Monday, January 21, 2008

So important?

As we were driving home the other night, my two eldest got into an argument. Again. This time is was over (I kid you not) who had the most invisible trophies. I pointed out that this was a ridiculous argument, as 1)the trophies are non-existent, 2) it is unimportant, and 3) it was giving me a headache. My son sputtered for a moment and said, "But Mom, it is SO important!" They refused to drop it, so we had to play the quiet game the rest of the way home.

I wonder if this is how God feels. We (His kids) spend half our time in church arguing over minute differences in theology. In our minds we elevate personal preferences to matters with serious theological and eternal ramifications. We spend so much time bickering over unimportant things that we miss out on the chance to truly fellowship with Him.

I wonder what God takes for the headaches we give Him. I took two Advil.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


So a friend sent me a link to this blog: Pretty amazing stuff. I'm sort of addicted to checking in to see how Tricia and Gwyneth are doing and be encouraged by Nate.

CF is something that has touched our lives. My husband's uncle died while waiting for his double lung tranplant. But he lived a full life into his early 50's and had two great kids. I never had the priviledge of meeting him, but I've heard stories that make me think he was a pretty swell guy.

My cousin has CF. She was told she would probably never have kids. 9 months after her wedding she gave birth to a lovely full term baby girl. A few years later she was blessed with a sweet little boy. She is a year older than me and doing so well.

Tricia, Nate and Gwyneth's story just reminds me of how incredibly blessed my family has been. Stacey, my cousin, is wonderfully healthy. How good God is!