Monday, April 7, 2014


Hello all - long time, no blog!! I am typing one handed, so please excuse any and all typos.

I am three weeks post op and life is interesting and full of surprises and challenges.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Do you want to talk about weak? We are all weak in one way or another, and I wonder how many times we do not want to admit our weaknesses. During my OT, my therapist, Allison, kept telling me “you got this; I know you can do it!” She was my cheerleader, she pushed me and challenged me and God is doing the same thing! This entire journey He has been telling me “you got this; I know you can do this!” Do you want to know a secret? He knows I can do it because He has my back. His power is resting on me through my weaknesses as long as I trust in Him and lean on Him.

At church yesterday, Brother Ken kept telling us that we are all uniquely made. I can’t remember what verse he used (one of the problems with brain surgery), but he is right. Could you imagine two of you running around? I would not want two of me running around – I talk too much by myself, I would hate for two of me to be talking peoples ears off. From what I understood, part of us being uniquely made is that we are all given unique gifts. We all like gifts and we all have one that is specifically for us and nobody else.

During this brain surgery journey some have talked about how positive I am. Now, I have no idea what my gift is and I definitely don’t know if being positive is a gift or not, but it has helped others. This makes me wonder that if every one of us just once a day bit our tongue and said something positive instead of that negative thing that popped up could we change our world? Our life? The life of the person you are talking to? Your church? It is so easy to be negative, but sometimes we have to think about being positive; don’t you wish it were the other way around? What if when we are on Facebook we shared the positive things and not all the negative? What if we shared the prayer requests instead of the gossip? What if we shared God instead of the world?

Here is a positive thought to leave you with – you are all beautiful, made in God’s image and uniquely made!! Brother Ken said “God has given you a gift – use it”!