When Affliction’s Hammer Hits Close to Home

When Affliction’s Hammer Hits Close to Home

“Your wrist looks like someone took a hammer and just smashed it.” The Orthopedic Surgeon delivered her blow in gentle tones, but it was still a blow. My travel buddy, my friend of twenty-plus years, is going to be sidelined for a bit. This tough woman, who recently survived a treacherous tumble down a steep incline while hiking the Swiss Alps, was now depending on me to navigate her wheel chair from the doctor’s office to the parking lot (the high dose of pain meds makes her a bit wobbly). The blows that hit unexpectedly serve to remind us of our frailty.

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Needing Truckloads of God’s Grace

Needing Truckloads of God’s Grace

Last week I couldn’t help but shake my head and smile at the response to the blog post about needing to tackle the mess of my “home sweet home.” I was glad to see that a lot of you could relate to the “messy house dilemma.” You left some great comments, and Kathryn shared some thoughts that spurred this post. I’m quoting from her comment left on the post: “My Home-Sweet-Home is Out of Control.”

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The Watchers in the Room

The Watchers in the Room

He slowly guides the walker, feet shuffling behind--or is the walker guiding him? He moves so slowly it is hard to tell, they seem joined as one. His head is bowed without a trace of smile or joy. A face that once held youth, but now bears only wrinkles and pain. As I watch him I wonder. What occupies his thoughts, his heart?

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When Cancer Invades

When Cancer Invades

It is no longer limited to a few. Probably every reader of this blog has been impacted, in some way, by cancer. I’ve shared with you when it hit close to home. If it hasn’t invaded your own life, it has probably threatened someone you love. Cancer is a treacherous foe, and although Cancer has no personal intentions, for a believer this threat provides the opportunity to showcase the reality of our Savior.

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The Day my Idolatry Caught up with Me

The Day my Idolatry Caught up with Me

  The physical pain I’d endured for years was growing in intensity and the duration of each episode was growing longer. The many rounds of various gall bladder tests and scans showed nothing unusual. I was weary of looking for answers. The pain was growing worse and I was ready to give up eating. My favorite idol had become my enemy. If you read my post yesterday, you know that my...

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