Standing at the Red Sea’s Edge

Standing at the Red Sea’s Edge

Not exactly the Red Sea, but it feels a lot like it. Disappointing, but not surprising news. We spent much of last week in Dallas for appointments and tests. LeRoy’s MRI showed that there has been virtually no change in the spinal cord lesion, which is why he is still having so much pain. These days, I’ve been spending time in Psalm 106:

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This Can’t be Happening!

This Can’t be Happening!

We hadn’t seen her in years, but she looked just the same. We’d spent many an enjoyable Sunday afternoon at her table, being loved on by her, while eating her famous pecan pie. To be with Miss Linda (as our little ones called this woman who was an “adopted grandmother” to them) meant you were sure to spend most of the time laughing; her laughter is infectious.

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The Comforting Fellowship of Suffering

The Comforting Fellowship of Suffering

The woman in the booth across from me met my eyes in an empathetic exchange. I had no idea who she was, but as she paused from lifting her fork, her silent communication indicated to me that she had a greater understanding of our situation than most.

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Here’s the Good News and the Bad News

Here’s the Good News and the Bad News

Good morning, prayer-warrior friends! I feel like all I do anymore is ask you for prayer, and we can’t thank you enough for faithfully answering that call! This week, as we traveled to Dallas, as we sat in the Neurology clinic, anxiously awaiting news of LeRoy’s latest MRI, we could literally sense your prayers. Grateful. That’s a small word, but we are sending it out to you with enormous depth. You’ve traveled this journey with us since August, and we’re blown away by your faithfulness to intercede for us.

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When God Takes Over Your Planner

When God Takes Over Your Planner

You know that “open hand” that I’ve told you I’m learning to live with? You know, the hand that threw away the planner I normally clutch tightly to my chest? Well, it’s a good thing that I’m not in charge of that any more, because once again, plans have changed—and this time I’m so glad! I love letting God take over my planner; there’s nothing better than the adventure of living in providence!

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