I sure agree with you that because Faithwoman is sharing REAL LIFE with us, we can then relate to it, and it can be SUCH a help to MANY! And introverts will usually find this harder to do than extroverts. Each to his own! I think she's just plain tuckered out from all that she's been involved in these past weeks. Would have knocked the strongest person around! She just needs time to recover, and God will help her to REST and be RELAXED in Him, and get strength from the Holy Spirit. I think for many folks it's okay to feel a bit down. However, as you grow more and more towards maturity, your inner strength, WHICH IS GOD'S SPIRIT IN US, becomes stronger and stronger!! (I can tell you that this is pretty wonderful!!) When we're worn out is when the negative thoughts and feelings will come. This is just part of our humanity - not necessarily satan initially. But what can THEN happen tho, is that once we're down, he will try and get to us. I see him as a wuzz really!! He KNOWS that we have strength from the Lord God, and so he will try to attack us when we're at our weakest. "Pigs" to him, I say! He's a defeated foe! I will NOT give him the time of day, cos I BELONG TO THE KING OF KINGS!!! Love ya!! - BM EDIT! Yes, Faithwoman is a writer, but I've always thought you express yourself quite well, hon! Some of the Spiritual things you write are quite wonderful!! (And we all have our special things in the Lord, don't we.) You just go straight ahead and write whenever you feel to! People here are amazingly loving and accepting. I have no doubt at all that we'll understand what you're saying, okay!!