I tried to write this blog for several days in a row but was uncertain what to type. Uncertainty seems to be a theme in my life these days. The main source of uneasiness in my family has been searching for an explanation for our daughter’s medical symptoms for 10 months—and then some. For 6 years she has felt poorly and then a year ago more critical signs of illness began to develop. So once … [Read more...]
In EVERYTHING Give Thanks?
Confusing? Wrong? Let’s see what God’s word has to say: Ephesians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” As a young mom of a son with special needs, it was hard for me to be thankful for the condition of my son. I wanted him to be “normal” like everyone else seemed to be. I wasn’t outwardly or inwardly angry at God nor did I dislike, hate, or not want … [Read more...]
The Cart Before the Horse
Living in Lancaster County, PA—home of the Amish—we see a lot of buggies around here! So the phrase "don't put the cart before the horse" calls forth some pretty strong imagery in my mind. Instead of envisioning a horse prancing along the roadside, pulling a buggy behind it, I can vividly see how different it would be if that same horse was trying to push that same buggy down the street. It would … [Read more...]