Monday, March 19, 2007


Faith is the middle land between fear and a clear view of the future.

God did not give us the spirit of fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith is stepping forward into the unknown believing that God is there to guide you. (and trusting Him to be not only a good guide, the the guide with your ultimate salvation and eternal life in mind)

Even most of the prophets, those who have seen the whole future of the world, did not have all the details of their lives spelled out to them. That would make faith unnecessary, and good luck to all prophesying without faith.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

life is your chance to learn

It all feels like a bad dream. It was just supposed to be a simple wheat allergy, now it is tethered spinal cord, sacral agenesis and related stooling and urinary problems.

You just want to ask- how can this be happening to my child?

But we know the answer. Life is your chance to learn, and you don't learn if everything is going too smooth. Then of course you wish to make changes in the course - like cover the challenges of something else- like a basket of kitties. Unfortunately the course is too tailored to what you need- not what you want.

So the big questions is- what are my lessons from this? And how can I best learn them and use them right quick to make this as short and painless as possible?