When was the last time you went through one of those seasons where everything you relied on, everything you thought was true, fell apart? I’m talking about the big things. The job loss, the miscarriage, the divorce, the serious illness, the tragedies that sucker punch us one way or another and can’t be prayed away. The suffocating thing suddenly dropped in our laps where we can’t see anything good because of the bad….
I like to make my own decisions about my life like where I live, how I spend my time, how I make a living, etc. I’m an independent sort and I pretty much want to do what I want to do when I want to do it….. except for this one thing. By submitting my …
You’re being educated.
Educated in intimacy-the hardest, the most glorious thing. Think about this: the savior of the world, the maker of stars, the Son of the morning, the Dayspring from on high, the Rose of Sharon, and King of Kings-He wants intimacy and oneness with you. And with me. Impossibly possible and wonderful.
Edward Albee, the playwright, said something years ago that’s always stuck in my head. “Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.“ I could never understand it because I heard it before I’d lived it. Now? I understand perfectly. I learned the hard way that …
Last Saturday, Mike and I were driving home from Atlanta and as I read the first sentence of an email, I inhaled so sharply at the shocking words I scared my poor husband to death! It was completely involuntary because the news was that difficult. I sat there stunned and heartbroken at the words not even knowing how to respond. I have no touchstone for this. I thought I knew God’s ways but I don’t understand how this happened. There was so much prayer and faith, and belief.