My Prayer

I can still feel the pain of all of it. I can feel my muscles ache and swell from the disease. I remember every time I've fallen throughout the years because my core muscles and hips and thighs are so weak. I feel the smashing onto the ground and feel the pain of every hit. I feel the childhood embarrassment of not being the same as everyone else. My right femur still aches when it rains or the weather changes, a deep bone pain that I can't reach and somehow still feels as though my leg is crying out for the pieces the doctors took out, for it's lost parts. My legs are thick and heavy from the disease. I try hard to walk straight and strong so no one sees the weakness and pain within me.

But God

I joined a couple of Breast Cancer support groups yesterday.  It was very sobering for me. I shared the type of breast cancer I have and the size of the masses.   Call me naive, but somehow I’ve been believing that this...

Pregnant Teen the Victim of Hypocrites?

The treatment of Maddi by Mr Hobbs wreaks of the purtitanistic legalism that Hester Prynne endured in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Have we learned no more about love all these years later? This is the type of behavior that gives Jesus and those who follow Him a bad name. Nothing about this is like Jesus. Of course the world believes we are hypocrites when decisions like this are made.

EFOs

“Who is Jesus?” She types in the translator only two weeks home from China.  Her brand new daddy looks at me with eyes open wide, big and filled with the endless blue of the sea. For this moment we’ve prayed. He...

Monday Musings, Part II

"When we'd been home from China for about two and half years, a deep weariness began to fill our family. The needs of our children consumed us, and new needs seemed to develop at every turn. We began to wonder how to meet all the needs and to doubt that we had even done the right thing in abandoning the wisdom of this world and stepping out in faith, actually stepping off the cliff, to adopt the girls. We were overwhelmed with our inadequacies."
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