When Your Roots Start Showing............

It's probably vanity that has me sitting here with Loreal atop my head before school begins.

Typing in rubber gloves is kind-of tricky, but multi-tasking seems to be one of my specialties anymore.

I caught a glimpse of myself in my rearview mirror the other night at Olivia's golf match and realized my gray roots were more than peeking through. 

The sunlight hit the crown of my head in the most perfect way, and there was no hiding the massive amount of gray all through my hair.

That's what happens when light hits impurities.

Things show up that are not always pretty.

Not that gray hair isn't beautiful; but when gray mixes with brown hair the way it mixes with mine, it's kind-of scary.

There's nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to remind me of how badly my windows need a good cleaning as the rays pass through with no mercy, revealing bug spots and paper towel streaks from my last attempt at washing them.

There's nothing like lights in a usually darkened room to reveal the layer of dust sitting on a shelf.

The same thing happens when we run straight into the light of God's Word.

I remember the Bible pledge from my childhood,

"Thy Word is a lamp onto my feet, a light onto my path.  Its Words will hide in my heart that I might not sin against thee."

But knowing this and even believing this still doesn't seem to change me totally.

I still have gray roots that are revealed unexpectedly when the light shines just right.

For example, last night I was frustrated with Tim about something very silly and my ugly showed just as he was reading my blog post from yesterday.

My roots didn't match match who I want to be.

Like my reflection in my rearview mirror mixed with bright sunlight, Tim's face and words reminded me that I was not being the person I really wanted to be.

Humbling, yes.

Critical to helping me become fully the person I really, really want to be, YES!

In Jeremiah, the people did not want to listen to Jeremiah's words.

They even looked at him and said, "We can do whatever we want."

In the end, they found out that doing whatever you want leads to destruction.

My earthly self often wants to do whatever I want........

With my words, my actions..........

But God calls me daily to a higher road.

A road that sometimes takes great effort to reach.

When I get there, though, it feels so good.

I don't have to fear the rearview mirror because I know that whatever is coming out of me is from Him.

Whether it's gray or medium brown or dark brown, it's His when my roots are in Him.

Today, I want to be more than a "temporarily-colored" Christian.

I really do want to reflect Him from the time I get up until the time I go to bed.

I'm thankful for His mercy that covers my sins when they start peeking through.

And I'm thankful for His Light that never stops revealing the areas where I need improvement.

Being a Christian is more than a one-time decision.

It's a continual journey closer and closer to His Heart.

Today, I'm hoping that even if my roots start showing, they won't startle me by not matching who I'm trying to be.

Loreal and Jesus, thank you.

Jesus, thank you most of all.

Proverbs 15:33

The awe-filled respect of the Lord teaches us wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Praying you'll have a day filled with pleasant reflections of His love.

The Power of a Whisper..........

Sometimes teachers choose to talk in a soft voice in order to get their students' attention.

Rather than trying to raise their voice above the commotion they simply begin talking softly and eventually the students realize that if they are not quiet they are going to miss something critical in the day's lesson.   Elijah was running from God when God decided to show up in a whispering voice.

There's something about a whispering voice that is always true.

You have to be paying attention to hear it.


God's Word is a lot like a whispering voice.

He doesn't have His Words blaring at us through giant speakers all over our towns.

He doesn't fill the air with banners covered with His promises.

He doesn't force us to hear what He has to say.


No, God placed His promises in a book and then gave us the choice of either reading them or not.

They can stay quietly tucked away on a shelf and never bother us if we choose to leave them there.

Sometimes this seems easier.


No responsibility.

No conviction.

No guilt.



But, I am writing this morning to beg you to consider the power of hearing God's whispers.

They are full of hope, joy, and promise.


God isn't going to scream at you.

He will never force Himself into your world.


But, He never stops whispering your name.

Through nature, through life experiences, through His Word,

He is calling you.


One night, about a week after Nick died, I was lying in bed.

Full of anger and extreme confusion, I tossed and turned and felt as if my heart were going to explode.

To make matters worse, Tim was snoring loudly.

Sleeping through my despair.

How could he?

My anger was overtaking my mind.

And in the dark of the night, I heard a real, out loud, whisper,


Just my name.

Nothing more.

I turned to Tim and whispered back, "What?"

And then realized he was still snoring.

Then I heard the whisper again,


I have never been one to claim that I heard God say anything.

I have been reluctant to ever even share that experience on my blog,

but today I feel that it is time to say,

"I heard God's voice whisper my name."

After I heard my name the second time, I knew that He was saying, "Calm down, Tammy."

I knew that He was saying, "I am here in your anger and despair."

I wish I would have said, "Yes, Lord."

I wish I would have said, "What, Lord?"

I've always wondered if He had more to say that night, but I think He just wanted me to let go of my fury, my feeling of being cheated, my deep agony.

So, I just relaxed and fell to sleep, knowing He was near me.

Today, you may be dealing with something  scary or overwhelming.

You may feel like God has let you down.


I want you to know today that God is there.
He's right there with you.

You may not hear His voice.

I've never heard it before or again since that night.

But I believe He still whispers to me through pennies and heart-shaped rocks and all kinds of different things.

And I especially believe He whispers to me through His Word.


Open it today and ask God to whisper Hope into your soul.

Start with Romans 15:13 if you don't know where to begin.


I am praying that verse over you all this morning.


"May the God of Hope fill you with

all joy and peace,

as you trust in Him,

so that you may overflow with Hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Golgotha and Unanswered Prayer.......


There's nothing spectacular about this little hill in Jerusalem other than the face you can see in the side of it if you look at it just right.

That's where it gets its name,

"Golgotha, The Place of the Skull." (Matt. 27:33)

It's just a little, rocky hill in a country far away from the one in which I live.

Just one of thousands, probably millions, of hills I'll never see in my lifetime.

Even though I'd like to see it. 

I'd like to climb to the top and see the view.

Why does this hill mean so much to me and obviously to so many others in the world?

In human terms, it's just a place called Golgotha, but to many it is a popular tourist location.

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Why has a rocky hill in a tiny country continued to draw crowds for years and years and years?

I think I know why.

I think deep inside every human heart there is the longing to know and believe that something happened on that hill that made

every unfair life experience,

every unanswerable question,

every doubt,

every fear,

every unanswered prayer.........

become bearable.

On that hill, our Savior died.

And three days later rose again.

And even those who don't believe are drawn here just to see this place.

Just to witness the location that Christians claim and history points to as the very spot where Jesus willingly died for me and for you.


I've struggled lately with unanswered prayers from the past.

I've questioned why God doesn't give everyone a miracle when they need one.

I've felt a little blue and a little guilty at the same time.


And last night as I was at worship at KCU, the song leader was sharing about the unbelievable power of the Creator of the Universe and something flooded over me.

I saw Jesus on the cross and for the first time I realized just how difficult it must have been for God to withhold His Hand from those who were killing His Son.

To have all the power of the universe at your disposal and choose to watch Your Son die for many who would reject Him.

WHY? Why would God do this?

I asked myself this question in my head over and over last night as I stood in worship and I finally received the answer.

God KNEW that this was the only way to open the door to Heaven and forgiveness and life with Him eternally once and for all.

God knew this was the only way to conquer death.

He saw the other side.

He saw Sunday while we saw Friday.

He saw glorious resurrection while we saw painful agony.


And then I saw Nick in my mind.

Nick, weak and so beaten down by cancer.

Nick, frail to the point of needing help to painfully move from his wheelchair to the couch.

Nick, no longer able to use his arm and hand.

Nick, no longer able to smile.


And I saw God looking down and holding back the power to heal.

And suddenly I knew that God had to make the choice NOT to heal Nick and that it must have been so difficult.

And He must have wanted to so badly, but didn't.


And as I cried in my heart and still begged, "WHY!?!?!"

I knew the truth.

It's not that He didn't hear our prayers.

He did.

It's not that He didn't want to heal Nick.

I think He did heal Nick.

God saw the other side.

God still saw Sunday while we saw Friday.

He saw glorious resurrection while we saw painful agony.


And I believe that God knew that through Nick's death many other grieving moms would find life and hope.


My prayer today is that I can come to grips with my grief daily and that Nick's death will continue to be a light to so many who do not get a miracle.

I cling to verses like this one,


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 8:18

I cling to the Hope of Heaven.

I miss Nick so much.

I could not take another step in this world if I did not believe with all my heart that I am walking on the road to Golgotha daily.

The high, but painful road.

On this road I am promised that these present sufferings cannot compare to the glory we will one day see.

Thank you, Lord, for this promise!

I love you all so much!

Have a day filled with the promise of eternity ever on your heart!

If you get your miracle, praise God.

If you don't get your miracle, praise Him too.



God is with you.


If you find yourself running from one responsibility to the next, don't forget to stop and breathe along the way.

Not just the normal in and out of air that keeps your oxygen level balanced,

but the kind of breathing that makes you stop and notice just how great it feels to expand your lungs to their full potential.

The kind of breath that makes everything else go "on hold" for a minute while you take in the wonder of that one moment.

And then exhale slowly.

Something happens to your body's stress level when you breathe deeply.

I don't understand the science behind it, but I know it works.

And one or two slow, deep breaths followed by a couple slow exhales can take an otherwise insane experience and transform it immediately.

Try it now.

Breathe in and slowly count to 10.

Now breathe out and do the same.

Do this twice.

Do you feel better?


Then maybe you need one more try, or maybe you need to get up and take a walk away from whatever is getting to you.

Try not to lose your perspective in this life.

I know it's easy to do.

But try this.

Look up.  Literally, look up.

You may see a ceiling above you, but truly what's above that?



The reason we're here.

All that really matters.

We've made life awfully complicated, haven't we?

I'm doing my best to stay focused on the One Who set all things in motion.

When I do, it's so much easier to handle my job, a house that needs cleaned, laundry that needs washed, dishes that need scrubbed, children I miss that have moved away, children here who still have struggles with life and friends, and all the other things one day can hold.

Today, instead of complaining, instead of fretting, instead of seeing the dark side of life,

why not take a minute to just praise God for the gift of breathing.

I love that the Bible records God breathing life into man in the book of Genesis and then records the final breath of Jesus.

The Bible is the only book that is inspired, which means, "God - breathed."

What would happen if all around the world, people would simply stop, breathe deeply, and thank God for the gift of life?

I'm praying for you all today as I venture out into the world of work.

Soak up special moments every chance you can.

And thank God for them.

Let everything that has breath

praise the Lord.

Psalm 150:6

Butter Can Only Be Spread So Far........

Have you ever had a muffin with a glob of butter on top?

That one bite is loaded with unmistakable buttery flavor.

Life is kind-of like a muffin......

And the things we do in life become our butter.

When we do one or two things really well, there's no mistaking our flavor.

But when we do a hundred things, the butter is spread so thin that no one really knows what we're all about.

I've been a muffin with a thin layer of butter time and time again in my life,

and I'm thinking lots of you have too.

When Nick was sick, my world stopped.

"No" was an easy answer to any question set before me.

I knew my life was all about saving Nick.

And it felt good in a way to be so laser-focused in my life purpose.

Today, I'm back to being a little more spread out in my purposes and if I let myself, I can easily become overwhelmed.


I'm not taking life as seriously as I used to,

and I've decided my butter is WHO I am not WHAT I'm doing.

I am a child of God.

I am a daughter of the King.

I am separate for His purposes.

I am chosen.

I am loved by the Almighty.

I am called.

I am choosing thankfulness.

I am choosing joy.

That means that everything I do is now neatly swept under a glob of butter labeled "HIS."

Who you are determines how you'll handle what you do, and I'm praying today that if you are HIS you will allow that to shine through all the things in life that seem to spread you too thin.

I know you're stressed.  I am too.

I know you're sad sometimes.  I am too.

I know you're overwhelmed.  I am too.

I know you're discouraged at times.  I am too.

We have to remember WHOSE we are as we face each new day and give EVERYTHING to Him.

Take refuge under the butter of HIM and let the world taste His love in you and through you.

Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

When You Just Can't Take One More Thing............

Stress seems to be a key emotion these days in so many of our lives.

And I'm wondering what the pioneers would say.

We have dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers (Mine is working again. Smile )

We have cell phones, computers, DVRs, and on and on and on......

And yet somehow we've managed to pack each day so full that we find it more and more difficult to breathe.

So, I'm just thinking that when we reach a point where we think we can't take "one more thing,"

We have to be honest.

We have to tell someone.

We have to let something go.

We have to say, "ENOUGH!!"

We have to speak up for ourselves and for everyone around us.

And then we have to walk away from everything that is screaming for our time and just BE.

Be with Him.

Be still.

Be quiet.

Be aware.

Be fully present.

Be ourselves.

Be alone.

Be with a friend.

Be at a picnic.

Be whatever it is that we are longing to be........but can't seem to find a way to "be."


Because God says so.


He says, "Come to me....I will give you rest." 

He says, "Be still and know that I am God."

He says, "When you are weak, I am strong."

He says, "My burden is easy.  My yoke is light."

He says, "I came to give abundant life."

He says, "Find rest in me.  I am your Rock and your fortress."

He says, "Wait patiently for me.  I will lift you up."


I don't know what you're facing today, but I do know what I'm facing and I cannot face everything in my life alone.

I need Him beside me.

I need Him holding me.

I need Him every minute of every day.


And I believe you need Him too.


So, wherever you are, whatever you're facing, know that you are being prayed for, you are loved, and you are not alone.


Have a happy Monday,

Holding On Even When You're Scared and Overwhelmed...........

A few weeks ago, I went to King's Island as a sponsor on a high school youth group trip.

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We had such a fun day, and I loved the kids who rode in the van I was driving.

(Other than being forced to listen to country music, we had a perfectly wonderful trip to and from Cincinnati.)

When we first entered the park, Olivia noticed the huge metal poles that were part of the "skydiving" ride.

Having no fear, she said, "I'm going to do that before we leave."

The whole day passed by and as we neared the end of the day, we found ourselves near this ride.

Once again, Olivia mentioned wanting to give it a try.

Of course there was a 50% off special on the day we were there, so anyone could experience the thrill of falling from an incredibly high elevation for only $10.

Who wouldn't want to free-fall from a point higher than almost every roller coaster in the park with only a cable to support you at such a great price? 

(I'm joking)

Olivia managed to find two friends from our youth group  who were willing to take the plunge, and we all stayed to witness their insanity.

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After being dropped, screaming the whole way down, and surviving the ordeal, they wanted to watch the video of their experience on the monitor beside the ride.

As we were standing and waiting for their video to be placed on a DVD, a woman was watching the video of her husband and son.

The King's Island employee paused on the picture below, and the mom loved it so much I offered to take a picture and text it to her.

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When I got home and looked through my photos, this picture kept catching my eye.

I texted the family again and asked for permission to share it on my blog.

It shows such a beautiful picture of how life can feel when we know God is with us........even in the free fall moments - the terrifying, unbelievably scary times in life, we are safe.

Look at the boy's face.

Look at his dad's face.

Look at the boy's arms securely wrapped around the dad's right arm.

Who is in control?

In life, we often find ourselves overwhelmed, scared, and unsure about what to do next.


Even when we don't feel like it's true, God has our lives "under control."

He is always working.

He has a plan.

Today, I challenge you to regain your grip on our Father's arm and enjoy the ride even when you're terrified!

Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.

You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.

Psalm 73:23-24

Blogging and a Broken Dryer........


As I hung clothes from this....

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and that........

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and this.........

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and that.........

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and as I realized that the whole world could see.........

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I thought to myself,

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Having a broken dryer is a lot like having a blog.

Your laundry isn't a private thing anymore.

Neither is your life.

Now, I have run a few loads to my neighbors from time to time (Thank you, Donna and Topsy) and sometimes in life you have to share things more privately,

but when you blog, your transparency level is very high.

And sometimes that's tricky for me as a mom, wife, friend, and school employee.

So, today, as I look at these photos, I am reminded that with blogging comes a lot of responsibility.

And today I'm thankful for all of you who share in the laundry I hang out to dry.

My grief.

My life as a mom, wife, friend, and teacher.

I thank you for coming back to my blog even when I have dry spells in my writing.

But most of all, I thank you for loving me no matter what and for longing to have a relationship with God that is deep and meaningful.

I miss you in very personal ways.

I have thought of so many of you by name in the past week, and I've longed to hear from you.

Send me an email, write a comment, or leave me a message on Facebook.

I want to know how you're doing, so I can pray for you and all your "laundry!"

Love you!

Happy Wednesday!


Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad!

Where God's Word Can Truly Change Us...........

I have signs all through my house that say things like, "Believe," "Faith is not believing God can but knowing that He will," and on and on......

But truly, I can read these signs and then worry.

I can read these signs and then doubt.

As I was reading this morning in Jeremiah, I realized there is only one place that I can place God's Words or thoughts about God that are going to change me from the inside out.

Jeremiah 31:33 says,

"I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their heart.  I will be their God, and they will be my people."

As a mom, I want my kids to remember things I've taught them all through their life.

More than that, I want my kids to remember things they learned from church, church camp, youth group, mission trips, and all the other places they went where God's Words were taught.

Today, I'm praying that God's instructions are being written deeply in the hearts of all of my children.

And I'm praying they are being written daily on my own heart and on yours.

The only way this happens is if we choose to read His Word and hide it in our hearts.

"His Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Him."

I remember saying this at VBS as a young girl every single night in opening services.

Little did I know as a small child just how powerful those words would be even today at the age of 47.

I am so thankful for God's Words, and I'm praying fervently today that the Words I have hidden from it will continually change me into the person God wants me to be.

And I'm praying the same for my children and for all of you.

Have a happy Tuesday,

How to Overcome..........

We're studying the book of Revelation in Sunday school right now using Beth Moore's DVD series.

If you want to get excited about the end times, I highly recommend ordering this study and doing it at home or with some friends.

Yesterday, we were reading in Revelation 12, and I was brought to tears as Beth talked about verse 11.

How do we overcome Satan?

Listen to this:

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;

they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Beth talked in great detail about how the devil's biggest weapon is death.

If he can make us fear it or overtake us by the loss of someone through it, then he has one a huge battle.

So, when we can take death and turn it around by the word of our testimony because of what Jesus did on the cross, then we have overcome him!

I don't know about you, but that's all I needed to hear yesterday to feel a great victory in my heart!

Not that I'm not sad in my mommy heart.

Not that I don't feel down sometimes.

But I do know this!

Nick was healed through death and he is waiting for us in Heaven!

And there is nothing the devil can do to keep me from loving God even in my grief.

I love you all so much!

Have a great Monday!

When Eight Teenage Girls Have a Sleepover........

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You would think after an almost four-hour car wash, a couple of hours at the county fair, opening night of high school football.......

then lying on the deck and watching the meteor shower until after 2 a.m.,

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that these girls would be sleeping now.

But I can still here feet going up and down the stairs every once in a while, and I'm afraid to go see what's happening at 3:30 a.m.

So, I'm heading to bed with one eye open and my ears still turned on to the sounds coming from my living room.

When teenage girls have a sleepover, you just have to tell yourself,

"Sleep will come tomorrow after church."

Until then, I'm going to rest as much as I can, thankful for each of Olivia's friends floating through my house tonight.

When the Foggy Haze of Grief Lifts Enough to Care.............

I remember the early days after Nick passed away.

Nothing really mattered anymore.

Bad news.  Good News.  It all seemed insignificant in light of the truth that Nick was gone.

How do you measure life's ups and downs from a foggy cavern where nothing seems lower and you can't imagine anything higher?

I lived life with this hazy, cavern view for a long, long time; and honestly, it was safer there.

Safer because I had an excuse for feeling numb and not caring.

Safer because there were very few people in the same cavern, so I didn't have to deal with much.

Safer because people knew I was in the cavern, so they didn't expect a lot from me.

I'd have a visitor from time to time, but no one stayed long enough to expect me to be here or there at a certain time.

But over the past almost-four years, God has been helping me find my way up the steep rocks around me; and now I'm pulling out of the haze again just like I pulled out years after Adrienne died.

And even though the numbness seems to be going away, I sometime think slipping back down into the cavern would be easier than finishing the climb to the top.

Feeling things like anger and hurt from silly earthly situations wasn't an issue in the depths of my grief, because truly, I didn't care.

And suddenly I'm feeling intense emotions again about life, and it kind of scares me.

Grief is such a complex part of life; and if you have ever walked the road, I think you'll understand.

It's a daily choice to realize you are on a different road than anyone around you; and at the same time, the longer you've been on the road, the less the people around you remember that your road doesn't look just like theirs and it never will.

Today, I'm praying that if you are on the road of grief you will know that you are loved, understood, and accepted just as you are.

And I'm praying that if you walk near someone on this road, you will let them know that even though you don't "get" them all the time, you love them anyway.....from the hazy cavern to the steep climb up to the sudden view of light that sometimes pushes them down again.

I love you all so much.

Summer has nearly ended here, and I promise to be more faithful with my blogging.

Thank you for loving me through a nearly-wordless season.

Living With a Scar.........

(If you would like music playing while on this blog site, go to the "IPod" on the right just below my photo and click the arrow to play music.)

When we adopted Olivia in 1999, we only knew her from  a few sweet photographs.

We fell in love with her big dark eyes that stared back at us from the other side of the world.

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We didn't know until we saw her that a one-inch wide scar ran all the way across the top of her head from front to back.

The pictures covered this scar with strategically combed hard.

We did know that she had been dropped off of a bridge as an infant and abandoned.

We did know that a policeman had found her and taken her to a hospital where she had stayed for several months until she was strong enough to be moved to an orphanage.

But we didn't know that the reality of her beginning would be visible to our eyes and eventually to hers.

So, when Tim got to India and saw her for the first time, he wrote and told me about the scar in an email.

He played it down, as far as I can remember.  I don't recall any feelings of concern.

When I actually got to see her and hold her, I don't remember even looking at the scar.

It didn't change anything about my love for her.

As a matter of fact, I loved her even more when I realized what a miracle she was.

But I also knew that if we could get this scar removed it would help her in life.

It was way too large to cover forever, and I knew that eventually it would affect her self-esteem.

So, an elder from our church sponsored us so that we could take Olivia to Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati where they do surgery for things just like this.

Olivia's s, surgeon, Dr. Bilmire, was amazing.

He was able to do such a great surgery that unless you knew about Olivia's past, you would never know what she had been through.

In the past year, though, the scar has begun to stretch back out a bit.  Not enough for people to notice, but enough that Olivia has to think about it when deciding how to fix her hair.

They told us this might happen as Olivia got older, so yesterday we took her back to the same surgeon in Cincinnati who helped her in 2001.

He couldn't believe how much she has changed!

As he examined her head, he very kindly explained that trying to fix the scar this time might actually make it worse - It may become wider or thicker after another surgery.

Olivia accepted his counsel with such a great spirit.

On the drive home, Olivia fell to sleep.

As I looked back at her beautiful, sleeping face, I thought to myself, "Sometimes, in life, we have to live with scars."

They remind us of where we've been and what we've survived.

One night at a ladies event in Sunbury, Ohio, we stayed up late drinking coffee, eating snacks, and playing games.

Somehow the topic of scars came up, and ladies began sharing "scar stories."

By the end of the night, we had laughed, cried, and learned so much more about each other's life journeys.

I'll never forget that night.

In a spiritual sense, we all have scars too.

Moments in life where things happened that were so painful that it feels as if our heart has forever been marked with a scar.

I love the chorus to the Point of Grace song "Heal the Wound,"

It says,

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

Today, you might find yourself looking back at a painful time in your life and wondering if you'll ever feel the same as you did before it happened.

I want to encourage you, not discourage you, when I say, "You probably won't ever feel the same as you did before."

Painful parts of our life story change us.

I think they are suppose to do just that.

Hopefully, they change us into better people not bitter people.

I'm praying today that your pain has made you.......

More compassionate.

More concerned with the pain of others.

More caring.

More willing to help others who are hurting.

More understanding.

I know that in a perfect world, I'd rather Olivia didn't have to have a scar on her head.

But I also know that because of her scar, Olivia will be pushed to share her story in a way that inspires and encourages many people.

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God never wastes our scars.

He felt so strongly about the power of a scar that He allowed Jesus, His Perfect Son, to conquer death and still carry three scars on His body so that He could convince Thomas that He was really Jesus.

How does God want to use your scars?

Ask Him today.

I believe He's longing to show you.


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