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Back In The Swing

After a Whirlwind Tour of The Carolinas...

It's good to be back on task in Chiang Mai- thankfully, with the unfading support and unending prayers of friends and family back in the US! The experience of sharing with close friends and supporters gave me the boldness to publish this post. And I continue to marvel at God's ability to heal and redeem... anything!


In a workshop the other day, I was asked to complete the sentence, "I hate it when..." The task was easy: I hate it when a loved one is suffering and I am powerless to change the situation.

As my dad enters the final stage of his life on earth, I am reminded of simple prayers:

  • His will.
  • His way.
  • His timing.

And simple truths:

  • The quickest pathway to peace is acceptance of what is.
  • God can be trusted.

Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the way of peace. ~ Luke 1:78-79