Friday, August 11, 2006

It has been an awful week.

We have had our own heartbreaking crisis here at home all week, which I’m just not ready to talk about.

My mom’s uncle has lost the will to live, and was sent home to die. It should be any day now.

One of my parent’s closest friends, who is the pastor of their church, died unexpectedly this Wednesday. I can’t imagine what his wife is going through right now.

We will end this terrible week at the Unity Christian Music Festival. It’s tough to even go there right now. But God can and will use the festival to help us move through our brokenness.

Last night, I held my son for about an hour while Chris Tomlin was on stage. Through our tears, we clung to each other and sang our praises to God.

Worship means so much more when things in life aren’t going well. It gives me a new perspective. No matter is wrong in life, no one can take God away from me. Beyond that, what really matters?


Jer & Liz Nyenhuis said...

I am so sorry for the difficulty you guys are going through right now. I am so glad you guys decided to go to Unity. I had so much fun hanging out with you all again, like the old times. Know that we are praying for you as you go through this difficult time, and that we are here for you if you want to talk or anything.

Love you guys!!!!!!

Amy Jo said...

I am sorry to hear that you guys are going through such a hard time. I will be praying for you and your family. When I saw you at Unity I didn't realize you had such pain in your heart, I am sorry I didn't pay closer attention.

Anonymous said...

That was such a sweet night!

I forcefully led my mother down to the front during the last song:
"We're gonna paaaarrrtttyy!"

and she was jumping.


- j d