This and that and a dozen other things…

“Much pain is in every side”

Nahum 2:10



Man, I’ve been reeling lately, can I just tell you that?  There was that comment from a friend a few weeks ago, about my choice to be a stay-at-home mom.  I’m still hearing that off-hand remark echoing in my ears…


Then I got word from a friend, halfway across the country, that her daughter had collapsed while working out, from a brain aneurysm.  She’s been in the hospital ever since, as the doctors deal with the repercussions in her brain and heart.  Notwithstanding the miracle that she’s alive; she has a long way to go.


Then last week I heard from another friend that she and her husband were getting divorced. The pain of a divorce ripples out in many directions, and in this case, I’m feeling it too.


Having a discussion with a longtime friend of mine.  It was a theological discussion, so it was something we were both interested in, but we hit a point of disagreement.  The point wasn’t even something in the Bible, just something one of us had heard in a sermon, and we were having a perfectly congenial debate about it when she decided we were done.  She “corrected” me, cut me off, and moved on.  I’ve been stewing about it ever since.



I feel like I should be less affected by the things around me.  I know I should.  God promises me peace when I don’t understand it, and victory despite my circumstances.  He does not, however, promise me numbness.  Pain is still gonna hurt.


Should the amount of pain be less?  Maybe.  Should I get over it sooner?  Maybe.  I guess it just comes down to the fact that some of us are more sensitive than others.


I am how He made me.   But I am never alone.  Joy!


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~ “For He Himself has said,

       ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” ~

Hebrews 13:5


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