By the time this post is published it will have been 13 days since I published a post in this online space I call blog home.  Prior to that it had been about 40 days since I had written and published a post.

Not much of a writer, that’s for sure.

But things have happened.

Some of them not good.  I have had to stop and live life and deal with problems.

And getting my house ready to sell.

And aging parent issues.

And the list goes on.

Some days I feel like I am drowning.  Other days I feel like I am bleeding money.

And some days it feels like I am doing both.

You know, Jesus never said we would not have trouble. He never said our faith would be a license to an easy life. What he did promise is that he would be there.  

When we are drowning. When we are bleeding money. When we are doing both, he would be there.

He will calm the storms of my life, but the calm may not look like I want it to.

John Kavanaugh puts it this way, 
“Our faith is not a guarantee that we will not go under. 
But it is a promise that,
even if we nearly drown, 
Jesus will be with us.”

So, in the midst of my storms I am going to remember that it is OK to feel like I’m drowning.  But I can take comfort in the fact that Jesus is there with me – in the midst of the storm.

Tomorrow morning I will be boarding a plane headed south. My mother will be having heart surgery in Nashville, TN on Wednesday. I would appreciate your prayers.  She is 92. The matter is complicated by a number of factors, not the least of which is she doesn’t live in Tennessee…nor does any of my family. We are traveling there because it is one of the places this particular surgery is done in the United States.  So…please pray for safe travels, for the surgeons and the medical team and for my family.

For the record, I was supposed to already be there, but my flight was delayed due to weather. Oh my, the air travel stories I could tell just for the month of June 2015!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know I owe an answer/conclusion to the saga of my job. A series I started earlier this year.  The short answer is I will be staying if they reconfigure the job. If not, I will be leaving. Everyone understands this because I have been very up front about it. I’m told the job will be reconfigured, but no one knows exactly what that configuration looks like.  So…I’ll wait and see what happens.   

I am hoping to be back home in a week. And then, I am hoping to be back in this space on a regular basis.

Thank you for your patience and continued reading…



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