Day: October 19, 2016

How to handle life when it explodes

These last eight days have been traumatic and that might be an understatement. So this is a quick post. I was supposed to be in San Francisco this week so I had a week’s worth of posts ready, some of which have already posted. But I wanted to interrupt the flow to bring  you up-to-date.

I won’t go into details. You can find much of the back story here and here.


I’m no longer in crisis mode although another one is right around the corner.

This is a post about God’s grace. I’ve written about God’s grace a lot. I’m not sure how much more there is to write except here I am doing just that.

Eight days ago, when events took a dramatic turn, I knew God’s grace would get me through. It always has.

But I’m still amazed at the creative ways God shows us his grace. I’ve never doubted a moment that I was in His care and that he was leading me every step of the way.

I said to my husband this morning, that I’ve learned first hand what the Bible means when it states that God’s word is “living” …..

New International Version
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

I couldn’t have quoted chapter and verse from Proverbs these last eight days. But every day for years, (except when there is a crisis, wink, wink), I’ve read from Proverbs as part of my daily time with God. It has permeated my very being to such a degree that it does indeed live within me.


I will share next week about some of the amazing people I met along the way. I can’t today because my mind is fried and I’m tired. Plus, I want to process all that has happened.

I just want to encourage each of you today but pointing out the importance of daily time with God. As I’ve said often, don’t expect to learn about God, don’t expect to spiritually mature during a crisis. A crisis is when you focus on the crisis; you have to. It’s not the time to try to “catch-up” on all the Bible study and praying you’ve ignored.

God may rescue you without it, of course. He often does. But it’s not ever what God suggests anywhere in his word. And it’s not the best for us. We can make a lot of mistakes during a crisis if we’re not permeated with God’s thoughts.

Think of me today and utter a little prayer for my evening. I will share more with you when I can, but because of my respect for the person involved, I won’t do that now. I may never. Besides, details can quickly become gossip and she deserves better than that.

God bless and have a good day.


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