I was commenting on Jodi's blog yesterday that two of my favorite presents from John this year were my "THE MESSAGE" version of The Bible in a Year (which coincides with the devotional journal our church uses) and the Blue Light lamp that is said to prevent symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
The two went hand in hand for me, because I've begun waking up a half hour before the kids to turn on the light in the bonus room and read my Bible while the lamp is on beaming those powerful anti-depressant blue waves upon me.
However, a couple of days into the process - we began having a problem. The bulb starting flicking - like nasty fluorescent lights do. I'd turn it off, turn it on again and it would be okay, but for only about 5 minutes. This really became a distraction, particlulary as it got worse.
We emailed the folks we bought it from, and eventually, as I realized it had quit and so had my desire to read in the mornings, it hit me. Satan turned out the light! Our Bible Study is studying 2 Timothy and it Paul encourages Timothy to fan the flame of his ministry - I think Satan didn't like my finally making God's word a priority and tried to quench the "flame" (albeit blue....).
So, today I went to Costco and got the kind my mom has recommended - and am excited to begin again tomorrow. This one uses LED lights which are supposed to last 50 years or so (if you use the product like they describe). I think I won this battle......=)