Writing to the church in Thessalonica, Paul instructs them to express gratitude at all times.
Over the last few months I’ve watched Margaret, face this great adversity courageously and with way more energy than I could believe possible. One of my favorite pet names for my wife is Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) because she’s full of so much energy—bounding with ideas, always ready for the next adventure and that has continued during this time as well.
If only you could see my wife with her boxing gloves on.
The adversity we’ve been facing has stripped her of much of her energy, but I stand in awe that time and time again she keeps getting back up—even after those dirty dog bad days that follow chemo.
I don’t crash Margaret’s blog very often (except for recipes), but I feel compelled to ask you to pray for us today.
“How can we pray for you?”
It’s a question I’ve been asked dozen of times these last few months, and the kind of question often asked of anyone facing a health crisis or other adversity. It’s a great alternative to “The Three Worst Things You Can Say to Someone Battling Cancer or Any Kind of Adversity."
But, to be honest, responding to that question has been difficult for me.
Sometimes, my answer comes quickly.
Sometimes, it’s just too painful to speak about what I’m carrying at the moment. And, I’m working on that.
Now I know what my unwavering answer will be every time I’m asked: Continue Reading...
Some of God’s greatest wonders await us when we allow ourselves to hope. [Tweet this]
Spend ten minutes today creating a list of things you’d like to see God do in your life and the lives of those around you. Write down things you’d do, places you’d visit, and situations you’d encounter if anything were possible. Continue Reading...