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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thinking about...

I've started this blog about four times. Seriously. I've gone from one thought to the next, from one topic to the next. None of them want to flow easily.

I had to ask myself why. I feel like my mind has been just a little bit overloaded. I heard someone say recently (I think it was Lisa) "the more you know, the more your heart can be burdened by what you know."

From time-to-time my heart can get burdened for what I know. Rather than a trickle of feelings, the thoughts will come like a flood. My mind is thinking about an adult friend who just realized that she has been in the church her whole life and has never been truly discipled in her faith. I'm thinking about an 11 year old kid who has anger issues and is making bad choices with school and his family. I'm thinking about a church friend who is torn between a brother with cancer and an elderly mom with pneumonia. I'm thinking about a blog reader who has been told by her friend that God can forgive everything but divorce. I'm thinking about a close buddy who has amazing knowledge, incredible leadership skills and tremendous drive...but can't get a job to support his family. I'm concerned for a dying aunt and my mother who is worried about her sister. There's also a friend who is hurting because his relationship with his daughter is broken and he's working hard to restore it. I could go on and on...

And to sit and dwell on these things would do no good. None. Instead of dwelling on them, I've had to give them all--one-by-one--to the God who knows each situation better than me. I've had to entrust them to His care because He cares more than I ever could.

I wish that had led me to some amazing words for your heart or some great challenge for you life as you read this blog today...

...maybe it did.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a registered nurse who heard your lecture at Newton Hosp yesterday. I was very moved by your story. Although I have not made any major medication mistakes in my 25 yr career as a professional nurse, I will definitely be even more careful in the future because of your experience. I am also a born again Christian, attending Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed your personal witness.

Barbara said...

I just read your blog today ...am always encouraged by what you write...God Bless You and your family!! I also heard your testimony a few years ago ..I'm a pharmacy tech. and think of your family so often as I work in a hospital pharmacy...we need to be so careful..none of us set out to make a mistake...but it does happen!! God is really using you in your church and in health care. Again..God Bless You!!!
Isa. 45:2 says "I will go before you and make the crooked places straight" God is sure going before you in your ministry!!