Saturday, August 30, 2008


"a sensation of motion in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily" definition from Miriam-Webster Online

That was me, last night. The worst case of vertigo I've ever had...and it lasted for hours - into the wee hours of this morning. Even now I'm cautious how I move lest I bring it back. It was awful and I was so, so sick. There was my Sweet Hubby, now helping me because I was a bone-breaking disaster just looking for a place to happen.

I just kept praying, "Lord - HELP please! How can I take care of my husband when I can't even walk on my own?" All through the restless night I cried out to Jesus in my thoughts...and sometime toward dawn I rolled over and my head didn't swim. I opened my eyes and the room wasn't revolving. Yes! Thank you Lord! I sat on the edge of the bed and tested my balance. Seemed shaky but steady. Good! Came downstairs on wobbly legs and just spent some time in the dark being thankful.
"I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah." Psalm 3:4
Ever wonder about the word "Selah?" We see it throughout the Book of Psalms. Here is one man's explanation:
"Selah, [celah], is from the primary Hebrew root word [calah] which means 'to hang,' and by implication to measure (weigh). This is readily understood because in Biblical history, money, food and other valuables were 'weighed' by hanging or suspending them on a type of balance (the equivalent of our measuring scale) to determine their value. We find an example of this word [calah] as it is literally translated 'valued,' in the book of Job, indicating that which is measured.

As we know, this word is extensively used in the Psalms. And the reason is because the psalms are a prayer book, divinely-inspired songs of the people of Israel, often messianic, allegorical, and historically parabolic. That is to say, history, replete with spiritual meanings. The Selah is there to signal the believer to 'measure' carefully the meaning of what has been said. i.e., here is wisdom, reflect and understand. Just as the Hebrew word Amen [amen] is an exclamation of confidence or truth and certainty of what has been said, so Selah [celah], is an exclamation that we should measure and reflect upon what has been said."
Copyright ©2003 Tony Warren
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Selah - what a beautiful word!

I wish you all a blessed weekend filled with love, laughter and the presence of the Lord! See you Monday!


Marlene said...

Girl, you did not need this but I am so thankful for your faithfullness and God's love and mercy in making your vertigo go away. My weekend so far has been blessed. I have my sweet little neice, Emily and her mom and dad visiting and its such a blessing. Always know you, Steve, Matthew and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, M

Gigi said...

Thank you honey! I'm so glad you're having a wonderful weekend! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at church...Matthew got home this afternoon so the three of us will be there with bells on! Love you!

jeleasure said...

Hi Gigi,
I see you are back to being 'focused'.
I also see that you and I both did word studies in the Psalms, today. Mine was in Psalm 41. And, I also asked my readers to consider what is being stated in the Psalm. Very cool. You wrote on having to consider or weigh what the Psalm is stating. And I wrote that we need to consider what seems to be underlying the surface of the text.

Anonymous said...

Gigi you are such a sweetie! I love your blog and I added to my blog shouts! You stay close to the heart of Jesus ... I truly admire your courage and your stamina. I will pray for your hubby too! Love and blessings to you my friend! Tracy

Gigi said...

Tracy ~ I appreciate your kind words so much...and the prayers for my Sweet Hubby beyond measure.

jeleasure said...

Vicki will exchange email with you if you will use the email link on her profile.
Once you two communicate through email, maybe you can exchange phone information. Then the two of you can work out the details to come to a date, place and time.

jeleasure said...

have you had an opportunity to view my blog entitled, Love One Another ? I wrote it as a manuscript. I decided not to pursue having it published. I felt this work was given by God, as I am not a writer, nor do I desire to be. Further more, I was not a fan of English/Literature when I was growing up.
The thought occured to me to publish this manuscript as a blog and make it available for whomever will read when I heard a statistic. The statistic was given by American Family Association whom reported, "Only six percent of all people who call themselves Christians truly understand the core message of the Bible".
The core message of the Bible is what the manuscript attempts to promote. Family is the reason God created us, love is the signature of God's family.

Gigi said...

James - no I haven't...but I'll be sure to check it out - thanks for the link to it!

Vicki said...

Hi Gigi,
I want to talk to you about meeting in Virginia, near your home or when you come to Richmond.
Would you view my profile and use the email button to email me. If you do not have outlook express, you can copy and paste my email to your mail editor in the "compose" box on your email account.
Then, I would rather we speak on the phone. We could exchange phone information via email. Or, we can continue to communicate via email to arrange for a date, time and place to meet.