Friday, August 3, 2012


I am writing tonight with a heavy heart.  In fact, my heart hurts.

Not for Hannah, she is doing great.  Flew past her one year diagnosis, and leaves for the UofA on the 16th of this month.  We are all very excited.

Tonight is different. 

Things are happening.  The Olympics!! I can't get enough of them.  Chick-fil-A, freedom of speech/choice issues.  Unemployment, the economy, elections, the world is spinning very fast, and we seem to focus on issues that we can not control.

 From a global standpoint, I saw a great post this week.  Please think about this.  "Don't hate me because my sin is different than yours."

This past week, we have had two issues that put life into perspective....again.

First, a young family that we are friends with, that has had trials this year, has been hit hard.  They have a child that has been diagnosed with a life altering condition.   While this condition is not life threatening it is life changing on a major scale. 

Please pray for them.

News number two came today.  We have friends that have lost a child suddenly.  I do not know what to say, I only pray that God would use us to help minister to the family.

With what is going on in our world, many people may ask, "Where has your God gone?"  Why does your God allow suffering?"

I am here to say that our God is firmly planted in our lives.

Our God has gone no where.

Why are these things happening?  I don't know.  I may never know. In fact I do not know if I would like to have that knowledge.

What I do know is this.  God promises to take care of us.  God promises to have all things work together for good for those that love Him. 

While what is happening in the world may seem as a contradiction to God's promises, we have to remember this.  God has given us a free will, and because of this, we live in a world of sin and are separated from God, and because of this, we experience pain and hurt.

It is not because God has moved, it is because we move away.  I am in no way saying that these things have happened to these two families because they have moved away from God.  What I am saying is that we as people have moved away from God.

We need to refocus. 

What is important?

Please take a moment to answer that question. 

I think your answer may put things into perspective.