A life update
Abigail Dodds posted these words this week and I’ve all but memorized them: “His pushing us past our limits is his grace to us just as much as his encouragements are. He’s driving us toward his goodness. He’s pressing us beyond ourselves to new vistas of himself.”
After years of chronic neck pain and all that goes with it, I’ve had a few appointments recently to help diagnose major discomfort and fatigue in my arms and hands. I have long known about the spinal stenosis, disc degeneration and bone spur at the C5/C6 disc. Turns out, the nerve roots for my arms live at those discs. We have answers and I find myself a little indifferent. What would make the pain go away completely will most likely never happen — surgery — and I believe the Doc when he says that is best.
But I’m a fixer-type, and I’ll admit to the disappointment at not being able to ‘do’ anything to ease the injury. So, I’m rehearsing Abigail’s words, making a few lifestyle changes, keeping my eyes peeled for God and taking recommendations on the most ergonomical office chair. :)
A great read
I’m slowly making my way through Leighton Ford’s The Attentive Life. Slowly, because there are so many sentences I’ve had to pause and camp out in for a day at a time. Using the rich monastic tradition of praying the hours, Ford walks with you, helping you pay attention to God’s work in you and around you throughout each day and in different seasons of your life. This book is forming me, and I’m excited about it. And thankful.
“This God creates, playfully, purposefully—out of nothing—space and stars, sun and moon, light and darkness, dandelions and donkeys, whales and kingfishers, and a handsome couple. And then he doesn’t get bored: he sees everything that he has made and takes delight in it.”
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