Out of the Dark

My life was changed forever in 2013. Everything I thought I knew……..wasn’t.

The next two years brought more difficult circumstances and what felt like, too many changes. I didn’t realize how all of it affected me until I started getting better and part of what helped me come out of the dark was writing about it.

Slowly, tenderly……..a little at a time, I shared the stories on my blog.

Those smaller stories came together as a whole story and were recently published in Shattered Magazine.

When I posted my stories, I didn’t know they would go any further. I wrote the stories for the same reason I write anything…..to let others know they’re not alone, to give hope, teach or encourage, to help unlock a memory, or prompt a question they’ve never thought of asking before.

Maybe it will do one of those things for you.

Here’s a link to the story:  Darkness Couldn’t Win






  1. neveradullbling on June 29, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    A beautiful article.

  2. Sally on June 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    What a lovely story. I’m half-way through my own version. My mom died in 2015 and my dad is on a steady decline. Such a hard stage of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • mariegriffith on June 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Sally, I’m sorry for your difficult season. You’ll have opportunities to comfort others when they go through hard times.

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  4. Joy Waters Martin on June 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    So thankful that God took your story and opened up doors for you to encourage others…like me. So beautifully written, Marie. Love you!

    • mariegriffith on June 30, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Thankful to be in the business of encouraging others with you. Love you.

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