Tuesday, August 12

In the Last Days

We've had a crazy couple of weeks here. Just in the last 10 days
  • Our A/C went on the fritz
  • We had to buy a new one, twice (the first time, the credit card company denied the charge because they classified it "unusual activity")
  • We applied for financial assistance from our church to pay rent and utility bills
  • Adam and I had an argument that took three days to completely resolve
  • We got involved in a conflict with some friends that's still not resolved
  • Adam fell in the kitchen, breaking a chair and badly bruising his toe
  • Someone smashed the back windshield of our car with a rock
  • Our daughter got sick last night, vomiting four times (three of those in our bedroom, including once on the bed)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
(James 1:2-4, NIV)

God, did you have to complete us this week? Wouldn't it have been okay to spread it out over a couple of months or a year? What's the rush? Are You planning to come back soon and didn't think we could wait?


  1. Amy--

    So sorry to hear what a rough week you guys have had.

    You know what they say: "When it rains, it pours!"

    Let me toss out another cliche: "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." In that spirit, let me tell you that one of the worst fights we ever had is now, in hindsight, one of the stories we retell frequently (especially to couples we're counseling) and laugh at the hardest! It's still just mortifying...but finally, funny! (No, I can't retell it here--it would sound too awful.)

    Wishing you a silver lining or three...


  2. After reading the last part of the bible verse I think maturity may just be overrated! Blessing on this, a NEW day!!
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog.

  3. Bless your heart, friend, bless your heart.

    Whatever you do, don't say, "It can't get any worse." Because trust me, it can.

    I'll pray for y'all, and for your sanity.

  4. Oh, I'm sorry. :-( I hope things get better soon!

  5. Mother Teresa said, “I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.”

    I'm praying for you and Adam during your time of trial.




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