Sometimes discernment is hard. But sometimes, God just throws up his hands and does it for you. (Twice, if necessary.)
Brokenness lived under the blessing is transformed into a gift, not a burden. Every year in Lourdes, I get to relearn this.
In which we fly across the world to serve the sick and end up joining their ranks instead. In Lourdes, there are no accidents.
The saga of our as-yet fruitless search for answers, in honor of Undiagnosed Diseases Day.
Staring into the abyss without clinging tightly to the hand of God is a dangerous game. He's calling me back to his side now. Take my hand, dear daughter. It's time to cling again.
I believe now, in my bones, that God is in control and will order all these scary moments into a beautiful whole, someday. Don't I? I think I do. Right?
Sometimes it's easy to get so busy looking for the big miracle that we miss the little ones. God answered a very specific, longstanding prayer of mine in a delivery of food: a miracle in a pot of soup.
In asking us to willingly choose a cross and do work, God does not promise us any immunity from failure or from other suffering.
Diagnosing special needs children requires making peace with The Cloud of Unknowing.