Bye 2013

For each of the 12 months of this year, I can list a devastating event in my life and the lives of our family.

I’ve learned a lot.

At tremendous cost.

All of us.





I won’t be sad to tear the calendar page.

But it’s symbolic.

Life won’t stop being a dangerous business.

Even within the family of God.

Perhaps, especially there.

There are still two days left of this year.

Plenty of time for another devastating blow.

Plenty of time.


It sure feels like 2014 will bring healing.

Even in the places I can’t let the healer in.


“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine…  Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.  Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.  Do you not see it?  Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:1, 18-19.










  1. I love how this ends – hope that refreshing is coming! I believe that after every great period of challenge, God gives us a season of refreshing – praying that for you.

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