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4 posts from June 2007

June 28, 2007

God Heals!

Jordan_and_me

Greetings, Dear Friends!

I can't wait to share with you today. My normal posting day is Wednesday but I was way under the weather yesterday. Even so, what I have to share with you today is way better than anything I could have posted yesterday.

As many of you know, my son Jordan injured his back some time ago. He is an active athlete and yet for six months he hasn't been able to lift his foot more than a foot off the ground. He had a terrible disc herniation which was pressing on three sets of nerves.

Jordan's girlfriend's mom (Carrie) was praying for Jordan one morning and sensed so strongly that Jordan would not only be healed, he would come back stronger, faster, and better than ever.

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June 20, 2007

Making Progress...

Marthasbeach_2

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

And to those visiting, I say welcome! I post every Wednesday and my sole purpose is to bless and encourage you along your way.

I have a question for you today...

How do you measure your progress spiritually speaking?

All too often we measure how we are doing by how we feel. And while this may be one component for determining where we are at, it cannot be the only one.

If you've been reading my regular posts you know that my son has been dealing with a back injury. It's been about six months of back to back appointments and various therapies with no apparent change. At least not until recently.

A couple of weeks ago, Jordan began a daily regimen of decompression, electric stim, ultrasound, etc. Every day I ask him how he is feeling and every day he says, "The same." But yesterday he came home and said, "They tested my leg strength today and even though I feel no change, something has changed because I'm showing a significant improvement in the strength of my leg."

Later in the day I spoke with a friend who was feeling blue. I acknowledged her blue-ness but then reflected back to her all of the good things God has done in her life in the past year. Right away she perked up and said, "You know, you're right! Things are different."

Sometimes progress is invisible at first.

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June 13, 2007

Enough for Today...

Gayheadcliffs

Greetings, Everyone!

And to my new visitors, I say welcome! I post every Wednesday and my sole purpose is to bless and encourage you along your way...

With the frantic pace we keep and the seemingly endless lists of tasks that beg our attention, how do we adjust to the easy yoke and the light burden Jesus promised us?

Are we doing something wrong if the weight of our burdens is more real to us than the weight of His glory?

Some things in life we have no control over, but there are some things we can do to make the load lighter.

In fact there are five things you can do today that will change everything...

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June 06, 2007

Being Known...

Sunsetsail

Greetings, Everyone...

To my visitors, I say welcome! I post every Wednesday and my purpose is simply to nourish your soul and encourage you along the way.

Lately I've been going through a refining fire of sorts. My son injured his back several months ago which has drastically affected his life. My mother's heart has been aching for him as I've watched him sit at home while all of his friends are together at practice. We've gone to one doctor after another and it's been a long four months. He is a high school athlete and yet this injury has pulled him completely out of sports. One of my "happy places" is watching him play football and basketball. Needless to say, I've been selfishly doing some of my own grieving through this process. Moreover, this "fire" has shown me once again what a solid young man my son is...and it's also shown me that I have a long ways to go in the way of surrender. Though Jordan has had some significant moments of sadness, he is fully trusting that God is writing his story. I too believe and know that God is up to something wonderful here. It's just that Jordan's trial has shown me things in myself that I wish weren't there.

But God is good...and His mercies are new every morning...

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