I pray like an adult with a bulleted agenda instead of like a child who just wants to sit with her father.
It's hard not to dream of greener grass while you're standing in the brown stuff and to trust that you're not missing out on something.
One must first jump and it is only later that one feels carried. And so it is in spiritual life. - Fr. Jacques Phillipe
What if, instead of being jealous of all the babies, wedding, engagements, relationships, etc. surrounding me, I saw them as signs of hope?
We are truly, as Mat Kearney sings, one phone call, one text, one new devastating piece of information away from our knees.
What if we're not doing anything wrong? What if precisely where we are, who we are, what we're doing, and how were struggling is where God wants us to be? And what if, quickly and easily, God will lift our burden when He decides it's time?
Every diagnosis from a chronic, manageable illness like diabetes or Crohn's disease to a life-limiting diagnosis of chronic heart failure or cancer challenges us to grieve.