.


Turn your eyes upon Jesus

I want to learn how to make my new camera work. How do I get it to focus on the person, and blur out the background? I want to know how to do that in life; there are too many things to focus on at the moment and it feels all like a blur, I am on a roundabout and not sure where I should be getting off, and worried about the dizziness when I do.

Look full in his wonderful face

I don’t know how to look at Jesus and his wonderful face. I want to. I am reading the Bible each day but the words are tired to me this week.

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.


I offer up the blur and the clamour.


Over to you:

  • What helps you regain your focus?

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17 Responses to Focus

  1. Nikki 15th September, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    What a beautiful heart reflection here, Tanya. I loved it.
    of course, loved the song threaded in there….so poignantly.
    I’ve been there. with tired Words…and the discipline of reading them anyway always does the trick. Sometimes, I need to change translations to wake up other senses in my mind (like –hey, that’s not the words I remember exactly)…

    Love and hugs to you, friend!

    • Tanya 17th September, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Thank you Nikki – and thanks for the fab suggestion of switching up the translations. I always love reading The Message – I shall have to go back to that!

      Masses of hugs back atcha! Xx

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